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Mark Sanders
September 21, 2021

CHESS program manager earns lifetime achievement award for addiction work

Written By: Adam Malecek

Mark SandersMark Sanders, a program manager with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), has received a lifetime achievement award for his work in the addiction field from NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Sanders, who serves as state program manager for Illinois as part of the Great Lakes regional technology transfer centers for mental health, addiction and prevention work operated by CHESS, earned NAADAC’s Enlightenment Award.

“Mark’s contributions to the field have had an impact on countless lives over the course of his career,” says Todd Molfenter, deputy director of CHESS and director of the technology transfer centers. “His commitment to making treatment and recovery a reality for all inspires us daily. We are incredibly proud to have Mark as a member of our team and join the field in congratulating him on this well-deserved award.”

CHESS is based in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, having been founded by Professor Emeritus David Gustafson.