Tom Hill, MSW, was a Project Director for the Targeted Capacity Expansion Peer-to-Peer and the Recovery Community Service Program–Statewide Network (RCSP-SN) Technical Assistance (TA) initiatives at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He brings a dedicated commitment to the goal of long-term recovery for individuals, families, and communities through advocacy and peer services anchored in the organized recovery community.
Mr. Hill has been involved in RCSP since its beginning in 1998, initially as a Grantee Project Director and later as a member of the TA Team at Altarum. He has also served as the Project Director of Access to Recovery 2. Tom returned to Altarum after serving for 3 years as Director of Programs at Faces & Voices of Recovery, where he spearheaded efforts in statewide organizing, capacity building of recovery community organizations, accreditation of peer programs, and the development of peer practice standards.
As a writer and designer, Mr. Hill has contributed to and authored a variety of articles, documents, products, and learning tools that highlight program design, development, and implementation. He has served on numerous boards, committees, and workgroups, including ones at SAMHSA. His most recent service has been on the Collaborative Leadership Team on SAMHSA’s Bridging Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy initiative and as a Board Member of Young People in Recovery.
Mr. Hill is frequently sought out as a national thought leader in the recovery field and his personal lived experience of recovery from addiction spans over two decades. A seasoned community organizer, he has worked both professionally and as a grassroots leader in such areas as recovery and addiction; recovery-oriented systems of care; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) health; and reproductive rights. In addition, he has extensive experience as a trainer, educator, and/or facilitator in cultural competency; LGBT health; addiction and recovery; ROSC; mental health; community organizing; strength-based community assessments; and organizational, program, and leadership development.