Dr. Andrea J. Boudreaux is a native of Houston, TX. She is a committed healthcare executive with over a decade of progressive leadership in healthcare administration and a dedicated clinician who recognizes the plight of minorities in both mental and physical health. She is an honors graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.
Because of her aspirations of academic excellence and dedication to eliminating healthcare disparities, Andrea decided to pursue higher education and enrolled in the Texas A&M System Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health where she received a Master’s degree in Public Health with a dual concentration in Health Policy & Management and Hospital Administration.
Andrea earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. Her dual concentration in Diversity Issues in Psychology and Child and Family Therapy speak to her passion for her community. Her research interests include the integration of spirituality/religion and psychotherapy as well as the underutilization of mental health services, especially within the African American community. Dr. Boudreaux is a highly sought after pediatric psychologist, and works diligently to improve the mental health of children and adolescents.
Andrea currently serves as the Associate Administrator for Catholic Health Initiatives, a $16B nonprofit health system based in Englewood, CO. In this role, she leads enterprise efforts to provide Behavioral Health integration into the primary care strategic growth plan. She also provides support to the enterprise as an internal organizational development consultant. Specifically, she works on culture change, employee, patient, and provider experience improvement at the national level.
Dr. Boudreaux is very active in her community. She currently serves as the Parliamentarian of the Greater Denver Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives. While in the Washington, DC area, she founded and served as the Director of AGAPE, a mental health program in Alexandria, VA. This program grew to provide services across DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys cycling, golfing, cooking, and participating in community theatre. She costarred in an internet web series, and a variety of local community productions in the Washington Metropolitan area. Andrea began her acting career at the age of 4 where she starred in a community adaptation of the Broadway classic “Cats” where she played the role of Top Cat. A contralto, Andrea has combined her vocal and dramatic gifts in many roles in school, church, and community theatre for over 3 decades.
Andrea’s network includes membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Psychological Association (APA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Big Brothers Big Sisters.