Leslie L. Deane, MHSA

Consultant

With more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare operations and market access, Deane’s background includes strategic leadership in both medical and behavioral health. Prior positions include CEO of an acute care hospital and administrator of both freestanding and hospital-based psychiatric services. She has managed outpatient psychiatric practices, the full spectrum of step-down behavioral services, inpatient services for adults and children, and a wide variety of addiction services. An accomplished facilitator, Deane has directed system-wide strategic planning for health systems, managed a capitated behavioral health plan, and assisted multiple behavioral health organizations to improve access and bottom-line performance. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Windham, ME, a post graduate certificate in Technical Communication from East Carolina University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History of Ideas from the University of North Carolina.