November 4, 2019
Outreach Appoints Christal Montague as New Chief Strategy Officer
Outreach, one of New York’s leading nonprofit providers of life-saving drug and alcohol treatment services, has announced that Christal Montague, MSW, LMHC, CASAC, CARC has been named Chief Strategy Officer. In this newly created role, Mrs. Montague will serve as a critical member of Outreach’s executive management team, working collaboratively to articulate and implement a strategic vision for the agency focused on effective growth for the future, while overseeing the agency’s human resources and development departments, as well as the Outreach Training Institute.
Most recently the Chief Program Officer at VIP Community Services in the Bronx, Mrs. Montague’s career spans 23 years in the nonprofit sector and includes policy and leadership development roles on several state and national membership organizations. A proven and accomplished leader, she has a substantial track record working with underserved populations, and her career includes serving on several boards of trustees, both locally and nationally. Mrs. Montague’s extensive involvement in the nonprofit sector includes broad knowledge of New York State’s OASAS’s substance use and OMH’s mental health treatment systems, as well as established relationships with providers such as DHS housing and shelter services, AIDS Institute/Ryan White HIV/AIDS services, criminal justice systems, HRSA federal qualified health centers and foundations.
“Christal is a great mix of leadership, human service expertise, technical breadth, and passion. She is an outstanding addition to the executive staff at Outreach,” said Debra Pantin, CEO of Outreach. “Christal also has great business insights and the remarkable ability to see what’s going on in the industry, to sense opportunities, and to understand how to execute against those opportunities in collaborative ways.”
“Outreach’s stellar reputation as a behavioral health treatment and training provider is long standing,” Mrs. Montague noted. “With the behavioral and primary health care systems rapidly moving toward a model of integrated care, it is exciting to steer the organization’s strategic vision of growth in this new direction, while sustaining our commitment to serve special populations such as adolescents, women, families, veterans, justice-involved individuals, and multi-lingual communities, and supporting and enhancing Outreach’s best resource, our staff and leadership. I am honored to join the team.”
Mrs. Montague earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton University and a master’s degree in in social work from Fordham University.
If you or someone you know needs help with a drug or alcohol problem, please call Outreach, with locations in New York City and Long Island, at 718-847-9233, or visit opiny.org.
Outreach has been providing services to help individuals rebuild their lives since 1980. Thousands of teens and adults have drastically changed their lives with the help Outreach provides. The organization has had a measurable positive impact on communities on Long Island as well as in Brooklyn and Queens. For numerous years, Outreach has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work For in New York State.”