Brent McGinty became the chief executive officer of Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare (MO Coalition) in December 2012. In this role, Brent continues to push for policies and funding priorities that recognize the value of MO Coalition provider services – healthcare home, disease management, outreach, wellness, integrated care, recovery, data/outcomes. Under his leadership, the Missouri Coalition has grown from 4 full-time staff to 12 full-time staff with up to 6 consultants. From 2007 until his appointment as Coalition CEO, Brent was a senior staff member at the Missouri Department of Mental Health, beginning as director of budget and finance, advancing to director of administration of the Division of CPS, and then being promoted to deputy director of administration of the entire department. From 1998 to 2007, Brent served as a budget analyst for the non-partisan Missouri Senate Appropriations Staff. From 1991 to 1998, Brent worked in several positions in local government, including city administrator.
McGinty earned a BA in political science and history in the honors program at Missouri Southern State University. His masters in public administration as an “outstanding graduate” was earned at the University of Missouri-Columbia.