Mitchell Berdie, Psy.D. is an experienced executive with a wide range of experience with health plans and care management organizations, in psychiatric hospitals, and with geriatric services. While he started his career as a practicing psychologist, his past two decades have been focused on managing the interface between health plans and provider organizations.
Before joining OPEN MINDS, Dr. Berdie was the Program Director of Clinical Strategy for the Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Programs at Anthem. In that role, he directed cross-functional program planning and coordination for Behavioral Health services covering 24M members in a commercial division; developed customized managed behavioral health and employee assistance solutions for customers; and lead the integration of strategic planning between the programs and other enterprise departments, including finance, analytics, and corporate development. Dr. Berdie has also served as the Director of Business Development for Anthem’s employee assistance programs.
Prior to joining Anthem, Dr. Berdie co-founded Pro Behavioral Health, a Colorado-based managed behavioral health care and employee assistance organization covering over two million lives across four states. Pro Behavioral Health was sold to Anthem in 2002. In his work with Pro Behavioral Health, he participated in strategic and tactical planning as a member of the executive leadership team; designed information systems, operating systems, and coordinated the work of software developers; and developed Pro Behavioral’s utilization reports and consumer/provider satisfaction surveys.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Berdie was the Associate Director and Senior Psychologist of Geriatric Resource Organization, an organization providing consultation to nursing homes. He also served as director of the Bethesda Employee Assistance Program and the senior psychologist of the SPMI team at Bethesda Psychealth Systems, a psychiatric service system with a psychiatric hospital, community mental health center, and other mental health treatment programs.
Dr. Berdie has clinical experience working with adult, geriatric and severely mentally ill populations. He has been active in community advocacy organizations, serving on the board of Mental Health Colorado, where he is on the Public Policy Committee. He is part of the adjunct faculty as an instructor of Business Issues in Psychology at the University of Denver.
Dr. Berdie has his MA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Colorado.