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Transforming Health Systems Implementation

This group was created to advance the Action Alliance priority area of transforming health systems. The group works to devise strategies that result in the scale up of Zero Suicide in health care, enhancement of follow-up care, training of the health care workforce, improvements to the financing of suicide care, and increase the availability of care during a crisis to treat individuals at risk.

Note: This group is no longer active. Titles and affiliations are from the time of membership and may have since changed.


  • Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH, Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (public sector co-lead)

  • Brian Boon, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) (private sector co-lead)


  • Andrew Bertagnolli, PhD, Vice President, Behavioral Health Product - Care Engagement & Recovery Services, Optum

  • David W. Covington, LPC, MBA, Chief Executive Officer & President, RI International, Inc.; Equity Partner, Integrated Health Resources, LLC

  • Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD, Director, Health and Behavioral Health Care, Suicide Prevention Resource Center; Director, Zero Suicide Institute, EDC, Inc.

  • Michael Hogan, PhD, Principal, Hogan Health Solutions, LLC

  • Linda Rosenberg, MSW, Director of External Relations, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

  • Alex Ross, ScD, Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, Health Resources and Services Administration

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