Kevin Martone, L.S.W.

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Kevin Martone is nationally recognized for his expertise in behavioral health policy, system financing and design, Olmstead and community integration, homelessness, and best practice models of housing for persons with disabilities. With over 25 years of executive leadership at the national, state, and provider levels in both the public and private sectors, he has a unique understanding of the complexity of systems in these areas. Mr. Martone incorporates his knowledge of interrelated issues in behavioral health, Medicaid, homelessness, social services/welfare, community development, public health, and criminal justice systems — and their intersection with the political environment — into his work with clients. He has served as a subject matter expert on Olmstead planning, implementation, and litigation matters in several states.

Prior to joining TAC, Mr. Martone served as president of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, advancing key policy issues on behalf of the nation’s public mental health systems before Congress; with federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and with stakeholder groups. As Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, he managed a $1.5 billion operating budget and led the statewide systemic transformation of public behavioral health to advance recovery, expand peer-delivered services, improve access to community-based programs, and reduce reliance on acute care. Earlier in his career, Mr. Martone was the president and CEO of a supportive housing agency and provided clinical services in a community mental health center.

Mr. Martone currently serves as president of the National Association for Rural Mental Health.