Terry Dougherty’s impressive career has traversed both the public and private sectors. At ForHealth Consulting, he provides guidance for organizational strategic decision-making and financial planning.
Prior to joining UMass, Terry served a dual role as assistant secretary for administration and operations at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and as director of the state’s Medicaid program, MassHealth. In that position, he led teams that set the services, quality metrics, and payments rates for 1.4 million MassHealth members. Terry has experience advising on state budget advocacy efforts on the uncompensated care pool reform and Medicaid reimbursement.
Terry also served as vice president for Payer Relations and Managed Care for the Caritas Christi Health Care System (now Steward Health Care) where he was responsible for a $900 million net revenue budget for a six-hospital healthcare delivery network and community network of 1,600 physicians and was responsible for all advocacy efforts. He led the successful development of Boston MedFlight, growing the organization from a start-up idea to one of the country’s most clinically and financially successful air medical transport organizations.
From his early career start in emergency medical services, Terry has focused his efforts to support pressing issues in health and human services, ensuring that the right care gets to the people in need. He currently serves as president of Friends of Boston Latin Crew, is a proud husband, father, and grandfather, and enjoys woodworking and carpentry.
Terry received his master’s degree in public health from the Boston University School of Medicine, and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.