Linda Rosenberg

Executive Director of External Relations, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

Linda Rosenberg is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry where she serves as Executive Director for External Relations. Her focus is expanding Columbia’s role in building mentally healthy communities and in ensuring that when care is needed, care is available and effective.

Prior to joining Columbia, Linda was President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health from 2004 until 2019. Until 2004 she served as New York State’s Senior Deputy Commission for Mental Health. Under Linda’s leadership the National Council became the nation’s largest mental health and addiction education and advocacy association with 3300 plus member organizations serving over 10 million Americans. The National Council helped secure passage of the federal parity law and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA); led the creation of the SAMHSA’s Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant program as well as the Medicaid Health Home option; ensured passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act that established Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs); and introduced and implemented Mental Health First Aid in the U.S.A.

In addition to serving on Columbia’s faculty, Linda consults with nonprofits, foundations, and private sector companies and serves on numerous boards including Cohen Veterans Network, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Netsmart Technologies, Triad Behavioral Health and Effective School Solutions.

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