Steven Scoggin Appointed Liaison to Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

October 16, 2015

Steven N. Scoggin, M.Div., Psy.D., LPC, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and president of CareNet, Inc. – a state-wide network of 35 outpatient behavioral health clinics covering 85 of North Carolina’s 100 counties    - has been named as a liaison to the governor’s task force on mental health and substance use disorder. The task force was established by Governor Pat McCrory in July.

The task force brings together key stakeholders and representatives from the three branches of government to make recommendations that will improve the lives of those with behavioral health and substance use disorders. The task force is required to provide those recommendations to the General Assembly by May 1, 2016.

In his new role, Scoggin will participate in all official task force meetings and be assigned to one of three working groups focused on – adults, children and families and substance use disorders.

Vice President, Faith and Health Ministries, Gary Gunderson, M.Div., D.Min., D.Div.,
said Scoggin will be a tremendous asset to the task force. “Steve’s professional experience and his deep understanding of the issues that entangle those with behavioral health or substance use disorders make him a key addition to the task force. We look forward to hearing the recommendations that come from this very important collaborative effort.”

Scoggin has been president of CareNet since 2002. He is an ordained minister and licensed professional counselor. He is responsible for strategic development of the statewide network to advance the mission and innovation of CareNet as a leader in the counseling and integrated behavioral health fields.  

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