Vice President of Recovery Programs and Advocacy for Mental Health America of Indiana
Director for the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition
Brandon George is the Vice President for Recovery and Advocacy Programs for Mental Health America Indiana, and the Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition, which advocates for recovery through public policy and education. As a person in long-term recovery, Brandon dedicates his personal and professional time to fighting addiction and promoting recovery.
While advocacy and policy are the areas that Brandon spends most of his efforts, he has also implemented a new statewide service delivery method. Brandon helped create a recovery ecosystem in Indiana consisting of over 20 recovery organizations that serve 92 counties. With a focus on reaching all communities, the network includes BIPOC-focused organizations, rural communities, and harm reduction agencies. Brandon has consulted throughout the country on both policy and recovery infrastructure. His effort around increasing access to medications for opioid use disorder is broadly acknowledged having contributed to Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s publication on this topic and Georgetown Law O’Neill Institute’s toolkit on MOUD in corrections.
Brandon has been a consultant for SAMHSA’s Opioid Response Network and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and is a contributor to Harvard’s Law Blog. He served as a trusted advisor to the National Judicial Opioid Task Force, on the leader’s council for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and recently spoke on addiction workforce issues and recovery messaging at the White House for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.