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Richard Burt Seymour, American health educator. Grantee National Institute of Mental Health, since 1974, National Institute on Drug Abuse, since 1974.


Seymour, Richard Burt was born on August 1, 1937 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Arnold Burt-Oakley and Florence Marguerite (Burt) Seymour.


Bachelor, Sonoma State University, 1969. Master of Arts, Sonoma State University, 1970.


Freelance writer, Sausalito, California, since 1960;coordinator, administrator, College of Mendocino, Boonville, California, 1971-1973;business manager, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, 1973-1977;executive administrator, director training and education projects, Height Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, 1977-1987;instructor, John F. Kennedy U., Orinda, California, since 1986;assistant professor, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, since 1985;president, chief Executive officer, Westwind Associations, Sausalito, California, since 1988. Consultant Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, since 1987, treasurer, board directors. Chairman World Drug Abuse Treatment Network, San Francisco, since 1988.

Coordinator California Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research, since 1997. Board directors Slide Ranch.


Member California Health Professionals for New Health Policy, Washington, 1976-1980. Chairman Marin Drug Abuse Advisory Board, San Rafael, California, 1979-1981, CalDrug Abuse Services Association, Sacramento, 1975-1979. Member Alcohol and Drug Counselors Education Project, since 1985, San Francisco Delinquency Prevention Commission, since 1981, California Primary Prevention Network, since 1980.

Member International Platform Association, Commonwealth Club of California, International Society Addiction Journal Editors (board directors, treasurer since 2000).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, writing, landscape painting, camping.


Married Michelle Driscoll, September 15, 1963 (divorced 1972). Children: Brian Geoffrey, Kyra Daleth. Married Sharon Harkless, January 5, 1973.