Joan B. Gillece, PhD

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Joan B. Gillece, PhD

Joan B. Gillece, Ph.D. Director, SAMHSA National Center for Trauma Informed Care. Working across agencies, Dr. Gillece promotes the use of trauma informed care in multiple settings including mental health, substance abuse, adult and juvenile justice and homeless services. Prior to joining the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) seven years ago, Dr. Gillece served as Director of Special Populations for Maryland’s Mental Hygiene Administration where her responsibilities included all aspects of state mental health planning and delivery of services as well as development of collaboration across agencies serving individuals with psychiatric diagnosis.  As project director for SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), Dr. Gillece has championed the cause of full consumer integration and development of Culturally Competent programs.

  • What is Trauma & Why must We Address it?  Part 1Part 2