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:


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


  • James Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Behavioral Health, CA
  • Trey Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Behavioral Healthcare, GA
  • Michael Cartwright, Chairman/CEO, American Addiction Centers, TN
  • Jim Dredge, CEO, Meadows Behavioral Health, AZ
  • Stephen P. Fahey, 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, Carolinas HealthCare System, NC
  • Roxane Harcourt, L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., Interim Administrator, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, FL
  • William Hartigan, President/CEO, Liberty Behavioral Management Corp., NJ
  • David Hillis, F.A.C.H.E., Chairman & CEO, AdCare , MA
  • Larkin Hoyt Gill, Psy.D., Director of Outpatient Services, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, CA
  • Tom Kenny, M.B.A., Vice President of Operations, Sequel Youth and Family Services, AL
  • Jason Kletter, Ph.D., President, BayMark Health Services,Inc., CA
  • Robert J. Maha, M.D., President and CEO, Springstone, Inc., KY
  • Gene Migliaccio, Dr.P.H., Senior Vice President, Lakeview Health Systems, FL
  • Peter F. Morris, Group President, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., TN
  • Joe Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc., NJ
  • Jerry E. Rhodes, Chairman, BayMark Health Services, Inc., PA
  • Michael J. Salazar, Psy.D., CEO, KeyStone Center, PA
  • Debbie Sanford, R.N., M.B.A., Chief Officer, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, MS
  • Francis Sauvageau, CEO/President, Meridian Behavioral Health, MN
  • Blair Stam, Executive Vice President, Signature Healthcare Services, CA
  • E. Daniel Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Sun Behavioral Health, NJ
  • David K. White. Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, BayMark Health Services, Inc., TX
  • Richard Wohl, M.S.W., M.B.A., President, Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, NJ

Staff Liaison:

  • Mark Covall, President & CEO, National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, DC
  • Sarah A. Wattenberg, M.S.W., National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, DC