We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.
Managing Director of Child and Youth Services
Leslie Ellis-Lang, MSEd, LMFT, is a leader in services for children and youth with emphasis in both child welfare and behavioral health.
Child Behavioral Health Healthcare quality management Cultural Competency Family First Prevention Services Act Child Welfare Gender diversity in children Treatment foster care Qualified Residential Treatment Programs
Managing Director of Aging Services
Jed Johnson is an award-winning, national leader in adult- and senior-services arenas.
Senior Transportation Rural caregiving Military or veteran caregiving Adult Day Services Continuing Care Retirement Communities Care for Older Adults Respite Care Elderly mobility needs Aging with a disability
Managing Director of Behavioral Health
A creative, solutions oriented leader who is passionate about improving quality in behavioral healthcare.
Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Mental Health (Severe Mental Illness) Practice and Policy Suicide Prevention Substance Use Disorders Addictions Counselling Performance Management Mental illness stigma Addiction Treatment
Managing Director of Medical Rehabilitation and International Aging Services/Medical Rehabilitation
Christine M. MacDonell has more than 35 years of experience as a provider, administrator, and trainer in the human services field.
Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation Stroke Rehabilitation Brain injury programs Healthcare quality oversight Physical and rehabilitation medicine Case Management Interdisciplinary pain management Cancer rehabilitation Performance Management Evidence-based practice initiative
Managing Director of Public Policy
Deborah A. Witham, M.S.W., J.D., leads CARF’s ongoing assessment of and response to developments in public policy.
Quality Primary care and behavioral health integration HIV & AIDS Substance Use Disorders Social Determinants of Health Methadone Clinics Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 1915(c) Medicaid waivers Opioid Addiction & Recovery Value-based care 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8 Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Opioid Treatment Program Nonprofit Management Homelessness Children and Families