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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use is responsible to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for managing and directing SAMHSA.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use:

  • Manages and directs SAMHSA
  • Provides leadership in the development of agency policies and programs
  • Works with HHS Office of the Secretary on matters related to program and other activities
  • Maintains liaison with congressional committees and behavioral health stakeholders
  • Analyzes legislative and policy related issue

Contact Information

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-2000

Staff

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Tom Coderre, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Sonia Chessen, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Trina Dutta, Chief of Staff

Office of Behavioral Health Equity

Office of Intergovernmental and Public Affairs

988 Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office

Office of Recovery

Office of the Chief Medical Officer

National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Lab

Office of Program Analysis and Coordination

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