A payer transitioning into digital behavioral health in action: CareFirst's cutting edge approach
Director of Behavioral Health Services, CareFirst BCBS
Since 2001, 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. Most recently, he has joined CareFirst BCBS as the Director of Behavioral Health Service. Before CareFirst, Mr. Tarkovsky was the Division Director of Clinical Services at Mosaic Community Services an affiliate of the Sheppard Pratt Health System. Prior to Mosaic Community Services, Oleg served as second in command to the director of community treatment at the Woodbourne Center Inc., coordinating clinical programs at the diagnostic treatment center. He currently has a small private practice in Baltimore, treating adolescents and adults with mental 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.
Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Summit
Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health technology strategist passionate about health equity and access. Solome leads The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, a collaborative fund seeded by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and other private family offices. Solome is also the host of the Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech summit. Prior to consulting various stakeholders on all things behavioral health technology, Solome worked in corporate development, venture capital, behavioral health EHR software, ran a mental health tech startup, founded AnxietyInTeens.org, and has been developing healthcare startup communities since 2012. Solome is an advisor or board director to several behavioral health companies and national nonprofits.
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