Dr. Frank Scarpati

Dr. Frank Scarpati has had a brilliant and robust career, and has contributed countless hours, time and energy to leading efforts of change and innovation across our State. In 1996, Dr. Scarpati became the President/CEO of the East Valley Addiction Council, a medical detoxification unit supported by 25 employees and nurtured it into becoming Community Bridges, Inc., an Arizona private non-profit agency, currently with 750 employees who deliver Integrated Behavioral Health and Medical services throughout Arizona. Dr. Scarpati is the creator of UnScript, an integrated approach to treating the bio-psycho-social-spiritual consequences of unintentional substance dependence resulting from overutilization of prescription medication. Frank Scarpati has a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. He is a certified Psychotherapist; a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC); Master's Level Addiction Counselor (State, National, and International); Compulsive Gambling Counselor; and Community College Teacher. Dr. Scarpati has also completed advanced training from the Center for Applied Science as a Relapse Prevention Specialist; the Arizona Attorney General's Office as a Labor Relations Mediator; and a Reality Therapist Certification from the Los Angeles based Reality Therapy Institute. He maintains proficiency in the field of Addiction Treatment as a non-physician Professional participant in the American Society of Addiction Medicine or ASAM, and for the past five years, has served as a member of the Governance Board of Magellan Healthcare of Arizona---the Administrator of the largest public behavioral health service contract in the country.