Jan Kasofsky, PhD - Access Health Louisiana

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Jan Kasofsky, PhD

Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health & Human Services

Jan Kasofsky

Jan M. Kasofsky, PhD, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Human Services, joined Access Health Louisiana (AHL) in March 2020. In this role she is responsible for mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and related preventive and supportive services. Her other responsibilities include integrating behavioral health care into primary care and making care delivery more inclusive both in the clinic and through telemedicine.  Her areas of expansion include trauma informed care, treatment of opioid use disorder, infant mental health and the further implementation of evidence-based practices. She is well known as an innovator of new approaches to treatment both for existing clients/patients and for increasing access to care for special populations. She came to AHL after successfully managing a human services district for 23 years as its first executive director.  She is recognized broadly for her leadership of population-based, cross-sector healthcare innovations in response to national and regional emergencies related to weather events and civil unrest, the incarceration and crisis needs of persons with mental illness, the opioid epidemic, and the Covid-19 pandemic.