The Directors of The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation have selected G. Gary Deverman, CFRE as The ABAM Foundation Chief Development Officer. Deverman’s mission will include building partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders to promote the continued expansion of the physician workforce trained and certified in addiction medicine.
A particular focus of Deverman’s will be securing the resources to develop a National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine, with the objective of permanent funding by 2020 for 50 addiction medicine residency training programs. These programs will be located in medical schools and teaching hospitals, where eventual accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education can be achieved.
There are currently ten addiction medicine residency training programs accredited by The ABAM Foundation. Nine more residency programs are scheduled to be accredited by The ABAM Foundation this year.
Deverman brings to this position an extensive background as an executive leader in the health care and not-for-profit sectors, which includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Children’s National Medical Center Foundation. He served as Vice President for Resource Development of the Points of Light Foundation, where he oversaw the George H. W. Bush Award of Excellence, created the “Extra Mile” National Monument to Volunteering and helped 370 local volunteer centers secure $80 million per year. Deverman also served as Executive Vice President and CEO of Shaping America’s Health, establishing a National Roundtable for Obesity Prevention that brought community leaders together with representatives from federal agencies, the medical profession, and public health.