Anne M. Herron is the Director of the Division of Regional and National Policy Liaison. The activities of the Division include policy liaison work in such areas as: workforce development, disaster and emergency management; legislative, regulatory and congressional activities; service members, veterans and military families; tobacco and health, and International and territorial affairs. The policy innovation work encompasses such topics as health services and integration, health information technology, children’s services, among others. In addition, the Division is responsible for the overall management of SAMHSA’s Regional Offices.
Prior to this position, Ms. Herron was the Director of the Division of State and Community Assistance in SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, (CSAT). The activities of the Division provide the primary link between CSAT and the States and Territories in the development and maintenance of treatment systems for persons with addictive disorders. The Division manages the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant to the States and Territories, as well as activities that focus on Co-Occurring Disorders and Homelessness and the data needs of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the States.
Before coming to Federal service, Ms. Herron worked in the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services where she served as Director of Treatment. Ms. Herron is a nationally certified addiction counselor, with more than 30 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.