College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Dr. Orlando Wright is a behavioral scientist who holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Human Behavior from Capella University. Dr. Wright is the Director of Partnerships and Innovation at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) where he oversees national partnerships with commercial and Medicaid payers, states, and other public entities.
Previously, he facilitated inter-agency collaboration across 6 partner hospitals, community-based organizations, and the Local Behavioral Health Authorities to optimize and develop behavioral health resources within Montgomery and Prince George County, Maryland.
He is a board-licensed clinical social worker and supervisor in Maryland, USA. He has over 20 + years of experience in clinical service delivery, management, behavioral health systems, & partnership development. He was appointed by Howard County’s executive Calvin Ball to the Howard County Local Behavioral Health Authority where he is the chair of the critical indicators committee. He enjoys innovation within the behavioral health space and continues to optimize, drive, and facilitate groundbreaking ideas in the field of behavioral health. He is the principal of Halcyon Clinical: an institute for clinical research, treatment, and training.
He authored, “Parenting Status Offending Youth: Parent’s Perceptions of Diversionary Services in the Juvenile Justice System,” and co-authored, “Soaring into Greatness.”