Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, MBA, CCM, SAP
Associate Director, Clinical Innovation
Center for Innovation in Mental Health, CUNY
Virna Little serves as associate director for clinical innovation at the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health. Prior to that, she served 22 years at the Institute for Family Health as senior vice president, psychosocial services and community affairs. In that role, she oversaw delivery of social work, mental health and community-based services across 35 full-time and multiple part-time centers and more than 300 staff.
Little is a frequent speaker on integrating primary care and behavioral health services, collaborative care and the development of viable behavioral health services in community health settings. She earned a doctorate in psychology from California Coast University and a master's in social work from Fordham University. She holds a faculty appointment at Columbia University and Mt. Sinai.
She is a member of the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center consulting team and serves as vice board chair for the Association for Clinicians for the Underserved. She is a member of the Hudson Valley American Heart Association Board and chairs the Behavioral Health Sub-Committee for the Community Health Center Association of New York. She is a member of the National Council for Community Behavioral Health Providers, American Association of Play Therapists, Social Work Managers, Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychological Association.