Steve Day is co-founder and former executive director of TAC. Steve has over 40 years of experience specializing in service system improvement and financing strategies, organizational development and management, strategic planning, interagency service coordination and integration strategies, consumer-based outcome and performance measurement, and the implementation of best practice mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental disabilities, aging and related human services. At TAC, Steve has provided consultation and technical assistance to over 100 state and local jurisdictions, including his work on over 25 state-level service planning, implementation and financing initiatives, and on innovative and best practice financing strategies for community-based services for people with disabilities and chronic conditions, specifically with regard to Medicaid plan and waiver services financing and management.
Steve has provided consultation to numerous national policy and advocacy organizations, and has contributed to major national policy initiatives related to state level system improvements. He was among the senior consultants providing technical input and support to the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, authoring a technical monograph on Medicaid's role in public mental health services, and assisting to draft recommendations related to state-level mental health system master planning and on linking mainstream service resources to supportive housing for people with mental illness. He has also published a monograph on the role of supportive housing in states' Olmstead compliance, and a manual on understanding and implementing evidence-based practices for behavioral health administrators and practitioners. In July 2014 Steve retired from TAC, and currently serves as a senior consultant to TAC on specific projects.