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Arlington resident named VP of addiction treatment

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The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH), a statewide, nonprofit organization representing 80 community-based behavioral health-care providers, has announced that Jonna C. Hopwood has been named vice president for addiction treatment services.

Hopwood, and Arlington resident, brings more than 30 years of professional experience to her new role leading ABH’s advocacy mission for substance-use disorder treatment and recovery services, and supporting providers’ operational needs related to contractual, regulatory, payment and technological initiatives.

 A strong advocacy program for our members, led by seasoned professionals, is central to ABH’s mission,” said Lydia Conley, president and CEO of ABH.  “We are excited to have Jonna’s wealth of experience to support these efforts on behalf of our community-based behavioral healthcare providers on the front line of fighting the overdose crisis.”

efore joining ABH, Hopwood was the compliance and privacy officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.  Previously, she was the director of addiction services at Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, where she worked collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure the ongoing implementation of evidence based treatments, to expand access to services, and to support care coordination and improved integration with primary care.

Hopwood, a licensed social worker with a law degree, earned the latter from New England Law | Boston, a master of social work degree from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree from Drew University in Madison, N.J.

ABH represents 80 organizations that are the primary providers of community-based behavioral health care in Massachusetts.  Their 47,000 employees provide care to 81,000 individuals on any given day in communities throughout the state. 

ABH is recognized as the leading statewide association advocating for the preservation, promotion and advancement of community-based mental health and addiction services.  Visit for more information.

This news announcement was published Monday, Jan. 24, 2022..

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