Jorge Petit, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Services for the UnderServed (S:US)
Expertise: Community behavioral health, technology-assisted care solutions, integrated health systems
Dr. Jorge R. Petit is a community psychiatrist and the President & Chief Executive Officer at Services for the UnderServed (S:US). S:US drives scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty, and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Founded in 1978, S:US works with more than 37,000 individuals and their families every year to create pathways to rich and productive lives by offering housing, employment, skills-building, treatment and recovery services.
He was previously the President and CEO for Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc. (CBC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for individuals with serious mental illness, chronic health conditions and/or substance use disorders, through a Health Home, an Independent Practice Association (IPA) and an Innovations Hub. CBC is a network of New York City community-based health care organizations, with the shared mission of ensuring and improving the quality of care and access to treatment, housing, employment and other needed health and human services.
Prior to joining CBC, he was the Regional Senior Vice President for New York State for Beacon Health Options and before that was the Founder and President of Quality Healthcare Solutions, a consulting firm that provided training and consulting services for healthcare systems including community-based behavioral health agencies, hospital systems, and local and state regulatory entities. He was the former Associate Commissioner for the Division of Mental Hygiene in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Dr. Petit has been the primary lead on several large-scale grant-funded implementation projects including the recently awarded SAMSHA COVID Emergency Grant as well as: Integrated Care Models to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Poverty funded by the Robin Hood Foundation; New York State Health Foundation Healing NYS Behavioral Health Workforce Grant; Depression Care Management in Primary Care funded by Forest Laboratories; the Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) funded by NYS OMH and the BHCC expansion grant funded by NYS OASAS.
Dr. Petit sits on the board of Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and Mental Health News Education (MHNE); is a medical advisor to Ro Health, an advisor on Health Equity Advisory Team, Healthcare Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN) | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)as well as an active member of Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force | NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Police Department (NYPD; Health Policy Forum, United Hospital Fund (UHF); Vibrant Emotional Health’s Professional Advisory Committee¸ Adelphi University’s School of Social Work Center for Non Profit Leadership Advisory Council and a member of NYS DOH MRT II Technical Integration Focus Group and MRT II Consent Workgroup. Dr. Petit is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a member of the Committee on Psychiatric Administration & Leadership in the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) as well as many of other organizations.
Dr. Petit is the author of Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry and The Seven Beliefs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help Latinas Recognize and Overcome Depression as well as numerous articles and chapters, and the recipient of the Schiff Community Impact Award from The Jewish Board, the 2017 Greater Good Honoree, Corporate Social Responsibility Award, the 2018 Heritage Healthcare Organizational Leadership Award and the 2020 Federation of Organizations Community Partner Award.