About Us: Executives and Staff
Linda Rosenberg, MSW
President and CEO
Linda Rosenberg has 30+ years of mental health policy and practice experience, focusing on the design, financing, and management of behavioral health services.
Since 2004, Rosenberg has been President and CEO of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, a not-for-profit advocacy and educational association of 1,950 organizations that provide treatment and support services to 8 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addictions. Under Rosenberg’s leadership, the National Council has more than doubled its membership; helped to secure the passage of the federal mental health and addiction parity law; expanded financing for integrated behavioral health/primary care services; was instrumental in bringing behavioral health to the table in federal healthcare reform; and played a key role in introducing the Mental Health First Aid public education program in the United States.
Prior to joining the National Council, Rosenberg served as the Senior Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Office of Mental Health where she strengthened the voice of consumers and families in the policy making process; promoted the adoption of evidence-based practices including tripling New York’s assertive community treatment capacity; expanded children’s services; developed housing options for people with mental illnesses and addictions; and implemented a network of jail diversion programs including New York’s first mental health court.
A certified social worker, family therapist, and psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, Rosenberg has held faculty appointments at a number of schools of social work and serves on many agency and editorial boards.
Executive Vice President
Jeannie Campbell serves as the chief operating officer of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, leading the administrative and fiscal management of the organization as well as overseeing the member services, communications, public policy and practice improvement functions. Campbell is particularly focused on bringing learning innovation to National Council members, helping to improve both their clinical and business practices.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Ms. Campbell also leads the National Council’s efforts to improve healthcare for veterans. She orchestrates the National Council Conference, the field’s premier training and networking event.
Meena Dayak, MA
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Meena Dayak has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and media relations for nonprofit healthcare organizations. She spearheads branding, PR, social media, member communication, and public education initiatives — including Mental Health First Aid — at the National Council and serves as editor-in-chief of National Council Magazine. Her mission is to help member organizations tell a compelling story so the world will recognize that mental illnesses and addictions are treatable health conditions from which persons can recover and lead full lives.
Prior to joining the National Council Ms. Dayak managed marketing initiatives for healthcare standards, information, and education programs at the United States Pharmacopeia. Earlier, Ms. Dayak worked with a direct marketing firm specializing in association membership and conference communications. She has a masters degree in public communication from American University in Washington DC.
Charles Ingoglia, MSW
Vice President, Public Policy
With more than fifteen years experience in behavioral healthcare, Charles Ingoglia has worked as a provider, advocate, and educator for government and public sector organizations.
In his current role as Vice President, Public Policy for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Mr. Ingoglia directs the federal affairs function of the nonprofit trade association as well as its policy and technical assistance outreach to 1,800 member organizations across the nation. Most recently, his efforts have centered on key issues such as parity, healthcare reform, and increasing access and retention in community behavioral healthcare.
Prior to joining the National Council, Mr. Ingoglia provided policy and program design guidance, including the review of state Medicaid Waiver applications and other HHS regulations, to the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
He has worked in a transitional shelter with homeless persons and provided individual, group and couples counseling at the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, DC. Long committed to social service and education, Mr. Ingoglia also spends his time as adjunct faculty at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and as a volunteer with local social work and youth health organizations.
Kathleen Reynolds, LMSW, ACSW
Vice President, Health Integration and Wellness Promotion
Kathleen Reynolds has a long and distinguished career devoted to improving the lives of persons with mental illness and substance use disorders. Ms. Reynolds was executive director of the Washtenaw Community Health Organization in Ypsilanti, Michigan and a leading proponent in integrated health, bringing together primary care and behavioral health services for vulnerable populations.
Reynolds received the National Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and is the co-author of Raising the Bar: Moving Toward the Integration of Healthcare.
As a member of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, Reynolds did much to help shape state policy in support of behavioral health. She serves as adjunct faculty at Eastern Michigan University and previously taught at Madonna University and the University of Michigan, where she received a master's degree in Social Work in 1982.
Bruce Pelleu, CPA
CFO and Vice President, Finance and Administration
Bruce Pelleu joined the National Council in 2010 and leads the Finance and Administration functions. Mr. Pelleu is a CPA with over 22 years of experience in accounting and finance, and he has led the finance department as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Controller for the past twelve years. His experience includes oversight of the Finance and Administration functions (HR, IT, Contracts and Facilities) for Health Care non-profit organizations since 2007. Mr. Pelleu is a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPA's.
Kara Sweeney, MPA
Vice President, Membership and Corporate Development
Kara Sweeney serves as the chief liaison to members and the board, and leads efforts to build relationships with behavioral health related businesses. Sweeney has helped increase National Council membership and strengthened board and member relations. She also oversees the National Council’s Awards of Excellence program for outstanding individuals and behavioral health organizations. Before joining the National Council, Ms. Sweeney worked at the National Alliance for Mental Illness and organized NAMI Walks.