Charles Ingoglia

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement
The National Council

Mr. Ingoglia is Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Practice Improvement for the National Council for Behavioral Health where he leads the national charge to ensure people have access to their potential to live full and complete lives.  During the last eight years at the National Council, he has made valuable contributions to the organization in establishing direction and achieving specific goals for the over 2100 member organizations nationwide.

As leader of the Policy and Practice Improvement Team, Mr. Ingoglia transforms the conversation about mental health and delivery of services.  He effects change at both the national and state policy level by, among other things, playing a major role in Federal and State policy advocacy and analyses on myriad issues relevant to behavioral health financing and health reform.  His influence and advice on policy is informed by insight gained as a result of providing site-of-service technical assistance to members.

Mr. Ingoglia has a deep knowledge of the field from both personal and professional experience.  At the age of 25, when he realized that his mother had an undiagnosed anxiety disorder, he began to appreciate the impact that effective treatment can have. This very personal experience lead to a career in mental health, which started by volunteering at an emergency clinic, which then lead to a Masters of Social Work, and then to providing direct care.

Mr. Ingoglia is also an adjunct faculty member of The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, where he teaches Mental Health Policy and Congress and The Politics of Non-Profits

Before joining the National Council, Mr. Ingoglia provided policy and program design guidance to the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier in his career, he directed state government relations and service system improvement projects for the National Mental Health Association, performed policy analysis for the National Association of Social Workers, and designed educational programs for mental health and addictions professionals for the Association of Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare.

He holds a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, both from The Catholic University of America.