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Jacquelyn Sommer

Manager, Policy and Advocacy

SAMHSA Hires Chief Medical Officer, Anita Everett, M.D.

August 18, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments
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Last week, SAMHSA announced the hiring of its new Chief Medical Officer, Anita Everett, M.D. Dr. Everett brings a wealth of behavioral health expertise and experience from the psychiatric field to this new role within SAMHSA.  Currently, she works for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as the Division Director of Community and General Psychiatry, and focuses on researching the health behavior of individuals living with long-term mental illness.  In combination with this experience she previously worked at SAMHSA as a Senior Medical Advisor and worked on a number of projects that centered on the promotion of access to quality services and appropriate medications for individuals with mental disabilities.  In her new role, as Chief Medical Officer she will instrumental in representing SAMHSA’s clinical perspectives, particularly when working with other HHS entities and federal agencies.  Her department will work closely with SAMHSA’s Regional Administrators to engage with state, local, and tribal organizations on clinical issues.  Click here to read the full press release from SAMHSA.