Dr. Annie Peters joins the NAATP team as Director of Research and Education. Dr. Peters possesses a rare combination of scientific acumen, clinical experience, and a core understanding of the disease of Substance Use Disorder. She will lead the national effort to further understand this disease through scientific research and create treatment solutions for those who suffer from it. Annie Peters, PhD, LP, was formerly the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of Harmony Foundation, Inc., Colorado’s longest running residential addiction treatment center. As CCO, Dr. Peters directed the delivery of clinical services, including addiction counseling, mental health services, and clinical case management. Dr. Peters earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her clinical interests include integrated care for individuals with addiction and co-occurring disorders, and mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies.