John Hudgens, MME

Senior Program Manager

John Hudgens, MME is a senior program manager for Advocates for Human Potential’s (AHP) Center for Technical Assistance and Training. In this role, he designs and conducts national webinars, conducts coaching with states approved by SAMHSA for targeted technical assistance, administers onsite TA and training sessions, and develops online resources to inform and support the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) and Mental Health Block Grants (MHBG). As part of the TA Center, he uses his expertise to broaden the scopes of planning councils, including the integration of addictions, prevention, mental health, and behavioral health services. He has experience in strategic planning, program innovation and implementation, policy analysis, consensus building, and performance monitoring. Mr. Hudgens has specific expertise in federal grant writing, reviewing, block grant planning, and advisory groups. Before joining AHP, Mr. Hudgens worked for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for 19 years in various leadership roles where he managed community-based services, increased the statewide system capacity to annually serve more than 40,000 adults and children, and monitored over $50 million in annual contracts for services.