Christopher D. Carroll is Director of Health Care Financing and Systems Integration and leads SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on Health Care and Health Systems Integration. This initiative focuses the agency’s programs and resources to ensure that behavioral health care services are more accessible and connected to the broader health care system.
Mr. Carroll has over 25 years of experience in behavioral health with a background in mental health and substance use services administration and financing, public health program implementation, organizational management, and behavioral health systems operations.
While at SAMHSA, he has worked to maintain and manage relationships and programs with the Department of Health and Human Service officials, members of Congress, executives of other Federal and States agencies, professional organizations, international and non-governmental organizations, and representatives of various constituency groups. Prior to his work at SAMHSA, Mr. Carroll worked as Director of Operations, Behavioral Health, for the Sisters of Mercy Healthcare System.
Mr. Carroll received his M.Sc. in International Health Economics and Policy from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a B.Sc. in Organizational Management from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.