Director of Behavioral Health Services, Carefirst BCBS
Over the last two decades, Oleg Tarkovsky has dedicated most of his life to ensuring the provision of social services to those in need – in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors – through direct services delivery, health promotion, education, and advocacy, with a particular emphasis on Mental Illness and Addictions. In January of 2020, he has joined CareFirst BCBS as the Director of Behavioral Health Services. In this role, Oleg is responsible for providing direct management and oversight of all behavioral health services to include all functions of behavioral health care management and the programs and services that support the behavioral health and substance use disorder patient care populations. In addition, he provides leadership in design and implementation of behavioral health strategy to ensure alignment with divisional and corporate goals, the needs of members, providers and accounts. Prior to joining the CareFirst team, Mr. Tarkovsky was the Division Director of Clinical Services at the Sheppard Pratt Health System. He currently has a small private practice in Baltimore, treating adolescents and adults with mental illness and addiction disorders. Oleg received his psychology and counseling degrees – BS, MA from Towson University, and MBA in healthcare management from Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business school. He also teaches Psychology as an adjunct professor at Towson University.