Chauna Brocht is the Director of GBRICS Project Implementation. The Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System (GBRICS) Partnership is an innovative project that aims to expand and strengthen the behavioral health crisis system in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Carroll County. Chauna’s role is to strategically plan and implement the core components of the project, including a comprehensive behavioral health call center, expanded mobile crisis teams, and same-day access to behavioral health services.
As a clinical social worker, Chauna’s work over the past 15 years has been to provide services to people experiencing homelessness and behavioral health, medical and financial crises. During her time spent at a health care clinic, Chauna was part of a team that implemented integrated behavioral health and medical care, Trauma Informed Care, harm reduction and health equity practices. Prior to her social work career, Chauna worked as a policy analyst researching low-wage labor markets and poverty measurement, and as a community organizer and educator on campaigns such as instituting a living wage and stopping predatory loans.
Chauna received an MSW from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.