Office of Commissioner

  1. Acting Deputy Commissioner

    Acting Deputy Commissioner

    Carolyn Daniels
    Acting Deputy Commissioner

    The Integrated Health Services branch is designed to increase efficiency, coordination and integration of the state’s mental health and addiction prevention and treatment programs with the delivery of primary healthcare, including chronic disease prevention, treatment and management. It includes the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) led by Assistant Commissioner Valerie Mielke. The DMHAS is the state mental health authority and the Single State Authority on Substance Abuse. It plans, monitors, evaluates and regulates New Jersey's mental health and substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery efforts. It is also responsible for the operation of three regional adult psychiatric hospitals (Ancora, Greystone and Trenton), and one specialized facility providing maximum security (Ann Klein).

    Carolyn Daniels is acting deputy commissioner for Integrated Health Services. She joined the Department as Executive Director of the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health (OMMH) in April 2011. She reformed the OMMH grant program to include strategies designed to achieve health equity, address barriers to care and promote culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Prior to joining the Department, she spent 20 years in the private sector as an executive in HMO/Medicaid Managed Care, where she expanded the market and integrated physical/behavioral health systems. 

Last Reviewed: 10/31/2017