Emily Hosea, MEd, NCC CARF International

Emily Hosea, MEd, NCC

Managing Director of Behavioral Health and Opioid Treatment Programs


Emily Hosea has experience in a variety of settings that focused on substance use disorders, mental health, and crisis intervention.

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Emily Hosea, managing director of the Behavioral Health and Opioid Treatment Programs accreditation areas, joined CARF in 2012. She was the administrator for opioid treatment programs and a resource specialist in the behavioral health customer service unit. Prior to joining CARF, Emily’s career was in direct service and utilization management in a variety of settings that focused on substance use disorders, mental health, and crisis intervention. She has a master’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University and undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Arizona.

Areas of Expertise

Substance Use Disorders
Mental Health
Behavioral Health
Opioid Treatment Program
Crisis Intervention


University of Arizona



Northern Arizona University


Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance

University of Arizona




Media Appearances

Emily Hosea is new managing director for CARF Behavioral Health and Opioid Treatment Programs

CARF International  online


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."

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CARF Careers Spotlight: Emily Hosea, Senior Resource Specialist

CARF International  online


Being a resource specialist at CARF provides a unique opportunity to serve the field behind the scenes, educating organizations on the accreditation process and standards, which empowers them to provide high quality services to persons served. In my ten years with the company, I have found CARF to be a supportive employer that supports independent thinking and ongoing professional development for its employees. The CARF environment provides a unique setting where resource specialists are part of a supportive team, even when working on individual projects.

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