NAATP Announces New Board Members
Expanding Leadership Core with New Board Members
The National Association is pleased to welcome Jennifer Carvalho, Joseph Lee, William Robbins, and Christina Simos to its National Board of Directors. These four executives were identified for board service based on their demonstrated records of leadership in the addiction treatment field. They were then elected to the board by the NAATP membership at large. NAATP CEO Marvin Ventrell stated that he is “proud and honored to welcome these exceptionally talented leaders to an already stellar board of directors. As our country’s addiction crisis worsens, we need experienced, dedicated, intelligent, and ethical visionaries at the table. Each of these individuals embodies those qualities.” NAATP Board Chair Robert Ferguson added that he “is humbled to be joined on the NAATP board with such exemplary colleagues.”
These four individuals begin their three-year board terms on January 1, 2023. They will join 21 existing board members including the recently seated Zina Rodriguez, CEO of Z&D Consulting and Jerry Schwab, CEO of High Watch Recovery Center. As part of the transition of leadership, NAATP extends our gratitude to retiring board member Clay Simmons of Bradford Health Services. Mr. Simmons served the association well in his tenure following a line of dedicated directors from Bradford Health.
These new board members join the NAATP Board of Directors comprised of 25 individuals who serve in executive-level leadership of entities that provide either direct Substance Use Disorder (SUD) service (Provider Members) or support such services (Supporter Members). Each individual and organization has demonstrated a commitment to the greater good of the addiction treatment community, the patients we serve, and the NAATP Mission to provide leadership, advocacy, training, and member support services to ensure the equitable availability and highest quality of addiction treatment. Candidates are considered for board service based on education, training, experience, expertise, and demonstrated commitment to NAATP Mission and Values. The NAATP Board is the governing body of the association providing oversight and vision for NAATP’s professional staff.