Teri Friedman has 37 years of experience in the substance abuse field. She graduated with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of NY at Buffalo. She worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC for 26 years, beginning as a rehabilitation counselor in an outpatient substance abuse program, then working her way up to Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator and eventually becoming the Clinic Director for the outpatient substance abuse program and the continuing day treatment program.
In 2010, when St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, she became the Director of Clinical Services at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, Opioid Treatment Programs. As Director of Clinical Services, Teri was responsible for ensuring the highest level of patient care. She trained all clinical staff in APGs, continuously provided training and guidance related to models of care, and regulations and standards of all oversight agencies as well as serving on various departmental and hospital-wide committees.
Teri’s current position is as the Administrator of the Opioid Treatment Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where she is responsible for the overall operations of the 10 clinic program which serves nearly 5500 patients.
Throughout her career, Teri has been very involved in professional organizations on both a local and state level. She served as the chairperson of the Association of NYC Addiction Programs (ANYCAP), the co-chairperson of the NYC Manhattan Boro Council on Chemical Dependency and has been a Board member of ASAP, where she served on the Managed Care Committee. She currently serves as a Board member for Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates (COMPA).