Patrick Seche is a member of the Department of Psychiatry Faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center (UR Medicine). As part of his appointment, he holds several clinical operations leadership roles. Patrick is the Director of Strong Recovery a part of Strong Memorial Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry’s Addiction Division. Strong Recovery consists of 2 clinics: an Opioid Treatment Program and a Chemical Dependence Outpatient Program. Patrick is also an Associate Clinical Administrator for the Department of Psychiatry overseeing the integration of addiction treatment throughout the UR Medicine system as well some other integration projects involving OMH licensed services. He is also the Executive Director of Strong Memorial Hospital’s newly established Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration project. Patrick has 20 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment and worked for a diverse group of community based organizations in various capacities prior to joining UR Medicine in 2001. In addition to contributing to various time limited committees, task forces, workgroups and conferences at the local, regional and state level, his ongoing involvement in the field includes serving as President of the Finger Lakes Consortium of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Vice-President of COMPA’ Board (New York’s association of medication assisted treatment providers and advocates), 3rd Vice-President of the New York State Association of Substance Abuse Providers and a member of the Opioid Task Force of Monroe County, Board Member of the Finger Lakes Regional Planning Consortium and member of OASAS’ Administrative/Regulatory Relief Workgroup. Patrick completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences & Substance Abuse Studies from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1998 and his Master of Science in Management from Nazareth College in 2007. He has been a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) since 2000.