Michael R. Barnes, Royal Palms Program Director, recently won election to the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals (CCAPP) Board of Directors. Michael was inducted as an individual member to the Board at CCAPP’s Third Annual Conference in San Diego on October 26th. He will represent Los Angeles.
Prior to his accepting this post, Michael was nominated by our Executive Director, Jim O’Connell, and subsequently elected to the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) Board. He served on the CAARR/CAADAC Transition Committee.
Michael has a B.A. in Mass-Media Communications and is a proud 2004 graduate of the CAARR Institute where he was certified as a CAS I Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Today, he holds a CADC-II, ICADC with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of addiction. Throughout his AOD career, he has specialized in securing Adult Education, Computer Skills, Occupational Training and Life Skills programming for recovering men and women through grant-writing, outreach and community collaboration. His primary focus will be to advocate and help provide access to more affordable evidenced-based CEU trainings, educational opportunities and professional development for all certified and registered members of CCAPP’s District 4 region.