Ann V. Denton, M.Ed.

Senior Fellow, Center for Technical Assistance

Ann V. Denton, M.Ed., a director of AHP’s Center for Technical Assistance and Training, is an expert on effective systems and interventions for persons with disabilities, including mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. She has knowledge and experience with systems change, integrated systems of care, evidence-based practices, outcome and performance measures, and homelessness and housing issues for people with mental health disorders and other disabilities. Currently, Ms. Denton is the director of the Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN), a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded initiative that provides coordinated technical assistance (TA) to all of SAMHSA’s grantees focused on serving persons experiencing homelessness. She also continues to provide leadership, training, and support to other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. Ms. Denton has conducted monitoring site visits for federal HHS programs, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA and played a leadership role in the development and revision of SAMHSA’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) Evidence-Based Practices KITs. Ms. Denton develops training products, leads training teams, and provides training and TA to states and communities in many areas, including Housing First, housing development, funding and implementation of evidence-based practices, permanent supportive housing, services and supports for people with disabilities, and access to mainstream services. Ms. Denton is a former evaluation and research fellow for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. She is a current board member of the Austin Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO).