Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maggie Jarry, M.Div. is the Emergency Coordinator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Human Services. As the Emergency Coordinator for SAMHSA, Ms. Jarry coordinates with government and non-governmental partners to support United States disaster and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Ms. Jarry’s career spans more than 20 years developing policy in both government and non-governmental disaster mitigation, response and recovery and behavioral health systems. She has strong interest in the impact of prolonged and extreme heat events on people with mental health and substance use chronic health conditions. As well, Ms. Jarry approaches her work with emphasis on how community and family wellness (multigenerational, intergenerational) can be supported and how communities, families and people adapt, change, learn, and grow despite experiences of loss. Her lived and professional experiences give her insight into diverse ways of thinking among professionals in emergency management, psychiatric services, substance use prevention and treatment, mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and a broad range of faith communities. In particular, she has experience in the United States, Japan, Indonesia, and Ghana. Ms. Jarry holds a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York at Columbia University; a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School; and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Arizona.