Tom began at the National Council for Behavioral Health in March 2017, serving as Vice President of Addiction & Recovery. Tom previously served as a Presidential Appointee in the position of Senior Advisor on Addiction & Recovery to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Administrator. As part of this post, Tom initially served as Acting Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Prior to his appointment, he was a Senior Associate at Altarum Institute, serving as Technical Assistance Director for a number of SAMHSA treatment and recovery support grant initiatives. He also served for four years as Director of Programs at Faces & Voices of Recovery.
Mr. Hill is frequently sought out as a national thought leader in the addiction and recovery field; his personal experience of recovery from addiction spans over two decades. Reflecting his commitment to the goal of long-term recovery for individuals, families, and communities, Tom has also served on numerous Boards of Directors, advisory boards, committees, and task force/working groups. Tom received his MSW in community organizing from Hunter College at City University of New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Johnson Institute America Honors Recovery Award, the NALGAP Advocacy Award, and a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in the Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse initiative.