MARRCH names John Magnuson as Executive Director
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
John Magnuson has been hired by the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH) to serve as their new Executive Director.
Mr. Magnuson comes to MARRCH with decades of experience in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery. Most recently, Magnuson worked at The Retreat (non-clinical, mutual help approach to the problem of alcohol and drug dependency), was a consultant to AiR Healthcare Solutions (an integrated behavioral health care management company), and served in Washington DC as Vice President of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA). In addition, Magnuson has served as a consultant to the United States Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS/SAMHSA), Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Augsburg College StepUP Program, Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), MADD, the Johnson Institute (JI) and served as a staffer to United States Representative Jim Ramstad.
MARRCH is a professional association of addiction treatment professionals and organizations striving to raise awareness about addiction and the power of recovery. We represent more than 75 agencies and more than 2,000 individuals (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, students, other behavioral health professionals) with members in every region/county of Minnesota. As a collective body, MARRCH works to educate, support and guide individuals and agencies while speaking with a unified voice in public policy venues.
“MARRCH was extremely fortunate in recruiting several outstanding candidates for our Executive Director position. We are extremely excited about hiring John Magnuson, because of his experience in lobbying, intimate knowledge of the field, and his passion for Recovery,” David Hartford, MSM – MARRCH Board President.
Magnuson officially started on September 11, 2017. The MARRCH offices are located within the Ewald Consulting corporate headquarters, 1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114.