Wayne Dailey, PhD


Wayne F. Dailey is a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly forty years experience in public sector behavioral health clinical care, policy development, and management. He served four years as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks he helped organize and lead the Connecticut Disaster Behavioral Health Response Network (DBHRN), which served as a model for many other states.

Since 2002 he has been an active disaster services volunteer with the American Red Cross and currently functions as Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Advisor for the Connecticut and Rhode Island region. He has served in leadership roles with Red Cross Disaster Mental Health in response to several mass casualty events, including: Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings (2012); Boston Marathon bombing (2013), Yarnell, Arizona wildfire (2013); Mississippi tornadoes (2014 and 2017); South Carolina Foods (2015); Hurricane Matthew (2016). In August 2015, he was deployed to Saipan in the western Pacific to provide disaster mental health services for survivors of Typhoon Soudelor.

Dr. Dailey is also Senior Consultant for the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce.

Education & Training

PhD University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Psychology (1978)

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