DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH SERVICES
Matt Hughson holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the Florida State University. He has over 25 years’ experience in the social services field, specifically focused on helping those who suffer from substance use disorders. He started his career in a residential treatment setting in 1992 working with substance involved adolescents in the Juvenile Justice system. He has also held positions as a case manager with the Orange County Drug Court and worked as an Orange County Deputy Sheriff. In 2005, Matt became a Probation Officer in Seminole County, Florida where he supervised a high-risk population of adults with substance use disorders. As a Probation Officer for 15 years, he was dedicated to reducing stigma and educating the community on substance use disorder and recovery resources in the community. Matt has been in long-term recovery for over 32 years, which has provided him a unique perspective in helping those seeking recovery and recovery services.