Liz Harden, LMHC, CAP, CCJAP, Executive Director
Graduating from the University of Tampa 1989, Liz Harden began dedicating all aspects of her professional career to addictions and dual-disorders treatment. Well known for her development of award-winning specialty programs for women and people with co-occurring psychiatric illnesses, as the first female and clinically licensed Chief Operating Officer of DACCO (2007 – 2014), Liz’s leadership helped propel the Tampa community-based non-profit agency into the modern healthcare era, benefitting the indigent and the working poor. In 2002, Liz began evaluating, treating and monitoring licensed health professionals with substance use disorders and other psychiatric illnesses. Liz’s passion and energy is born from her own family history of alcoholism and recovery. Having walked in the shoes of despair and hopelessness, watching loved ones suffering from the disease, unwilling to seek treatment, Liz became a trusted guide for those in similar circumstances, assisting loved-ones with court-involved involuntary treatment, when necessary.