President Biden's State of the Union address on March 1 represented the most consequential remarks from the White House on mental health and substance use in decades.
Charles Ingoglia, MSW
President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Chuck Ingoglia leads the national charge to ensure people living with mental health and substance use challenges have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. To accomplish this, he harnesses the voices and support of the more than 3,200 National Council members who serve over 10 million individuals nationwide.
Chuck draws from personal experience and a deep knowledge of the field acquired from more than 28 years’ professional experience in the field, including site-of-service technical assistance, to members. He effects change at both the national and state level by playing a major role in policy advocacy and analyses on issues relevant to behavioral health.
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