With addiction treatment a major service provided by its members, the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) Board established the NABH Addiction Treatment Committee. 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:

  • Joe Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc., NJ

Members:

  • James Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Behavioral Health, CA
  • Ellen-Jo Boschert, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Experience Officer, New Season/Colonial Management Group, LP, FL
  • Thomas Britton, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, American Addiction Centers, TN
  • Brian Brooker, DHSc, RN-BC, NE-BC, M.H.A., H.A.C.P., C.A.R.T., Senior Vice President, Quality & Compliance, Summit Behavioral Healthcare, TN
  • Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, SHRM-SCP, Chief Administrative Officer, Promises Behavioral Health, TN
  • Mark Cardillo, L.C.S.W., Program Director, Tampa Community Hospital, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), FL
  • Serene Carruthers, L.M.F.T., Manager, SHARP McDonald Center, CA
  • Stephen P. Fahey, Consultant-Addiction Services, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, CT
  • Alexander (Alex) S. Gnilka, Ph.D., L.P.C.S., C.E.A.P., S.A.P., Assistant Vice President – Addiction Medicine Services, Atrium Health’s Behavioral Health Services, NC
  • Stevi Harper, L.P.C.,  L.A.D.C., Director, Adult Acute, Parkside, Inc., OK
  • Gay C. Hartigan, Executive Vice President/COO, Liberty Behavioral Management Corp., NJ
  • Allison C. Kidder, M.B.A., LCSW-BACS, Chief Quality Officer, Compass Health, LA
  • Jason Kletter, Ph.D., BayMark Health Services, TX
  • Brian Lohrding, Woods Division CFO, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., TN
  • Michelle Maloney, PhD, LPC, CAADC, Executive Director of Addiction Services, Rogers Behavioral Health, WI
  • Hank A. Milius, President/CEO, Meridian Health Services, IN
  • Ann Miller, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, Vizion Health, LLC, NC
  • Patrice Wallace-Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Sr. VP of Substance Abuse Services, Arms Acres, NY
  • Matthew Morgan, President & CEO, Vertava Health, TN
  • Siobhan A. Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC, Director of Clinical Services/Research-Special Projects, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services, Inc., TN
  • Joe Munson, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., Q.S., UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, FL
  • Reinaldo Olivo, Facility Director, JNM Capital Ventures, LLC, PA
  • Tammy J. Pietrzak, RN-BC, Regional Clinical Director, Community Health Systems, TN
  • Debbie Sanford, M.S., M.B.A., Administrator, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, MS
  • Scott Sasserson, Chief Executive Officer, Promises Behavioral Health, TN
  • Jean W. Scallon, M.A., F.A.C.H.E., Regional Vice-President, Signature Healthcare Services, LLC, CA
  • Jim Shaheen, New Season/Colonial Management Group, LP, FL
  • Nick Stavros, Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Services, AZ
  • E. Daniel Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, SUN Behavioral Health, NJ
  • Sean Walsh, CEO, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, AZ
  • David White, Ph.D., BayMark Health Services, TX
  • Steve Wicke, Recovery Centers of America at Devon, PA

Staff Liaisons:

  • Sarah A. Wattenberg, M.S.W., Director of Quality and Addiction Services, National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, DC