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Leslie Ellis-Lang

Managing Director of Child and Youth Services

    Leslie Ellis-Lang, MSEd, LMFT, is a leader in services for children and youth with emphasis in both child welfare and behavioral health.

    Qualified Residential Treatment ProgramsTreatment foster careGender diversity in childrenChild WelfareFamily First Prevention Services ActCultural CompetencyHealthcare quality managementChildren and Addiction

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    Jed Johnson

    Managing Director of Aging Services

      Jed Johnson is an award-winning, national leader in adult- and senior-services arenas.

      Senior TransportationRural caregivingMilitary or veteran caregivingAdult Day ServicesContinuing Care Retirement CommunitiesCare for Older AdultsRespite CareElderly mobility needsAging with a disability

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      Michael (Mike) Johnson

      Managing Director of Behavioral Health

        A creative, solutions oriented leader who is passionate about improving quality in behavioral healthcare.

        Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)Certified Community Behavioral Health ClinicsMental Health (Severe Mental Illness) Practice and PolicySuicide PreventionSubstance Use DisordersAddictions CounsellingPerformance ManagementMental illness stigmaAddiction Treatment

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        Christine (Chris) MacDonell

        Managing Director of Medical Rehabilitation and International Aging Services/Medical Rehabilitation

          Christine M. MacDonell has more than 35 years of experience as a provider, administrator, and trainer in the human services field.

          Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitationStroke RehabilitationBrain injury programsHealthcare quality oversightPhysical and rehabilitation medicineCase ManagementInterdisciplinary pain managementCancer rehabilitationPerformance ManagementEvidence-based practice initiative

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          Deborah (Debbi) Witham

          Managing Director of Public Policy

            Deborah A. Witham, M.S.W., J.D., leads CARF’s ongoing assessment of and response to developments in public policy.

            Opioid Treatment ProgramOpioid Use Disorder (OUD)42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8Value-based careOpioid Addiction & Recovery1915(c) Medicaid waiversMedication Assisted Treatment (MAT)Methadone Clinics