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 Kana Enomoto, M.A., Acting Administrator
    Principal Deputy Administrator
    As Principal Deputy Administrator, Ms. Enomoto has been delegated the functions, duties, and authorities of the Administrator to oversee an agency with four centers, four offices, over 600 employees, and a budget of $3.7 billion.
  • Amy Haseltine serves as the Acting Principal Deputy Administrator for SAMHSA.
    Deputy for Operations
    Amy Haseltine serves as the Deputy for Operations for SAMHSA. In this role, she provides executive leadership, oversight and coordination for SAMHSA’s business operations.
  • Click to view full-size image of Michael E. Etzinger, M.B.M., M.S., B.S.M.E., Director of the Office of Management, Technology, and Operation
    SAMHSA Executive Officer
    As Executive Officer, Mr. Etzinger shares responsibility with the Acting Administrator to provide executive direction and policy leadership for an agency with more than 600 employees and a fiscal year budget of $3.7 billion.
  • Click to view full-size image of Tom Coderre, Chief of Staff
    Chief of Staff
    Mr. Coderre is a passionate advocate and committed public servant eager to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
  • 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 Deepa Avula, Acting Director, Office of Financial Resources (OFR)
    Acting Director, Office of Financial Resources (OFR)
    Deepa Avula currently serves as SAMHSA’s Acting Director, Office of Financial Resources (OFR). Ms. Avula is responsible for formulating SAMHSA's more than $3 billion dollar budget.
  • Click to view full-size image of Christopher D. Carroll, M.Sc. Director of Health Care Financing and Systems Integration
    Director of Health Care Financing and Systems Integration
    Christopher D. Carroll, M.Sc., is Director of Health Care Financing and Systems Integration for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In this role, he also leads SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Health Care and Health Systems Integration. This initiative focuses the agency’s programs and resources to ensure that behavioral health care services are more accessible and connected to the broader health care system.
  • Anne Herron Bio Pic
    Director, Division of Regional and National Policy Liaison
    Anne M. Herron currently serves as the Director of the Division of Regional and National Policy Liaison and the agency lead for the SAMHSA Workforce Development Strategic Initiative.
  • Monica Feit
    Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation
    As Director, Dr. Feit 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 and provides leadership on national policy for mental health and substance use issues for children, adolescents and families and leads the Administrator’s strategic initiative on Trauma and Justice.
  • Click to view full-size image of Mirtha Beadle, M.P.A, is the Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP)
    Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
    Mirtha Beadle, M.P.A, is the Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) within the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). OTAP serves as SAMHSA’s primary point of contact for tribal nations, tribal organizations, federal departments and agencies, and other governments and agencies on behavioral health issues facing American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • 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. In this role, he provides executive leadership for federal efforts to improve the nation’s mental health service systems.
  • Click to view full-size image of Frances Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    Frances M. Harding serves as Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of alcohol and drug policy.
  • Click to view full-size image of Daryl W. Kade, Director, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
    Director, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
    As the Director, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Ms. Kade provides oversight for CBHSQ's role as the lead government agency for behavioral health statistics, as designated by the Office of Management and Budget.

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.
  • 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.
  • Kimberly Nelson headshot
    As SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Kimberly Nelson oversees Region 7, which includes Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska.
  • 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