Dr. Andrew F. Cleek is an expert on the scalable implementation of systems change initiatives, particularly related to healthcare reform, value based payments, Medicaid managed care, and trauma-informed services. He is the McSilver Institute’s Deputy Executive Director, where he oversees a portfolio of technical assistance offering training and support to all behavioral health, agencies in New York State. He additionally directs a number of initiatives involving trauma-informed care, early childhood mental health and the implementation of healthcare reform in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He was previously the institute’s Chief Program Officer.
Prior to his tenure at the McSilver Institute, Dr. Cleek was the founding director of the Urban Institute for Behavioral Health, an association of 15 nonprofits dedicated to the implementation of evidence-based models in real-world settings. Dr. Cleek has 15 years of experience leading local and statewide, and national technical assistance activities to help nonprofits improve business, clinical, and administrative operations.
Dr. Cleek holds a PsyD degree and an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University; and a BA degree in psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine.