William (Bill) Reay has been a national leader in mental health services and behavioral health services research for more than 25 years. As one of the original Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) developers, Bill was associated with both child and family research centers in Portland, Oregon and Tampa, Florida. As one of the founding members of the National Federation for Children’s Mental Health, he has been central to organizing parents across the United States to improve mental health care for children. Bill is one of the original leaders in the System-of-Care development and movement, and served as a professional research member of the United States Department of Education’s Evaluation Team for the Research and Training Centers.
Bill received his Master of Arts degree in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Nebraska, Department of Psychology, at Omaha. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a minor in Law from the University of Nebraska, combined Department of Law and Psychology, College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska. Bill has written numerous professional articles on a variety of subjects associated with public health and behavioral health services.
Bill is also a Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology and Director of Academic Program Development for Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Arizona, where he designs and develops international graduate programs. In addition, he is the President of The Coalition for Behavioral Health Research to Practice, a multi-university research intuitive aimed at improving behavioral health care and improving the quality of life for individuals and families that suffer from behavioral health problems. Bill is a visiting scientist at Vanderbilt University and holds an additional academic appointment at Springfield College, Tampa, Florida.
Internationally, Bill consults with businesses and academic institutions in the European Union and the Caribbean research and training center. As Treasurer of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Bill led a delegation of social scientists to Cuba which resulted in a professional research relationship with the Cuban Center for Sociological and Psychological Research. Bill is also a guest editor for the Journal of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research and the Journal of American Orthopsychiatry.