SAMHSA Regional Administrators

The SAMHSA Regional Administrators are a part of SAMHSA’s leadership team and work to advance SAMHSA’s mission and to improve the delivery of behavioral health services in each of the 10 HHS Regions.

What Do the RAs Do?

As of January 2012, all 10 RAs had begun developing and nationally implementing SAMHSA’s strategic vision, direction, and policies. The roles of SAMHSA’s RAs include:

  • Representing SAMHSA in the national, regional, state and local communities and connecting with stakeholders
  • Promoting initiatives that advance behavioral health and engaging target populations
  • Developing, supporting and leading collaborative initiatives across HHS and other Federal agencies to assure behavioral health is a priority throughout the nation
  • Supporting stakeholders through technical assistance, promoting program development, policy innovation, and system transformation; and,
  • Conducting and preparing periodic reports to communicate important regional and state trends, issues and policies that affect SAMHSA’s programs, grantees and stakeholders.
  • Learn more about SAMHSA’s Regional Administrators: SAMHSA’s Presence in the Community.

Regional Administrators

  • Click to view full-size image of A. Kathryn Power M.Ed.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Ms. Power oversees Region 1, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • Click to view full-size image of Dennis O. Romero, M.A.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Romero oversees Region 2, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
  • Click to view full-size image of Jean Bennett, Ph.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Jean Bennett oversees Region 3, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Click to view full-size image of Stephanie McCladdie, M.P.A.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Ms. McCladdie oversees Region 4, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Click to view full-size image of Captain Jeffrey A. Coady, Psy.D.
    As SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Captain Coady oversees Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
  • Click to view full-size image of Michael Duffy, RN, BSN
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Duffy oversees Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • Click to view full-size image of Laura K. Howard, J.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Ms. Howard oversees Region 7, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
  • Click to view full-size image of Charles Smith, Ph.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Charles Smith oversees Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Click to view full-size image of Captain Jon Perez, Ph.D.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Jon Perez oversees Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada, American Samoa, CNMI, FSM, Marshall Islands, and Palau.
  • Click to view full-size image of David Dickinson, M.A.
    As a SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Dickinson oversees Region 10, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Last Updated: 07/23/2014