Brett Beckerson MSW

Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Brett Beckerson leads state-level efforts on Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to ensure high-quality, integrated services for mental health and substance use needs. Recently, Brett worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts where he provided strategic guidance on Pew’s work on medications for opioid use disorder (OUD), suicide prevention, and correctional healthcare. In doing this work, he provided policy recommendations to governors and legislative leaders as well as lobbied at the federal level for policy changes on topics such as provider workforce (including peer services), healthcare financing, and population health. Prior to his role at Pew, he led Medicaid policy reforms in states with a primary focus on justice-involved populations at the Council for a Strong America. An alumnus of The University of Michigan, Brett earned a graduate degree in Social Work with a focus on child welfare policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.