Dale K. Klatzker, PhD

Dale K. Klatzker, PhD
Name: Dale K. Klatzker, PhD

Dr. Dale Klatzker has been a leader in behavioral healthcare for more than 35 years. Dr. Klatzker was recently appointed CEO of Gaudenzia, Inc, an organization that operates more than 160 SUD programs in over 90 facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Before joining Gaudenzia, Klazker held roles as Senior Consultant and Chief Clinical Officer for The Margolin Group, and Senior Vice President, Population Health Management for Care New England. Previous to those roles as President/CEO of The Providence Center (TPC), Klatzker was at the forefront of establishing programs that integrate primary and behavioral healthcare through community partnerships and strategic consumer-focused programming. Through his leadership, TPC became a national model for integrated care in community mental health settings. Klatzer has been both locally and nationally recognized for his leadership and innovative contributions to the field and has been honored with the 2012 Visionary Leader Award from the National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare, the 2012 Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence Bronze Key Award, and the 2010 Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Advocate of the Year Award. In 2007, Klatzker was honored by the Mental Health Consumer Advocates and was named Behavioral Healthcare’s 2007 Behavioral Health Champion.  He has served as Board Chair of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, as a fellow for the Rhode Island Foundation Fellows Program, adjunct professor of psychology at Johnson and Wales University, and adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Education at Colby-Sawyer College. Klatzker also served on the Rhode Island Healthcare Reform Commission, Community Healthcare Providers Leadership Council, MHCA Healthcare Reform Advisory Committee, Genoa Healthcare Advisory Board, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Advisory Board and the Rhode Island Healthcare Planning and Accountability Advisory Council.