Carolyn Leach is the Director of Prevention for Behavioral Health System Baltimore. She is responsible for developing capacity within the system of care to use data to improve prevention outcomes for the youth and families in Baltimore City. She directs the internal processes of promoting prevention strategies and programming that parallel addressing the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and structural poverty and racism, She is also responsible for collaborating with community members and other stakeholders to develop and implement data-driven prevention strategies that promote substance use prevention, mental health, and overall wellbeing.
A native Baltimorean, Carolyn has many years of experience working with children and families in Baltimore City. Prior to joining BHSB, she served as the Program Director for Interagency Initiatives for Family League of Baltimore City, overseeing child welfare and juvenile justice portfolios, as well as the Local Care Team. Carolyn also worked in various roles within her 16 year tenure with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, Family Services Division. She brings a wealth of experience working with youth and implementing programs and initiatives to best serve the needs of the youth and their families.
Carolyn received a Master’s Degree from Bowie State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County.