Amanda N. David is Chief Program Officer of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. In this role, Amanda oversees the Behavioral Health Division and the Department’s delivery of a comprehensive range of behavioral health services for adults and children, including prevention, intervention, treatment services, emergency and crisis intervention, social and psychiatric rehabilitation, individual and group counseling, family support, residential support, outreach, and recovery support. Amanda oversees an extensive network of contracted provider agencies located throughout Philadelphia, including multiple community mental health centers, substance use disorder treatment programs, specialized behavioral health agencies, and crisis response centers.
Amanda began working for DBHIDS in 2007 focusing on programming, operations, and performance monitoring, serving most recently as the Single County Authority overseeing prevention, intervention, and treatment for substance use disorder. She has also worked as a program analyst in the TIP unit, specializing in homeless programs, as a supervisor in the Network Improvement and Accountability Collaborative (NIAC) Unit, and Special Advisor for Programming and Operations in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Administration, Finance, and Quality.
Amanda is a native Philadelphian, and is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She is a licensed social worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Evangel University.
Anthony McLaughlin, MPA
Chief of Innovation and Effectiveness
Division of Planning Innovation
Anthony McLaughlin is the Chief of Innovation and Effectiveness for the Division of Planning Innovation at the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. Working with seven units within the division, McLaughlin provides strategic leadership and guidance for innovative initiatives designed to enhance the lives of Philadelphians. The position is responsible for the development and integration of innovative approaches to address complex problems within, and in service of, the advancement of behavioral health wellness and treatment that is fully integrated into the community fabric of Philadelphia. He often describes his role as the person who provides the tools and resources needed for members on his team to successfully serve Philadelphians.
McLaughlin, a native Philadelphian, completed his undergraduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University earning a degree in biobehavioral health. Anthony later continued his academic pursuits to be conferred a master’s degree in public administration. In 2004, he joined the DBHIDS Division of Community Behavioral Health as the community relations specialist. In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating systemwide outreach and engagement to communities throughout Philadelphia. Being elevated to manager of the Community-based Services Development unit and transitioning to a new division, Anthony was instrumental in the development and oversight of a portfolio of highly impactful and visible community initiatives such as the Engaging Males of Color Initiative, Mural Arts Porch Light Initiative and Faith and Spiritual Affairs. Anthony advanced to position of special adviser to the deputy commissioner, then administrator where he was responsible for providing oversight of the Division of Planning Innovation’s administrative and operational procedures, development of new initiatives and programs and implementation of strategies to measure effectiveness.
In addition to his work at DBHIDS, McLaughlin holds an adjunct faculty position at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions teaching a variety of behavioral health-related courses to the next generation of service professionals. Anthony continues to stay committed and passionate to making meaningful connections and enhancing the lives of Philadelphians.
Jill Bowen, Ph.D., has been Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) since December 2020, having joined the department as Deputy Commissioner in January 2018 and assuming the Acting Commissioner role in October 2020.
As commissioner, Bowen oversees a vast network of providers offering treatment and services to address mental health challenges, substance misuse, and the impact of social determinants of health on behavioral health and wellness, which were disproportionately heightened during the pandemic. Bowen has deepened systems approaches to the solving of complex issues, focusing on integration of project management, outcomes, and outreach data to measure effectiveness and reach.
During her tenure with DBHIDS, Dr. Bowen provided oversight of administrative and finance functions for the multi-division department, as well as a focused emphasis on high priority vulnerable populations and communities impacted by multiple traumas including housing insecurity, opioid and other substance use disorders, and the COVID pandemic. Dr. Bowen deepened systems approaches to the solving of complex issues, focusing on integration of project management, outcomes, and outreach data to measure effectiveness and reach.
During her brief time as Acting Commissioner, Dr. Bowen worked together with other city departments, agencies, and providers to enhance collaboration between DBHIDS and the Philadelphia Police Department, ensure service continuation in a challenged environment, and advance her vision of addressing Trauma, achieving Equity and engaging Community (TEC).
Prior to joining DBHIDS, Dr. Bowen was Senior Advisor for Mental Health Initiatives for the New York City Office of the Mayor/Strategic Policy Initiatives. She has previously held senior leadership positions with NYC Health + Hospitals as Assistant Vice President/Chief Transformation Officer for NYC H+H Behavioral Health Services and at Kings County Hospital as Senior Associate Executive Director for Organizational Innovation and Excellence, and for Kings County Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services.
Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Bowen received her doctoral degree at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies/Adelphi University. Her work has included direct care as a member of an interdisciplinary clinical team and supervisory work in clinical and forensic psychology. She was the Deputy Director and Unit Chief of the Forensic Psychiatry Service at Kings County Hospital Center before moving on to work as a senior administrator within Behavioral Health, focusing on strategic planning and process improvement.
She is gold-level trained in lean improvement methodology and has played a significant role in the development of initiatives that contributed to wide ranging behavioral health clinical and operational improvements. Dr. Bowen is co-editor and co-author of the first book exclusively devoted to mental health and lean healthcare, Lean Behavioral Health.
Katrina Pratt-Roebuck, MBA
Senior Director of Systems Integration
Katrina Pratt-Roebuck is Senior Director of Systems Integration for the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). In the role, Roebuck reports directly to DBHIDS Commissioner Jill Bowen, Ph.D., and oversees the Systems Integration unit’s work across the seven divisions of DBHIDS as well as with systemwide stakeholders, including government agencies, community-based organizations, and other key partners, to align, coordinate, and integrate work, to improve processes, operations, and programming for the people we serve with the overall goal of improving population health.
Roebuck has served in various leadership positions with the City of Philadelphia over the last 17 years, including Director of Operations for the City’s Out of School Time Initiative; Deputy Director of the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, responsible for oversight of all administrative units; Director of Policy and Planning for the Office of Housing and Community Development; and Deputy Director of the Office of Supportive Housing (now the Office of Homeless Services), responsible for oversight of the Permanent Supportive Housing Clearinghouse, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program, and Emergency Assistance and Response Units.
Roebuck is a graduate of Julia R. Masterman High School; Howard University, where she received a Bachelor’s in psychology; and LaSalle University, where she received Master’s in Business Administration.
Lolita Griffin, M.Ed.
Special Advisor to the Commissioner
Lolita J. Griffin is the Special Advisor to the Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). In this role, Griffin works directly with DBHIDS Commissioner Jill Bowen, Ph.D., to carry out administrative analysis and executive management work and to ensure Department efforts and initiatives adhere to the strategic plan, Prioritizing to Address a Changing Environment (P.A.C.E.), and align with the tenets of TEC by addressing Trauma, achieving Equity, and engaging Community.
Griffin joined DBHIDS’ Office of Addiction Services in 2014 as a public health program analyst and a health program analysis supervisor, performing a wide variety of analytical assignments related to managing and administering specialized programs and operations for the Single County Authority administrator. Griffin also performed instrumental roles in the wellness and quality of work life initiatives for the Department.
Prior to joining DBHIDS, Griffin had more than 20 years’ experience in social services and program analysis with the Department of Human Services. A native of Philadelphia and graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, Villanova University, and Chestnut Hill College, Griffin is currently attending West Chester University. She also is active in community service as a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
Dr. Tierra M. Pritchett is the Deputy Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a senior-level position in which she oversees the DBHIDS Division of Administration, Finance, and Quality. In this role, she works to provide leadership, vision, and direction for all aspects of the division including fiscal oversight, digital operations, quality, and human resources. In addition, as deputy commissioner, Dr. Pritchett focuses on ensuring that department strategies are proactive, comprehensive, consistent, and reflect DBHIDS’ strategic focus, priorities, and values.
Prior to this role, Dr. Pritchett served as the director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Health Partners Plans. Dr. Pritchett managed many distinct projects and initiatives that impacted health care delivery for members receiving Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program services. Dr. Pritchett also governed and oversaw the administration of key state and federal legislative requirements, assisted with company expansion efforts, and managed relationships with federal trade organizations. As a registered lobbyist for the organization, she promoted and influenced decisions that impacted the organization while building positive relationships with legislators.
Dr. Pritchett also served as an ambassador with the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Mandela Washington Fellowship initiative and coordinated participation in hosting fellows from President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, Mandela Washington Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2019 Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange grant through the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Pritchett holds a doctorate of education in organizational leadership and innovation, a master’s degree in organizational and strategic leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is passionate about mentoring and coaching others. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and volunteering.
In his role as deputy commissioner of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, H. Jean Wright II, Psy.D., oversees the Behavioral Health and Justice Division, the newest division at DBHIDS. The division launched in 2020 with a focus providing equal opportunities for treatment, support, and community integration for justice-involved Philadelphians with behavioral health challenges.
BHJD envisions a Philadelphia where every individual achieves health, well-being, and self-determination. In order to attain this vision, BHJD will work to reduce justice involvement for Philadelphians with behavioral health challenges and work for Philadelphians with serious mental illness to reduce the number in county jail, reduce admissions to county jail, reduce the length of stay in county jail, increase connections to treatment and support, and reduce recidivism.
Wright is a transformational, highly experienced, and professionally trained clinical and forensic psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health and proven success in leading people and managing projects and initiatives in the government and private practice; in rehabilitation and correction; and in academia as assistant professor and clinical faculty for Temple University.
Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, English literature and cultural studies from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in psychology with focus in clinical and forensic psychology from Wright State University. He continued with post-doctoral work at Wilberforce University and Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
Dr. Faith Dyson-Washington, Ph.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.
Dr. Sosunmolu Shoyinka serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). In this role, he works to assure optimal population health for all Philadelphians by aligning policy, programs, and system processes with current best practice.
Prior to this role, Dr. Shoyinka held several leadership positions. He served as director of the Missouri Behavioral Pharmacy Management program, a statewide program that improved the quality of psychotropic prescribing while realizing cost savings of over $10 million over a decade. During his tenure as medical director for the Sunflower and Home State Health Plans at Centene Corp., Dr. Shoyinka co-led the development of a patent-pending addiction-focused analytic platform, developed addiction-related programs, and crafted addiction-services policy covering more than 12 million lives.
Dr. Shoyinka’s clinical experience includes telemedicine, academic medicine, for-profit and state hospitals, forensics, correctional mental health, primary care, federally qualified health centers, health homes, and community mental health. He is board certified in general adult psychiatry, community and public psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Dr. Shoyinka serves on the board of the American Association for Community Psychiatry and was recently recognized as a Black Leader Shaping the Future of Psychiatry by the Scattergood Foundation.