Executive Director, Heartland Alliance Health
During his years at Heartland Alliance Health (HAH), Ed has held numerous positions. Most recently, Ed served as HAH’s Chief Program Officer where he was responsible for oversight of the organization’s comprehensive array of supportive and specialty services, systems integration activities, training and technical assistance programs, and its cross-cultural interpreting services. He has worked within the substance use, mental health, primary care, and homeless service systems providing direct care as well as overseeing outreach, behavioral health treatment programs, supportive housing, food and nutrition services, systems change initiatives, and training projects. He is committed to innovative service models that promote human rights and is a founding member of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute.
Ed joined Heartland Alliance in 1991. Before joining Heartland Alliance, Ed was a counselor at Interventions/Northside Clinic where he initiated the organization’s first HIV prevention activities for its methadone maintenance participants. Ed received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus Institute, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.