Principal and Founder, The Curie Group, LLC.
Charles G. Curie is the principal and founder of The Curie Group, LLC, a management and consulting firm specializing in working with national and international leaders in public and private healthcare, particularly Mental Health (MH) services and substance use (SU) treatment and prevention arenas, to facilitate the transformation of services and to attain increasingly positive outcomes int he lives of people worldwide. Curie has over 40 years of professional experience in the MH and SU services and fields.
Curie holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Huntington University. He has been appointment to the 2020 Behavioural Health Integration Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC and serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards.
In 2001, Curie was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to head the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Prior to his confirmation as SAMHSA Administrator, Curie was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge as Deputy Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services *OMHSAS) for the Dept. of Public Welfare in Pennsylvania. During his tenure he established a policy to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint practices in the state hospital system. This program won the 2000 Innovations in American Government Award.
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