Dave Schneider is an experienced public administrator with more than 30 years’ experience dedicated to improving specialty healthcare. Through cross-county and cross-organizational collaborations, he helped develop innovative solutions built upon a foundation of public administration education and experience, community service, and servant-leadership excellence.
Prior to joining HMA, Dave served as a behavioral health specialist for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services where he led development of metrics projects, implemented federal regulations and facilitated coordination of programs to improve health and well-being of those with co-morbid physical and behavioral health conditions.
He is a proven strategic planner and leader with a passion for behavioral and integrated healthcare. He has guided the development and operations of information systems, quality management, regulatory compliance, client access and eligibility and contract management as the lead administrator of a Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP).
Dave previously served as chief executive officer of a start-up regional health entity serving a PIHP and clients in 21 counties. He worked with national consultants to implement a behavioral health home pilot, forging relationships with Medicaid health plans and assuming responsibility for management of public funding for substance use disorder services in the region.
A facilitator of synergistic partnerships, Dave also served as director of affiliation services and developed a statewide plan for implementing an integrated care learning community and regional information systems to meet organizational, state and federal requirements.
He earned a Master of Public Administration and bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.
A dedicated community service volunteer, Dave has served as a health plan board member, a Boy Scout scoutmaster, and supporter of local sports, band and school advisory councils.
"You’ve got to know what you don’t know!"