Heidi Arthur, L.M.S.W. is a Principal with Health Management Associates, an independent, national research and consulting firm that specializes in publicly financed health care consulting. Her specialty in behavioral health integration and delivery system redesign is informed by 20 years of experience designing innovative programs for vulnerable populations, building organizational capacity, and supporting operational enhancement.
Ms. Arthur was formerly the vice president of SAE and Associates, a behavioral health consulting firm which has achieved over $175 million in federal grant funding to support service enhancement and treatment access expansion for its behavioral health clients. She previously held grants management positions for the New York City Department of Health, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and various community-based human service providers in New York City and in her home state of Virginia.
Her work has focused on the needs of youth with serious emotional disorders, adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, homeless populations, those involved in the criminal justice system, people living with HIV/AIDS, adults and children involved in the child welfare system, those affected by adoption, the unique needs of veterans and their families, and families affected by multiple problems.
She is co-editor and author of the book, “Service Delivery for Vulnerable Populations: New Directions in Behavioral Health,” published in 2011 by Springer publications and is a frequent conference presenter on topics related to health reform, organizational capacity building, high need populations, and federal grant writing.
Heidi earned her master’s degree in social work from the Columbia University School of Social Work and has been a field instructor for its Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming and its Social Enterprise Administration tracks since 2009.
Heidi lives in NYC with her husband, musician Ben Arthur, and their two young daughters. She volunteers in her Harlem neighborhood and is a mentor for Children’s Corps, a program modeled after Teach for America that trains and supports entry level child welfare workers.