President & Chief Executive Officer for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
Pete Nielsen is the President & Chief Executive Officer for the California Consortium of
Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), CCAPP Credentialing, CCAPP Education Institute
and the Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP). CCAPP is the largest statewide
consortium of addiction programs and professionals, and the only one representing all
modalities of substance use disorder treatment programs. BHAP is the leading and unifying
voice of addiction-focused treatment programs nationallly. Mr. Nielsen has worked in the
substance use disorders field for 20 years. In addition to association management, he brings to
the table experience as an interventionist, family recovery specialist, counselor, administrator,
and educator, with positions including campus director, academic dean, and instructor.
Mr. Nielsen is the secretary of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, and
the publisher for Counselor magazine. He is a nationally known speaker and writer published in
numerous industry-specific magazines. Mr. Nielsen holds a Master of Arts in Counseling
Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.