Opening Remarks

The Assistant Commissioner provides an overview of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in this PowerPoint document.


Lynn_KovichLynn A. Kovich, M.Ed. is the Assistant Commissioner for the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) in the Department of Human Services and is the single state authority for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. The Division is responsible for the coordination, administration, management and supervision of the institutional and community public mental health system, and is also responsible for regulating, monitoring, planning and funding substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Prior to her appointment, she was the Director of Human Services in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Ms. Kovich holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lehigh University.


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