J. Harold Berberick, Ed.D., Principal

J. Harold Berberick has over thirty years of management experience across the spectrum of the Behavioral Health field, both in the public and private sectors.

For more than 20 years he held management positions in several State Mental Health Authorities, including Chief of Vocational Services at Fort Logan Mental Health Center in Colorado; Director of Rehabilitation Services at Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany, New York; Director of Community Support and Project Management for the New York State Office of Mental Health; and Area Director for the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

In the private sector Dr. Berberick was Executive Director of Pilgrim Behavioral Health, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare; Executive Director of the Greater Lawrence Mental Health Center, Lawrence, MA; and Director of Mental Health and Consultant for Matthew Thornton Health Plan, Bedford, N.H.

Examples of significant accomplishments include statewide implementation of the Community Support Program in New York State, design and development of a network of Admission Diversion Centers in all regions of New York State, development of single integrated delivery systems including state, county, private entities in the Capital District catchment area of New York and in Southeastern Massachusetts, and creationof an innovative Staff/Network Delivery Model for 400,000 members of Pilgrim Behavioral Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, the nationís highest ranked HMO.

Dr. Berberick received a BA degree in Sociology and Philosophy from Regis College, Denver, Colorado; an MA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado; and an Ed.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Leadership Studies and Public Administration. Along with his management experience Dr. Berberick brings his commitment to service, openness, deeply held values, a strong work ethic, and a high standard of leadership to the work environment. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on managed care, community services for the seriously mentally ill, and on leadership. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and serves on the Boards of Directors of several nonprofit organizations in the Boston area.

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