On November 27 R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced that Michael Botticelli has joined the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as its new Deputy Director. President Obama nominated Botticelli to serve as Deputy Director of the National Drug Policy in January 2012.
Prior to joining ONDCP, Mr. Botticelli served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where he successfully expanded innovative and nationally recognized prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Botticelli also forged strong partnerships with local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies; state and local health and human service agencies; and stakeholder groups to guide and implement evidence-based programs. He also supported efforts to expand services, including the establishment of a treatment system for adolescents, early intervention and treatment programs in a wide variety of primary healthcare settings, jail diversion programs, re-entry services for those leaving state and county correctional facilities, and overdose prevention programs. Mr. Botticelli is also in long-term recovery from addiction himself, celebrating more than 24 years of sobriety.
Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy – November 27, 2012