Joy Burwell

National Council for Behavioral Health

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National Council for Behavioral Health


Joy is the Assistant Vice President, Communications at the National Council for Behavioral Health. There she manages communications for organization. She uses her experience and expertise in health policy, communication strategies, traditional and innovative public affairs strategies and stakeholder relations to help the National Council influence decision-makers and the public to improve the state of mental healthcare and addiction services.

Prior to this she was Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of Public Affairs at Amplify Public Affairs. In these roles, she developed communication and education strategies, media outreach initiatives and managed third-party stakeholder outreach and support for a variety of clients.  

Before her roles at Amplify, she was a Program Associate for the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), where she monitored health policy trends including health information technology, workforce issues and nursing research for the AAN and advocated for nursing’s contributions to health reform.

She is a graduate of James Madison University (BSW) and received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University.