Bruce D. Emery, M.Ed., MSW

Deputy Director, Technical Assistance

Bruce D. Emery, M.Ed., M.S.W., is a senior project manager with AHP’s Center for Technical Assistance and Training. He has provided consultation and training to numerous federal agencies, state and local mental health and substance use departments, and community-based behavioral health organizations throughout the U.S. during his 40-year career. A mission-driven professional, Mr. Emery’s areas of expertise include behavioral system transformation and systems change management, service integration for co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions, state mental health/behavioral health planning council role and function, data-based decision making, and alternative dispute resolution/conflict resolution. He has served as the project director or deputy/assistant project director on numerous Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and private foundation-funded projects, including as the founding director of SAMHSA’s National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), the NASMHPD-National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) Joint Task Force on Co-Occurring Disorders (Center for Mental Health Services [CMHS] and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment [CSAT]), the Pew Memorial Trust-funded Project for Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness, and other state and local technical assistance projects. As Assistant Commissioner, he was principal investigator of the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant, Access to Recovery Project, and Partnerships for Success Project, all SAMHSA funded. Mr. Emery is a clinical social worker and mediator trained by the District of Columbia Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Center.