Megan Beers, PhD
A strategic thinker with a record of driving transformation in multiple settings, Megan Beers is a successful program developer, leader, and consultant focused on systems of care and services for children and families, as well as behavioral health across the lifespan.
Before joining HMA, she served as chief operations and program officer for Childhaven in Seattle, where she provided leadership for programs across the organization’s continuum of care, including early learning, outpatient mental health, Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe), and Part C Early Intervention.
As a member of the senior management team, she provided structure and leadership with transparency, vulnerability, compassion, and reflection at the center. Focused on evidence-based, community- centered processes, she enhanced organizational outcomes by strategically initiating new programs, services, and ventures.
In addition, Megan previously served in various roles with Wellspring Family Services where she was responsible for program development and leadership for a variety of services supporting families experiencing homelessness. With expertise in infant-early childhood mental health and trauma-informed care, she provided staff training and consultation to drive quality improvement.
Megan has also held several positions as staff psychologist, researcher and professor and is an author and contributor to academic journals, conferences, and forums.
She earned a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science, both in psychology, from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Vassar College. She completed her psychology internship at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health and Science University and a postdoctoral fellowship in Early Childhood Mental Health at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Bradley Hospital.