Dr. Latika Davis-Jones was nominated by Gov. Josh Shapiro to serve as Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) in January 2023.
Dr. Davis-Jones comes to DDAP with extensive experience in behavioral health.
Before serving in this role, she was the Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Highmark Wholecare, a Medicaid managed care organization in Pittsburgh. Prior to that, she served as Single County Authority Administrator for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services from 2011-2020.
In addition, from 1999-2011 she was Director of Satellite Services at Tadiso, Inc., which is one of Pennsylvania’s largest medication-assisted treatment facilities, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of their outpatient drug treatment and prevention programs.
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Davis-Jones has worked to address the most pressing physical and behavioral health needs of Pennsylvania’s vulnerable populations.
Dr. Davis-Jones has built a career moving our drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, treatment and prevention services forward and further educating the general public, individuals with lived experience and their families, and professionals in the field of best practices related to confidentiality, stigma reduction, and use of evidence-based treatment.