Robert “Bob” Hansen, M.S.

Executive Director, Office of Drug Control Policy, WVDHHR

Robert “Bob” Hansen, executive director of the Office of Drug Control Policy for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), plans and directs West Virginia’s efforts in combating the opioid epidemic. He was appointed to this position in December 2018 by Governor Jim Justice. Hansen also serves as the director of Addiction Services for Marshall Health.

Early in his career, Hansen served as Director of DHHR’s Office of Behavioral Health Services. He then became President and CEO of Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Inc. of Huntington, West Virginia.

Hansen has served as a governing board member of Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital and President of the Behavioral Health Care Providers Association of West Virginia. He earned a B.A. from Marietta College, and an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University.