Senior Advisor, Public Policy & Special Initiatives, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Rebecca Farley David leads the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) Success Center, an initiative to support and advance the CCBHC model. This model has transformed mental health and substance use care across the nation by establishing standards for comprehensive, high-quality service delivery paired with sustainable financing. Rebecca has been part of the CCBHC movement from its inception, organizing a national advocacy movement for the initial passage of the CCBHC Medicaid demonstration and supporting the implementation and expansion of the model over time. At the helm of the CCBHC Success Center, Rebecca provides strategic guidance and support to substance use and mental health provider organizations working to adopt the CCBHC model. She delivers technical assistance to state government officials seeking to understand how to implement the model within their own unique delivery system landscapes, while educating Members of Congress on the impact of the model within their constituencies. Rebecca leads a dedicated and passionate interdisciplinary team committed to ensuring practice excellence in CCBHC settings, building partnerships across health and social service sectors, advancing public policies to support CCBHC implementation, and elevating public knowledge about this model of care through research, data collection and education. Rebecca’s past work has focused on mental health and substance use parity, advancing integrated care, securing federal funding for community-based treatment, and leveraging Medicaid to improve the availability and accessibility of services. She has a masters degree in public health from The George Washington University.