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:


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


  • Melissa Arkin, Regional Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), TN
  • Mary Catherine Bohan, VP, Ambulatory Services, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, NJ
  • Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, SHRM-SCP, Chief Administrative Officer, Promises Behavioral Health, TN
  • Serene Carruthers, L.M.F.T., Manager, SHARP McDonald Center, CA
  • Debbie Cunningham, D.N.P., Executive Director | Vice President, Behavioral Health Service Line at Main Line Health, Sheppard Pratt, MD
  • 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 Behavioral Health, NC
  • Chris S. Hassan, Vice President, Substance/Opioid Use Disorder, Universal Health Services, Inc., PA
  • Paul M. Heffington, L.C.S.W., R.N., A.P.R.N., Regional Clinical Director, Behavioral Health Services, Community Health Systems, TN
  • Tracey Kaly, L.M.H.C., Director of Clinical Operations, BayCare Behavioral Health, FL
  • Jason Kletter, Ph.D., President, BayMark Health Services, TX
  • Chad Koller, M.H.A., M.B.A., M.S., L.P.C., Universal Health Services, Inc., PA
  • Bill List, Addiction Treatment Coordinator, Parkside, Inc., OK
  • Michelle Maloney, PhD, LPC, CAADC, Executive Director of Addiction Services, Rogers Behavioral Health, WI
  • Jessica Matthews, Sr. Vice President of Operations, New Season/Colonial Management Group, LP, FL
  • Ann Miller, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, Vizion Health, LLC, NC
  • Matt Morgan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Blended Health, AR
  • Joe Munson, Ph.D., L.M.H.C., Q.S., Clinical Services Director, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, FL
  • Rob Norris, Group President, SUD Service Line, Summit BHC, TN
  • Reinaldo Olivo, Facility Director, JNM Capital Ventures, LLC, PA
  • Sharel Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Addiction Medical Solutions, FL
  • Debbie Sanford, M.S., M.B.A., Administrator, Pine Grove Behavioral Health, MS
  • Scott Sasserson, Chief Executive Officer, Promises Behavioral Health, TN
  • Jim Shaheen, Chief Executive Officer, 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
  • Seth Warren, President and CEO, Meridian Health Services, IN
  • David White, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, BayMark Health Services, TX

Staff Liaisons:

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