Laurie C. Curtis, M.A.

Senior Program Manager
Laurie C. Curtis, M.A., is a senior program associate at AHP. Ms. Curtis provides consultation to behavioral authorities on many aspects of recovery-oriented systems. During her 35-year career, Ms. Curtis has worked as a practitioner, manager, educator, and consultant—accruing expertise in policy and organizational development, community service management and service delivery, and facilitation and technical writing. Recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) work includes her roles as deputy project director and AHP lead for the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS), project director for SAMHSA’s shared decision-making project, team leader for SAMHSA’s Consumer-Operated Services Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT, and task lead for developing video products for SAMHSA’s EBP toolkit for supported housing.

Before joining AHP in 2007, Ms. Curtis worked as an independent consultant focusing on recovery support services and systems. Her projects included preparing planning documents for state and local behavioral health authorities; developing manuals on statewide mental health consumer networks, models of self-determined care, alternative dispute resolution, and ethics/boundaries; and creating curricula for team-based training on behavioral health workplace safety. Her professional work is grounded in her lived experience as a person in recovery. Ms. Curtis is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP).