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The purpose of the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is to make recommendations pertinent to substance use disorders and addictions to the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS) through the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Members of the PAC are NOT selected as representatives of their respective provider agency; rather, members are chosen for their individual experience, knowlege and ability to liaison with DMHAS on substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. In order to best represent the individuals served in the field of Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention, we will strive to ensure cultural diversity and include individuals who identify as having lived experience on the PAC.

The PAC shall consist of no less than fifteen (15) and no more than thirty (30) members who reflect leadership, expertise, service and or advocacy pertinent to substance use disorders and addictions.  Members serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.  They shall be appointed for a two (2) year term and may be re-appointed.


2020-2022 Call for Membership Application 


PAC Members for November 2018 - October 2020 Term
Mary Pat Angelini Diane Litterer Barbara Schlichting
Camille Bloomberg Kendria McWilliams Sue Seidenfeld
Jeff Clayton Michael Paolello Kim Veith
Tony Comerford Dharmesh Parikh LeeAnn Wagner
Roberto Flecha Jass Pelland Donald Weinbaum
Benjamin John Gonzalez Barbara Rexer  
Connie Greene Vera Sansone  
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