Retired, Institute for Community Living

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David Woodlock’s career as a healthcare innovator and leader spans the private, non-profit and government sectors. He retired as President and CEO of ICL, and organization serving people with serious mental illness, substance abuse and development disabilities, in fall 2021. As Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health for children and families, David secured the largest annual appropriation for children’s mental health services in New York State history.

David is the author of the book, “Emotional Dimensions of Healthcare” that demonstrates the correlation between our emotions, behaviors and poor health outcomes and the services needed to best address this intersection.

He has received numerous awards including the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2018 Visionary Leadership Award. Thanks to his leadership reimagining services through an outcomes-focused lens, ICL was one of three recipients from around the entire country of SAMHSA’s 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness awards for ICL’s commitment to whole person care.

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