M. Indira Paharia, Psy.D., MBA, MS

M. Indira Paharia, Psy.D., MBA, MS

Chief Operating Officer, Behavioral Health
Centene Corporation

Dr. Indira Paharia is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Operating Officer of Behavioral Health for the Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 company. She leads Centene’s Behavioral Health operations, which serve over 17 million members in 34 states across Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace products.

Dr. Paharia has specialized experience in behavioral health managed care, behavioral and physical health integration, and evidence-based programming for vulnerable populations. She has held senior executive and board positions with provider organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently she served as Chief Practice and Performance Officer for a large multistate child-serving provider organization. Previously, she was the National Vice President of Clinical Programs for a Fortune 500 Medicaid Managed Care company, where she led integrated care management for all Medicaid and Medicare members. Prior to this, she was responsible for behavioral health and worksite wellness operations at a multistate BlueCross BlueShield plan for all commercial, Medicare and Medicaid members.

Dr. Paharia currently serves on the board of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness. She has served as a delegate at the World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of the World Health Organization and the United Nations, and served as a federally appointed national advisor to SAMHSA for six years. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, as well as an MBA in Healthcare Administration and an MS in Healthcare Finance from Temple University with distinction.

She is passionate about ensuring access to high quality behavioral healthcare for our most vulnerable populations.

All Sessions by M. Indira Paharia, Psy.D., MBA, MS

Thinc Main Agenda Tuesday AM May 24, 2022
9:00 am - 9:40 am

Collaborative Efforts to Address the Behavioral Health Crisis and Drive Meaningful Change

  • How behavioral health leaders are responding to the increased demand for behavioral and mental health and ensuring timely access
  • Importance of thinking differently: Opportunities to transform behavioral healthcare
  • Advancements in SUD treatment: Exploring the role of and efficiently leveraging digital technology
  • Vision for 2022 and beyond
Moderator: Pamela Greenberg