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 Valerie L. Mielke, MSW
 Assistant Commissioner

Valerie Mielke is the Assistant Commissioner for the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) in the Department of Human Services and is the single state authority for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.  The Division is responsible for the coordination, administration, management and supervision of the institutional and community public mental health system, and is also responsible for regulating, monitoring, planning and funding substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services.  Prior to her appointment, she was the Assistant Director for the Office of Treatment and Recovery Support within DMHAS.  Ms. Mielke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.

Valerie currently serves on the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Board of Directors as the Secretary, whose goal is to advance national, state and local mental health policy.  Valerie also serves as Co-Lead of the NASMHPD Housing Task Force.  Valerie also serves as a member of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) Public Policy Committee whose goal is to advance national, state and local addiction policy.

 
 
 
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