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Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Faith Dyson-Washington

Faith Dyson-WashingtonPh.D., MBA
Chief Executive Officer of Community Behavioral Health

Dr. Faith Dyson-Washington is a native Philadelphian and licensed psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience within the behavioral health industry.

As a highly respected leader, administrator, and practitioner who has provided clinical leadership and consultation to numerous Philadelphia provider agencies throughout her career, Dr. Washington specializes in evidenced-based practices and therapies, clinical operations, and behavioral health policy.

Her pragmatic, strategic leadership and expertise have elevated behavioral health operations, quality and compliance initiatives, workforce development, and business growth. Prior to joining CBH, Dr. Washington served as the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Public Health Management Corporation, where she oversaw behavioral health services across Integrated Health Services.

Dr. Washington was drawn to this work as a result of witnessing her birth mother struggle to manage a chronic mental illness while attempting to navigate the behavioral health system. Over the years, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving others and highly values her family and community. She believes we all can play a role in bettering the behavioral health outcomes of Philadelphia residents.

Dr. Washington received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University, where she double-majored in psychology and African-American studies. She also holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and an MBA from Drexel University.

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