Biographies

Scott Farnum, M.S., M.P.A., L.A.D.C., L.C.P.C., N.C.C

Scott Farnum, M.S., M.P.A., L.A.D.C., L.C.P.C., N.C.C

Scott Farnum is currently Department Head of Pharmacological Therapies at the Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT. He also serves as a process improvement coach for the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Mr. Farnum was previously the Administrator of Substance Abuse Services at NIATx member Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, and served as Acadia 's Change Leader until July of 2006. He has over 25 years of clinical and management experience in a variety of settings in the mental health and addiction field, with a focus on opioid dependency. Farnum's specific interests are in the improvement of access to treatment, the implementation of a chronic disease management model for addictions services, and the reduction of stigma as it relates to substance abuse. He served as a past Vice-President of the Maine Association of Substance Abuse Providers and was past Co-Chairman off the advisory board to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Farnum received his Master's degree in Counseling from Indiana University and his Master's degree in Public Administration at the University of Maine.








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