Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Compliance Officers

Contact SAMHSA’s regional compliance officers who determine whether an opioid treatment program (OTP) is qualified to provide care for people with substance use disorders.

The following is a list of SAMHSA’s regional OTP compliance officers. These officers determine whether an OTP is qualified to carry out treatment for substance use disorders under Certification of Opioid Treatment Programs, 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8.

Regions I and II

Region I consists of:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Region II consists of:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Compliance Officer

Barbara Howes
Compliance Officer
240-276-2547
Barbara.Howes@samhsa.hhs.gov

Region III

Region III consists of:

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Compliance Officer

Wilmarie Hernandez
240-276-2751
wilmarie.hernandez@samhsa.hhs.gov

Region IV

Region IV consists of:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

Compliance Officer

Ivette Ruiz
240-276-1511
ivette.ruiz@samhsa.hhs.gov

Region V

Region V consists of:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Compliance Officer

Mary Lou Ojeda
240-276-2894
mary.ojeda@samhsa.hhs.gov

Region VI

Region VI consists of:

  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

Compliance Officer

Barbara Howes
Compliance Officer
240-276-2547
Barbara.Howes@samhsa.hhs.gov

Region VII

Region VII consists of:

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska

Compliance Officer

Ivette Ruiz
240-276-1511
ivette.ruiz@samhsa.hhs.gov

Regions VIII and IX

Region VIII consists of:

  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

Region IX consists of:

  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • Northern Mariana Islands

Compliance Officer

Mary Lou Ojeda
240-276-2894
mary.ojeda@samhsa.hhs.gov

Region X

Region X consists of:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Compliance Officer

Wilmarie Hernandez
240-276-2751
wilmarie.hernandez@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 08/16/2018