John manages day-to-day activities focusing on MPCA’s collaboration with the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net, the Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services Maine, and member CHCs to integrate primary care and behavioral health; advance safety net-led models of care and drive sustainable practice transformation within the value-based framework; and leverage participation of key stakeholders and develop cross-sector partnerships. John brings to his position over 15 years of experience in health care. His experience focuses on community engagement and the development of cross-sector partnerships, and value-based and patient-centered care coordination services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring conditions. John is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. He is currently completing coursework through the University of Southern Maine graduate public health program. John’s primary roles as Clinical Integration Specialist are developing and implementing primary care/BH integration and value-based payment readiness assessments; developing and delivering provider trainings and providing technical assistance; and engaging primary care/BH providers and key stakeholders to launch regional Learning and Action Collaboratives.