NASW Chief Executive Officer
Prior to that position, Dr. McClain was Vice President and Executive Director of the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Health Service Center (Value Options) where he built and oversaw administrative, clinical, and quality management program infrastructures that increased access to behavioral health services for children and youth, including those in the juvenile justice system. His team also developed a web-based information management system to improve real-time access to case information by the child services personnel.
As Vice President of Network Management and Regional Operations for the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Dr. McClain developed and maintained a provider network capable of delivering high-quality, responsive services to 450,000 Mass Health members.
A native of Texas and an alumnus of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from West Texas State University, a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. McClain is an adjunct faculty member in the Urban Leadership Program at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work.