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Alison O’Connell

Alison O’Connell, Director, Corporate Strategy, is currently focused on the MassHealth ACO Restructure, including such topics as helping Beacon clients and providers to understand and prepare for the changing health care landscape. Read more…

Amy Sheyer

Amy Sheyer, Assistant Vice President, External Relations for Beacon Health Options, is responsible for media relations, while also supporting Beacon’s government and association relations programs. Read more…

Ben Wertheim

Ben Wertheim, MA LPC, Intensive Care Manager, works with Beacon Health Options frequent visitor program in conjunction with Hartford Hospital’s Behavioral Health Emergency Room to support Medicaid members reducing visits to the ER and connecting to care. Read more…

Dr. BJ Beck

Dr. BJ Beck served as Vice President for Medical Affairs at Beacon Health Options through 2015, and is currently a clinically practicing and academic psychiatrist who supervises psychiatry residents and has an outpatient practice at Massachusetts General Hospital, with a focus on care of the medically ill and those with HIV/AIDS. Read more…

Brad Lerner

Brad Lerner is Associate General Counsel and Director, Parity Compliance for Beacon Health Options. He is a practicing lawyer and government relations professional with more than 20 years of public and private sector experience analyzing and addressing regulatory issues, including complex health care policy. Read more…

Celia Smith

Celia Smith, a Service Manager at Beacon UK, joined Beacon Health Options in 2013 as a recent university graduate. Since that time, her role has evolved from Analyst, to Associate, to Manager. Read more… 

Charles Sposato

Charles Sposato, Director, Corporate Strategy, supports Beacon’s strategic initiatives and market development efforts, specifically with regards to implementing value-based payment programs nationwide. Read more . . .

Christie Hager

Christie Hager, a public health lawyer, is Beacon Health Options’ Senior Vice President of National Client Partnerships, New England Region. Read more…

Clarence Jordan

As Beacon Health Options’ Vice President of Wellness & Recovery, Clarence Jordan leads the company’s national Wellness & Recovery Program, responsible for putting into operation Beacon’s commitment to recovery-based principles in the delivery of behavioral health services. Read more…

Dale Seamans

Dale Seamans, Executive Editor, Thought Leadership, works with Beacon Health Options’ Associate Chief Medical Officer to help position Beacon as a thought leader in behavioral health by aligning Beacon’s practice with the evidence base. Read more…

David Lally

David Lally, LCSW, MBS, is Director of Communications and Policy for Wellness & Recovery, Beacon Health Options. More than 20 years ago, he started his marketing/communications career in the insurance industry. Read more…

Dr. Emma Stanton

Dr. Emma Stanton is Associate Chief Medical Officer for Beacon Health Options. Dr. Stanton oversees Beacon’s Thought Leadership Agenda and works closely with Beacon’s corporate strategy, product innovation and marketing teams. Read more…

Dr. Erick Messias

Erick Messias, MD, MPH, PhD joined Beacon Health Options as Medical Director for Arkansas in August of 2015. Read more…

Erin Donohue

Erin Donohue is Assistant Vice President, Communications and Special Projects, at Beacon Health Options’ Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership. Read more …

Dr. Gary Proctor

Dr. Gary Proctor is the Beacon Health Options National Medical Director for Provider Partnerships and is also Chief Medical Officer for the ValueOptions Federal Services Division of Beacon. Read more…

Ginny Bobby

A member of Beacon Health Options’ Marketing and Communications team, Ginny Bobby is a Proposal Specialist who often writes about Beacon’s autism services and programming. Read more…

Heather Mermel

Heather Mermel, the New York State Strategic Initiatives Director at Beacon Health Options, leads Beacon’s efforts for the Children’s Behavioral Health MMC transition and initiatives for special populations. Read more . . .

Dr. Howard Savin

Howard Savin, PhD, Senior Vice President, Autism Outcomes and Quality, is a clinical psychologist, senior behavior healthcare executive and entrepreneur. Read more…

Jenni Myers

Jenni Myers, Director, Corporate Strategy, has been with Beacon Health Options since May 2013, where she works on the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for improved health care delivery. Read more…

Jeremy Hastings

Jeremy Hastings joined Beacon Health Options in 2013. In his role as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Mr. Hastings leads the development and execution of strategy across both Beacon’s corporate initiatives and business units. Read more…

John Carman

John Carman, Beacon Health Options’ Manager, Creative Services, is a multi-disciplinary designer and art director with an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. Read more…

Dr. Jorge Petit

Dr. Jorge Petit, Beacon Health Options’ Regional Senior Vice President for New York, oversees the delivery and coordination of mental health care and substance use disorder services for the company’s New York members. Read more…

Juan de Cardenas

Juan de Cardenas, Program Director – Florida Outcomes, has been with Beacon Health Options since February 2014, where he has worked on multiple strategic initiatives, including high-risk member analytics and business analytics reporting. Read more…

Kate Poglitsch

Kate Poglitsch, Senior Vice President, Informatics and Analytics, leads Beacon Health Options’ Analytics Innovation Center and regional Client Informatics and Analytics. Read more…

Larry Earle

Larry Earle is Beacon Health Options’ Senior Vice President, National Employer Accounts, Client Partnerships. He has been with Beacon for more than 26 years working out of the North Carolina Engagement Center. Read more…

Laura Cook

Laura Cook, Director of Proposal Development for Beacon Health Options, oversees all employer and federal proposals. Ms. Cook has worked for Beacon since 2009, prior to which she worked as a healthcare strategic planning consultant for hospitals and health systems across the country. Read more…

Laura Wood

Laura Wood, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications, leads an award-winning team at Beacon that manages internal communications, creative services, sales and marketing support, and digital services. Read more…

Lucy Buckner

Lucy Buckner, Vice President for Beacon Health Options’ Military OneSource Centers, oversees all aspects of the Military OneSource program. Read more…

Madeline Wharton

Madeline Wharton is a Manager on Beacon’s Corporate Strategy Team. She helps with the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to improve the delivery of quality behavioral health care – including strategies to combat the opioid epidemic, strategic partnerships and innovative payment mechanisms. Read more…

Maggie Tapp

Maggie Tapp, a Senior Vice President of Client Partnerships at Beacon Health Options, is responsible for client relationships across the mid-Atlantic region. Read more…

Manoli Kouremetis

Manoli Kouremetis is a Proposal Specialist working with Beacon Health Options’ Strategy and Development team to win new business and keep existing clients. Read more…

Marty Waters

Marty Waters is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of executive management experience in behavioral health care and 18 years of direct social work clinical practice. Read more…

Matthew Christian

Matthew Christian, Vice President of Information Technology for Beacon Health Options’ Federal Division, works to ensure the technology needs of the Federal Services division are met for all internal and external federal clients. Read more…

Michael Scott

Michael Scott, LPC, is the manager of training for the Military OneSource Contract, of the Federal Services division of Beacon Health Options. Read more…

Michelle Queen

Michelle Queen, LPC, is an Intensive Care Manager with Beacon Health Options, whose focus is to connect members with complex needs to necessary services. Read more . . .

Myron Unruh

Myron Unruh, Vice President and Colorado Market President, is a member of Beacon Health Options’ National Client Partnerships team. Starting his career in community mental health, Mr. Unruh has worked in managed behavioral health care settings in the Midwest and in Colorado for 22 years. Read more…

Nicole Crumb

Nicole Crumb is Beacon’s Assistant Vice President of Proposal Development. As AVP, Ms. Crumb manages a team of proposal writers and editors who support all of Beacon’s lines of business (employer, health plan, public sector, and federal). Read more…

Nils Downes

Nils Downes is in his second stint at Beacon UK having been part of the team from April 2014 – July 15, during which Beacon UK was awarded its first operational contract. Read more…

Rachael Mazzella

Rachael Mazzella is a Manager on Beacon’s Corporate Strategy Team. She helps devise and implement strategic initiatives across the company that help our members live their lives to their fullest potential. Read more…

Rich Paul

As Senior Vice President of Employer Strategy and Development, Richard Paul is responsible for Beacon Health Options’ product development and market growth strategies supporting sales, new market entry and development, client retention, and product innovation and enhancements. Read more…

Dr. Robert Plant

Robert Plant, PhD is the Senior Vice President for Quality and Innovation at Beacon Health Options in Connecticut. Over his 30-year career, he has worked as a clinician, administrator and researcher within various non-profit organizations and state agencies. Read more…

Sara Sezer

Sara Sezer, MPA, is the Operations Manager at Beacon for the NYC Well Program. Over the course of 10 years, Sara has worked as a research associate and book production manager at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and as a Program Coordinator in Acute and Emergency Psychiatry at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Read more… 

Sandy Werner

Sandy Werner is Assistant Vice President of Engagement Communications for Beacon Health Options where she leads a team that develops award-winning communications for Beacon’s stakeholders. Read more…

Sharon De Blanc

Sharon De Blanc is Manager of the Behavioral Health Education and Recovery Program for Beacon’s NorthSTAR program, which serves both Medicaid and non-Medicaid members receiving public sector mental health and substance use services in Dallas and six surrounding counties in North Texas. Read more…

Dr. Sherrie Bieniek

Sherrie Bieniek, MD, is the medical director for the Miami Service Center for Beacon Health Options and has been with the company for 11 years. Read more…

Dr. Sherrie Sharp

Dr. Sherrie Sharp is Chief Medical Director of Beacon Health Options’ Connecticut Engagement Center and Medical Director of ACCESS MH-CT. Read more…

Dr. Steven Bentsen

As Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steven Bentsen oversees substance use services for Beacon Health Options, Inc. (Beacon). He is focused on achieving operational efficiencies and improving Beacon’s clinical offerings to continue providing exceptional service to Beacon clients and members. Read more…

Sue Klaus

Sue Klaus is Manager of the Prevention, Education and Outreach department at Beacon’s Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania program located in Trafford, PA. Read more…

Supriya Misra

Supriya Misra is a Summer Graduate Associate in Beacon Health Options’ Corporate Medical Division, where she is conducting secondary research on health systems strategies to eliminate suicide. Read more…

Suzet Tave

Suzet Tave works as Wellness and Recovery Peer Specialist at Beacon Health Options. In that role, she works with members, acting as a valuable community liaison and resource for the Beacon team. Read more…

Dr. Stephen Scroggs

Dr. Scroggs is Vice President of Government Affairs and Business Development for ValueOptions Federal Services, Inc., a Beacon Health Options company, where he has been instrumental in the company’s recent awards of federal prime contracts under Department of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security. Read more…

Dr. Wendy Welch

Wendy Welch, MD, is the Federal Vice President/Medical Director for the Jacksonville Engagement Center, Beacon Health Options Federal Services. Read more…

Yvonne Chung

Yvonne Chung, Associate Vice President, Corporate Strategy, leads Beacon’s strategic initiatives and market development efforts. Read more…

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