David Frederick

Assistant Director of Policy and Implementation, Clear Pathways

David Frederick, M.S.A.H., is the Assistant Director of Policy and Implementation for the Clear Pathways initiative at Peg’s Foundation. In this capacity, he focuses on advancing the behavioral health crisis care continuum in Ohio, with a specific goal of improving access to quality, trauma-informed services for individuals experiencing mental illness. His work encompasses community activation, Medicaid, and behavioral health policy initiatives.

David has extensive experience collaborating with various stakeholders. He has worked with state agencies, county leadership, community behavioral health, hospital systems, county mental health & addiction boards, provider associations, criminal justice systems, and law enforcement/first responders. He takes a practical approach to handling mental health challenges, recognizing how different sectors are connected.

David serves on the Ohio Crisis Task Force, an initiative spearheaded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to guide Ohio’s vision for a sustainable crisis response system. He also serves on the core working team of Stepping Up Ohio, an initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails.

David received a Master of Science in Allied Health with a focus on Health Care Administration from Otterbein University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia.

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