Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement and Chairman of the Indiana Commission to Combat Substance Use Disorder
Douglas Huntsinger serves as Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement and Chairman of the Indiana Commission to Combat Substance Use Disorder.
As a Senior Adviser to Governor Eric J. Holcomb and a member of the Governor’s Cabinet, Douglas oversees the coordination of the Governor’s Next Level Recovery initiative, aligning and focusing the State of Indiana’s response to the drug crisis. He also serves as a member of the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council and the Governor’s Health Workforce Council.
Prior to his appointment by Governor Holcomb to serve as Executive Director in January 2020, Douglas served for three years as Deputy Director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement, overseeing operational aspects of the state’s response to the drug crisis.
Additionally, he was appointed by Governor Holcomb to serve on the Indiana Jail Overcrowding Task Force, developing solutions that empower local correctional facilities to be safer for both inmates and officers.
The Indiana Judges Association recently named Douglas the 2021 Champion of Justice in recognition of his work supporting family recovery courts and behavioral health services for justice-involved individuals and families.
Previously, Douglas served for four years as the executive producer of the Indiana State Fair, where he oversaw the staff, budgets and operations related to the state’s premier tourism event hosting nearly a million visitors annually.
In 2009, the Indianapolis City-County Council appointed him to the Equal Opportunity Advisory Board, where he currently serves as vice chairman. The board oversees the city’s Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Minority and Women Business Development.
He joined the Office of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005, serving in several capacities during his eight-year tenure, including as policy director, overseeing 13 state agencies.
Douglas holds a degree in political science from Indiana State University and resides in Indianapolis.