Gregg D. Graham, MA, MBA
President, Founder, Investment Partner
Gregg Graham continues to share the vision and mission for BHL’s crisis intervention and access management programs that he first realized in 1998 — that an independent broker can advocate and link someone in crisis with care that leads to recovery.
Mr. Graham’s career includes senior roles in managing community behavioral health programs, both inpatient and outpatient, for over 25 years. In addition, he also operated a managed care company providing managed services for a network of over thirty contracted private facility and professional providers, including at-risk services.
Also an advocate, Mr. Graham serves on the Mental Health America national Board of Directors and is active with Georgia’s Mental Health Planning Advisory Council. Mr. Graham earned his clinical psychology MA at Appalachian State in North Carolina and an MBA at East Tennessee State University.
David Covington, NCC, LPC, MBA
David Covington, LPC, MBA serves as CEO and President of RI International, is an owner of Behavioral Health Link and leads the international initiatives “Crisis Now” and “Zero Suicide.” He is a two-time national winner of the Council of State Governments Innovations Award, in 2008 with the Georgia Crisis & Access Line and again in 2012 with Magellan Health. For five consecutive years, he competed as a national finalist in innovations award competitions, including Harvard University’s Innovations in American Government in 2009, and was featured in Business Week magazine (Innovate Timeline).
He is an acclaimed global speaker (Where in the World Is?), with top-ranked TED-style Talks and conference keynotes. Readers of his healthcare innovation blog represent 90 different countries. Previously he served as Vice-President at Magellan Health responsible for the administrative, clinical, financial and programmatic operations of the $750 million per year health plan contract with Arizona Medicaid and the Department of Health Services.
Mr. Covington has served on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Executive Committee since it was created in 2010, co-chairing task forces on clinical care and crisis services (Research Publications). He has served as Vice-Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline SAMHSA Steering Committee since it was created in 2005. He has served as the Clinical Division Chair of the American Association of Suicidology since 2014. He served on the National Council for Behavioral Health Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014 and the Relias Learning Behavioral Health Advisory Board from 2014 to 2016.
Mr. Covington’s behavioral healthcare management history also includes CEO of Behavioral Health Link and Director of Public Sector Quality Management at APS Healthcare. He is a licensed professional counselor and has an MBA from Kennesaw State and a Master’s of Science from the University of Memphis. His personal achievements include the 2008 Boston marathon and 2013 Fear Factor.
Wendy Martinez Farmer, MS, LPC
Wendy became CEO in June of 2015. She has held several leadership roles with BHL since 2005 including Mobile Crisis Director, Director of Community Services, and Chief Clinical Officer. A Licensed as a Professional Counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. she has over seventeen years of behavioral health experience in direct service and administration in both the public and private sectors. A compassionate leader with strong interpersonal, supervisory, and clinical skills, she is dedicated to responsible stewardship of public funds and consumer access to and receipt of quality behavioral health services.
As a certified NAMI Family to Family Educator, Wendy stays abreast of current legislation and advocacy initiatives and has worked diligently in multiple professional and personal capacities to encourage consumers and their families to educate themselves about behavioral health issues and the systems in place to serve them.
Educated in the Jesuit tradition of learning through service to others, her educational experience fostered a strong commitment to serving those most in need in our society and led her to public service. She remains committed to a career steeped in service and responsible stewardship and is very excited to have the opportunity to serve in a position where she can use her education and experience to foster recovery and advocate for those who often don’t have a voice in our society.