Daryl W. Kade, MA, has been appointed acting director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). H. Westley Clark, MD, former director, retired suddenly, effective October 3. Ms. Kade will be acting director until a permanent director is found.
Ms. Kade was director of SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources (OFR) before her October 10 CSAT appointment. At OFR she was responsible for SAMHSA’s budget, which totals more than $3 billion, and includes funding for block and discretionary grant programs and program management.
Prior to joining SAMHSA, Ms. Kade worked for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as a budget and legislative analyst responsible for drug treatment and prevention programs. She joined ONDCP after working as a program analyst for the Office of Planning, Budget and Evaluation and the Department of Education.
She spent many years as a member of the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee, serving as deputy budget director from 1984 to 1987.