Lisa James provides technical assistance to our grantees and other partners in our Integrated Behavioral Health initiative. Lisa brings over 12 years of health care experience to our team, including seven years with Montana Medicaid. Before joining our team in 2021, Lisa spent five years with the Department of Public Health and Human Services. She held positions such as the Medical Home Program Officer and the IHS/Tribal Section Supervisor. In the Medical Home role, Lisa oversaw value-based and medical home models that looked to provide quality of care rather than quantity and collaboration as a team to give whole-person care. She worked to strengthen the Department’s relationship with Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) sites across Montana and worked collaboratively on the multi-payer committee to standardize measures and alleviate provider burden. While serving in the IHS/Tribal role, Lisa cultivated partnerships with Tribes, building trust and improving health outcomes. She provided intuitive and comprehensive support to executive leadership regarding decisions that directly impacted tribal communities. Lisa received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Montana State University-Northern. Lisa currently lives in Townsend and enjoys spending time with her two children.