Emily Hosea has assumed the role of managing director of behavioral health and opioid treatment programs for CARF International as of July 1, 2023. This position supports CARF’s expanding accreditation business under the direction of Senior Managing Director of Behavioral Health Michael Johnson. “Over her 11 years with CARF as a behavioral health resource specialist and the past couple of years as the Opioid Treatment Program administrator, Ms. Hosea has demonstrated her ability to rise to each challenge,” said Johnson. “CARF is excited to have her as the new managing director for BH-OTP, and her experience with our vast and complex industry will be an asset.”
Hosea joined CARF in 2012 as a resource specialist after several years of direct service and utilization management in a variety of settings that focused on substance use disorders, mental health, and crisis intervention. She began her career as a behavioral health case manager. Hosea then served as a transitional services specialist with COPE Community Services for court-ordered mental health populations, residential psychiatric programs, and substance abuse care and had a key role in transitioning programs affected by significant state funding changes. She then went on to become a utilization management coordinator for CODAC, overseeing their linkage/crisis intervention team.
Hosea holds a master’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University and undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Arizona.
Of her appointment to the managing director position, Hosea expressed, “I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue to work with the field on improving services to enhance the lives of persons served. I am also very proud to be part of an organization that promotes the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services.”
CARF’s behavioral health and opioid treatment program areas have expanded over the past five years to include standards for a continuum of services for crisis programs, office-based opioid treatment settings, and suicide screening and prevention. Combined, CARF-accredited behavioral health and opioid treatment programs provide services at more than 15,000 locations globally.
CARF has been accrediting health and human service organizations since 1966. Payers and regulators interested in more information may contact CARF at (888) 281-6531 or online at www.carf.org/contact. Reporters and members of the media, contact us at www.carf.org/news.
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