A. Robert Dunbar, MPA, M.Ed.

Senior Associate



Indianapolis, Indiana



Bob Dunbar brings more than 40 years of senior level management and administrative experience spanning the health and human service field to OPEN MINDS. 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.rnrnPrior to joining the OPEN MINDS team, Mr. Dunbar served as the Executive Director for 21 years at Adult & Child Mental Health Center, Inc., a state certified community mental health center, a licensed child welfare organization (largest in Indianapolis and central Indiana), and a provider of primary care for people with behavioral health disorders. 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.rnrnPreviously, Mr. Dunbar served as an Administrator for Gallahue Mental Health Center of Community Hospitals Indianapolis, the largest provider of behavioral health services in Indiana. As Administrator, he contributed to the expansion and development of community based mental health and addiction services including partial hospital, intensive outpatient, outpatient, care coordination, and med management services.rnrnMr. Dunbar also served as the Executive Director at the Jane Addams Community Mental Health Center. As its first Executive Director, Mr. Dunbar facilitated its incorporation as a non-profit, lead the certification as a community mental health center, developed a board governance and operating structure, and developed and managed a comprehensive continnum of services for youth, adults, and older adults.rnrnSupplementing his executive tenure, Mr. Dunbar has held positions on many committees and organizations, including Co-Chair of the Mental Health Corporation of America’s Health Care Reform/Care Coordination Committee, President of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, President of Behavioral Systems, LLC., and Interim CEO, President and founding member of InteCare, Inc.rnrnMr. Dunbar earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Mental Health 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.

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