Bisrat Abebe, MA, LCSW, LICSW, (Treasurer) is Service Director for Community Health Resources’ (CHR), Adult Mobile Crisis Response Team, Police Departments Embedded Mental Health Clinicians Programs, and Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) programs, which provide treatment in seven Department of Correction facilities within the state of Connecticut. Abebe is an immigrant from Ethiopia who completed dual master’s degrees in social work and theology at Boston College in 2005. He has over 18 years of clinical, supervisory, and administrative experience as a licensed clinical social worker in MA and CT. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the UCONN MSW program. In his previous roles, Abebe has held positions such as Assistant Dean of Student Support Services at MIT and Adjunct Professor in various MSW programs.
Throughout his career, Abebe spearheaded efforts to improve access to care for young adults and incarcerated individuals, as well as recruiting and retaining diverse staff. Abebe served on the Boston College School of Social Work Alumni Board from 2015 to 2018. Currently, he is a member of the NASW Board since 2021 and the NASW Assurance Services Inc. Board, NASW Finance committee, NASW International Committee, and NASW Foundation Governance committee.