Dan Rabbitt is the Policy Director for the Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System (GBRICS) Partnership here at BHSB. As Policy Director for GBRICS, Dan works closely with the Maryland General Assembly and other state leaders to advance policies that will build an effective and sustainable behavioral health crisis system. He also staffs the GBRICS community engagement committee and plays a leading role in building trusted relationships with community partners across the Baltimore region.
Dan brings over a decade of health policy experience to the role. Prior to joining BHSB, Dan was a Senior Policy Manager at Heartland Alliance, a leading anti-poverty organization based in Chicago, IL. In Chicago, he led many campaigns to draft and pass bills to improve Medicaid, prevent overdose, expand mental health services and more at all levels of government. Prior to Heartland Alliance, Dan worked on federal health policy at Health Care for the Homeless. In whatever Dan does, he brings a passion for justice and a belief that we can achieve the social change our communities need thrive. He is thrilled to be helping to lead an ambitious initiative such as GBRICS and looks forward to the day when behavioral health needs are treated with the same urgency as other health needs.
Dan earned his Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland in 2010 and lives in Columbia, MD with his partner, daughter, and several critters.