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Wendy Holt

Principal, DMA Health Strategies


Wendy Holt, M.P.P., is principal at DMA Health Strategies. Her work includes considerable focus on children’s mental health, including early identification of children’s mental health problems in primary care and other child serving settings. She is primary author for a SAMHSA guide on this topic due to be published later this year. Other work in children’s mental health includes contributing to a survey of the licensed children’s mental health workforce in Massachusetts in collaboration with The Lewin Group. She directed the fourth year of DMA’s Children’s Mental Health Benchmarking Project, and supported two planning and proposal processes to develop systems of care for youth and young adults with mental health problems. Before working for DMA, Ms. Holt served as Manager of Policy and Planning for the MHMA, the first statewide Medicaid behavioral health carve out in the nation. She had key roles in network development, provider performance profiling, and client outcomes measurement. Ms. Holt has a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.