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Orlando Wright

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program 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). Previously, he facilitated inter-agency collaboration across 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 management, behavioral health systems, & partnership development. He enjoys innovation within the behavioral health space and continues to optimize, drive, and facilitate groundbreaking ideas in the field of behavioral health.

He authored, “Parenting Status Offending Youth: Parent’s Perceptions of Diversionary Services in the Juvenile Justice System,” and co-authored, “Soaring into Greatness.” Dr. Wright is married and he is the father of two lovely girls. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, outdoor activities, and mentorship.