An expert in treating patients with substance use disorder (SUD), Holly McCravey is a leader in correctional health, adult care, and community-based programs.
Before joining HMA, she served as the director of addiction medicine with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), Correctional Health. While there, she was responsible for directing and leading a team of correctional healthcare professionals in the delivery of care for those with SUD including screening, assessment, intervention, and treatment services. She oversaw the withdrawal management unit and developed and implemented Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) within the Los Angeles County jail system.
A skilled collaborator and program manager, she worked with government agencies, state departments, and other partners to build coalitions of care and advance programs and projects. She also acted behalf of the correctional health director and represented her agency at various meetings and bodies, including board of supervisors and staff, county committees, department leadership, and other with stakeholders.
Prior to her leadership at DHS, Holly served in the Department of Public Health- Substance Abuse and Prevention Control (SAPC) where she led a team of public health professionals in the Adult SAPC. She was responsible for directing, planning, implementing, and administering public health programs for SUD treatment services. She also directed efforts to implement evidenced-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate programs to meet the SUD needs of adult men and women and address issues related to specific populations including those in the criminal justice system, those in homelessness, women, including pregnant and parenting women, co-occurring (COD), lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT+) and tri-morbid patients.
She earned a Baccalaureate of Arts in psychology from the California State University, Chico, and a Master of Arts from Loyola Marymount University. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles County Executive Leadership Development Program/University of Southern California School of Public Policy, the Los Angeles County Executive Leadership Development Program, Change Leader Academy, and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Leadership Institute.