Richard Moldenhauer has been in the field treating addictions for 33 years. He has served as the State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA) for the last 15 years in Minnesota, is on the faculty at two graduate school training programs and has served this nation in the military. He is recognized for his encyclopedic knowledge of regulations, a deep commitment to serving patients in need of treatment, and not being afraid to take political risks. Mr. Moldenhauer has presented at state conferences and participated in the Minnesota Public Broadcasting Service presentation series, “Heroin at Home: Rise of Opiate Use” and “Heroin at Home: Response to Opiate Use.” In 2011, he was instrumental in declaration of the public health emergency on three Indian reservations and the resolution to gain greater tribal acceptance to provide MAT. He has successfully advocated for patients in Opioid Treatment Programs against burdensome regulation, increased the access for naloxone, and continues to assure accessibility for treatment.