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Lucas Peterson

Utilization Manager

Lucas Peterson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently enrolled in the Health Care MBA program at the University of St. Thomas.  He has also worked in a variety of settings that include community group homes, outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, and state operated hospitals and has experience working with individuals with mental health, substance use disorder, brain injuries, autism, and developmental disabilities. Most recently Lucas worked as the managed care policy lead for the Behavioral Health Division at DHS.  In that role, Lucas worked on ensuring policy compliance, implementation of new services, and identified opportunities to partner with managed care organizations. 

 Why did you choose Northstar Behavioral Health?

After working for DHS, where I became an expert in policy work, I wanted to apply my experience and knowledge as directly as possible to those needing services.  After meeting with the Northstar leadership team, I was energized by the opportunity to deliver services in such an innovative manner to uphold our mission of improving the lives of our clients and families.