Yaberci Perez Cubillan
Yaberci Perez-Cubillan, LCSW-R, is a hands-on, driven leader with a solid track record in the behavioral health industry, possessing a rich mix of technical, financial and operations experience. As chief program officer, Perez-Cubillan oversees Acacia Network’s Primary Care and Behavioral Health program portfolios, in addition to special projects and initiatives, as well as the operational functioning of Acacia Network’s programs and operational initiatives, in coordination with the director of operations. She also provides guidance and support in the strategic development of various goals, including integration of the programs and health care systems to meet high standards and best practices. In her prior role, Perez-Cubillan served as Acacia’s senior vice president for behavioral health and primary care integrated services, in charge of overseeing operations for Acacia Network’s behavioral and primary care portfolios, including health homes, which comprise 39 programs in total. Acacia Network’s behavioral health portfolio employs over 500 individuals and provides services to a unique patient population of 5,700 individuals and families. This diverse portfolio includes a combined total of 22 outpatient and residential programs licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and six programs licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), in addition to a significant number of federal and local grants ranging from the provision of integrated care to work performed at Ryker’s Island. Perez-Cubillan has been on the cutting edge of service delivery and successfully led one of a few programs to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). CCBHC is an outgrowth of the Federal Mental Health Excellence Act, establishing the highest standards for integrated behavioral health treatment, the foundation to the movement into value-based payment in the behavioral health field. She has become a topic expert and has participated in various panels with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to highlight innovative approaches to care and the use of the CCBHC model to treat co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Perez-Cubillan is a recipient of the 2016 Leadership Award by the Latino Social Work Coalition and a 2020 recipient of Entre Nosotras Leadership Award, as well as a 2020 SAPHIRE Leadership Award, NASW. She is a Hunter College School of Social Work graduate and a trained clinical social worker (LCSW-R). She completed a post-master’s certificate program in executive leadership at New York University, Silver School of Social Work. Perez-Cubillan is also an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and serves as a board member at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, As-One Behavioral Health Care Collaborative, ASAP C-3 Board, New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Coalition for Behavioral Health, Treatment Communities of America and iHealth.