Denise Jensen, LMSW

Denise Jensen, LMSW

Denise Jensen, LMSW is the Chief Officer of Systems of Care and Strategies at Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization, Inc. in Payette, Idaho.  In this role, Ms. Jensen provides leadership and direction for the organization’s clinical projects both within the organization and across its contracts with rural and marginalized communities.  She additionally is a subject matter expert for the organization and its contracted communities on the topics of suicide prevention and intervention, substance use disorders, integrated behavioral health, critical incident stress management, and grassroots community development.  Utilizing these expertise, Ms. Jensen assists rural and marginalized communities to implement innovative solutions to increase access to health and behavioral health supports within their communities.  Ms. Jensen is a recipient of Utah’s Governors Award of Excellence for her work developing new payment models and protocols for substance use disorder treatment in the state.

Ms. Jensen earned her Master of Social Work from Walla Walla University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.  Ms. Jensen’s long-term research interests include: 1) understanding the cost effectiveness of implementing alternative practices such as behavioral health integration, clinical pharmacy integration and the use of peers as service extenders in rural healthcare settings, and 2) understanding the impact of these services on provider burnout, patient access to care, and overall community health outcomes.  To further these research interests Ms. Jensen intends to use quantitative methods to determine how the costs of these services impact overall healthcare costs for patients.

Anthony LeonDenise Jensen, LMSW

Kent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D

Kent Corso is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. He is an Air Force OEF veteran with almost 20 years of consulting, training and research experience in university, medical and military settings. Dr. Corso holds an adjunct assistant professor position in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and a consulting position for the Division of Recovery & Resilience, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has published 50 peer-reviewed papers including some of the earliest primary care behavioral health research. As president of NCR Behavioral Health, Dr. Corso leads an international training and consulting group for healthcare organizations that are integrating behavioral health into their systems. He is the author of Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home: A Rapid Implementation Guide and co-founder of the agile software firm, Xcelerate Innovations, which leverages behavioral sciences and iOS applications to conduct predictive analytics in military, healthcare and other industries.

Anthony LeonKent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D

Jeff Reiter, PhD, ABPP

Jeff Reiter, PhD, ABPP, is an internationally recognized expert in the integration of behavioral health into primary care. Since 2002, he has worked in integrated care as a clinician, administrator, trainer, and consultant in the community health, commercial and government healthcare sectors. He has helped hundreds of primary care systems, clinics and individuals in their integration efforts, both throughout the U.S. and internationally; publishes and speaks regularly on the topic of integration; and is on the faculty of Arizona State University’s integrated care training program. Dr. Reiter has received numerous awards and advised many organizations through Board and advisory committee membership. He also co-authored (with Patricia Robinson, PhD) two of the leading “how-to” books on integrated care.

Anthony LeonJeff Reiter, PhD, ABPP

Amy Walters, PhD – Clinical IBH Consultant

Amy Walters, PhD

Amy Walters, PhD is a clinical health psychologist and a consultant with Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization. For more than a decade she has served as the director of behavioral health services for an integrated behavioral health diabetes program. Dr. Walters provides professional presentations and training in behavioral health integration, Motivational Interviewing, behavioral supports of diabetes and psychological factors impacting chronic disease.  She has completed consultation and trainings for a number of state and national organizations including the American Psychological Association, Dialysis Patient Citizens, Idaho State University community paramedics program, Idaho Primary Care Association, Idaho Dietetics Association, Idaho Diabetes Alliance, Idaho WIC program,  Idaho Perinatal Project and many others.

Dr. Walters received her Ph.D. from Utah State University and has over 20 years of experience working in clinical and community settings with adult and pediatric populations. She received post-doctoral training in Motivational Interviewing (with founder Bill Miller, PhD) and in PCBH integration model (with founders Patti Robinson, PhD and Kirk Strosahl, PhD).  She is a long-standing board member of the Idaho Psychological Association, the APA Public Education Campaign Coordinator for Idaho and was a founding member of the Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network.  Dr. Walters volunteers as the staff psychologist for Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs (Camp Hodia) and has a daughter with type 1 diabetes.  She is a native Idahoan and is passionate about creating behavioral health support for patients with chronic disease, especially in the state’s rural areas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and backpacking.

Anthony LeonAmy Walters, PhD – Clinical IBH Consultant

Anne Daggett, LCSW – Project Coordinator

Anne Daggett, LCSW

Anne is currently serving as a Project Coordinator for Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization. She obtained her undergraduate degree in social work from Creighton University, and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She had been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 24 years. Anne has worked in health care for the past 10 years in a variety of settings, which include specialty/primary care clinics and a managed healthcare network organization. Her work in healthcare has focused on the intersection of chronic disease management and behavior health. She has had the opportunity to assist clinics in the development and implementation of integrated behavioral health services. She has particular interest in advancing workforce development opportunities for behavioral health professionals interested in integrated practice.

Anthony LeonAnne Daggett, LCSW – Project Coordinator

Jen Yturriondobeitia, MSW, DBH

Jen Yturriondobeitia, MSW, DBH

Jennifer is the President and CEO of Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization and provides operational expertise to primary and specialty care practices throughout the State of Idaho interested in implementing integrated behavioral health programs. Her work allows providers to manage the behavioral health population and helps the patient achieve the best health and quality of life possible by preventing chronic disease, stabilizing current chronic conditions, and preventing acceleration to higher risk with higher healthcare costs.

Anthony LeonJen Yturriondobeitia, MSW, DBH
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