Chauna Brocht is the Director, Crisis Services at Behavioral Health System Baltimore. Chauna’s role is to work with stakeholders to strategically plan improvements to the Central Maryland Crisis System in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Carroll County. Core components of the crisis system include the regional 988 Helpline, expanded mobile crisis teams, same-day access to behavioral health services and crisis stabilization centers.
As a clinical social worker, Chauna’s work over the past 16 years has been to provide services to people experiencing housing, 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.