Jean Bennett, PhD, MSM, MSN, BSN, RN


Jean Bennett, PhD, MSM, MSN, BSN, RN

Jean Bennett has served as the Philadelphia-based regional administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration since 2011, responsible for federal Region III, which includes Pennsylvania; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; and West Virginia. Bennett chairs the HHS Region III Opioid Task Force, convenes regional stakeholders focused on interprofessional addiction education, expanding access to medication-assisted treatment, suicide prevention, Naloxone, harm reduction, philanthropy and peers. As a result, Bennett oversees the implementation of dozens of opioid-related project ideas developed during regional summits on stakeholder-recommended topics. Bennett served in the U.S. Navy where she retired at the rank of captain after serving in clinical, administrative, and leadership positions. She spent 10 years after September 11 serving in emergency preparedness and response roles for Children’s Hospital Boston, the Veterans Integrated Service Network in San Francisco, and for HHS Region 6, impacted directly by Hurricane Katrina. Bennett has four academic degrees including a BS and MS in nursing, an MS in management and a PhD in organization and management. Bennett grew up in Boston and currently resides in Nutley, New Jersey, with her husband, Michael, and their two kitties, Beanie and Snaggy.

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