Lawrence A. Medina possesses over 20 years of experience and expertise in business development and administration within both the public and private sectors. He has also brought expertise in program design and development, fiscal management, strategic planning, marketing, and continuous quality improvement. He has served as accreditation manager for the Santa Fe County Youth Development Program, and as Executive Director for Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program in Taos and Las Vegas, New Mexico. He recently managed the startup of Sangre de Cristo House, a women’s transitional living program, serving clients that include pregnant women, women with children, and inmates transitioning from the correctional system. Mr. Medina led an award- winning organization, Concerned Parents of Pueblo that received the “National Family Volunteer Day Award” by the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC in 2001. He has served on many boards and advisory committees including the Con Alma Health Foundation, HUD’s Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan Committee, Recovery-Friendly Taos County, and Recovery Communities of New Mexico Advisory Committee. Currently, Mr. Medina is serving a three-year term with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council. Mr. Medina holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.