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Peter Palanca, M.A.

Peter Palanca is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC, Inc.). Mr. Palanca oversees TASC’s statewide service delivery as well as strategic planning, training, and revenue development. Mr. Palanca serves as a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA) and was immediate past chairman. Mr. Palanca was appointed to the Children’s Mental Health Partnership, the policy guiding group for children’s mental health issues in Illinois. He is vice-chair of the board of directors of the National Association for Children of Addiction and a member of both the board of directors and advisory board of Prevention Partnership, a non-profit prevention and health promotion agency located in Chicago. Mr. Palanca is a member of the board of directors of Prevention First, an Illinois nonprofit resource center specializing in preventing teen alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Mr. Palanca also serves as the chairman of the Governors State University Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health Advisory Council and holds a faculty appointment as senior lecturer of Addiction Studies in the College of Health and Human Services. He is also a newly elected board member to the National Association of Addiction Professionals.