J. Harold Berberick

Dr. J. Harold Berberick

Behavioral Health Strategies, Inc.
12 Spring St.
Foxboro, MA 02035
Office: 508-543-2538
Fax: 508-543-3165

Dr. Berberick is board certified in Healthcare Management. He is highly experienced as a senior manager in the fields of Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Managed Care,Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. He has over 35 years of experience in the field, has worked in both the public and private sectors, and has managed large systems of Mental Health and Mental Retardation care in New York and Massachusetts. His expertise is especially in the areas of inpatient and outpatient treatment and all forms of Mental Health treatment in community settings. This includes standards of practice in Group Homes, Community Residences, Halfway Houses, Emergency Services, Case Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Social/Vocational, Behavioral Health Managed Care (HMOs), Record View, Quality Assurance, and Management/Fiscal, System Design and Community Support. Dr. Berberick served on the Adjunct Faculty of the State University of New York at Albany.

For more than 20 years he held management positions in several State Mental Health Authorities, including Chief of Vocational Services at Fort Logan Mental Health Center in Colorado; Director of Rehabilitation Services at Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany, New York; Director of Community Support and Project Management for the New York State Office of Mental Health; and Area Director for the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

In the private sector Dr. Berberick was Executive Director of Pilgrim Behavioral Health, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare; Executive Director of the Greater Lawrence Mental Health Center, Lawrence, MA; and Director of Mental Health and Consultant for Matthew Thornton Health Plan, Bedford, N.H. He has also worked as a consultant and a senior interim manager in various states.

Examples of significant initiatives include statewide implementation of the Community Support Program in New York State, design and development of a network of Admission Diversion Centers in all regions of New York State, development of single integrated delivery systems including state, county, private entities in the Capital District catchment area and in Southeastern Massachusetts, and establishment of an innovative Staff/Network Delivery Model for 400,000 members of a nationally recognized health maintenance organization.

Areas of Expertise
  • Behavioral Science
  • Community Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Group Home
  • Hospital Administration
  • Managed Care & HMOs
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Doctor of Education, Leadership Studies, Public Administration. Master of Arts, Psychology. Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy. Board Certified in Healthcare Administration, American College of Healthcare Executives.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives; Fellow, American College of Mental Health Administration; Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York at Albany. Numerous papers presented in the field of Mental Health systems, Community Mental Health, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation at national conferences.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Community mental health
Wrongful death
Wrongful injury
Record/Literature review
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Record review, dispositions, court testimony, site inspections, report writing, etc.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Available upon request.


References upon request.