Margaret Harvey oversees the strategic direction and implementation of the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Clearinghouse. This clearinghouse is in response to the Roadmap for Behavioral Health Reform – aimed at increasing access to mental health services in Massachusetts. In collaboration with CWM’s senior director of training and process improvement, Harvey will develop a behavioral health clearinghouse that provides resources to clinicians for in-person and virtual training in clinical competencies and evidence-based treatments for behavioral health care. Additionally, Harvey will be leading the center’s core business service expansion, consulting, and technical assistance opportunities across the service continuum; directing and managing major business development and corporate planning projects; and ensuring that center priorities align with the goals articulated by MassHealth and the strategic plans of UMass Chan Medical School and Commonwealth Medicine, to effectively allocate capital, talent, and operating expenditures.
Harvey is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders. She joined Commonwealth Medicine’s Office of Clinical Affairs in 2018, first as director of MassHealth Behavioral Health Quality and later as clinical director of MassHealth Office of Behavioral Health. Harvey managed a team that provided clinical subject matter expertise for behavioral health policy initiation and implementation, created, and monitored quality reporting providers, and conducted site visits of behavioral health outpatient and inpatient providers. With nearly two decades of clinical expertise, she has served in leadership positions and has overseen clinical programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
Harvey has held teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. She is the co-author of peer-reviewed publications, has presented at numerous national and international forums, and is active in population health and public policy committee service.
Harvey earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco and her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Syracuse University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the treatment of PTSD and substance use disorders at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD.