Charles G. Ray, M.Ed

President, CGR Associates, &
Principal, Criterion Health

Mr. Ray provides consultation to national, state, and local behavioral health and human service systems, government entities, benefits management groups, providers and accountable care organizations. He works with clients on systems and organizational analysis, public managed care systems design, development and management, primary/behavioral healthcare integration, strategic alliance and market development, crafting partnerships between specialty and mainstream healthcare systems, governance development, and government relations. Mr. Ray has over 42 years of experience in the behavioral health field, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare from 1988–2003.  Mr. Ray also served as Chief Executive Officer of National Service Systems, the for-profit wholly controlled subsidiary of NCCBH.  Mr. Ray is a nationally known figure in the behavioral health sector, speaking frequently at conferences and assisting organizations improve their performance.