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 a member of Governor Ever’s Taskforce on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices and a member of the Board of Directors for Nutrition & Health Associates/Rock County WIC Program. Ian has co-authored several 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. Ian lives in Beloit, WI with his lab, Otis. Ian has been known to cheer on the Wisconsin Badgers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.