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David de Voursney

Director, Division of Service and Systems Improvement, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA

David de Voursney is the director of the Division of Service and Systems Improvement within the Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA. His work has included research, implementation, evaluation, and policy development related to supports for adults with serious mental illness, primary and behavioral health care integration, child and youth services, criminal justice, and other topics related to mental health and substance use disorders. Over the past decade and a half David has also worked as a consultant, branch chief, policy analyst, and government project officer within SAMHSA and as a policy analyst within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. David started his career at a community mental health center in rural Indiana working with children, youth, and families and a group home serving justice-involved youth in central Virginia. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Earlham College and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.