OASAS Honors Samaritan Village CEO with Commissioner's Service Award


Commissioners-Service-Award---smallSamaritan Village President & CEO Tino Hernandez has been awarded the Commissioner’s Service Award for Treatment by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez presented the award to Hernandez at the Annual Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) Conference, which took place from Oct. 19-22, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Hernandez was acknowledged for his long-time commitment and leadership in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. At Samaritan Village, he has led the agency's expansion of evidence-based practices, recovery-oriented services, veteran-specific treatment, and transitional housing and shelters. As a leader in the health and housing fields for 30 years, Hernandez was cited for his dedication to excellence, positive impact on the community, and position as an inspiring role model to the treatment community.