Kate Davidson, LCSW, has an extensive background in behavioral health, juvenile and criminal justice, and child welfare. In her current position as the Assistant Vice President for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Practice Improvement and Consulting team, Ms. Davidson works to ensure a sustainable future for the National Council’s over 2900 members. Ms. Davidson develops and implements training and technical assistance products designed to place practical solutions into the hands of clinicians, providers, communities and systems striving to improve clinical outcomes by way of a sustainable payment methodology. She manages 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. Ms. Davidson led the technical assistance activities for the Care Transitions Network for People with Serious Mental Illness, a federally-funded four year initiative to reduce all-cause re-hospitalization rates for people with serious mental illness in New York State. Ms. Davidson serves as a subject matter expert in the area of behavioral healthcare financing for the SAMHSA funded Center for Behavioral Health Finance Reform and Innovations. Prior to coming to the National Council, Ms. Davidson was the Director of Clinic Services for a behavioral health organization in New York. During her tenure as Director of Clinic Services, she opened an integrated behavioral health and primary care clinic, implemented same-day access, and embedded care coordination into clinic services. Ms. Davidson has participated in the development, research and dissemination of evidence-based treatment models targeting mental health and substance use for families involved in the juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare and foster care systems.