Donna E.M. Bailey
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Donna E.M. Bailey is interim Chief Executive Officer for DBHIDS’s Division of Community Behavioral Health, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide mental health and substance abuse services for Philadelphia County Medicaid recipients. At CBH, Bailey oversees CBH’s mission to provide access to high-quality, accountable care to improve the health and mental wellness of our members.
Bailey previously served with CBH for nine years in roles including Chief of Staff, Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and interim Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, she worked with PHMC as Chief Integrated Health Services Officer, leading PHMC’s physical, behavioral health, and community engagement portfolios. In this role, she oversaw PHMC’s health services; homeless and social services; behavioral health services, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs for individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders; community engagement services, including programming designed as an alternative to incarceration and services for homeless and special populations; and community mental health services, including a continuum of school and community-based, trauma-informed behavioral health services for children, youth, and families.
Bailey has also served the people of Philadelphia as Assistant Managing Director for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity and worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Housing Director for the Department of Human Services. She also served as the Assistant Managing Director in the Office of Supportive Housing for Philadelphia County. During her tenure with the City, she facilitated major housing initiatives yielding 2,500 new housing options for low-income and disabled Philadelphians.
Bailey is a proud Philadelphia native. She earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Pennsylvania State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.