Samantha Holcombe

Samantha Holcombe, MPH

Senior Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Samantha Holcombe has more than 10 years of experience designing and implementing health care programs serving complex and high-needs populations.

As senior director, practice improvement at the National Council, she oversees a portfolio of healthcare transformation and financing programs to drive clinical change and improve health outcomes for behavioral health populations, including training and technical assistance to support Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in successful implementation through the CCBHC Success Center. She designs and delivers training, technical assistance and coaching for behavioral health providers in the areas of population health management, care pathways and care coordination, and quality improvement and data-driven decision making. She has co-designed toolkits and technical resources across these topic areas for providers.

She most recently led a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services- (CMS) funded practice transformation network focused on creating new and replicable models of care to improve clinical outcomes for people with serious mental illness and building capacity of provider to transition to value-based payment arrangements. She has extensive experience in leading development and oversight of project monitoring, data analysis and evaluation plans, including cost savings methodologies.

Holcombe holds a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.