TCA to Honor Rep. David Trone with Charlie Devlin Award for Excellence

Each year, TCA holds a reception to honor a legislator with the Charlie Devlin Award for Excellence for his/her exemplary work in the behavioral health field. This year's reception will be held virtually on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4-5:30pm ET, when Rep. David Trone of Maryland's 6th District will receive the Charlie Devlin Award for Excellence.


TCA presents a host of SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES to help make this event a continued success. Sponsors are featured in program material, highlighted during the reception, and can also be featured in TCA weekly newsletters for some time afterward. We thank all of our generous sponsors.


Charlie Devlin worked tirelessly on behalf of millions impacted by addiction.

An early pioneer in the recovery movement, Charlie began his service in 1967 as the Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Daytop Village, where he remained in service for 40 years. Charlie then served as Vice President over Substance Abuse Services and Development for Brightpoint Health. Charlie served as President of Treatment Communities of America (TCA), the Therapeutic Communities Association of New York, and the New York State Association of Substance Abuse Programs, and was active in TCA until his passing in January 2017. The Charlie Devlin Award for Excellence was created in 2017, and is awarded each year to honor a legislator who has shown exemplary work in the behavioral health field.

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