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Addiction Treatment Committee

With addiction treatment a major service provided by its members, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Board established the NAPHS Addiction Treatment Committee in June 2010. The committee provides a forum within the association for discussion and recommendation of action plans related to issues affecting addiction treatment providers and the patients they serve.  The committee draws its membership from the entire spectrum of addiction treatment providers, including organizations that deliver hospital, residential, and outpatient levels of care within both large multi-facility systems and single-facility organizations.

 

The committee works to:

  • advocate for improved insurance coverage, patient access, and payment/reimbursement for addiction treatment services;

  • raise the importance and visibility of addiction treatment on the national agenda (as well as within the association) and works with members on state-level issues;

  • build coalitions in support of addiction treatment policy issues;

  • evaluate and foster understanding of how addiction treatment fits into broader healthcare reform;

  • inform members about and promote the integration of addiction and mental health treatment;

  • promote the integration of substance use treatment and mental health treatment in public policy, in regulation, and with payers;

  • foster networking on critical issues (such as clinical care, quality, administration, financing, accreditation, and more).

 

The committee includes:

 

Chair:

  • Jeffrey W. Hillis, M.B.A., J.D., President, AdCare Hospital of Worcester, MA

Members:

  • Trey Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Behavioral Healthcare, GA
  • Marina Cecchini, M.P.A., Administrator, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, FL
  • Jim Dredge, CEO, The Meadows of Wickenburg, AZ
  • James Duff, Division President, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., GA
  • William Hartigan, President/CEO, Liberty Behavioral Management Corp., NJ
  • David Hillis, F.A.C.H.E., Chairman & CEO, AdCare , MA
  • Kathi Lencioni, M.P.H., F.A.C.H.E., Senior VP/CEO, SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • Joe Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc., PA
  • Jerry E. Rhodes, Board Member, Springstone, Inc., PA
  • David Sack, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Elements Behavioral Health, CA
  • Michael J. Salazar, Psy.D., CEO/Managing Director, KeyStone Center, PA
  • Debbie Sanford, R.N., M.B.A., Chief Officer, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, MS
  • Kevin P. Sheehan, President & CEO, Community Interventional Services, TX
  • Blair Stam, Executive Vice President, Signature Healthcare Services, CA
  • Dan Valentine, Ph.D., Director, Ancillary Services, SHARP McDonald Center, CA
  • Robert Waggener, CEO, Foundations Recovery Network, TN
  • Susie Waugh, Vice President, INTEGRIS Mental Health, Inc., OK
  • David K. White. Ph.D., CEO, MedMark Services, Inc., TX
  • Richard Wohl, M.S.W., M.B.A., President, Princeton House Behavioral Health/Princeton Health Care System (In-Patient), NJ

Staff Liaison:

  • Mark Covall, President & CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC
  • Nancy Trenti, JD, Director of Congressional Affairs, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington, DC