Vice President, Integrated Health and Wellness, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Kathleen Reynolds is a leading national expert on the bidirectional integration of behavioral health and primary care. She has more than three decades of experience in integrated health and is a staunch advocate of addressing health disparities for persons with mental illness and addiction disorders. Reynolds was the executive director of the Washtenaw Community Health Organization, an integrated health system that includes a community mental health services program, a substance abuse coordinating agency, and primary healthcare capitation dollars for Medicaid and indigent consumers. Reynolds was on the executive committee for the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards and has worked on numerous task forces and committees that have shaped Michigan’s policy direction. She is the co-author of Raising the Bar: Moving Toward the Integration of Health Care, a provider guide to integration published by the National Council. Reynolds offers consulting services on bidirectional integration of services to primary and behavioral health organizations and has expertise in financing of integrated healthcare, clinical models of integration, and facilitating partnership discussions between senior managers.