Nina Marshall

Senior Director, Policy and Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health
Nina S. Marshall, MSW, has experience with behavioral healthcare services and their financing on a national, state, and community level. In her current position, Ms. Marshall is Senior Director of Policy and Practice Improvement for the National Council for Behavioral Health, where she oversees both the Care Transitions Network for People with Serious Mental Illness, a CMS-funded initiative to reduce all-cause re-hospitalization rates for people with serious mental illness and support organizations to transition into value-based payment arrangements, and the Center for Behavioral Health Financing Reform and Innovation, a SAMHSA-funded contract to prepare stakeholders to understand and implement financing innovations that expand access to and enhance the quality of behavioral health services. In her time at the National Council, Ms. Marshall has led policy and technical assistance activities on integrating primary care and behavioral health services, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, and public healthcare financing for behavioral health services. She also directed the Geriatric Technical Assistance Center, which is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health to assist healthcare organizations with designing and implementing sustainable models of integrated healthcare for older adults. Her prior experience includes child health benefit design and policy analysis for the District of Columbia's Medicaid program, with a focus on behavioral healthcare and services for children with developmental disabilities. Ms. Marshall also directed the advocacy and social justice agenda for So Others Might Eat, a job training, housing, and healthcare organization for people experiencing homelessness.