Mark Halal, LCSW
- Senior Associate
Mark Halal, LCSW
Mark Halal, LCSW is a senior associate with Barrins & Associates providing consulting support nationwide to psychiatric hospitals and behavioral health organizations seeking to achieve and maintain Joint Commission accreditation and compliance with CMS Conditions of Participation. As a consultant with Barrins & Associates, Mr. Halal conducts training, gap analysis, and mock surveys and provides clients with hands-on direction and technical assistance pertaining to compliance with regulatory, accreditation and related state licensing standards.
Immediately prior to joining Barrins & Associates, Mr. Halal worked for six years as a surveyor with The Joint Commission. During that time, he surveyed psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, residential and outpatient behavioral health programs and substance abuse organizations throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Halal has extensive behavioral healthcare management experience as well. He has held leadership roles in various organizations serving both behavioral health and substance abuse populations. Over the course of a thirty year career, spanning the government, private, and public non-profit sectors, Mr. Halal has seen behavioral healthcare through the eyes of the clinician, supervisor, manager and executive. He understands the importance of processes for quality and safety from each of these unique perspectives.
Immediately preceding his work with The Joint Commission, Mr. Halal held a leadership position at Devereaux Florida. He served as Administrator of the organization’s Viera Campus – a 148 bed hospital and secure residential facility for children and adolescents experiencing a wide range of psychiatric and developmental disabilities.
Mr. Halal received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clark University, a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Health from the University of North Florida.
Client feedback: “Mark’s scope of knowledge and experience as a TJC surveyor were invaluable to us. His candid style and ability to help us identify solutions going forward made us feel like he was part of our team!”