Office of the Director

Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
Barry Hall, 14 Harrington Road, Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: (401) 462-2339; Fax: (401) 462-3204

Rebecca Boss

Background of Acting Director Rebecca Boss

Rebecca Boss, MA, has been appointed Acting Director of the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She has over 20 years’ experience working directly in the addictions treatment field as both a Clinical Supervisor and Program Director. In 2004, she joined BHDDH and became the Administrator for Substance Abuse Treatment Services. She also served as both National Treatment Network representative for NASADAD and as the State Opioid Treatment Authority.

Most recently, Ms. Boss served as the Deputy Director of BHDDH and has broadened her oversight of programs to include the entire behavioral healthcare system. In collaboration with consumers, providers, and the State Medicaid Office, she submitted a State Plan Amendment for the creation of a Health Home designation for Opioid Treatment Providers. An avid proponent for recovery-oriented systems of care, Ms. Boss has contributed to the application, implementation and oversight of several federal grants. She has been recognized for the development of a program which provides recovery coaches for overdose survivors in Emergency Departments.