Dr. Peter Luongo worked in the behavioral health field for over thirty years as a social worker and administrator before joining IRETA in 2011 as its Executive Director.
In Maryland, he was the Single State Authority under three governors as the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Administration. As the SSA, Dr. Luongo regulated the substance use disorder treatment industry across the state. He brings experience and expertise in clinical operations from an agency, local, and state system perspective.
Dr. Dawn Lindsey serves as IRETA’s Director of Research and Evaluation. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, followed by an NIAAA-funded postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh.
She spent five years as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Pitt researching substance use disorders in adolescents. In her post-academic life, IRETA offers Dawn the opportunity to apply her analytic skills to on the ground, real-world research problems.