Clinical Advisory Board
Carl Clark has served as the CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver since 2000. He first joined the organization in 1989 and became the medical director in 1991. Dr. Clark is a nationally-recognized community mental health leader and has challenged the Mental Health Center of Denver to be the Center of Excellence with the best mental health services in the country. He has led the way in using strengths-based and recovery-focused treatment and services.
Neal Adams, MD, MPH, currently serves as Director of Special Projects for the California Institute for Mental Health. As a senior member of the staff Dr. Adams is involved with and responsible for a wide range of projects focused on quality improvement and systems transformation through technical assistance, consultation, training as well as liaison and facilitation and research. Primary projects include consultation with the County of Santa Cruz, leadership in several evidence based practice initiatives as well as implementation of the Mental Health Services Act.
Dave Wanser, Ph.D. is the Co-Director of the JBS International Center for Sustainable Health and Care. He had previously been the Technical Expert Lead for Health Information Technology at JBS International since July 2012. Prior to coming to JBS he served as Senior Clinical Consultant for Intellica, a public sector focused health information technology company and as a consultant with a private practice focusing on behavioral health, health reform and health information technology. He was a Visiting Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin from 2007-2010, and a lecturer in the Health Information Technology Program within the College of Natural Sciences. He was Executive Director of the National Data Infrastructure Improvement Consortium until October 2010. He served as the Deputy Commissioner for Behavioral and Community Health at the Texas Department of State Health Services, the consolidated department for mental health, substance abuse and public health, during the first three years after its creation in 2004. He was appointed Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in 2001 and served in that role for three years. Preceding this and during his fifteen year tenure at the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, he served as the Director of Behavioral Health Services and Director of the NorthSTAR Managed Behavioral Health Program and in other management positions.
He is past president of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Substance Abuse Directors, past president of the Board of Directors of NDIIC and past chairperson of the Adult Services Division of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. He has served on advisory boards for the Department of HHS Health Information Technology Policy Committee Privacy Workgroup and the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology Behavioral Health Workgroup and has served on advisory boards for several national organizations and numerous federally sponsored advisory groups. He served on the Texas Health Services Authority Workgroup on Electronic Health Record Adoption and Consumer Engagement and the Workgroup on Privacy and Security. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Austin, TX chapter of the Health Information and Managements Systems Society. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma, where he was recognized as a distinguished alumnus in 2005.
Michael R. Lardieri
Michael R. Lardieri, LCSW is currently the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Program Development for North Shore–LIJ Health System. Mr. Lardieri has over thirty years of health care experience in inpatient, outpatient and managed care settings and was behavioral health administrator for one of the largest FQHCs in the nation. He has extensive experience in implementing electronic health record and other health information technology and integrating behavioral health and primary care. His managed care experience includes senior positions in clinical and provider relations areas and was responsible for provider contracting, profiling and quality for over 20,000 clinicians and 5,000 facilities in the Northeast. Mr. Lardieri is engaged with community behavioral health organizations, Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs), health center controlled networks, Primary Care Associations, the National Health Information Network and other health information systems to advance the field of health information technology and exchange. He is responsible for developing strategy and in assisting behavioral health centers across the nation in implementing various HIT strategies to improve quality care.
In addition, as an experienced and licensed mental health professional, Mr. Lardieri not only provides consulting services in mental health, substance abuse but also in integrating these services with the medical fields. Mr. Lardieri is a Board Member of the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), Board Member of the National research Institute (NRI), is a member of the CCHIT Behavioral Health Workgroup setting the EHR standards for behavioral health EHRs and is a Member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Behavioral Health Measures Sub Committee. He is an ONC Certified HIT Clinician/Practitioner Consultant Professional.