Tegan Henke, MS, MFT

Senior Vice President of Community Systems Innovation

Tegan has a substantial background working in the public mental health system, both as a therapist and in policy and program implementation roles. She has witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by both families and service providers as they strive to obtain and deliver, respectively, the highest quality services. Tegan carries these experiences with her, and they continue to inform her approach to mental health system change.

Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Tegan held several key positions within the Texas Health and Human Services System where she found her niche in system transformation efforts. She played a leadership role in the statewide implementation of behavioral health assessment tools for children and youth, several evidence-based and promising practices, and provided oversight to a restructuring of the behavioral health service delivery system serving Dallas, TX and surrounding counties. These experiences set the foundation for her to understand and help navigate the real-world challenges organizations—and the people within them—face when implementing system changes.

In her role at the Meadows Institute, Tegan combines her clinical expertise with her understanding of change management to support system transformation and implementation of innovative practices across multiple settings. She provides strategic leadership and support to initiatives aiming to: increase early identification of behavioral health needs in children and youth through their pediatric primary care provider; implement trauma informed care across entire health system settings; and increase the resources available to caregivers of children and youth with mental health needs. Tegan also provides leadership and support to the Meadows Institute’s postsecondary portfolio, which supports institutions across Texas as they work to reimagine ways to meet the increased need for mental health services and supports among students. She is particularly interested in effective implementation and supporting leaders as they implement and navigate change within their organizations.

Tegan has a Master of Science in Child Development and Family Science (emphasis: Couple and Family Therapy) from North Dakota State University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health Leadership (DrPH) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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