SAMHSA is led by the Assistant Secretary and a team of Directors and Regional Administrators.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use (OAS)

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary
Roberto J. Coquis, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Deepa Avula, M.P.H., Chief of Staff

Office of Financial Resources (OFR)

Deepa Avula, M.P.H., Director

National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Lab (NMHSUPL)

Thomas Clarke, Ph.D., Director

Office of Management, Technology, and Operations (OMTO)

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director

Office of Communications (OC)

Daryl W. Kade, M.A., Director

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Johnnetta Davis-Joyce, M.A., Director

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)


Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)

Krishnan Radhakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Director

Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO)

Neeraj Gandotra, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Last Updated: 01/07/2020