Opioid Response Network Principal Investigator, Co-Project Director & CEO, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Kathryn Cates-Wessel has more than 30 years of background and experience in the substance use disorder field in administration, medical education, and policy. She is Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and Principal Investigator and Project Director for both the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) and State Targeted Response-Technical Assistance STR-TA (Opioid Response Network-ORN) grants. Prior to her work at AAAP, she was Associate Director of Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies for over 19 years and Executive Director of Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy, a think tank of leaders from law and medicine advocating for prevention/treatment of addicts over incarceration. Prior to Brown University she was the Associate Director of a residential treatment center for adolescents for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.