Dr. Faith Dyson-Washington Recognized for Service to the Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 27, 2022 – Community Behavioral Health (CBH), a division of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), announced that CEO Faith Dyson-Washington, PhD, was named a recipient of the 2022 EMBA Alumni Awards by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Dr. Dyson-Washington earned an award in the “Service to the Community” category, which honors an alumnus of the Lebow College of Business Executive MBA program who has made an exceptional difference in the community through volunteer service or paid work.

Dr. Dyson-Washington is a respected leader in behavioral health renowned for her work to help end health disparities and improve health outcomes for communities that have been marginalized. Since becoming the first African American woman to hold the position of CEO at CBH in 2020, she has employed her extensive clinical experience and innovative vision to help broaden access to high-quality, person-centered care for Philadelphia’s Medicaid recipients.

“I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of this year’s EMBA Alumni Awards among such a distinguished group of my fellow alumni,” said Dr. Dyson-Washington. “I want to thank our incredible team at CBH – this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication they put into ensuring that those in need have access to quality behavioral health services day in and day out.”

The EMBA Alumni Awards is an annual program created by the EMBA Alumni Board to recognize exceptional achievements and contributions to society made by alumni of the Lebow College of Business’s Executive MBA program. Alumni can be nominated for four award categories, including Entrepreneurship, Service to the Community, Service to the Profession, and Service to the Alma Mater.

Dr. Dyson-Washington will be presented with the award at the organization’s 13th annual Executive Summit on Friday, May 20 during Drexel’s Alumni Weekend.

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About CBH

CBH is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services to manage the delivery of behavioral health services for Medicaid recipients of Philadelphia County. For more information about CBH, visit cbhphilly.org.