Mady Chalk, Ph.D., MSW is Principal of the Chalk Group which provides strategic and policy consulting on shared value strategies for performance measurement and quality improvement in public and private organizations, including federal, state, and sub-state governmental agencies, managed care firms, and trade associations. In her consulting practice Dr. Chalk works with state Medicaid agencies through the CMS Innovator Accelerator Program and with commercial insurers. She has also served as a consultant to the American Society of Addiction Medicine for development of guidelines for treatment of opioid addictions, as well as performance standards and measures related to use of medications in treatment.
For 10 years, Dr. Chalk was the director of the Policy Center at the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA and prior to that she was the director of the Division of Services Improvement in the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration where she founded the Washington Circle Group and created national initiatives such as SBIRT and the ATTC grant programs and oversaw numerous studies. She is a member of the Behavioral Health Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum and serves as a technical expert on many panels responsible for working on quality and performance measurement and implementation.
She received her Ph.D. in Health and Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University.