Tom Lane, NCPS, CRPS, is the senior director of community and recovery supports for Magellan Healthcare and provides leadership and guidance in promoting the concepts of recovery, resilience and wellness throughout Magellan’s systems of care. He has 20 years’ experience developing peer-provided services and supports across multiple systems of care and settings. He is an expert regarding the inclusion of these services and supports in multiple healthcare systems, from publicly funded (e.g. Medicaid, federal block grant, county) systems, commercial health plans and managed care environments to federal/DoD peer support initiatives and models designed to serve military members and their families. A particular area of interest for Tom is the intersection of behavioral health, first responder systems and peer-run organizations. He has done extensive work with justice system partners as a crisis intervention team trainer for multiple jurisdictions and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has provided consultative services to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Mental Health America, the National Institutes of Corrections, the Council of State Governments, as well as multiple state mental health authority and behavioral health planning council entities.
Before joining Magellan in 2007, Lane worked as vice president of recovery supports and forensic services at a large community mental health center. Previously, he worked to develop the Office of Consumer Affairs for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and was the first project director of the Support, Technical Assistance and Resources (STAR) Center, a SAMHSA-funded technical assistance center. As a health activist, Lane is especially interested in advancing social and community inclusion to improve personal health outcomes. Lane previously served as a member of the National Advisory Board of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, the American College of Emergency Physicians Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies and the National Quality Forum Collaborations and Partnerships workgroup. From 2014 – 2017, he served on the national board of directors for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the country’s leading advocacy group for people living with mood disorders.