Senior Administrative Policy Specialist
Jim Jarrard brings over 20 years of health and human services leadership experience to the Cansler Collaborative Resources, Inc. consulting team. Joining the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services in 1994 as the Branch Head in Program Support and Information Management in the Thomas S. Services section, Jim’s efforts and proven leadership abilities provided him with the opportunity to rise within the organization to serve as Acting Chief of the Program Accountability Section, then Section Chief of the Resource and Regulatory Management Section, and ultimately the Deputy Director or the Division and Acting Director. His understanding and experience with the evolutionary changes in the State’s behavioral health delivery system and the relationship it has with the delivery of comprehensive healthcare, as well as its connection to the delivery of other human services, is proving extremely helpful as reforms in Medicaid and healthcare delivery are taking place. Jim understands care provider issues and has been successfully involved in the development of policy related to provider reimbursement, service definitions, risk-based monitoring systems, consumer input, and grant funding. Jim was actively involved with the Executive Committee with the responsibility of negotiating settlement with the Department of Justice related to less restrictive residential settings. Jim also provided leadership in integrating innovative technology into service settings for consumers of behavioral health services. Jim’s administrative and leadership skills, combined with his in-depth knowledge of behavioral health services delivery, provides extraordinary value to our clients.
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