Deepa Avula, MPH
Behavioral Health Link, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Brett Beckerson, MSW
National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Director of Policy and Advocacy
Catherine Finley (moderator)
Thorn Run Partners, Partner
Aaron J. Walker, MPA
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Policy Director
Experts and Analysts
Jennifer Bright, MPA
Momentum Health Strategies, President
Russell Petrella, Ph.D.
McKinsey & Company, Senior Advisor
Melissa Rowan, MSW MBA
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Chief Operating Officer
Reginald D. Williams II
Commonwealth Fund, Vice President, International Health Policy and Practice Innovations
Nathaniel Counts, J.D.
Mental Health America, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Innovation
Julia Harris, MPH
Bipartisan Policy Center, Senior Policy Analyst
Brian Altman, J.D.
National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory, Acting Director
Gary Blau, Ph.D.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Senior Advisor
Elizabeth Fomegne, MPA
Health Resources and Services Administration, Director Office of Policy and Planning
Richard McKeon, Ph.D., MPH
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Public Health Advisor
Melanie Egorin, Ph.D., M.A.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Legislation
National Association of Medicaid Directors, Director of Medicaid Programming
Christine M. Crawford, M.D., MPH
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Associate Medical Director
American Psychiatric Association Foundation, Associate Director
Jodi Manz, MSW
National Academy for State Health Policy, Project Director, Behavioral Health, Aging, Disability Team
Executive Director and Director Legislative Affairs, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
Keris Jän Myrick, MBA
National Association of Peer Support Workers, Board Member and Policy Liaison
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