Doug Wirth is the President and CEO of Amida Care, a not-for-profit Medicaid special needs health plan that specializes in providing comprehensive health coverage and coordinated care to New Yorkers with chronic conditions, and largest such plan in New York State.
Mr. Wirth served, in 2014, on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Task Force to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York State by 2020, which produced the Blueprint to reduce the rate of new HIV infections in the state, and served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor to NYC Mayors David Dinkins and Rudolph Giuliani. As Director of Government Relations for the Coalition of Community Mental Health Agencies, he led the community organizing efforts supporting major mental health care reforms and $250 million in “community reinvestment” across New York State.
Mr. Wirth has also trained mental health professionals and clergy as a Senior Faculty Member of the American Psychological Association’s HOPE Project and previously ran 5 homeless shelters in the Midwest, successfully co-locating a meal/food pantry program, with a work-readiness project, as well as a satellite primary care clinic, outpatient substance use programs and mobile HIV testing.
Mr. Wirth holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College.