Ian Hedges

Meet Ian Hedges

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Hedges has served as CEO since August 2015.

Ian has numerous years of experience in health care policy & planning, management, and marketing. In 2014 & 2015, Ian served as the Associate Director of HIV Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine for the American Psychiatric Association. In this role, Ian expanded a national education network on HIV and mental health, advocated for more mental health inclusions in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and help broadened the association’s strategy around integrating primary care and mental health care. Before he served in this role, Ian was the Special Assistant to the CEO and Medical Director, in which he advised the CEO on issues relating to mental health policy, minority health, integrated care, and research in psychiatry. Before coming to the APA, Ian served as the DC Healthy People Coordinator for the District of Columbia government, where he organized efforts around policy and planning health care services and delivery in the District of Columbia.

Ian currently serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, the Chair for Rock County’s Behavioral Health Redesign Steering Committee, a member of the Board of Directors for Community Health Systems, Rock County’s only federally-qualified health center, and a member of the National Policy Committee for the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. Ian has co-authored many health policy strategic plans and papers, including the District of Columbia Community Health Needs Assessment, the District of Columbia’s Community Health Improvement Plan, the Sustainable DC Plan, the District of Columbia State Alzheimer’s Plan and the American Psychiatric Association’s paper on the Dissemination of Integrated Care Within Adult Primary Care Settings. Ian is a Beloit College graduate and a proud member of the Beloit community.