Rhonda Robinson Beale, MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health Services, UnitedHealth Group
Rhonda Robinson Beale, MD is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in health care systems, managed care, and quality improvement in behavioral health and medical care. She is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health Services within UnitedHealth Group. Dr. Robinson Beale has served in the past as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross of Idaho and for several other large national and local health care organizations, such as Optum, PacifiCare, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Health Alliance Plan in Michigan.
She has been involved with many national organizations as a subject matter expert: National Institute of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Institute of Medicine, National Quality Forum, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, NCQA, and others. Dr. Robinson Beale has served on many national boards, engaged with key committees and workgroups, and has been significantly involved in influencing changes in the system. She was on the Institute of Medicine committee that created “Crossing the Quality Chasm” and “To Err is Human.”
Dr. Robinson Beale has been involved in influencing local and national legislation particularly around parity and Affordable Care Act issues. Her involvements led to her having the opportunity to testify before the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee (HELP) on the state of behavioral health care.