Dr. Courtney Cantrell has been named Senior Vice President for Clinical Operations for Alliance Behavioral Healthcare. Dr. Cantrell spent almost four years at the NC Department of Health and Human Services, including two as Director of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.
Dr. Cantrell is a clinical psychologist with a doctorate from Florida State University. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where she was particularly active in enhancing the emphasis on whole person integrated care. At DHHS she promoted a focus on the people being served by the behavioral healthcare system in the making of policy decisions, and continued her emphasis on integrating both physical and behavioral health issues in plans for system improvements. She comes to Alliance from Care Management Technologies/Relias Learning, where she counseled health homes and managed care organizations on the use of data analytics to enhance the effectiveness of care coordination and integration.
As part of the Care Management Division at Alliance, Dr. Cantrell will apply her broad clinical experience and expertise in the use of data, whole person health care and population health analytics to support an increased focus on population health, innovative practices in care coordination, implementation of the Traumatic Brain Injury waiver, and Innovations waiver changes.
“Dr. Cantrell’s broad clinical and leadership experience at the state level, combined with her familiarity with whole person integrated care and data analytics, makes her an excellent choice to lead Alliance’s Clinical Operations, said Rob Robinson, Alliance CEO. “We are excited to welcome her to the Alliance team.”
“While at the State I was always impressed with Alliance as a compassionate, steadfast and trustworthy leader in public behavioral health services and with the organization’s outstanding leadership,” Dr. Cantrell said. “That is what attracted me to Alliance. I look forward to working with the Alliance team in their work to further integrate the use of population health data and clinical data in increasing the quality of healthcare, ultimately resulting in better outcomes and healthier lives for the people we serve.”