Staff

Kevin Kunz, M.D., M.P.H., DFASAM

Executive Vice President

Email: kkunz@acaam.org

Since 2013, Dr. Kunz has been the Executive Vice President of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (formerly The Addiction Medicine Foundation) and previously served as president of both. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and serves there in the clinical faculty. Dr. Kunz has practiced primary care and addiction medicine in Hawaii for 40 years.

Under his executive leadership at ABAM and ACAAM over 4,000 physicians have received national certification in addiction medicine; the field of addiction medicine gained recognition by the ABMS and the ACGME; and 62 one year addiction medicine fellowships have been established and accredited. Dr. Kunz has authored or co-authored journal articles in the field of addiction medicine, and is a Section Editor for the field’s primary text, Principles of Addiction Medicine. In the recently published 6th Edition of this text, he authored the chapter The Addiction Medicine Physician as a Change Agent for Prevention and Public Health. Dr. Kunz has had a career interest in issues of interdisciplinary care and the provision of equitable care to underserved populations, especially those with SUDs. Since 2014, he has been the PI on $3.5M of addiction medicine workforce development grants from philanthropic and governmental sources.

Dr. Kunz has received recognition for his local, state and national work in addiction prevention and treatment. He has been a recipient of the AMERSA John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education; Clinician of the Year Award from the Hawaii Medical Association; Outstanding Service Award- Hawaii Island Rural Health Association; the Governor’s Kilohana Award for Outstanding Volunteerism; and the Annual Award of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kunz is focused on expanding the addiction medicine physician workforce and the development of fellowship training programs for the purpose of bringing evidence informed prevention and treatment to patients, families and health care systems.


Tim Brennan

Tim Brennan, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs

Phone: 301-656-3880 x392

Email: tbrennan@acaam.org

Dr. Brennan is the Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs at the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. He is passionate about expanding high-quality and financially sustainable academic addiction medicine fellowship training around the United States. Dr. Brennan works with emerging and established fellowship programs from inception to accreditation. Additionally, he is the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals and the Program Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Program at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Brennan has spoken at state, national and international levels about addiction policy issues, particularly as related to young adults. He is the co-editor of Lippincott’s “Essentials of Addiction Medicine”, and was appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve on the Medical Review Board at the New York State Justice Center.

Dr. Brennan is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.


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Andrew Danzo

Director of Fellowship Development

Phone:  301-656-3880 x389

Email: adanzo@acaam.org

Andrew Danzo is Director of Fellowship Development for American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM). He has been involved in developing fellowship training programs since 2010 as part of the successful effort to build a graduate medical education infrastructure for Addition Medicine and achieve its formal recognition by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Mr. Danzo has also worked on a variety of projects, including faculty development, the New York State Rural Health Research Center and New York State Area Health Education Center. From 2000-2009, he served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Rural Health, the premiere peer-reviewed publication focused on healthcare access and related issues for the nation’s nonmetropolitan population. He earned a BA in economics and political science from Rutgers University and previously worked for a number of years as a journalist.


Catherine Saunders

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 301-656-3880 x379

Email: csaunders@acaam.org

Catherine Saunders is the Chief Operating Officer for the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM). She implements and maintains the integrity of the daily operations while ensuring fiscally sound initiatives. She also manages all organizational logistics for meetings and conferences. Ms. Saunders was first introduced to the field of addiction medicine in 2014 while serving as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Before that, she held several upper management positions in the non-profit sector ranging from education, federal grant administration, meetings, and conference exhibits. Prior to transitioning to the non-profit world, Ms. Saunders held leadership roles spanning over 25 years in the financial industry. With her financial background and not-for-profit expertise, Ms. Saunders interprets the strategic vision and transforms it into data-driven, profitable operations.


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Sandy Ogunfolu, MBA

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Phone: 301-656-3880 x375

Email: sogunfolu@acaam.org

Sandy Ogunfolu is Chief Marketing and Communications and Officer at the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) with responsibility for the development and execution of the marketing and communications efforts for the organization.  She also manages product development and The Addiction Medicine MOC & Education Portal.  Ms. Ogunfolu has held senior level marketing and business development positions in the non-profit and private sector and holds an MBA in Marketing.


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Susan E. Foster, M.S.W.

Senior Advisor

Phone: 301-656-3880 x380

Email: sfoster@acaam.org

Susan E. Foster is Senior Advisor to The American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. She previously served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine with The Addiction Medicine Foundation and, before that, as Vice President and Director of Policy Research at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  Susan has been responsible for a wide range of national studies on risky substance use and addiction and for developing collaborations, tools and practice guides to translate research results into health care practice, public policy and public understanding of the disease. Susan has held policy and management positions in the non-profit sector and in federal, state and local government, and was founder and partner of a public policy consulting firm providing services to the nation’s governors. Serving as a spokesperson on addiction prevention and treatment, she has appeared in a wide range of media venues, presented to national, regional, state and international groups, testified before federal and state legislative bodies, and consulted with representatives of other countries about addiction policy.