Peninsula Health Concepts
San Mateo, California
Until 2019 de Miranda served as Associate Director of Door to Hope in Salinas, California, which specializes in family treatment including services for drug-exposed infants and children. Previously He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stepping Stone of San Diego, an addiction treatment and recovery program that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. He is also the pro bono Executive Director of the National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disabilities, Inc., a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services for people with disabilities. Previous executive leadership positions have been with the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter, Youth Power, formerly “Just Say No” International, and Join Together/Boston University School of Public Health.
With a professional background in the human services field that spans 40+ years, Mr. de Miranda has served as program administrator, management consultant, therapist, educator, government official, quality leader, researcher, and trainer. The son of a Cuban immigrant he graduated from the nation’s oldest public school, Boston Latin. Following graduation from Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) with a B.A. degree in Sociology, he earned a Masters degree in Counseling & Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. He has conducted research and published on topics as varied as special education, harm reduction, consumer self-determination, legislative policy, healthcare cost containment, prevention, legal protections for people in recovery, disability rehabilitation, and advocacy for people with disabilities. Mr. de Miranda is a regular contributor to Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the University of San Francisco, College of Professional Studies. He served six years as a member of the Board of Directors of Faces and Voices of Recovery. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley & San Diego, California State University, East Bay, the University of San Francisco and San Quentin State Prison. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration selected Mr. de Miranda as their “Ask the Expert” in August 2010.
Some of Mr. de Miranda's publications include:
Treatment and Recovery Discover Harm Reduction: Now what? Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, July 18, 2022.
Harm Reduction and Recovery: Two ideas that have reached maturity, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, July 26, 2021.
Toolkit Offers Modern Approach to Reducing Cigarette Smoking in SUD Populations (Tobacco Harm Reduction) , Addiction Professional, June 24, 2021.
Dirty Words: Smoker, Vaper, harm reductionist, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, October 14, 2019.
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