Tom Hill

Past Awardees

2020 // Tom Hill, Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health

2019 // Don Coyhis, Founder of White Bison and the Wellbriety Movement

2018 // Beverly Haberle

2017 // Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek

2016 // Johnny Allem

2015 // William L. White

Tom Hill

2020 William L. White Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Tom Hill identifies as a gay man in long-term recovery from addiction and has been a part of the recovery advocacy movement since 1998. Tom’s commitment to the healing and wellness of individuals, families, and communities has been demonstrated though his efforts to promote recovery-oriented systems of care, including peer recovery programs, recovery community organizations and centers, recovery housing, recovery educational institutions, recovery fitness, and harm reduction programs. 

Tom currently serves as Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health, following his former position as Vice President for Practice Improvement. Before coming to the National Council, Tom served as Presidential Appointee in the Obama Administration in the position of Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery to the SAMHSA Administrator and Acting Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Prior to his federal service, his positions include Senior Associate at Altarum Institute and Director of Programs at Faces & Voices of Recovery.  

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