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Mary Hale, MS, CHC


Mary Hale currently serves as Senior Program Associate with the Center for Children and Family Futures (CCFF), which operates the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. In this role she is responsible for providing technical assistance, expertise, and support on collaborative practice, capacity building, continuous quality improvement and assurance. She helps sites with implementation of trauma informed evidence and research-based practices and policies to sites providing services to children and families with substance use disorders, child welfare and family court involvement throughout the United States.

Ms. Hale has been with CCFF since 2019. She was previously the Behavioral Health Director for Orange County, CA and has 30 years of direct and administrative experience with behavioral health services and cross-system collaboration. As the Behavioral Health Director, she was responsible for the development, implementation, management, and monitoring of more than 200 substance use and mental health prevention and treatment programs. Collaboration with child welfare, courts and community service providers was a key component with the provision of these services. Ms. Hale holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and is Certified in Health Care Compliance.