Ayla Colella

Ayla Colella, LMHC

Sr. Director, Practice Improvement and Consulting, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Ayla Colella (she/her/hers) is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with more than 15 years of experience spanning community-based practice and national technical assistance initiatives. Colella holds a Master of Arts in forensic mental health counseling, with expertise in serious mental illness, telehealth, workforce mitigation strategies and leadership. Colella has managed small- and large-scale projects for federal, state and local funders that included overseeing operations of social services initiatives including child welfare, forensic case management, federal probation and supportive housing in New York City