MELVIN STOKES, MHS, LPC, LCADC
Chief Compliance Officer Regional Director - Delaware Division
1016 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Our regions are led by the best in the industry! Melvin Stokes has over 35 years overseeing the day-to-day budgetary, operational, clinical and regulatory standards of organizations. Divine Light is honored to have him leading our efforts in Delaware and assuring that Divine Light and each of our clinicians are compliant. His experience includes implementing contractual agreements, policies and procedures, strategic planning, management of human services, employee training, community advocacy and the provision of substance abuse, mental health and transitional living program-based educational/vocational interventions.
Mr. Stokes is passionate about those in need, his career began in 1985 working in the Philadelphia shelter system and has since included many positions in the Substance Abuse & Recovery Industry, including Substance Abuse Counselor, Supervisor, Clinical Director, Assistant Division Director, Deputy Director of Security and Program Director.
Stokes’ career path has also been comprised of executive level positions that have included both Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of a Residential & Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment Facility for Maryville, Inc., as well as a Community Corrections Facility for Volunteers of America and Gaudenzia, Inc.
As Divine Light began to experience growth and expansion, a passionate, experienced leader that cared about the needs of the clients was imperative, Melvin Stokes answered the call, the success of the Delaware region is a testament of his commitment to those we serve in that region and his ability to keep the organization as a whole compliant is evidence of his commitment to excellence.