The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Sacramento affiliate is very pleased to welcome Renee Zito as a member of their Board of Directors.  Ms. Zito joined the board in December of 2011. Nationally recognized as a leader in AOD issues and advocacy, she served from 2007-2010 as the Director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP).  She is respected for her leadership in policy coordination and for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive statewide system of alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Ms. Zito has dedicated her entire career to helping people overcome their addictions.  From 2000 – 2007 she served as the director of programs at Marin Services for Women, managing the staff for the residential and outpatient programs, housing and education services, as well as the admissions department. From 1994 to 1999, Ms. Zito was the executive director of the alcohol and drug treatment center, Hazelden New York. Prior to that, she served as director of Treatment at Smithers Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center of the St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, and she previously taught at the New York State Academy of Addiction Studies, also serving as an adjunct instructor at Hunter College.

Renee Zito brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the NCADD-Sacramento Board of Directors.  We look forward to working with her as we continue to provide education and services to those who battle with addiction, and to the professionals who make recovery possible.