Jay Swarthout, LMHC
Jay Swarthout, LMHC, is a Program Director and Medicaid Transition Specialist at Cazenovia Recovery Systems in Buffalo, NY, and adjunct faculty at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work. He previously worked as the Behavioral Health Project Manager and HARP Clinical Director at Independent Health. Jay has thirty-five years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator, trainer, and program and system developer in working with individuals with trauma, criminal justice, developmental disability, and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder issues. Jay has been recognized by Erie/Niagara NAMI, the Mental Health Association of Erie County, and the Western New York Chemical Dependency Consortium for his community contributions and service.