Dr. Jorge Petit, Beacon Health Options’ Regional Senior Vice President for New York, oversees the delivery and coordination of mental health care and substance use disorder services for the company’s New York members. He joined Beacon from Quality Healthcare Solutions Group, a consulting and training firm focused on patient care and health information technologies to improve health care systems. As the former Associate Commissioner of New York City’s Division of Mental Hygiene, he oversaw all of the city’s funded contracts and agreements in the areas of mental health, chemical dependency, and mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Most recently he served as the Clinical Director for Integrated Care and Clinical Partnerships at the Institute for Family Health.
A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Petit has been appointed to numerous academic, hospital, professional and committee positions, including the North East Business Group on Health (NEBGH), Mental Health Task Force, One Voice Initiative and the Mental Health Workplace Summit. He has also written books and articles on various mental health issues, ranging from depression to emergency psychiatry to psychiatric administration and leadership.
Dr. Petit earned his medical degree from University of Buenos Aires and completed his psychiatry internship and residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian-New York State Psychiatric Institute.