Beacon Health Options Names Dr. Neil Leibowitz Chief Medical Officer

Boston – June 1, 2021 — Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today that Neil Leibowitz, MD, JD has been named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Leibowitz will oversee Beacon’s medical functions and the development and implementation of clinical strategies and programs.

“Dr. Leibowitz brings 20 years of medical, digital health, product development and clinical leadership experience to Beacon,” said Susan Coakley, Interim President, Beacon Health Options. “His experience and background working with payors, employers, providers and others to enhance access and quality of care aligns with Beacon’s mission of helping individuals live their lives to their fullest potential.”

Dr. Leibowitz most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Talkspace, a digital behavioral technology healthcare company that provides virtual mental healthcare. At Talkspace, Dr. Leibowitz oversaw the clinical quality of therapy and psychiatry. He also created, launched and oversaw their tele-psychiatry product.

Previously, Dr. Leibowitz was the Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Optum where he coordinated the integration of behavioral and physical health services for the organization’s behavioral health membership in New York State.

Dr. Leibowitz completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University. He has a medical degree from New York Medical College and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.


About Beacon Health Options

Beacon Health Options is a leading behavioral health services company serving 1 out of 9 people across all 50 states. We work with employers, health plans and government agencies to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, substance use disorder recovery, and employee health programs that improve the health and wellness of people every day. Our multi-modal, insights-driven approach allows us to integrate social, behavioral and physical health solutions to drive improved outcomes for everyone we serve. By collaborating with a network of providers in communities around the country, we help individuals live their lives to the fullest potential. For more information, visit and connect with us on, and