Richard Louis, III has extensive experience as a behavioral health administrator, business development specialist and innovator of new service lines. Before joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Louis was the Director of Development For – Behavior & Addiction Medicine at Southern California Healthcare Systems Inc of Prospect Medical. He was involved with projects focused on health care integration, new service lines, and health plan contract development. In that role, he pioneered the development of a series of innovative and profitable integrated behavioral health treatment and population health management solutions that target high cost and complex behavioral health populations. Mr. Louis was also the Executive Director of Strategic Development and Planning at Pathways – Molina Healthcare, the division of the health plan operating behavioral health services in 23 states. In this role, Mr. Louis developed and launched population health management program strategies that included in-community care management and in-home coordinated care services to reduce hospital re admissions, emergency department (ED) visits and improve HEDIS scores for national health plans and managed care organizations.
Mr. Louis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Whittier College and is a Police Academy Graduate from Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California.