Chief Medical Officer, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Tracey Skale had her first GCB patient the day she started in 1993—and she still has that same patient to this day. From the beginning, she’s been committed to this patient population and enthusiastic about this field. Tracey sees patients most of the day, every day. She loves being a keeper of hope for some of the most vulnerable people among us. To hear someone’s personal story and see them worn down from the struggle, and to be able to confidently say, “we can help you”—that moment is as meaningful to her now as it was when she started more than two decades ago. Tracey is an advocate and leader in the mental health community. She speaks nationally about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and psychiatric issues in the primary care setting, and is the lead doctor for the Homeless ACT and ACT teams at the agency. She has degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from Amherst College, and an M.D. from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.