Our Clinical Advisors

  • Andrew Sekel, Ph.D.
    Behavioral Health Advisor
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    Dr. Sekel has been a member of the Optum Executive Leadership Team since 2015. Previously, as CEO for Optum Specialty Networks, he oversaw behavioral health, complex medical and physical health clinical services that improved the overall health and wellbeing of individuals in the employer and health plan markets. He also co-founded and led several behavioral health management companies, and is a former faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Henry Harbin, M.D.
    Behavioral Health Advisor
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    Dr. Harbin is a psychiatrist with over 40 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He served as the chairman of Greenspring Health Services and Magellan Health Services—which managed mental health and substance abuse benefits of 70 million Americans. He has also provided health care consulting services to organizations including the AARP, the American Psychiatric Association, and Mental Health America. Since 2004, he's served as an adviser to the Kennedy Forum (an advocacy group founded by Patrick Kennedy to push for reforms in the US behavioral system)
  • Robert McGrath, Ph.D.
    Clinical Advisor
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    Robert McGrath is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a Senior Scientist for the VIA Institute on Character and beginning in 2017, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association. He has authored over 200 presentations and publications and has spoken extensively on the ontology and measurement of character, including presentations at Oxford University and the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Ramaris German
    Clinical Advisor
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    Ramaris E. German, Ph.D., is a consultant, clinician, researcher, and former professional salsa dancer. She has co-authored 18 articles and presentations on mood disorders, CBT, and psychotherapy. She consults on empathy, emotional intelligence, diversity and social dynamics. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and has a PhD in clinical psychology. She has worked for the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, Bellevue Hospital Center, VA centers, community mental health centers and private clinical institutions.
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