Beacon Health Options Names Susan Coakley as New Northeast Market President

Coakley to bring deep behavioral health and market expertise that will drive clinical innovation and broaden access to quality care

BOSTON – February 20, 2019 – Leading behavioral health management company Beacon Health Options (Beacon) today announced that Susan Coakley, former President of Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (part of BMC Health System), has been hired as Northeast Market President. Coakley will start in her new position at Beacon Health Options on Monday, February 25.

In her role at Beacon Health Options, Coakley will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of innovative clinical programs and solutions to address behavioral health needs in the Northeast region.

“I’m excited to be joining the team at Beacon Health Options, a company with a strong track record of managing and delivering high-quality, evidence-based care in communities around the country,” said Susan Coakley, Northeast Market President. “I look forward to working with my team to develop solutions to drive value for states, plans, employers, and behavioral health providers while achieving better outcomes for our members.”

Coakley has many years of experience working with government healthcare programs in the Northeast region. She most recently served as President of the Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, which included responsibility for business in New Hampshire operating under the trade name Well Sense Health Plan.

In this role, she oversaw the organization’s strategic direction and business operations, the ongoing development of programs and services that meet the needs of new and existing markets, and the implementation of initiatives that improve members’ health. Together, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan and Well Sense Health Plan served over 410,000 low- or moderate-income members across two states.

“We are excited to welcome Susan as she has long demonstrated the leadership qualities required to deliver broad access to quality care for members and develop clinical solutions that meet specific needs in the Northeast market,” said Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident that her experience will significantly strengthen our partnerships with clients and providers in the region, which will elevate our capacity to solve the most common and complex behavioral health issues.”