Minister Clement announces appointment to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

    OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of
Health, is pleased to announce the reappointment of Beverley Clarke to the
Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) for a
three-year term.
    "I am confident that Ms. Clarke will continue to be a strong asset to the
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. The wealth of experience that she brings
to the Centre will contribute to a healthier and safer Canadian public," said
Minister Clement.
    Beverley Clarke is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Community,
Children and Mental Health and Addictions Services for Eastern Health, the
largest health services organization in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a
registered Social Worker and has a Masters in Social Work from Carleton
University in Ottawa. She was involved in the establishment of Humberwood, the
first inpatient addictions treatment centre in the province. Ms. Clarke has
also served as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Health for
Newfoundland and Labrador.

    The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is Canada's national addictions
agency. Established by an Act of Parliament in 1988, the Centre provides
objective, evidence-based information and advice aimed at reducing the health,
social and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.

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