Michael King (Region 4)
Michael King (Region 4)
SAMHSA Region IV
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
CAPT Michael King, Ph.D., M.S.W is a social worker and epidemiologist who has served at the intersection of behavioral and public health for over 15 years. Prior to joining SAMHSA in 2019, he supported State and Federal public health capacity at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an instructor and Field Supervisor for post-doctoral fellows enrolled in the Epidemic Intelligence Service. CAPT King previously served for over 10 years on the National Asthma Surveillance Team in the National Center for Environmental Health where his interests focused on chronic disease surveillance, environmental exposure and hazard assessment, and disaster mental health. As a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, CAPT King deploys routinely following disasters and has had the privilege to lead one of five national Mental Health Response teams (Team 5) that provide crisis counseling and technical assistance to medically-underserved populations, with a focus on emergency public health response.
Assistant Regional Administrator, Region 4
Tony Volrath, MAHS
Prior to joining the SAMHSA regional team, Tony most recently served as a Public Health Analyst with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In this role, he conducted outreach, provided technical assistance and championed initiatives that connected stakeholders to resources. These efforts ultimately increased access to care for underserved and vulnerable populations. As the regional behavioral health liaison, Tony promoted the delivery of comprehensive behavioral health care to target populations by providing information, resources and technical assistance. Most recently, he has been working with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety as they look to implement medication assisted treatment in state prisons for individuals who are soon exiting the system. Tony has an extensive background facilitating LEAN/Six Sigma projects as well as developing policies and protocols.
His prior work includes serving as the Performance Improvement Coordinator for the Grady Hospital Trauma Program. Before becoming the Performance Improvement Systems Coordinator, he served as the Program Manager for child and adolescent inpatient behavioral health services at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. In addition to supporting day-to-day operations, he had the opportunity to serve as a counselor and develop program curriculum.
Tony’s career spans over 20 years – with work in community mental health, hospital systems and public health. He holds a master’s degree in human services from Liberty University.