Mr. Pelletier has 26 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field, having held staff, management, executive, and consultative positions in various care delivery settings, including acute care, ambulatory care and managed behavioral healthcare. He has managed the delivery of care for clients in various mental health, addiction, and general acute service settings. Mr. Pelletier's consultative expertise encompasses the areas of managed behavioral healthcare, psychiatric-mental health and addiction nursing, clinical informatics, quality and performance improvement, data quality, policy development, and accreditation and regulatory compliance.
In his current role at Danya International, Inc., Mr. Pelletier provides project management, content expertise, and grant writing for various behavioral healthcare-related federally funded grants. He currently manages a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled Performance Measurement for Treatment Improvement (PMTI).
Prior to his current roles, he was Executive Vice President, Quality Management & Clinical Systems at Value Behavioral Health, once the largest managed behavioral healthcare organization (MBHO) in the country. He was a senior executive responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a national quality management program for this MBHO leader that served 900 clients (employers and HMO partners) representing close to 20 million covered lives nationwide.
As Editor -in-Chief of the Journal for Healthcare Quality, Mr. Pelletier is responsible for the editorial content of this peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. He has provided editorial direction for the journal for six years, and coordinates manuscript solicitation and review activities with 55 volunteers from across the country in their roles as editors, editorial board members and review panel members. The journal has increased its prominence in the healthcare quality arena as evidenced by a number of returning authors, an increase in manuscripts submitted by well-credentialed authors and healthcare quality leaders, and increased citation of JHQ articles in other healthcare literature. The journal was the recipient of the 2002 American Society for Association Executives Gold Circle Award Certificate in the peer-reviewed print category, and the recipient of the 2002 and 2004 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.
Mr. Pelletier received a BSN from Fairfield University and a MSN from Yale University. He is a Fellow of the National Association for Healthcare Quality and American Academy of Nursing. He has adjunct faculty appointments at The George Washington University and California State University, Dominguez Hills.