Dr. Kamala Greene Génecé is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of addiction treatment programs and utilization of cognitive-behavioral techniques to treat co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Before joining HMA she served as chief quality officer for Liberty Behavioral Health Management where she provided executive leadership for two continuum of care inpatient/outpatient addiction treatment programs throughout New York State. In this role, Dr. Genece was responsible for all areas of risk management, quality improvement, environmental safety, patient care, and policy review and maintenance.
A seasoned program developer and facilitator, she served as a senior-level executive and advisor for the Partnership to End Addiction. In this role she drove the development of program and organizational technical assistance programs for the addiction treatment system. Her team helped treatment providers transition to telehealth services, adapt program practices to new state regulations, integrate primary care and mental health services within opioid treatment sites, and implement family-focused treatment strategies.
Dr. Génecé also worked as chief clinical officer of the Phoenix Houses, developing and implementing best practices in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment. She also held positions with Montefiore Medical Center where she managed division-wide staffing and hiring, Wellness Center primary care clinic operations, and grants and budgets as the deputy director of the Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA) and assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
In addition, Dr. Génecé has served as administrative director of Addiction Treatments at Bronx Care Medical Center, where she oversaw five levels of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) addiction care, and as the director of program design and evaluation at the Institute for Community Living (ICL), both in New York City.
Dr. Génecé has taught and supervised graduate students, psychiatry residents, and Addiction Fellows on the process of disseminating cognitive-behavioral treatments in diverse treatment settings and conducted specialized trainings for professionals in motivational interviewing and the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) therapy approach to substance abuse intervention.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Boston University. Dr. Génecé completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and finished her post-doctoral work at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University (now known as Partnership to End Addiction).