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Two New Members Appointed to the SAMHSA National Advisory Council
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the appointment of two new members to its National Advisory Council. The SAMHSA National Advisory Council is a 12-member panel of experts that meets regularly to advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and SAMHSA’s administrator on a wide range of public health matters related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.
“We are honored that these distinguished leaders have agreed to serve on our Advisory Council,” said Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H., acting administrator of SAMHSA. “The diverse backgrounds and experience of these distinguished leaders will help inform our work at SAMHSA to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the mental health and substance abuse service delivery systems.”
The new SAMHSA National Advisory Council members are:
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., distinguished professor and associate dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences and director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Boston
Flo A. Stein, M.P.H., chief, Community Policy Management, North Carolina Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, Raleigh
These new members will join the following existing members of the SAMHSA National Advisory Council: Mr. Marvin C. Alexander, Mr. George Braunstein, Mr. Terry L. Cross, Ms. Judy Cushing, Dr. Faye Annette Gary, Dr. Keith N. Humphreys, Dr. Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Mr. Kenneth D. Stark, Ms. Cynthia A. Wainscott, and Dr. Edward K.S. Wang.
For more information, visit https://www.nac.samhsa.gov/NACcouncil/index.aspx .
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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