“Across Delaware and across the nation, we’ve seen a significant rise in the need for mental health treatment and services. Through the Behavioral Health Consortium, we are working together to break down silos and find solutions for Delawareans struggling with mental illness and substance use disorder. The emotional wellbeing of our families depend on it.”

Behavioral Health Consortium Chair Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Ph.D., R.N

Biography – Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long – State of Delaware

Behavioral Health Consortium Members

  • Attorney General Kathy Jennings
  • Joanna Champney, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Matthew Swanson, Delaware Center for Health Innovation
  • Jennifer Smolowitz, Delaware Suicide Prevention Association
  • Erin Booker, Overdose Fatality Review Commission
  • Patrick Ogden, Police Chiefs Council
  • Emily Vera, Mental Health Association of Delaware
  • Carolyn Petrak, Ability Network of Delaware
  • Ken Branner, Local Government Committee, POSDC
  • Dr. Sandra Gibney, Hospital Representative
  • Dr. Joshua Thomas-Acker, NAMI Delaware
  • Dr. James Eillison, Licensed Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Jennifer Graber, Education Representative
  • Dr. Avani Virani, Insurance Representative
  • Sandra Syglowski, Nonprofit advocate
  • Annie Slease, Nonprofit advocate
  • Dr. Debra Mason, Advocate
  • Rebecca Walker, Behavioral Health Professional
  • Rebecca King, Advocate
  • Rev. Carol Boggerty
  • Wade Jones, Advocate
  • Senator Stephanie Hansen (SD 10)
  • Senator Eric Buckson (SD 16)
  • Rep. Mimi Minor-Brown (RD 17)
  • Rep. Ruth Briggs King (RD 37)