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John Morris Receives Pioneer Award for Behavioral Health Work

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Long-time TAC Consultant John A. Morris, M.S.W., a national leader in behavioral health, was recently honored by the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work as a recipient of the Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award is given by the faculty for outstanding work on the state and national levels that reflects the values and professionalism of social work practice at its highest level. The award is important both to honor the work of recipients and to inspire the next generation of social workers.

John has extensive experience in the management and executive leadership of clinical programs and systems of care for adults and youth with mental health and substance use conditions. In addition, he has been an educator and researcher and is a national expert on workforce development in behavioral health, having both consulted and published extensively in this area. He currently serves at the Executive Director of the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, which aims to improve the mental health and addictions workforce.

TAC congratulates John!