Dr. Kevin Ann Huckshorn is the former Executive Vice President-Northeast Region, for Recovery Innovations International. She is responsible for RI onsite operations in DE, VA, OH, and MD;, engaging in consultation work as assigned; progressing new program implementation efforts; participating in contract negotiations; and operating within a state or regional leadership role when needed.
Dr. Huckshorn’s held past position was as the Director of Evidence-based Practices and Programs for WellPath Recovery Solutions, Inc. She was the past hospital director for Bridgewater State Hospital in MA where she and that team transitioned a prison for adult men with serious mental illnesses/substance use disorders to a state hospital directed by trauma-informed care and recovery-based practices, under the direction of Governor Baker, MA DOC and Wellpath (2017-2019). Dr. Huckshorn was also the past State Commissioner for Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (2009-2015) and led the successful resolution of the USDOJ Olmstead settlement agreement with the state. From 2001 to 2009, Huckshorn was the Director of the National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning for NASMHPD.
Kevin is a licensed and certified mental health nurse and substance abuse clinician with practical knowledge from 40+ years of professional frontline experience working in a variety of public and private mental health organizations and substance abuse programs. She has extensive experience in SMI/SUD program development including peer-run projects; psychiatric rehabilitation treatment programs for persons with serious mental illness; and recovery-based mental health and substance abuse services. She is published on topics including violence, treatment adherence, and workforce development.
Dr. Huckshorn is currently working as a consultant for special projects in VT, NJ, WA, KY and MA.