Title: Not-for-Profit Developer
Company: Amity Foundation
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Rod Mullen, Not-for-Profit Developer at Amity Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nonprofit leadership.
Interested in the model of an integrated society, Mr. Mullen has spent his career aiding efforts to make the movement more permanent and mainstream. His main focus has been educating and rehabilitating individuals and families affected by substance abuse, and, after more than 40 years of nonprofit and fundraising experience, he continues to experience success. Mr. Mullen is currently lending his expertise to the Amity Foundation, where he has served as the founder, president, and chief executive officer since 1995. He previously held directorial roles at the Synanon Foundation, Inc., and at Vision Quest, Inc., and consultant and advisory roles at the California Office for Criminal Justice Planning and the Center for Therapeutic Community Research at the National Development and Research Institutes.
Some of the highlights of Mr. Mullen’s career include developing in-prison therapeutic community programs for addicted offenders and violent offenders, which demonstrated significant reductions in recidivism to drug abuse, violence, and other criminal activities, and the implementation of a comprehensive holistic curriculum for therapeutic communities. He also adapted mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for Residential Treatment Programs and conducted research in holistic addiction treatment. To help educate others, Mr. Mullen has directed documentaries such as “Native Voices,” “History of Therapeutic Communities in Corrections,” “Essential Elements of the Therapeutic Community,” and “Prodigal Daughters.” Further, he has contributed chapters to books and articles to professional journals, and has spoken at events. Mr. Mullen recently attended a conference in Rome, Italy, where he was one of the primary speakers, speaking on the over-medicalization of drug therapy.
Mr. Mullen prepared for his endeavors by completing postgraduate coursework at the San Francisco Art Institute and coursework at the University of Idaho and the University of Mary Washington, as well as by earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is affiliated with the American Correctional Association, the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities, Therapeutic Committees of America, and the California Therapeutic Center.
Looking to the future, Mr. Mullen intends to maintain his position as the president of his foundation and to work hard to train and develop people in building communities. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and videography.
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