Leah is a leader in our Public & Social Sector Practice where she supports clients in addressing the mental health crisis affecting youth and young adults coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked with a range of federal agencies, state and local governments, and foundations on post-COVID-19 recovery strategy and transformation efforts.
Examples of Leah’s recent projects include the following:
- leading a behavioral health transformation for a US state improving access to behavioral healthcare for more than eight million citizens
- managing a nationwide COVID-19 recovery effort regarding learning recovery and youth mental health in K–12 education that impacted more than 23 million students in over 20 school systems
- developing a coalition strategy for more than 40 not-for-profit organizations and foundations in K–12 education to address COVID-19 learning recovery and mental health
- creating a workforce-resilience effort with a federal agency using advanced analytics to identify opportunities to identify and assist at-risk employees
- leading a strategy and transformation engagement with a $15 billion federal agency impacting over 65,000 employees
Before joining McKinsey, Leah worked in the federal government. She is a “mental health champion,” having completed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s executive education program on scaling mental healthcare services. Leah serves on the board of directors of Wild Ones, a national not for profit.