Mark A. Engelhardt Mental Health Hero 2010 Cartoon-A-Thon for Mental Health Awareness Month

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Mental Health Hero Mark A. Engelhardt

Mark A. Engelhardt is a Faculty – Research Associate in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. He provides training and consultation to various state agencies, county governments, advocacy groups, and mental health and substance abuse providers throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Engelhardt concentrates on systems development with an emphasis on policy-making and program development.

Mr. Engelhardt is the Associate Director of Florida’s Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Technical Assistance Center at USF-FMHI. He serves as Florida’s “Olmstead Grant Coordinator” (CMHS) to build Statewide Coalitions for Community-based Care for Supportive Housing for Persons with Mental Illnesses, and in partnership with the DCF Mental Health Office (Tallahassee) provides statewide training on the federal PATH Homeless Grant.  Mr. Engelhardt is a member of the faculty of the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, conducting a national review of the HUD-VASH permanent supportive housing program, by examining Best Practices and solutions to serving homeless veterans.  He is the Principle Investigator (PI) on a five-year SAMHSA-CSAT Homeless Treatment Grant in Charlotte County, Co-PI on a three-year SAMHSA-CMHS Jail Diversion Grant in Hillsborough County, and recently completed a two-year Sarasota County Jail Diversion-Homeless Evaluation project. Mr. Engelhardt was the PI on a Robert Wood Johnson Grant on Medicaid Substance Abuse Certified Local Match Earnings Project and system development with AHCA, DCF, and statewide substance abuse providers (FADAA).  Mr. Engelhardt was a principle investigator on a SAMHSA-CSAT Homeless Treatment grant (Keystone) for persons with co-occurring disorders and a CO-PI on a SAMHSA-CMHS Community Action Grant on Co-occurring Disorders.

Mr. Engelhardt is the lead faculty/consultant for the National Association of State Mental Health Directors (NASMHPD), National Office of Technical Assistance Center (OTA) on Emergency, Crisis and Acute Behavioral Health Care Systems Design and Implementation, working with several states in cross-system design.  Before coming to USF, he successfully operated a private, licensed consulting corporation in behavioral health care administration with clients ranging from state governments to private organizations and collaboration with other national consulting firms. From 1988- 1999 Mr. Engelhardt was the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Director for Florida’s DCF Districts 6 and 14 (Now Circuits 10, 12 & 13). Prior to that he was a provider and administrator of mental health agencies in Ohio, New York State, and Washington, DC. (1975-1988)

Mark A. Engelhardt is a Faculty – Research Associate in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. He provides training and consultation to various state agencies, county governments, advocacy groups, and mental health and substance abuse providers throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Engelhardt concentrates on systems development with an emphasis on policy-making and program development.

Mr. Engelhardt is the Associate Director of Florida’s Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Technical Assistance Center at USF-FMHI. He serves as Florida’s “Olmstead Grant Coordinator” (CMHS) to build Statewide Coalitions for Community-based Care for Supportive Housing for Persons with Mental Illnesses, and in partnership with the DCF Mental Health Office (Tallahassee) provides statewide training on the federal PATH Homeless Grant.  Mr. Engelhardt is a member of the faculty of the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, conducting a national review of the HUD-VASH permanent supportive housing program, by examining Best Practices and solutions to serving homeless veterans.  He is the Principle Investigator (PI) on a five-year SAMHSA-CSAT Homeless Treatment Grant in Charlotte County, Co-PI on a three-year SAMHSA-CMHS Jail Diversion Grant in Hillsborough County, and recently completed a two-year Sarasota County Jail Diversion-Homeless Evaluation project. Mr. Engelhardt was the PI on a Robert Wood Johnson Grant on Medicaid Substance Abuse Certified Local Match Earnings Project and system development with AHCA, DCF, and statewide substance abuse providers (FADAA).  Mr. Engelhardt was a principle investigator on a SAMHSA-CSAT Homeless Treatment grant (Keystone) for persons with co-occurring disorders and a CO-PI on a SAMHSA-CMHS Community Action Grant on Co-occurring Disorders.

Mr. Engelhardt is the lead faculty/consultant for the National Association of State Mental Health Directors (NASMHPD), National Office of Technical Assistance Center (OTA) on Emergency, Crisis and Acute Behavioral Health Care Systems Design and Implementation, working with several states in cross-system design.  Before coming to USF, he successfully operated a private, licensed consulting corporation in behavioral health care administration with clients ranging from state governments to private organizations and collaboration with other national consulting firms. From 1988- 1999 Mr. Engelhardt was the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Director for Florida’s DCF Districts 6 and 14 (Now Circuits 10, 12 & 13). Prior to that he was a provider and administrator of mental health agencies in Ohio, New York State, and Washington, DC. (1975-1988)

 

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