Advisory Council Introduces New Members
SAMHSA recently announced the appointments of seven
new members to its SAMHSA National Advisory Council.
A 12-member panel of experts, the Council advises
the Agency’s Administrator and the Secretary,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, concerning
the mental health and substance abuse services and
policy and program activities supported by SAMHSA.
New members include:
Marvin Alexander, Youth
Coordinator, Mid-South Health Systems,
Inc., A.C.T.I.O.N. for Kids Project,
Jonesboro, AR, represents the mental
health perspective of youth at forums
Braunstein, Executive Director,
Virginia Community Services Board
of Chesterfield County, VA, has designed
conference programs for the National
Association of County Behavioral Health
and Developmental Disability Directors.
L. Cross, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Executive
Director, National Indian Child Welfare
Association, Inc., Portland, OR, is
an Adjunct Assistant Professor at
Portland State University School
of Social Work. He is an enrolled
member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Cushing, President and CEO, Oregon Partnership,
Portland, OR, is a national leader
on substance abuse prevention issues.
Humphreys, Ph.D., Associate
Professor, Stanford University School
of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford,
CA, researches interventions for substance
abuse and psychiatric disorders.
A. Wainscott, former
President and CEO, Mental Health America,
Cartersville, GA, has special interests
in youth, in prevention across the
lifespan, and in recovery for all
affected by mental illnesses.
K.S. Wang, Psy.D., Director,
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department
of Mental Health, Boston, MA, has
designed and developed a statewide
multicultural mental health service
For details on the SAMHSA National Advisory Council,