As we observe World Mental Health Day, it’s important to acknowledge that far too many people still face hurdles when they try to receive care for a mental health or substance use challenge.
Charles Ingoglia, MSW
(he/him/his) President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
After joining the National Council in 2005, Chuck Ingoglia spent 14 years leading the organization’s public policy and practice improvement efforts before becoming president and CEO in June 2019. In his role, he works closely with the board of directors and other leadership, focusing on supporting member organizations and influencing the policy, regulatory and payment environment so that substance use and mental health organizations can better serve their communities. His frequent interaction with members, payers and the broader health care community enables him to position the organization for the future. He represents the organization and its mission by regularly contributing articles, commentary and interviews in addition to participating in speaking engagements.
Dedicated to finding solutions to ensure care is more equitable, accessible and effective, Ingoglia led the development and implementation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Clinic (CCBHC) designation and pilot program and was integral to securing federal authorization language and appropriations to support the Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration Grant program and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). As president and CEO, Ingoglia has overseen the organization’s strategy and rebranding effort, which has entailed its transition from the National Council for Behavioral Health to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, and an exhaustive review of the organization’s structure to ensure it meets its growing membership’s needs and aligns with its mission.
Ingoglia brings knowledge and experience to his role that stems from 30 years working in behavioral health. His previous organizations include the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Mental Health America, National Association of Social Workers and Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from the Catholic University of America.
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