A leader in behavioral healthcare for more than 35 years, Dale has served as president of The Providence Center since 2004. In his role, he established a full-service patient-centered medical home that provides comprehensive healthcare for adults at The Providence Center’s main location and serves as a national model for integrated care in community mental health settings. He also led the opening of Rhode Island’s first recovery community center, Anchor, and the state’s first recovery high school, Anchor Learning Academy.
Prior to coming to The Providence Center, he served as CEO of community behavioral health centers in Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Dale holds a doctorate in social policy and management from The Heller School at Brandeis University, a Master of Arts degree in social work from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from Brandeis University. He serves on the Rhode Island Healthcare Reform Commission; the City of Providence Mayor’s Children and Youth Cabinet; Community Healthcare Providers Leadership Council; MHCA Healthcare Reform Advisory Committee; Dominion Diagnostics Addiction Services Advisory Board; and the Healthcare Planning and Accountability Advisory Council.