Dr. Lever is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing and leading school mental health services and programming efforts at the local, state, and national levels. She serves as the Executive Director of the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program, a long-standing and exemplar community-partnered school mental health program in Baltimore City. In her Co-Director role, she is working with federal, state, and local agencies, national organizations, school districts, schools/higher education institutions, and mental health programs to advance school mental health. She has advanced research, training, policy, and practice focused on building multi-tiered systems of student supports that have family-school-community partnerships as a foundation. She has extensive experience and leadership in advancing high quality and sustainable school mental health services and programming including serving as a leader for the National Quality Initiative on School Based Health Services.