Full Name
Mitchell Netburn
Job Title
President & CEO
Samaritan Daytop Village
Speaker Bio
A native New Yorker, Mitchell has over 30 years of public interest experience. Mitchell is the President & CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village (SDV), which serves 33,000 people annually in over 60 programs across 10 counties in New York State. SDV offers a rich array of services including: treatment and residential facilities for substance use disorders; behavioral health programs; transitional and supportive housing; and specialized initiatives for veterans, seniors, youth and families.

From 2010 to 2018 Mitchell was the President & CEO of Project Renewal and ensured it fulfilled its mission to end the cycle of homelessness for 15,000 clients per year by empowering them to obtain health, homes, and jobs.

Previously, Mitchell was the Senior Vice President at F∙E∙G∙S Health and Human Services System where he directed a public assistance-to-work initiative serving 24,000 disabled clients annually. Prior to joining F∙E∙G∙S, Mitchell served as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and coordinated all homeless programs for the City and County of Los Angeles.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Mitchell was the First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Homeless Services where he ensured quality shelter and programs were provided to 23,000 homeless men, women, and children per night. Mitchell also held the positions of Chief of Staff to the NYC Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services as well as the Agency Chief Contracting Officer and the Assistant Commissioner for the Ryan White CARE Act Program at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mitchell started his career as the Director of the Office of AIDS Discrimination Issues at the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Mitchell is the Chair of The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc. and a Board Member of Homeless Services United. He holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and a B.A. from Oberlin College. Mitchell currently lives in Washington Heights with his husband, Kevin.
Mitchell Netburn