Mark Schaefer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Healthcare Innovation for the State of Connecticut. Dr. Schaefer previously served as Connecticut’s Medicaid Director, in the Department of Social Services. In that role, he led a multi-agency initiative to form the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership, an integrated behavioral health service system, and directed the nation’s first expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Schaefer’s accomplishments include the development of an array of health service delivery and purchasing reforms, including the HUSKY medical ASO initiative and the person centered medical home glide path program. Dr. Schaefer is currently leading Connecticut’s multi-payer State Innovation Model Initiative under the direction of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman.