Mark Blackwell
Full Name
Mr. Mark Blackwell CPRS, RPRS, MSA
Job Title
Director, Office of Recovery Services
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Speaker Bio
Over 20 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field in various leadership positions to includes in profit and nonprofit sectors; representing providers and payors. Areas of specialization are business development, marketing, provider network development/relations, non-profit leadership, and contracting (including managed care). Mark has become a leading advocate in mental health and addiction recovery, seeking to promote the use of individuals with lived experience and recovery oriented services as a pathway to health and wellness.
Mark has a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in Public Administration and an advanced graduate degree in Health Services and Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Mark currently serves as Director of Office of Recovery Services of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services having served most recently as Director of Consumer and Family Affairs for Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
Current responsibilities include promoting recovery oriented services throughout the continuum of care and developing the Peer Recovery Specialist and Family Support Partner Workforce throughout the Commonwealth.
Outside of work, Mark spends his time as an active husband, parent of two young men and two German Shepherds; and active member of his recovery communities in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach.
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