Richard Charest, Director of BHDDH

After retiring from a long and successful career as a healthcare executive, Richard Charest accepted the position of Director of the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) in June, 2021. In this interview, BHDDH...

The Imani Recovery Program

In this interview, Linda Mahoney (BHDDH) discusses the Imani Recovery Program in RI—a collaborative, culturally centered, and community-driven faith-based opioid recovery initiative. Could you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your role? My name is Linda...
Kathryn Power, Director of BHDDH

Kathryn Power, Director of BHDDH

In 2003, Kathryn Power left her position as Director of what was then called MHRH (now BHDDH) to work with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the federal level. After retiring from this position at SAMHSA, Director Power chose to...