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Tad Gary

Board Member

Tad Gary, Chief Operating Officer – Mercy Care

Tad Gary is the Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Care, an Arizona-based managed care organization serving more than 425,000 Medicaid and Medicare members under five governmental contracts. These include AHCCCS Complete Care, Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS), Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Maricopa County, Developmentally Disabled, and Medicare Dual SNP contracts.

As Chief Operating Officer, Tad is responsible for day-to-day operations. He oversees member services, enrollment, network management, claims, data management, grievances and appeals, incident management and recovery, as well as the Medicare and long-term care product lines. He also supports all Mercy Care business development and implementation efforts throughout Arizona.

Tad is a member of the Maricopa County Continuum of Care Board, the county- wide entity that allocates housing funds. He has also been appointed to the State of Arizona Opioid Review Council and was appointed to the Phoenix Police Review and Implementation Ad Hoc Committee. Tad is the former president of the Arizona Counselors Association and former President of the Institute for Mental Health Research EpiCenter, serving adolescents experiencing their first episodes of psychosis.

He has worked in health care and social services for more than 20 years in multiple leadership roles. Tad has also directly provided counseling and psychosocial rehabilitation services. He earned his master’s degrees in counseling and education and has completed executive education in finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.