Michelle is a Senior Consultant with RTI Health Advance.
Michelle is a healthcare and clinical leader with broad expertise working within the commercial health plan space where her areas of expertise include population health strategy, population health analytics and programming, clinical and medical management program operations, and driving alignment with regulatory and accreditation standards. Michelle’s experience also includes partnership and collaboration with external health management and vendor programs. Michelle is a passionate behavioral health advocate and had the pleasure of supporting mental health parity and developing strategies which improved member navigation and access to behavioral health care.
Michelle joined RTI Health Advance after spending 10 years at Premera Blue Cross in Washington state where she was the Care Value Programs Manager and worked as Senior Clinician for over 7 years. Prior to her commercial health plan experience, Michelle served as the Director of Assessment and Referral, Utilization Management at Fairfax Hospital, an acute behavioral health facility in Kirkland, Washington.
Michelle is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state and a National Certified Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. She earned an MA from City University in mental health counseling and has a BA in psychology and history from the University of Washington.