Deputy Director - Child Welfare Policy
Tyler Rinde has served as the Executive Director of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives (CAADPE) since 2021, a statewide association of 37 substance use disorder provider organizations. Prior to joining CAADPE, Tyler served as senior policy advocate with the County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), working on behavioral health policy and legislative work on behalf of county behavioral health departments. He has championed efforts on behalf of broad and diverse coalitions to prevent the shifting of community mental health funding into justice systems and against criminalization of substance use disorders.
Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and a native of Sacramento. He is also a member of the Capitol LGBTQ Association.