Lauren Conaboy is the Vice President of National Policy. In this role she works to advance policy and regulatory initiatives to ensure access to affordable, patient-centered behavioral health services that are based in value and outcomes. Notably, Conaboy directly influenced the passage of several key provisions that were part of the SUPPORT Act, a bill that passed in October of 2018, to combat the opioid crisis.
Prior to joining the Centerstone team, Conaboy worked as the Government Affairs Director for Centerstone in Kentucky, where she advanced legislative and regulatory initiatives pertaining to mental health; ranging from engaging in the state’s 1115 waiver process to advancing policy objectives to bolster addiction and recovery services for Kentuckians seeking treatment for opioid abuse.
Conaboy holds a dual masters in Clinical Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Louisville and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Prior to her engagement in the health care sector, she worked for almost a decade running state and national public policy and advocacy campaigns, has engaged in multiple United Nations negotiations and worked as a political consultant on the Hill.
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