Managing Director for Behavioral Health
Mindy Klowden, MNM is a national consultant, leader, and strategist in behavioral health and integrated care. As the managing director for behavioral health, she provides overall stewardship over THS’ behavioral health and community health consulting practice areas and strategy. Mindy manages client relationships and deliverables; conducts research and policy analysis; supports clients with organizational change management and communications; and provides strategic consulting to state and local government agencies, health systems, behavioral health and safety net providers, payers, and associations.
Mindy is a skilled facilitator with expertise in all aspects of strategic planning, including stakeholder engagement, facilitation, landscape reviews, and writing actionable, impactful plans. She has over 25 years of experience in community behavioral health and health care policy, working at the national, state, and local levels. Previously, Mindy held leadership positions with the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, the National Council for Mental Well-Being (previously known as the National Council for Behavioral Health), the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, and the Colorado Community Health Network.
Mindy also served as chair of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) Practice Transformation Committee, a volunteer appointment she held under the auspices of (former) Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. SIM aimed to use all available levers to transform the health care payment and delivery system through multi-payer reform. The Colorado SIM strategy primarily focused on integrating behavioral health services with primary care and public health. Mindy managed and facilitated a diverse committee of behavioral health providers, primary care providers, practice transformation specialists, state agencies, and payers, including Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Mindy earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from The Colorado College.
A few fun facts about Mindy…
Mindy was in the movie Sixteen Candles. Her favorite hobbies are skiing in the winter and hiking the rest of the year. She loves to travel and got engaged on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.