Jean McQuilikin Carfagno

Jean Carfagno

Title: Medical Association Administrator
Company: Thelma McMillen Center
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Jean McQuilikin Carfagno, Medical Association Administrator at the Thelma McMillen Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in addiction recovery and mental health.

Ms. Carfagno is the founder, clinical director and utilization review coordinator at the Thelma McMillen Recovery Center, where she has provided patient and administrative services since 1991. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, she attended Ohio State University, where she was bestowed with both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She earned a Master of Arts in counseling psychology at Lindenwood University and further specialized in addiction recovery at the University of California Los Angeles, where she earned certification in drug and alcohol counseling. Ms. Carfagno spent her early career in education, teaching on behalf of Long Beach Unified Schools for more than 15 years before transitioning to the field of mental health.

From 1982 until 1989, Ms. Carfagno worked as a therapist at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Marina del Rey, California. She is also one of the original founders of the chemical dependency and treatment program at Torrance Memorial Hospital, which grew into the Thelma McMillen Center, a state-of-the-art intensive outpatient substance abuse recovery program for teens and adults, which is respectful of the needs of patients in addressing trauma recovery. In addition to her work in clinical settings, Ms. Carfagno has also been an adjunct professor at Antioch University and spent more than a decade as the national alumni director for Mortar Board.

Ms. Carfagno is the recipient of the 1991 Hospital Inspiration Award and has been recognized for her groundbreaking work in recovery and mental health services with a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She also remains involved with the honorable societies of Kappa Alpha Theta and Phi Beta Kappa, and is the elder and small-group ministry director at her church. Outside of her vocational circles, Ms. Carfagno enjoys choral music and time spent with her two sons.

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