Terms: 2013-2016, 2016-2018
Victor Armstrong, MSW is Vice President, Behavioral Health with Carolinas HealthCare System based in Charlotte, NC and serves as Facility Executive of Behavioral Health- Charlotte (BHC). As such, he has responsibility for operational and strategic oversight of the 66 inpatient beds, the psychiatric emergency department, Brain Stimulation Program, Consult Liaison Program, and 10 provider-based outpatient behavioral health programs on the BHC campus. Prior to his role with Carolinas Healthcare System, Victor served as Behavioral Medicine Program Manager with the Cone Health System. Victor has worked on the payer side of behavioral health through the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, as well as in community mental health. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Council for Behavioral Health. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NC as well as, past chair of NAMI’s Public Policy Committee. In addition, Victor was voted by NAMI NC, as 2012 Mental Health Professional of the Year for his advocacy in strengthening community mental health resources, including Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT), rewriting of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) curriculum to expand training on mental health issues, and leading the effort in developing a Mental Health Court in Forsyth County, NC. Victor serves on the Board of Directors for Timeout Youth, an organization that offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to LGBTQ youth ages 11-20. He serves on the Protection & Advocacy for Patients with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council for Disability Rights NC. Locally, Victor serves on the Mecklenburg County Mental Health Task Force and Mecklenburg Provider Council Executive Board, among many other committees and subcommittees.
Victor graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration from NC Central University and received his graduate degree in Social Work from East Carolina University.