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May 2019

Reducing Mental Health Disparities Through Sustaining and
Strengthening Healthy Communities: Increasing Knowledge through Research, Education and Practice

Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS

Richard “Rich” Jones is an experienced strategist, non-profit executive, and creative catalyst with a passion for program and policy development, human resources, building partnerships and exploring systems innovation to drive social impact across multiple domains including mental health, substance use disorders, co-occurring, and intellectual disabilities. He is a Senior Healthcare/non-profit Director with over 16 year’s management experience and has provided leadership and administration to start up non-profit organizations nationally and regionally.

As the Executive Director of Faces And Voices Of Recovery (FAVOR) Greenville, an exceptionally innovative and unique program that aggressively attacks the problem of addiction and other behavioral health issues; FAVOR Greenville is focused on fundamentally changing the way that recovery support is provided.  Rich actively looks for opportunities to have on-going and transparent conversations around mental health, substance use disorder, co-occurring and intellectual disabilities issues, situations, and challenges facing our community. His passion and dedication to mental health and substance use disorders, co-occurring, and intellectual disabilities issues, situations and challenges facing our community, help fuel his community engagement with frequent knowledge exchanges through speaking and events; he also serves as an advisor for several local, regional, and national health-related organizations.

He earned his Master of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Addiction Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania,   a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from University of Scranton and holds several certifications including Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional, DOT Certified Substance Use Professional, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, and Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist.

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