David de Voursney brings over 15 years of federal experience and significant expertise in a broad range of issues related to behavioral health policy, programs, and financing, as well as experience managing national projects. His work has included research, implementation, evaluation, and policy development related to primary and behavioral health care integration, supports for adults with serious mental illness, child and youth services, criminal justice, and other topics related to mental health and substance use disorders.
In his recent position at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), David oversaw a team of project officers and experts working to improve community-based services for adults with serious mental illness. This included managing SAMHSA’s grant programs focused on primary and behavioral health care integration, supported employment, diversion from the criminal justice system, Assertive Community Treatment, assisted outpatient treatment, and consumer engagement. Previously, he worked at the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, where he oversaw research projects evaluating provisions of the Affordable Care Act, care integration programs, state behavioral health systems, and innovative behavioral health service models.