DC SSA Staff Leadership Development and Skill-Building
DC Department of Behavioral Health
64 New York Avenue, Room 242
Washington, DC 20002
John Hudgens, M.M.E, is a Senior Program Manager for Advocates for Human Potential’s Center for Technical Assistance and Training. He uses his expertise to enhance the work of behavioral authorities and local organizations including the integration of addictions, prevention, mental health, and behavioral health services. He previously worked at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for 19 years, where he directed state licensure operations, developed administrative rules for behavioral health organizations, and organized transformative initiatives.
Participants will be able to (1) improve the quality of behavioral health service delivery and (2) advance professional development of Community Services Administration staff.
Revisit the mission of the DC Department of Behavioral Health and the Community Services Administration
Identify the drivers and values that should guide staff in executing duties
Recognize specific actions staff can undertake to fulfill mission and create the desired impacts