The National Council’s vision is to make mental wellbeing, including recovery from substance use challenges, a reality for everyone. Despite overwhelming need, nearly 30 million people across the U.S. do not have access to comprehensive, high-quality, affordable mental health and substance use care when they need it.
Founded in 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,200 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 program, we have trained more than 2.8 million people in the U.S. to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
The Chief of Operations and Transformation, in this newly configured role, will play a critical role in the National Council’s achievement of its mission, vision and goals. In collaboration with the strategic leadership team, the Chief of Operations and Transformation will co-develop the National Council of the future, clarifying long-term vision and advising on operational priorities that will serve the needs of all departments and programs. In partnership with colleagues in the finance, contracts and technology departments, the Chief of Operations and Transformation will design, implement and transform the infrastructure needed to set up the National Council for significant future growth while ensuring smooth day-to-day operations.