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Valerie Mielke

Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Valerie Mielke is the assistant commissioner for the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Department of Human Services, which serves as the Single State Agency for Substance Abuse and the State Mental Health Authority as designated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Mielke currently serves (as past president) on the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Board of Directors and served as president from 2019 to 2021. Additionally, Mielke serves as a board member of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Public Policy Committee. Mielke holds a BA from Fairfield University and an MSW from Rutgers University.

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