Referral Relations Manager
Lisa Clark, MSN
Lisa Clark, R.N. MSN, comes to Ellenhorn from a position as professionals program liaison with Acadia Healthcare, where she developed Acadia services to meet the behavioral-health needs of licensed and highly accountable professionals–traveling nationally and building facility programming and relationships with large payer groups, employee-assistance programs and professionals health programs.
Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in community mental-health nursing at Boston University. She is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with extensive experience in outpatient, home care, residential and hospital settings. Psychiatry and substance-abuse treatment are her areas of expertise. Trained in individual, group and family therapy at the Human Resource Institute in Brookline, Mass., Lisa has decades of health-care experience as a psychotherapist and with program design, direction and management. In doing so, she’s worked extensively with community/government agency partners at the local, regional and national levels.
Lisa was a licensed alcohol-and-drug-abuse counselor in New York and Massachusetts. She served as a senior examiner for the New York Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, now known as Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and as wellness chairperson for the Metro Region, New York Federation of Alcoholism Counselors. Trained as a critical incident stress debriefer, Lisa provided support to American Airlines personnel at Boston’s Logan Airport at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda attacks.
Lisa was involved in the clinical development of the Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) level of care, Outpatient Detoxification and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance-use disorders. As a clinical liaison and state government manager for Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, she developed access to office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) with Suboxone in New England and the Southeast, and also served as the senior director of market development for the Vivitrol Business Unit of Cephalon Pharmaceuticals, focused on preventing relapse to alcohol-use disorder.
While at the West End Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, she participated in National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded research studies. As a consultant to the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), Lisa contributed to a MAT science-to-service manual and consulted with providers regarding MAT programming. She also developed a buprenorphine safety program for physician providers in association with several drug-screening laboratories across the U.S. and managed her own consulting practice.
Working with Sunspire Health, Lisa provided clinical direction and training to the national admissions-center staff. She has also served as vice president for community services for AdCare hospital facilities and outpatient clinics throughout New England.