David Covington, LPC, MPA
David Covington, LPC, MBA serves as CEO and President of RI International, is a partner in Behavioral Health Link and leads the international initiatives “Crisis Now,” “Zero Suicide,” and “Peer 2.0.” He is a two-time national winner of the Council of State Governments Innovations Award, and an acclaimed global speaker and blogger, having visited 35 countries, with top-ranked TED-style Talks and conference keynotes. Previously he served as Vice-President at Magellan Health responsible for the executive and clinical operations of the $750 million per year health plan contract with Arizona Medicaid and the Department of Health Services.
Gregg Graham has served as President, Founder and investment partner for Behavioral Health Link since 1998. His career includes senior roles in managing community behavioral health programs, both inpatient and outpatient, for more than 25 years. In addition, he operated a managed care company providing managed services for a network of more than thirty contracted private facility and professional providers, including at-risk services. As an advocate, he serves on the Mental Health America national Board of Directors, and is active with Georgia’s Mental Health Planning Advisory Council. Gregg earned his clinical psychology MA at Appalachian State in North Carolina and an MBA at East Tennessee State University.
Wendy was named CEO of BHL in 2015, after having previously served BHL as Mobile Crisis Director, Director of Community Services, and Chief Clinical Officer. Licensed as a Professional Counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI., Wendy has more than 17 years of behavioral health experience in direct service and administration in the public and private sectors. As a certified NAMI Family to Family Educator, Wendy has worked diligently in multiple professional and personal capacities to encourage consumers and their families to educate themselves about behavioral health issues and systems. Educated in the Jesuit tradition of learning through service to others, she remains committed to a career steeped in service and responsible stewardship and is excited to have the opportunity to serve BHL and the joint venture, Crisis Tech 360 to help serve and advocate for those who often don’t have a voice in our society.