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Coderre Appointed Senior Advisor at SAMHSA
July 16, 2014
I am pleased to announce that Tom Coderre, the Chief of Staff to the President of the Rhode Island Senate, will join SAMHSA in August as a Senior Advisor.
Well known in the addiction recovery community, Tom has been Chief of Staff to Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed since January of 2009. He served as the Board Chair for Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts, and he is the former National Field Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery, based in Washington, DC. Tom has an extensive background in government and served in the Rhode Island Senate from 1995 to 2003. He is a graduate of Rhode Island College where he earned his bachelor's degree in political science.
Tom will work on a variety of policy issues for SAMHSA and the Administrator, including but not limited to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery programs, and policy. He will be collaborating on these issues and helping to represent SAMHSA with other HHS offices and operating divisions, and the White House.
Tom is a passionate advocate and committed public servant who will be a tremendous asset as we continue our important work of crafting effective public policy to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Tom's first day will be August 24.
Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration