FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 8, 2019) – The National Council for Mental Wellbeing today announced Reyna Taylor will join the organization as vice president of public policy, effective August 19. In this role, she will lead the organization’s public policy and government affairs activities, supervise legislative matters and guide overall public policy strategy.
Taylor has extensive experience with federal public policy initiatives to protect access and affordability. In her role in patient assistance and advocacy in government affairs at Lundbeck US, where she spent the last seven years, she led efforts to modernize Lundbeck’s Patient Support Program, foster advocacy relationships and oversee the Lundbeck Patient Assistance Program in the United States.
With nearly two decades of specialty pharmaceutical and medical device experience, Taylor has a wide range of knowledge on public policy issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial management of managed care organizations, hospitals, pharmacies and mental health centers.
“Community Behavioral Health Organizations are facing unprecedented challenges. To ensure that we’re able to continue to deliver quality comprehensive mental health and addiction care to all Americans, we need people like Reyna Taylor on our team,” said National Council President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia. “Her knowledge, skills and passion will energize and empower our work on Capitol Hill and beyond.”
“I am excited to have the opportunity to channel my passion for ensuring that all Americans have access to mental health and addiction treatments and services,” said Taylor. “I share the National Council’s commitment to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every person the opportunity for recovery and look forward to playing a part in ensuring that equality in health care becomes a reality.”
Before joining Lundbeck, Taylor spent almost eight years at Wyeth (later Pfizer) Pharmaceuticals, where she held a variety of psychiatry specialty management and training roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from Bates College and earned a Master of Science in biotechnology and Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,000 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1.7 million Americans have been trained.
About The National Council
Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of over 3,300 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults and families they serve. We advocate for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services. We build the capacity of mental health and substance use treatment organizations. And we promote greater understanding of mental wellbeing as a core component of comprehensive health and health care. Through our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program, we have trained more than 3 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.