Vice President of Residential Treatment
James Hollywood, LCSW, is Vice President of Residential Treatment and oversees the organization’s 12 residential substance use treatment programs with over 1,100 beds and serving 3,000 clients each year. Mr. Hollywood brings more than 25 years of experience working in the fields of substance use, mental health and homeless services.
In his previous role as Assistant Vice President, Mr. Hollywood worked to develop skills among the treatment staff in delivering motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior based therapies. He also worked on the expansion of Samaritan Daytop Village’s use of medically assisted recovery and withdrawal management. In 2013, Hollywood was honored with the Commissioner’s Service Award for Treatment by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.
Prior to joining Samaritan, Mr. Hollywood worked at Palladia, a New York City based social service agency, where he successfully implemented enhancements to address co-occurring mental health and substance use. Mr. Hollywood helped develop "Let's Get Organized," a program to help clients improve organization and time management skills to facilitate successful re-entry into community life. This intervention was recognized by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an innovative practice.
Mr. Hollywood holds a BA in Sociology from St. John's University and graduated with an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work.