Mary Brite’s career in the health and human services field began and evolved exclusively at Outreach. Through her passion and dedication, she became Vice President of Long Island Outpatient Services in 2017, and moved up to become Vice President of Outpatient Services in 2019, a role in which Brite oversees all of the agency’s outpatient programs on Long Island and in New York City.
Brite is committed to enhancing access to treatment, especially to traditionally underserved populations such as women, women with children, adolescents and individuals with co-occurring disorders. She shares her specialized expertise in these areas through industry workgroups as well as speeches and presentations at peer-led conferences.
Currently, Brite is Co-Chair of the Women and Families Committee for the New York State Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) association, and an active member of the Quality Consortium of Suffolk County and the Criminal Justice Addiction Workgroup, which provides training in best practices for professionals including the annual “Bridging the Gap” conference.
Brite also serves as Co-Chair for the Suffolk County Department of Mental Hygiene’s Chemical Dependency Sub-Committee. Additionally, she is an outpatient treatment representative in a collaborative regional workgroup designed to address value-based reimbursement and outcome metrics in response to healthcare reform.
Brite earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University and Bachelor of Science in Human and Community Services from SUNY Empire State. She received her CASAC through Outreach Training Institute, and participated in SAMHSA’s Women’s Addiction Leadership Services Institute.