For Immediate Release Contact: November 21st, 2016 Casey Elliott
(312) 860- 5353
Addiction Expert Becky Vaughn Joins Addiction Policy Forum as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Addiction expert Becky Vaughn joined the Addiction Policy Forum as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Vaughn previously served as Vice President of Addiction Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health.
With more than 30 years of experience in the addiction fields, including the CEO at the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse and State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS), Ms. Vaughn will bring key insights and influential recommendations as the Addiction Policy Forum continues to expand in the field of substance use disorder policy and education.
“My career has been focused on finding solutions to the far-reaching problems caused by untreated addiction,” says Becky Vaughn, newly appointed Executive Vice President of the Addiction Policy Forum. “I look forward to working with the Addiction Policy Forum team, continuing their goals of raising awareness, expanding education, prevention, treatment, and recovery support and advocating for policy solutions to ensure the 1 in 10 Americans in need of treatment can access quality services.”
“Becky's unique expertise on treatment of substance use disorders will help advance our field,” says Jessica Nickel, President of the Addiction Policy Forum. "We are thrilled that she has joined the Addiction Policy Forum as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer."
Since January the Addiction Policy Forum met with all major presidential candidates to highlight plans to address addiction and the opioid epidemic, in addition to supporting the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 and hosting the first annual CARA Family Day in Washington, D.C.
The Addiction Policy Forum is a diverse partnership of organizations, policymakers and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction and to improve national policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery support and criminal justice reform.