Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health:
Linda Rosenberg is a national leader in the development, design, and delivery of mental health and substance use policy and services. Under her leadership, the National Council for Behavioral Health spearheads advocacy, practice improvement, and public education initiatives for 750,000 staff in more than 2,000 healthcare organizations that serve 8 million adults, children, and families with mental and addiction disorders. She helped secure passage of the federal mental health and addiction parity law and played a critical role in ensuring that the Affordable Care Act addresses the needs of individuals with behavioral health disorders. Her vision helped to expanded financing for integrated behavioral health and primary care services and built an array of organizational, clinical and workforce development initiatives. Rosenberg introduced Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has led the National Council in training approximately 150,000 citizens across the country.
Prior to joining the National Council, Rosenberg served as Senior Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health. She is a certified social worker, family therapist, and psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner with more than 30 years of experience.