Lima UMADAOP 2021 Fall Conference

Onaje Salim

D r. Salim is a nationally certified and state licensed behavioral health clinician who provides leadership to a team of dedicated federal employees in managing key operations within CSAP, including budget formulation and execution, policy coordination, and national advisory council management. He has previously served as a Contract Officer Representative in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Co-Occurring and Homeless Activities Branch, Team Leader in the Division of Pharmacologic Therapies, Chief of SAMHSA’s Executive Correspondence Branch, Director of CSAT’s Division of State and Community Assistance – Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program, and interim roles as both the Acting Deputy Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Salim has been recognized for his leadership as chairperson of SAMHSA‘s Achieving Career Excellence (ACE) Fellows Program, a cohort-based employee development program. He is also a 2016 graduate of the HHS- Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program. His recent publication credits include SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol 59, Improving Cultural Competence (2014), a journal article, Peer Recovery Support for Individuals with SUDs: Assessing the Evidence, Psychiatric Services (2014), as an expert reviewer of the comprehensive U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol Drugs, and Health (2016), and contributor 20

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