ANTWON BAILEY, MPA, CRADC, LADAC-II
Antwon Bailey is a recovering political operative that has been in the addictions treatment and recovery field since 2007. He was the Residential Program Director and Corporate Compliance Officer of a community-based addiction treatment center in Tennessee. Antwon led his facility through a successful 3-year re-accreditation from CARF while simultaneously reducing staff and adding new services during the Great Recession. Antwon moved to Chicago to for further graduate study and was the Intake/Admissions Desk for a treatment center specializing in boutique services including rapid opiate detox. He left after almost 2 years to do a cultural ambassadorship with the State Department in Turkey. There he spent time with the leadership of several political parties and also toured and surveyed NGOs from Ankara and Istanbul. Upon his return, he went back to organizing and led a team of organizers on a multi-state campaign for better working conditions in the Midwest. After being recruited for the 2012 Obama campaign and serving as the Illinois State Lead for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Antwon was asked to consult for a start-up outpatient addiction center in the Chicagoland area. Antwon was the Founding Director of Patient & Family Services, which included marketing, patient registration, managed care credentialing, utilization review, admissions, call center and accounts receivables. Antwon moved back to Tennessee and spent the past year working part-time a local addiction treatment center while building his private practice. Antwon holds a Master of Public Administration degree with concentrations in International Public Management, Urban & Community Analysis and Health Administration and Planning. Antwon completed comprehensive DBT training under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Maslar of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is currently licensed to practice addiction counseling in Tennessee and Illinois, and is studying advanced clinical practice at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Hobbies: I coach high school wrestling, attend plenty of concerts, and really keep up with politics and international affairs.