Vice President, WestCare Foundation, Inc.
• Treatment Track: Best Practices in Treating Opioid Addiction in the Criminal Justice Population
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Leslie Balonick, MA, CRADC, is the Vice President for WestCare Foundation and is responsible for Project Development and Fidelity of Best Practices nationally. WestCare administers significant behavioral health and reentry contracts throughout the nation. Ms. Balonick has 30 years experience in administering and developing behavioral health treatment models including juvenile and criminal justice programming. Throughout her career, Ms. Balonick has been recognized as a national expert and has consulted on social policy system change, behavioral health, correctional and gender-responsive policy and program development. Prior to her 10-year tenure at WestCare, she served as Senior Policy and Program Administrator for the Illinois Department of Corrections and provided leadership on relevant reentry issues in support of system change initiatives. Ms. Balonick has a master’s in human services administration from Spertus College and a bachelor’s in addictions management from DePaul University. She is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Association and is a member of the National Council for Behavioral Health, American Correctional Association (ACA). She is a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol & Drug Counselor.