Rebecca Bishop, an adaptable and transformational leader, specializes in initiatives to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of youth and high-risk populations. She brings expertise in mental health promotion, health equity, cultural and linguistic responsiveness, instructional design, community mobilization, and violence prevention and intervention.
Bishop has a demonstrated history of applying a health and racial equity lens to substance use, youth development, violence and problem gambling prevention, as well as mental health issues. She leads EDC’s Gambling Prevention Technical Assistance Center and has managed three regional planning processes across Massachusetts to learn about local knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes related to gambling, resulting in population-specific prevention strategies.
A highly skilled public speaker and facilitator, Bishop has a proven ability to lead initiatives from conception to completion. Her deep knowledge of contract management, coaching, and knowledge translation has enabled her to lead multiple complex systems change efforts.
Bishop holds an MA in Social Work, Health, and Mental Health Administration from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.