Kate Malliarakis, President of KAM Associates, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in substance abuse and leadership issues, has joined the board of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA),
Malliarakis is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University's School of Health Sciences Department of Nursing Education where she directs the MSN Nursing Leadership and Management Program, and also maintains a private counseling practice specializing in addictions and impaired health professionals.
"We are delighted to have Kate rejoin our Board," said Faye Calhoun, NACoA Board Chair. "She has had an extraordinary breath of exposure and involvement with issues and organizations that relate to individuals, families and youth affected by substance abuse."
Her past work in policy, program development and training is especially relevant to a range of challenges, issues and populations important to NACoA. She last served on NACoA's Board in 2007.
Malliarakis has served in leadership positions at the White House Drug Policy Office (ONDCP) and in leading consulting, academic. professional, and private sector organizations. For over five years, she was Chief, Specific Drugs Branch in the Demand Reduction Office at ONDCP, a policy-making office with direct oversight of more than 50 federal agencies with responsibilities to address substance abuse issues.
She also was White House and U.S. representative to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Board. She later served as a consultant to Fleishman-Hillard, where she worked principally on the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
In her career, Malliarakis has performed work for nearly a dozen federal agencies with healthcare-related missions and has a special expertise on the impact that domestic violence and substance abuse have on families. She has developed several online certification and training curricula , and has written extensively on a range of topics for professionals, the general population, and media representatives.
Her many awards and recognitions inclUde a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in the Executive Nurse Leader Fellows Program. She is a founding member and current Chair of the Committee on Impaired Nurses (COIN) for the District of COlumbia Board of Nursing, and on the Executive Committee for the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).
She is also licensed and certified as an adult primary care nurse practitioner and master addictions counselor. Her doctorate from Walden University is expected to be awarded in 2011.