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Jody Levison-Johnson

Jody Levison-Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 20 years of child, adolescent and family behavioral health experience. As Assistant Vice President at the National Council for Behavioral Health, she manages government and privately-funded initiatives to enable quality improvement and workforce development in mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations and provides and oversees training and technical assistance to human service organizations, counties and states.

Prior to joining the National Council, she served as the Chief Clinical Officer for Choices Coordinated Care Solutions, a care management organization that provided wraparound and care coordination services to youth in four states and the District of Columbia. She was responsible for all program operations, as well as service and business development activities. Ms. Levison-Johnson served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health from 2011 to 2014, where she was responsible for clinical oversight and management of publicly funded behavioral health services for adults and children including the statewide public sector managed care efforts.

Before working in Louisiana, she served as the Vice President of Coordinated Care Services, Inc., a non-profit management and consulting services organization where she led all child and family and adult service quality, system development and evaluation activities. During her tenure, Ms. Levison-Johnson led Monroe County’s system of care implementation and provided technical assistance to communities across the country to support human service system improvements. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of child and family human services, public sector behavioral health, wraparound and care coordination, residential reform and managed care implementation and operations.

Areas of Expertise: Business Operations; Clinical Best Practices; Data-informed Care; Leadership Development; Trauma-informed Care; Workforce Development; Organizational Change Processes