Phil Diaz, M.S.W. is currently executive director of Forgotten Mom, Inc., a 501 c(3) nonprofit, specializing in helping mothers, their loved ones and community wherever they are in their recovery process.
Mr. Diaz has an honorary doctorate from Mercy college in New York.
He is co-founder of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics and the co-author of 5 books in addiction and co-author of The Lowdown on Families Who Get High.
He was Assistant Deputy Director for Prevention in the Office of Demand Reduction with the White House of National Drug Control Policy. In this capacity, he was the lead federal official in the development of national and international drug prevention policy where he oversaw a budget of $1.5 billion.
Mr. Diaz was in charge of the chemical dependency at The Child Welfare League of America in Washington, D.C. He’s also a recipient of many national awards, including an award from the White House.
Mr. Diaz is the founding Director of Project Rainbow First Center for Children of Alcoholics in U.S.A. in 1979.
For 5 years, Mr. Diaz was a partner in Lifescape Solutions, a drug treatment center specializing in trauma and dual diagnosis. He is also the former CEO of Gateway Community Services, Inc., a 200-bed drug and treatment facility for adolescents and adults in Jacksonville, Fl. At Gateway, he pioneered PTSD treatment for chronic relapsers using Gestalt therapy and EMDR. He was also the deputy director for substance abuse at one of the largest community mental health centers in New York State where he pioneered work with children of alcoholics and the dual diagnosed drug addicted person.