Rebecca A. Mabe, MSW, LCSW

Associate Chief of Mental Health for Community Programs, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System

As the Associate Chief of Mental Health for Community Programs, Ms. Mabe oversees the mental health treatment and staff in the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System's Community Based Outpatient clinics, and Outpatient Mental Health Community programs (VA Homeless, Suicide Prevention, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Mental Health Intensive Case Management Programs).

Ms. Mabe earned her BS in Sociology and Master of Social Work degrees with Graduate Certification in Gerontology from the University of Utah.  She taught Mental Health Public Policy at the University of Utah, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work. She has  coordinated the VASLCHCS Social Work Service Field Education, served on the University of Utah College of Social Work Practicum Advisory council, and coordinated and developed the Hartford Partnership Program on Aging Education curricula at the Salt Lake City Utah  VA. She has served as the Mental Health Service Representative to the VA Women Veteran's Advisory Council and Diversity Council Chair. She has also served on the boards of the Utah Chapter of NASW, the Salt Lake City Utah Chapter of NAMI, and the Utah Chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.

Ms. Mabe's work has included clinical care and consultation, program development and implementation, and managerial expertise. She has worked with Salt Lake County Aging Services to develop Caregiver support groups and Computer Skills training in Senior Centers, provided clinical care and program coordination for Hospice for Utah, and the Salt Lake City Utah VA Geriatric Clinic. She has developed and maintained partnerships between the VA's Mental Health Services,  and community partners in homelessness, aging and disability. She has presented at VA and professional membership conferences about mental health and aging. She is also a Clinical Coach and consultant for the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program for the Cincinnati VA, and a VA and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care Fellow Mentor.  Ms. Mabe completed a 2015-16 American Political Science Association Health and Aging Policy (HAP) Fellowship and was placed with the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, the RAND Corporation, and consulted with SAMHSA on rural elderly mental health issues.