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Peter Currie, PhD

Senior Vice President, Program Strategy and Innovation

Peter Currie

Dr. Peter Currie is senior vice president of program strategy and innovation at the California Health Care Foundation, where he leads programmatic and operational activities.

In this role, he develops strategies, provides overall guidance, and leads the program teams in the development, execution, and assessment of specific plans to achieve CHCF's goals.

Peter, a licensed psychologist and behavioral health executive, has led the integration of behavioral health services within large medical delivery systems, an achievement possible only by building partnerships and engaging stakeholders to take on the important work of delivery system change.

Peter has extensive managed care experience, including developing networks to deliver behavioral health services to plan members. Prior to joining CHCF, he served as senior director of clinical transformation and integration for Inland Empire Health Plan, a public health plan serving more than 1.2 million Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, and Medicare dual-eligible members in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. He served as clinical director of behavioral health at Inland Empire Health Plan from 2009 to 2015. Additionally, as a fellow in the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, Peter worked to establish the Inland Empire Autism Spectrum Disorder Collaborative.

Previously, Peter developed a regional delivery system that served more than 500,000 capitated members, and created and implemented "Rapid Stabilization" programs for university medical centers and freestanding psychiatric hospitals, including the development of an electronic behavioral health record. He has also held executive positions with Loma Linda University Health Care and Psychological Health Resources, among other organizations.

Peter holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge, and master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.

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