CAADPE, the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives, is a professional association of community-based nonprofit alcohol recovery and other substance use disorder treatment agency executives.
Member agencies provide substance use disorder treatment services at over 300 sites in California. Established in 1989, CAADPE is the only state-wide association representing all types of substance use disorder treatment programs.
CAADPE is organized by chapters throughout the state and is headquartered in Sacramento for easy access to state government. A volunteer board of directors, elected by the members, guides the association and its policies on issues vital to its members. Our organization sponsors professional education and training programs and conducts public education about the need for quality alcohol and other substance use disorder services to meet the need of the community.
CAADPE's regional chapters meet to exchange information, review and develop strategies on local issues, and coordinate local responses to statewide issues. Chapters currently operate in Southern California (Los Angeles), Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego.
It is through the commitee structure that CAADPE addresses the needs of the field and identifies the policy issues of the organization. CAADPE members are urged to volunteer their time in their respective areas of expertise.
Reviews proposed state and federal legislation and regulatatory changes to make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding CAADPE's position. Once the board has adopted a position, CAADPE implements its advocacy strategy.
Workforce Development Committee:
Assists members in providing superior services to clients by developing professional standards of care and forming an adequate workforce. These professional standars are measured by excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics and professional development.
Reviews and makes recommendations about state and federal regulatory proposals to change the manner in which treatment agencies operate. Also identifies policies that may facilitate and/or hinder the development of quality treatment facilities.
The executive committee is mostly made up of association officers who conduct the day-to-day business of the association.
Board of Directors
A member-elected Board of Directors guides the association. The board reviews policies, makes recommendations, and takes positions on issues impacting the substance use disorder field. CAADPE board members represent providers from a number of working groups and agencies across the state.
Albert M. Senella, President
Tarzana Treatment Centers Inc.
Shawn Jenkins, Secretary
Norman E. Sprunck, Treasurer
Western Pacific Med Corp.
El Monte, CA
North Hollywood, CA
Christine Bierdrager, Ph.D.
Inland Behavioral & Health Services, Inc.
Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Mental Health Systems, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Volunteers of America
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Didi Hirsch CMHC
Mar Vista, CA
Aegis Treatment Centers
Canoga Park, CA
Narcotics Prevention Association, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix Houses of California, Inc.
Lake View Terrace, CA
Sushma Taylor, Ph.D.
Elvia Torres, MS, MFT
Center Point Inc.
San Rafael, CA
SPIRITT Family Services
South El Monte, CA
JWCH Institute, Inc, CA