BOSTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation's premier behavioral health company, announced today that Matt Wolff has been named the chief executive of ValueOptions of Texas, Inc., a Beacon operating company. In his senior leadership role as Texas NorthSTAR Vice President, National Client Partnerships he is responsible for managing the Texas NorthSTAR contract and overseeing the delivery and coordination of the mental health care and substance use disorder services for the contract's 900,000 consumers residing in seven counties in the Dallas area.
Mr. Wolff joins the company from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dallas, where he served as Director of Development and Public Policy. He began his career working for Texas State Senator Bob Deuell, serving as both a legislative aide and a regional district director. From 2012-2014, he served in an adjunct capacity on the Texas Department of State Health Services Council for Advising and Planning for the Prevention and Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Mr. Wolff has served on the board of directors of the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, representing Hunt County, since 2009. He also works as a therapist in both private practice and inpatient hospital settings. Mr. Wolff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Liberty University and Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Texas A&M University−Commerce.
"Matt is an ideal fit for this leadership role," said Mary Mastrandrea, Beacon Health Options Senior Vice President, National Client Partnerships – Central Region. "His breadth of professional experience, ranging from direct services to patients with behavioral health conditions to mental health public policy advocacy, provides him with a deep insight into the needs of North Texas consumers. That experience will help us continue to meet their needs in the months and years to come."
NorthSTAR is an innovative behavioral health managed care program led by ValueOptions, a Beacon Health Options company, in partnership with the Texas Department of State health Services and the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.
About Beacon Health Options
Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 47 million individuals across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our behavioral health care system faces today. Beacon is a national leader in the fields of mental and emotional well-being, addiction, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness. We help people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. Partnering with a network of providers nationwide, we help individuals live their lives to the fullest potential. For more information, visit www.beaconhealthoptions.com and connect with us on www.facebook.com/beaconhealthoptions, www.twitter.com/beaconhealthopt and www.linkedin.com/company/beacon-health-options.
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