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|Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Chairman Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services.
To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Ivan C. A. Walks, MD, as the Director of the Department of Health of the District of Columbia.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Director of the Department of Health Ivan C. A. Walks Confirmation Resolution of 1999".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Ivan C. A. Walks, MD
as the Director of the Department of Health, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code, sec. 1-633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Ivan C.A. Walks, MD Vice President
Associate National Medical Director
CURRENT SPECIAL PROJECTS
1996 - present, Virginia
Vice President/Associate National Medical Director: ValueOptions
Virginia Vice President for Design and Development of Managed Behavioral Health, Child Welfare and overall Health and Human Services Privatization Initiatives. Responsibilities as Associate National Medical Director include Chairing of the National Credentialing Committee and Cultural Competence program design and implementation. Other duties include National Medical Director representation at Academic and Industry conferences, Corporate NCQA preparation, provider education and interdisciplinary and interagency coordination of care. During 1998, I represented ValueOptions on the AMBHA Board of Directors while serving on the AMBHA Executive Committee as chair of its Public Policy/Public Sector Committee.
1995 - 1996, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Director for Managed Care: County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health
Responsibilities included clinical design and management of the Countywide Managed Care Program and interface with state and local officials, local community leaders, consumer groups, other stakeholders and policy makers. Additional duties included new program and network development as well as provider training.
1994 - 1996, Covina, CA
Medical Director of Education and Outreach Programs: Charter Behavioral Health Systems
Responsible for design and presentation of public health focused community, consumer and provider education programs. Areas of particular focus were Cultural Competence, diversity training and interagency collaboration.
1993 - 1995, Los Angeles, CA
Commissioner: Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission Political Appointee of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Supervisor Gloria Molina
Responsible for oversight of the activities of the County's Department of Mental Health. In order to take a more intimate role in ensuring the delivery of quality services during implementation of the department's new managed care initiative; I resigned to take the position of Medical Director for Managed Care.
1994 - 1996, Los Angeles, CA
Member of the Board of Directors: The Community Health Councils Project
This not-for-profit corporation, funded by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others, worked closely with local organizations and elected officials to develop a community based approach to addressing the significant deficiencies in the public health care systems serving residents throughout the County of Los Angeles.
1992 - 1996, (IHR) Pomona, CA
Private Practice Neuropsychiatry / CEO Integrated Health Resources Inc.
CEO of a community focused provider group that provided the full range of behavioral health and some general health screening services.
1993, Washington, DC
Primary Care Policy Fellowship: United States Department of Health and Human Services: Public Health Service
As the 1993 nominee of The American Psychiatric Association to this AHCPR
coordinated Senior Public Policy Fellowship, I was one of a group of thirty nominated
senior members selected from approximately sixty invited national health policy
organizations. The purpose of this fellowship was to train individuals in senior level
positions across the country to understand and influence healthcare public policy at the
1991 - 1993, Los Angeles, CA
Trans-Cultural Psychiatry Fellowship: UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
This two-year fellowship focused on the impact of cultural factors on both the delivering and receiving of behavioral and public health related services.
1989 - 1992, Los Angeles, CA
Resident in Psychiatry: UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Training in General Psychiatry with a focus on Mental Health Policy and its interface with both public health policy and general health care policy.
1988 - 1989, Los Angeles, CA
Internship; Transitional: UCLA School of Medicine and West Los Angeles VA
Hospitals General Internal Medicine focused training for physician licensing
1984 - 1988, Davis, CA
Doctor of Medicine: University of California at Davis School of Medicine
This followed undergraduate work primarily at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles with additional studies at UCLA
Vice President and Mrs. Gore's selection as a featured presenter and session facilitator at the White House Conference on Mental Health June 7, 1999
Member of the Board Directors of the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) 1996-1998 and Chair of the AMBHA Public Policy /Public Sector Committee 1998
Autobiography included in "Visions: Rites of Passage for Young African American Males " State of California Department of Education. A textbook containing African American Role Models; May, 1996
Panelist /Presenter at The State of California Education Summit
Invited by California State Senator Diane Watson to offer testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on crime legislation; May, 1994
Audience with Pope John Paul II
Summary Presenter to White House Cabinet Secretary, Donna Shalala
Award for Professional Contribution to The Institute for Education in Transformation of The Claremont Graduate School; Claremont, CA 1993
American Psychiatric Association (APA) National Honors 1990-1993; Served on the APA Board of Trustees; APA Presidential Appointment to Chair the APA Committee of Residents and Fellows; Member of the APA Psychiatry Section Council liaison group to the American Medical Association (AMA); Member of The Inaugural APA /AMA Joint Board of Trustees Meeting
NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS (summary)
Key Note Presentations and Faculty at National Conferences sponsored by:
Annual National Conference of The National Alliance of Black School
Educators ( NABSE )
Institute of Hospital and Community Psychiatry Annual National Meeting
TEACHING ACTIVITIES (partial list)
Community Education Forums
Resident Physician and Medical Student Education
Television Public Health Education Series, "In Your Interest"
CE Presentation to The Southern California Association of School
KEY PUBLICATIONS (partial list)
Contributing Author: Cultural Competency in Managed Behavioral Healthcare 1999
Contributing Author: Cultural Competence Performance Measures for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Programs September 1998
Contributing Author: National Cultural Competence Standards and Guidelines 1997
Associate Editor: Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry, 1991 - 1993
Ivan C. A. Walks, M.D., Vice President and Associate National Medical Director
ValueOptions' Associate National Medical Director Ivan C. A. Walks, MD is a neuropsychiatrist who has completed a two year fellowship in Transcultural Psychiatry, the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Public Health Service Senior Primary Care Policy Fellowship, and was a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Appointee as one of its Mental Health Commissioners. Dr. Walks served as a member of the Executive Committee of AMBHA (The American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association) and chaired its Public Policy/ Public Sector Committee. He has participated in several government sponsored health policy initiatives and was selected as a facilitator for the White House Conference on Mental Health.
Dr. Walks is a member of the federal workgroup that created the consensus CMHS/SAMHSA Cultural Competence Standards. He is also a member of the CMHS National Panel of Experts that developed the Cultural Competence Performance Measures for Managed Behavioral Health Care Programs.
Dr. Walks' contributions as a member of the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees resulted in his being selected to represent American Psychiatry as a member of the historic International Delegation of Psychiatric Leaders that traveled to The Vatican for an audience with Pope John Paul II. The California Legislature, The California State Department of Education, The NAACP, and others have recognized Dr. Walks' contributions in the public policy arena. Dr. Walks has also offered legislative testimony and lectured on public health issues in education. He was a featured presenter at the California State Legislature Education Summit and has presented his original research at several national Education as well as Healthcare conferences.
Dr. Walks brings a valuable insight into the operations of public systems and human services organizations. His perspective facilitates both development of the critical interconnections needed between public health, mental health, education, and prevention services and fostering of the collaboration needed for truly culturally relevant and community based public/private partnering.
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