TDMHSAS Chief Pharmacist Appointed to National Addiction Treatment Panel

NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Opioid Authority and Chief Pharmacist for the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) will bring his talents to a National Addiction Treatment Committee over the next four years. Wes Jimin, PharmD. Pre-appointment at the National Advisory Board for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Board.

Board members advise the Substance Abuse Treatment Center on ways to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high-quality and effective treatment and recovery services. Jimin is one of 12 council members appointed by US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra.

Dr. Jimin joined TDMHSAS in 2011 as the department’s resident physician. After graduation, he worked at the Memphis Institute of Mental Health and then the Western Institute of Mental Health before becoming the department’s chief pharmacist in 2015. In his tenure as chief pharmacist, Dr. Jimin has been instrumental in providing supervision and support to drug-assisted treatment providers worldwide. The state as well as the establishment of the pharmacy components of the electronic medical record project in all four state-run regional mental health institutes.

“Dr. Geminn is an accomplished professional and a wonderful leader of our department. His experience and knowledge is a credit to our mandate, and we know his contributions to the CSAT National Advisory Board will have a beneficial impact on people throughout our country,” said Mary Williams, Commissioner for TDMHSAS, LCSW.

“I am truly humbled by my selection to this board, and I am excited about the opportunity to serve and represent my state. As we emerge from the pandemic, few efforts are more important than addressing the substance abuse treatment needs that have developed, and I am proud to be a part of this work,” he said. TDMHSAS Chief Pharmacist Wes Jimin, PharmD.

Dr. Jimin’s tenure on the CSAT National Advisory Board begins in December 2021.


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