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

Tom Coderre, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary

Sonia Chessen, Chief of Staff

Trina Dutta, Senior Advisor

Brian Altman, Senior Advisor

Gary M. Blau, Ph.D., Senior Advisor

Dona Dmitrovic, MHS, Senior Advisor

Office of Behavioral Health Equity

Office of Communications

Office of Financial Resources

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Office of the Chief Medical Officer

Office of Management, Technology, and Operations

National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Lab

Last Updated

Last Updated: 04/12/2022