The SAMHSA Regional Administrators are a part of SAMHSA’s leadership team and work to advance SAMHSA’s mission and to improve the delivery of behavioral health services in each of the 10 HHS Regions.
What Do the RAs Do?
As of January 2012, all 10 RAs had begun developing and nationally implementing SAMHSA’s strategic vision, direction, and policies. The roles of SAMHSA’s RAs include:
- Representing SAMHSA in the national, regional, state and local communities and connecting with stakeholders
- Promoting initiatives that advance behavioral health and engaging target populations
- Developing, supporting and leading collaborative initiatives across HHS and other Federal agencies to assure behavioral health is a priority throughout the nation
- Supporting stakeholders through technical assistance, promoting program development, policy innovation, and system transformation; and,
- Conducting and preparing periodic reports to communicate important regional and state trends, issues and policies that affect SAMHSA’s programs, grantees and stakeholders.
- To learn more, watch SAMHSA’s Regional Administrators: SAMHSA’s Presence in the Community (18 minutes).
The vacant Regional Administrator position for Region 1 is being covered by the following: