Mr. Fontaine participates in the development of public policy efforts specializing in substance abuse and justice initiatives. His experience includes behavioral medicine, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections, and recovery initiatives.
Prior experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Executive Director of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association and Project Manager for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD).
Mr. Fontaine is on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Behavioral Health and serves as Chair of the Addictions Committee. He is a Governor Scott appointee to the State of Florida Drug Policy Advisory Council and serves as President of Floridians for Recovery. He has been providing leadership in the behavioral health and justice fields for over 44 years.
Mark Fontaine has a Master’s in social work (MSW) degree from Florida State University, holds Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professional (CCJAP) credentials, and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with the American Society of Association Executives. In 2019, Mr. Fontaine was the recipient of National Council for Behavioral Health Visionary Leadership Award.