Jack Vondras is the Director of Administration for SAMHSA's CAPT and he is responsible for bridging program and administration. His background includes a Masters in Public Health and over 25 years of public health experience. He has developed a wide range of skills in program management, public policy, planning and organizational development, and training and technical assistance. He has successfully secured over 200 million dollars in grants into the state of Massachusetts. He has also worked extensively on program evaluation and its impact on developing more effective programs and implemented more than 15 science-based programs at the local level. Bridging the schism between program and evaluation has been a cornerstone of program development. He has particular skills in bringing together people with little past experience working collaboratively and with differing and sometimes conflicting needs and goals. His efforts have been recognized at the local, state and national level.