Dianne Clarke, Ph.D., CAP is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Operation PAR, Inc. and has more than 35 years of experience in the field of substance abuse, mental health and child welfare. As one of the original individuals to be certified as an Addiction Professional in Florida, Dr. Clarke has experience in all phases of substance abuse treatment ; detoxification , long term residential treatment and all levels of outpatient treatment to include medication assisted treatment. Dr. Clarke is responsible for the clinical and operational activities for comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services for more than 50 programs in seven counties in Florida. As such, her concern for the substance use disorder workforce is paramount, so much so that her doctoral dissertation focused on just this issue. Dr. Clarke investigated the commitment of the addiction workforce culminating in a dissertation titled, Predictors of Occupational Commitment of Addiction Counselors.