The MARS Team

Walter Ginter (3)

Walter P Ginter

Walter is founding Project Director of the Medication Assisted Recovery Support (MARS™) Project. MARS™ is designed to provide peer recovery support to persons whose recovery from opiate addiction is assisted by medication. MARS™ is a collaboration between the Division of Substance Abuse, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and the National Alliance for Medication Assisted (NAMA) Recovery.  MARS™ was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP).

In 2012 he helped create the Beyond MARS Training Institute at Einstein where opiate treatment programs are trained to implement MARS™ around the US.

Prior to MARS, Walter served NAMA Recovery as Vice President, Director of Training and as a board member.

He has also served as a board member of Faces and Voices of Recovery (FaVoR), as a National Recovery Month Planning Partner, a member of the NYS Recovery Implementation Team, and as a member of the Methadone Transition Advisory Group (MTAG). He has served on more than twenty federal and NYS panels, expert panels, and advisory groups.

He was a recipient of the Richard Lane/Robert Holden Patient Advocacy Award at the 2009 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) National Conference in NYC. He also received the 2012 Vernon Johnson America Honors Recovery Award from Faces and Voices of Recovery in Washington. DC.

Walter is founding Project Director of the Medication Assisted Recovery Support (MARS™) Project. MARS™ is designed to provide peer recovery support to persons whose recovery from opiate addiction is assisted by medication. MARS™ is a collaboration between the Division of Substance Abuse, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and the National Alliance for