A. Robert Dunbar brings more than 40 years of senior level management and administrative experience spanning the health and human service field. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mental Health Corporation of America’s Health Care Reform/Care Coordination Committee. His impressive career serving in the behavioral health field has involved forming and improving new service delivery models; non-profit managed care administration; transition management and integration of services; financial model adherence and performance; and organizational relations with external stakeholders including affiliated corporations, payers, and regulating bodies.
Prior to joining OPEN MINDS Mr. Dunbar served as the Executive Director for Adult & Child Mental Health Center, Inc., a non-profit state certified JC accredited behavioral healthcare organization. In that role, Mr. Dunbar facilitated the work of the Board of Directors, board committees, and staff resulting in effective planning, cost efficient services, performance improvement, and meeting financial goals.
Mr. Dunbar has also served as an Administrator for Gallahue Mental Health Center of Community Hospitals Indianapolis. Mr. Dunbar also served as the Executive Director at the Jane Addams Community Mental Health Center. Mr. Dunbar was responsible for directing services, staffing, and financial performance in both decade long positions. While at Jane Addams, Mr. Dunbar led the development of governance and operating policies and procedures, as well as, the implementation of a continuum of clinical services in its transition from a county service to non-profit 501(c)(3) status.
Additionally, Mr. Dunbar has held positions on many committees and organizations, including President of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, President of Behavioral Systems, LLC., and President and founding member of InteCare, Inc.
Mr. Dunbar earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s of Science in Education degree in Counseling from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Services from Western Illinois University, in Macomb, Illinois.