Kevin Ann Huckshorn, Ph.D., MSN, RN, ICADC

Dr. Kevin Ann Huckshorn is currently the Interim Executive Director for Hampstead Hospital and Residential Treatment Facility in Hampstead, New Hampshire. She formerly served as Executive Vice President-Northeast Region for Recovery Innovations International where she was responsible for RI onsite operations in DE, VA, OH, and MD; , engaging in consultation work as assigned; progressing new program implementation efforts; and operating within a state or regional leadership role when needed.

Dr. Huckshorn’ s recent, prior positions include roles as the Director of Evidence-based Practices and Programs for Wellpath Recovery Solutions, Inc. and Hospital Administrator for Bridgewater State Hospital in MA where she and that team transitioned a prison for adult men with serious mental illnesses/substance use disorders to a state hospital directed by trauma-informed care and recovery-based practices, under the direction of Governor Baker, MA DOC, and Wellpath (2017-2019). Dr. Huckshorn was also the past State Commissioner for Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (2009-2015) and led the successful resolution of the USDOJ Olmstead settlement agreement with the state. From 2001 to 2009, Huckshorn was the Director of the National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning, for NASMHPD, where she directed the National Technical Assistance Center for the Prevention of Seclusion and Restraint and led the development of the only Evidence-based Best Practice for the prevention of the use of seclusion and restraint known as Six Core Strategies.

Dr. Huckshorn is a licensed and certified mental health nurse and substance abuse clinician with practical knowledge from 40+ years of professional frontline experience working in a variety of public and private mental health organizations and substance abuse programs. She has extensive experience in behavioral health program development including peer-run projects; psychiatric rehabilitation treatment programs for persons with serious mental illness; and recovery-based mental health and substance abuse services. She is published on topics including violence, treatment adherence, and workforce development.

Dr. Huckshorn is also currently working as a behavioral health consultant for special projects in VT, WA, MI, KY and CO.