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Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW

by Jasmine Batchelor

December 27, 2017

Assistant Vice President, Addiction and Recovery,
National Council for Behavioral Health

Nick Szubiak brings more than 16 years of experience in direct service, administration and clinical supervision. As Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health and as an Integrated Health Consultant, he provides technical assistance, consultation and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, SBIRT, and substance use treatment such as medication assisted treatment (MAT) and helping organizations utilize data to improve clinical outcomes.  His projects include health homes, population health management, quality improvement, FQHC partnerships with community behavioral health, implementing screening and assessment, coordinating care, working in high functioning teams and utilizing measurement based care. His expertise involves systems change management with emphasis around the integration of primary and behavioral health care and substance use and leadership development and supervisory skills.  Nick’s training experience fosters both primary care, substance use and behavioral health care provider’s successful adaption to clinical and organizational culture change. Nick is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Myron B. Thomas School of Social Work. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.