H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM has retired as Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), a post he held for 16 years.
CSAT is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA.)
Dr. Clark led CSAT's national effort to provide effective and accessible treatment to all Americans with addictive disorders
In a letter to Dr. Clark, NCADD President/CEO Andrew N. Pucher stated, "The addiction field has been fortune to have you leading SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. And NCADD appreciates the excellent working relationship and cooperation you have always extended to us."
Dr. Clark participated in NCADD's 2013 Conference of Affiliates and helped NCADD's Affiliate in Southeast Pennsylvania to pull in record crowds during the 2011 Recovery Walk. He is the recipient of NCADD's 2011 NCADD Gold Key Award which is an award established to honor individuals who have made outstanding contribution to the field of alcoholism on a national level.
Dr. Clark was the former chief of the Associated Substance Abuse Programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DVAMC) in San Francisco, California and a former associate clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to his duties at the DVAMC, Dr. Clark served as a senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Program, a co-investigator on a number of the National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research grants in conjunction with UCSF.
NCADD, its Board, staff National Network of Affiliates would like to wish Dr. Clark the best of luck on his retirement.