As a Director at TriWest, Cassie provides consultation, research, evaluation, and technical assistance to support provider efforts to improve the health and behavioral health of their communities. She evaluates outcomes for federally funded projects and serves as a fidelity evaluator for programs integrating physical health care into behavioral health settings for adults with serious mental illness.
Cassie has contributed to many projects involving the assessment and enhancement of state and local behavioral health systems, implementation of evidence-based and best practices for people with physical health and behavioral health conditions, and development of alternative payment arrangements to support the delivery of best practices in an ideal service array.
Prior to joining TriWest, Cassie was a behavioral health and health outcomes researcher at a midwestern school of medicine where she served as clinical coordinator and evaluator for projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Cassie provided clinical services for refugee and immigrant children at a community mental health and social services agency early in her career. This foundational experience continues to reinforce a commitment to improving health and behavioral health systems for marginalized groups.
Outside of her work at TriWest, Cassie enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing music. She can often be found tending to her ever-expanding vegetable garden in Durham, North Carolina.
Cassie earned a master’s degree in social work and is licensed as a clinical social worker in Missouri.