Deb started with Optum in 2009 as Director of Clinical Operations. In 2013, Deb moved into national role as a Sr. Director of Behavioral Health Product. Deb is a co-founder and clinical lead for Optum’s national substance use disorder (SUD) initiatives. Deb has successfully championed many projects within Optum designed to improve member access to evidence based services, the development of the nation’s largest MAT network and the 24/7 SUD helpline and live chat capabilities.
Debra’s clinical background has been primarily in substance use services in progressive leadership roles managing and developing treatment programs aimed at improving outcomes in addiction treatment services. Deb has a PhD in organizational psychology and is LCSW licensed in Florida and in New York.