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Margaret Watt, MPH, MA (she/her)

Prevention Director & TurningPointCT Project Director

Margaret joined Positive Directions in July 2020 as Director of Prevention after serving as a regional leader in behavioral health, as Executive Director of the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board for eight years and first Director of The Hub. In those roles she worked with a wide variety of stakeholders on initiatives to support the integration of mental health and substance use services; to improve prevention, treatment, and recovery; and to promote peer support. In 2017 she won the Policy Leadership Award from the Keep The Promise Coalition in recognition of her advocacy work. As a Board member of NAMI Connecticut since 2021, she chairs the statewide Public Policy Coalition.

Prior to her career in behavioral health, Margaret worked for 12 years in global health and eight years in education. She also has experience as a grants and publication editor.

Margaret received her MPH from UNC/Chapel Hill, her MA in Education from Columbia University, and her BA from Harvard. She is fluent in Spanish and French.

You can reach Margaret at: or by phone at 203-227-7644 ext. 827

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