Chair, Addiction Committee, Florida Behavioral Health Association
Mark Fontaine, FADAA, serves as staff consultant to the Florida Behavioral Health Association (FBHA). In 2019 he played a pivotal role in merging the four Florida mental health and substance use disorder associations into one unified behavioral health association, FBHA, with both a services and an advocacy association supporting the work of the parent association. Fontaine participates in the development of public policy efforts specializing in substance abuse and justice initiatives. His experience includes behavioral medicine, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections and recovery initiatives. Prior experience includes serving as executive director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, executive director of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association and project manager for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). Fontaine is on the board of directors of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and serves as chair of the addictions committee. He is a governor appointee to the State of Florida Drug Policy Advisory Council and serves on the board of directors of Floridians for Recovery. In 2019, Fontaine was the recipient of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing Visionary Leadership Award.