Donna Doolin, MSW, LSCSW, currently serves as Lead Public Health Advisor in the Performance Partnership Block Grant (PPBG) Branch in SAMHSA/CSAT Division of State and Community Assistance (DCSA). Prior to this appointment, Ms. Doolin served as Public Health Advisor for the SAMHSA Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) program. Ms. Doolin has 30 years of experience working in the behavioral health care field. Ms. Doolin has held several leadership roles at the local, state and national level throughout her professional career. She served as State Director for the Single State Authority (SSA) for the State of Kansas overseeing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAPT Block Grant to ensure a continuum of care for individuals and communities; workforce development efforts; and the development and oversight of the state problem gambling program. She has worked as a direct care service provider, clinical supervisor, policy leader, consultant; and contractor, where she provided management oversight of a SAMHSA/CSAP Federal contract; and provided oversight of training, technical assistance and the help-desk support. She served as the Service Delivery Manager for the Military OneSource/Wounded Warrior Resource Center, providing leadership/management to staff across multiple states within the Call Centers and the Military Spouse Workforce Development Program. She was instrumental in the state’s establishment of its first statewide problem gambling fund and a state wide problem gambling coalition.
Ms. Doolin has been a leader in major organizational transformation efforts in all phases of behavioral health care services for a wide variety of issues (substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health and addiction, women services, trauma, primary healthcare, diversity in the workplace, gambling addiction, military service members and families, amongst other areas). She served as a student field instructor for Masters’ level students at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare for over 15 years.