Rebecca Farley David

Rebecca Farley David, MPH

Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Special Initiatives, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Rebecca David oversees the National Council Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) Success Center. David has been a part of the CCBHC movement since 2009, working to support the initial enactment of the CCBHC model and subsequent extensions while simultaneously supporting clinics and states throughout the implementation phase. With more than a decade of experience in health systems financing and state and federal behavioral health care policy, David provides strategic guidance and policy support to states and clinics considering CCBHC implementation.

She works directly with members of Congress, congressional staff and regulatory agencies to track and influence public policies that affect providers’ ability to deliver timely, high-quality services to vulnerable individuals. She has led advocacy, education and implementation efforts related to the major behavioral health laws of the last decade, from addiction and mental health parity to the Medicaid expansion, Excellence in Mental Health Act and more.

Throughout her career, David has centered her work around the principle that “nothing in Washington happens without constituent support,” mobilizing grassroots campaigns and building coalitions of advocacy partners to support public policies that strengthen the addiction and mental health safety-net.

Before joining the National Council, David did policy analysis and advocacy on issues related to child and family health at the state and federal level. She also served as clerk of the Joint Committee on Finance in the Wisconsin State Legislature and spent time directing research and outreach in the Denver-area Latino community as part of a campaign to eliminate disparities in health care.