Agency Biographies

SAMHSA’s leadership team, made up of the Administrator, Deputy Administrators, Directors, and Regional Administrators, brings SAMHSA a variety of experience and expertise in the behavioral health fields, including law, policy and research, mental health and substance use services, state and federal government, and more.

  • Click to view full-size image of Pam Hyde, SAMHSA Administrator
    Administrator, SAMHSA
    As SAMHSA's Administrator, Ms. Hyde has more than 35 years experience in management and consulting for public health care and human services agencies.
  • Click to view full-size image of Kana Enomoto, M.A., Principal Deputy Administrator
    Principal Deputy Administrator
    As Principal Deputy Administrator, Ms. Enomoto shares responsibility with the Administrator to provide executive direction and policy leadership for an agency with more than 600 employees and a fiscal year budget of about $3.5 billion.
  • Click to view full-size image of Marla Hendriksson, Director, Office of Communications
    Director, Office of Communications
    As Director of the Office of Communications, Ms. Hendriksson leads all communications and public affairs.
  • Click to view full-size image of Daryl W. Kade, Director, Office of Financial Resources
    SAMHSA Acting Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
    As the Acting Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Ms. Kade provides oversight for CSAT’s mission is to bring effective alcohol and drug treatment to every individual, family, and community.
  • SAMHSA Executive Officer and Director, Office of Management, Technology, and Operations
    As Director of the Office of Management, Technology, and Operation, Mr. Etzinger partners with the Department of Health and Human Services to manage SAMHSA resources, provide leadership, and ensure SAMHSA's needs are met.
  • Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI)
    As Director, Ms. Fleming is responsible for providing leadership on cross-cutting policy issues at SAMHSA and with external stakeholders.
  • Click to view full-size image of Larke N. Huang, Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity.
    Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity
    Larke N. Huang is Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity.
  • Click to view full-size image of Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer
    Chief Medical Officer
    As SAMHSA's first Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Elinore “Ellie” McCance-Katz provides medical/scientific/psychiatric advice in the development and implementation of SAMHSA policies.
  • Click to view full-size image of Admiral Delany, Director, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
    Director, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
    As Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Dr. Delany provides direction and oversight to a diverse office of professionals who are responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of critical public health data related to substance use, mental illness, and related disorders.
  • Click to view full-size image of Paolo del Vecchio, Director, Center for Mental Health Services
    Director, Center for Mental Health Services
    Mr. del Vecchio is Director of the Center for Mental Health Services.
  • Click to view full-size image of Frances Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    In addition to her duties as Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Ms. Harding serves as the lead for SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, which aims to create communities that promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness and substance abuse, including tobacco and suicide.

Regional Administrators

  • Click to view full-size image of A. Kathryn Power M.Ed.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Ms. Power oversees Region 1, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • Click to view full-size image of Dennis O. Romero, M.A.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Romero oversees Region 2, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
  • Click to view full-size image of Jean Bennett, Ph.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Jean Bennett oversees Region 3, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Click to view full-size image of Stephanie McCladdie, M.P.A.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Ms. McCladdie oversees Region 4, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Click to view full-size image of Captain Jeffrey A. Coady, Psy.D.
    As SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Captain Coady oversees Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Dr. Coady will also be covering Missouri* and Iowa* from Region 7.
  • Click to view full-size image of Michael Duffy, RN, BSN
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Duffy oversees Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mr. Duffy will also be covering Kansas*and Nebraska* from Region 7.
  • Click to view full-size image of Charles Smith, Ph.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Charles Smith oversees Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Click to view full-size image of Captain Jon Perez, Ph.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Jon Perez oversees Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada, American Samoa, CNMI, FSM, Marshall Islands, and Palau.
  • Click to view full-size image of David Dickinson, M.A.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Dickinson oversees Region 10, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Last Updated: 09/11/2014