A new year. A new administration. A behavioral health pandemic within a lingering COVID pandemic. Struggling communities. A renewed sense of urgency.
Join us for a dialogue with some of our nation’s behavioral health leaders:
- Dr. Benjamin F. Miller, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
- Pamela Greenberg, President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)
- Kana Enomoto, Senior Knowledge Expert – Washington D.C., McKinsey & Company
- Harvey Rosenthal, CEO, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)
- Dr. Ron Manderscheid (Moderator), President and CEO, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
As a new administration takes their seats and critical positions are appointed, what is fundamentally needed to transform our system? This 90-minute conversation will address the needs of our communities, innovations to improve public health, and priorities we might expect of the new administration.
Resources Shared During Webinar
- Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care
- Healing the Nation: Advancing Mental Health and Addiction Policy
- Healing the Nation: State Based Solutions for Connecting People to Mental Health Care and Addiction Recovery Services
- A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care
- SUPPORTING A NATION IN CRISIS Solutions for Local Leaders to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being During and Post-COVID-19
Resources Shared During Chat
- Bill to be introduced in the Oregon legislature to reduce to barriers to BIPOC mental health providers and increase diversity in the profession
- AOT Testimony
- Think Bigger Do Good: Medicaid’s Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) Exclusion Rule: A Policy Debate
- Health Affairs: There Is No “Silver Bullet” For Mental Health: The Problem Of The IMD Exclusion
- National Shattering Silence Coalition: IMD Position Statement
- Well Being in the Nation (WIN) Network: WIN Measures
- Housing Is Mental Health Care: A Call for Medicaid Demonstration Waivers Covering Housing
- CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Address the Social Determinants of Health to Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs, Support State Value-Based Care Strategies
- Think Bigger Do Good Policy Briefs: Housing is Mental Health Care – A Call for Medicaid Demonstration Waivers Covering Housing
- Providence Health and Services: Providence creates “supportive housing” to help patients live healthier lives
- Mindful Philanthropy: Informed Giving in Mental Health and Addiction
- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy: Health in Mind
Dr. Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD is the Chief Strategy Officer for Well Being Trust, a national foundation committed to advancing the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation. He helps oversee the foundation’s portfolio ensuring alignment across grantees, overall strategy and direction, and connection of the work to advance policy. The end goal is to help advance the national movement around mental health and well-being. Prior to joining Well Being Trust, Dr. Miller spent 8 years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was the founding Director of Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center. The Farley Center was created in 2014 to be a leader in conducting policy studies, relevant to health and health care challenges, disseminating evidence to those positioned to use it in their decision-making issues related to health policy for the University, and to be a leader locally and nationally on a variety of topic areas. Under Dr. Miller’s leadership, the Farley Health Policy Center worked on four main areas: behavioral health integration, payment reform, workforce, and community-based prevention. He remains a Senior Advisor to the Farley Center. Miller is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Stanford School of Medicine
Dr. Miller has been a principal investigator on several federal grants, foundation grants, and state contracts related to comprehensive primary care and mental health, behavioral health, and substance use integration. He led the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral and Primary Care project as well as the lead investigator on the Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts (SHAPE) project. In addition, he was the lead author on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Whole Health report, which provided specific direction to advance mental health nationally.
He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he trained in primary care psychology. In addition, Miller worked as a postdoctoral fellow in primary care psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
Dr. Miller has written and published extensively on enhancing the evidentiary support for integrated models, increasing the training and education of behavioral health providers in medical settings, and the need to address specific health policy and payment barriers for successful integration. He was the section editor for Health and Policy for Families, Systems and Health and a current member of editorial board for the journal as well as a member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice. Dr. Miller has been a technical expert panelist for CMS on Quality Measure Development for Medicaid Beneficiaries with: Substance Use Disorders; Complex Needs and High Costs; and Physical/Mental Health Integration Needs as well as for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program on integration. Miller is a past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national not-for-profit organization pushing for patient-centered integrated health care, a faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and currently a Board Member for Mental Health Colorado. He has received numerous awards for his work on mental health and integration. A highly sought out public speaker, Dr. Miller has presented around the world on the need to better integrate mental health with health care.
Dr. Miller’s research interests include models of integrating mental health and substance use, primary care practice redesign, using practice-based research networks to advance whole person health care, financing health care, and health policy. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including NBC News, USA Today, NPR, PBS News Hour, and many more. Outside of his job, Dr. Miller enjoys playing music, mountain biking, rock climbing, and painting. He and his family live in Denver, Colorado.
Pamela Greenberg is the President and CEO of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW). She joined the association in 1998 and since that time has become a nationally recognized leader on managed behavioral health care policy.
ABHW is the leading association working to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advance federal policy to improve mental health and addiction care. ABHW represents major national and regional health plans who care for more than 200 million people.
Pamela has extensive experience with mental health parity, including testifying before Congress and federal agencies, and Chairing the Coalition for Fairness in Mental Illness Coverage, one of the leading Coalitions that helped develop, advocate for, and get the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 signed in to law. She also currently serves on the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Advisory Council, URAC’s Health Standards Committee and Parity Advisory Council, and innovaTel Telepsychiatry’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Prior to joining ABHW Pamela was the Deputy Director of Federal Affairs for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Before joining AHIP Ms. Greenberg was a Legislative Assistant at Capitol Associates, a healthcare consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
Pamela has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Kana Enomoto is a nationally recognized expert in mental health, substance use, social determinants of health, and trauma. She is a consultant at McKinsey & Company who specializes in behavioral health, public health, and delivery-system reform. She has more than 20 years of experience as a federal executive in mental health and substance use policy, data, programs, and practice improvement. Kana is an adaptive leader with a strong record of achieving public policy goals, delivering programmatic impact, and inspiring organizational and social change.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Kana Enomoto was Senior Advisor to U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams. In this capacity, Ms. Enomoto provided strategic guidance to the Surgeon General’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Previously, Ms. Enomoto was Acting Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Appointed in 2015 by HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Ms. Enomoto provided executive direction and policy leadership for an agency with 600+ employees and a fiscal year budget of over $4 billion.
During the course of her federal career, Ms. Enomoto helped to advance many milestones in the behavioral health field including Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, and Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America.
Ms. Enomoto has received awards in recognition of her work, including the Arthur S. Flemming Award, the American College of Mental Health Administration King Davis Award, and the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. Ms. Enomoto earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Senior Managers in Government Program.
Harvey Rosenthal serves as the CEO of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), a peer-provider partnership that has been a leading state and national change agent over the past 25 years.
Harvey has over 44 years of experience working to promote public mental health policies and practices that advance the recovery, rehabilitation, rights, dignity and full community inclusion of individuals with mental health and/or trauma related challenges.
Harvey has helped to create several nationally acclaimed and replicated peer support and transformational training innovations. He has also worked to fight stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations and to advance informed choice protections, self-directed care and cultural competence.
Harvey is a recipient of CBHL’s Timothy J. Coakley Award for Behavioral Health Leadership.
His interest in his work is personal, beginning with a psychiatric hospitalization at age 19.
Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., serves as the President and CEO of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors. The Association represents county and local authorities in Washington, D.C., and provides a national program of technical assistance and support. Concurrently, he is Executive Director of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Dr. Manderscheid serves on the boards of the Cosmos Club, the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, the Danya Institute, the Council on Quality and Leadership, the NASMHPD Research Institute, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Coalition for Whole Health. Previously, he served as the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Programs at the Global Health Sector of SRA International and in several federal leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout his career, he has emphasized and promoted peer and family concerns.
Dr. Manderscheid is a former Member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020, Past President of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA) Foundation, Past President of FEIAA, past Chair of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Mental Health Section and a past member of the APHA Governing Council. He has also served previously as the Chairperson of the Sociological Practice Section of the American Sociological Association, as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences and the District of Columbia Sociological Society, and as President of ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership.
Recently, he co-edited a new text, Outcome Measurement in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform, and contributed to a second new text, Public Mental Health. Previously, he served as principal editor for eight editions of Mental Health, United States. He has also authored numerous scientific and professional publications on services to persons with mental illness and substance use conditions. He serves on the Editorial Board and prepares a periodic blog for Behavioral Healthcare Executive.