Attorney John Snook has joined the Treatment Advocacy Center as deputy executive director of government affairs.
The executive who began his career as an advocate for the Treatment Advocacy Center brings with him almost 15 years of policy and advocacy experience at the federal and state levels.
He previously served as director of loan administration policy for the Mortgage Bankers Association and as director of state and local relations for Habitat for Humanity International.
“This is a homecoming for John,” said Doris A. Fuller, executive director, “and the timing could not be better."
"The contribution of his knowledge and experience to our efforts at a time when so many communities across the country are embracing mental health reform will be invaluable,” she said.
Snook received his JD from George Mason School of Law in Virginia and his BA from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania.
He joins a unique organization. The Treatment Advocacy Center is the only nonprofit that focuses exclusively on eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. Twenty-four states have made important changes to their civil commitment laws as a direct result of their work since their founding in 1998.