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SAMHSA’s leadership team, made up of the Assistant Secretary, Deputies, 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.

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Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Tom Coderre

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Sonia Chessen

Chief of Staff

Trina Dutta

Senior Advisor

Gary M. Blau, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Michelle Greenhalgh

Director of Legislative Affairs

Dona Dmitrovic, M.H.S.

Senior Advisor for Recovery

Larke Nahme Huang, Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE)

Neeraj Gandotra, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Kurt John, Ed.D., M.P.A., MSF

Director of the Office of Financial Resources (OFR)

Monica Johnson, M.A., LPC

Director of the 988 & Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office

Anne M. Herron

Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and Public Affairs (OIPA)

CAPT Karen Hearod, M.S.W., LCSW

Director of the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP)

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.

Director of the Office of Management, Technology, and Operations (OMTO), Director of the Office of Recovery (OR)

Brian Altman, J.D.

Acting Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory (NMHSUPL)

Naomi Tomoyasu, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)

Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA

Director of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

CAPT Jennifer Fan, Pharm.D., J.D.

Acting Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Yngvild K. Olsen, M.D., M.P.H.

Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Regional Administrators

Tom Coderre

Regional Administrator (Region 1)

Dennis Romero, M.A.

Regional Administrator (Region 2)

Jean Bennett, Ph.D.

Regional Administrator (Region 3)

CAPT Michael King, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Regional Administrator (Region 4)

CAPT Jeffrey A. Coady, Psy.D., ABPP

Regional Administrator (Region 5)

Kristie Brooks, M.S.

Regional Administrator (Region 6)

Kimberly Nelson, LAC, M.P.A.

Regional Administrator (Region 7)

Charles Smith, Ph.D., M.A.

Regional Administrator (Region 8)

CAPT Emily Williams, LCSW-PIP, BCD

Regional Administrator (Region 9)

David A. Dickinson, M.A.

Regional Administrator (Region 10)

Last Updated

Last Updated: 01/17/2023