Dr. Perea-Henze is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Mountain Lake Associates, a start-up company bringing proven technology driven solutions on disease management to the direct health services providers in the federal sector (VA, DOD, HHS) starting with addiction. He is also Managing Director at HORUS Advisors, a strategy and private equity firm specializing in healthcare and international government affairs.
The Honorable Raul Perea-Henze was confirmed by the Senate as the 8th Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning (Chief Strategy Officer), at the US Department of Veterans Affairs-the second largest in the US Government-, in 2010 and served in this post until 2013. He was the principal advisor to the President and the Secretary on veteran policy and strategy, overseeing unprecedented enterprise transformation and interagency collaborations with DOD, HHS and the White House.
As a corporate executive, government official and global health physician, he developed and lead innovative functions at some of the most prestigious organizations in the healthcare industry and US federal government. He implemented new programs on global science & medical policy for Pfizer, Inc. and Merck & Co., building partnerships with governments and UN agencies in bioterrorism, genomics and global R&D. He also served directly under all four Secretaries of Commerce in the Clinton Administration, first as a Senior Health Care Advisor and White House Fellow at the White House, and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget and CFO at the Department of Commerce. Prior to his work in Washington, he was a senior management consultant specializing in global strategy, and a senior official in New York City government for a decade.
He is a member of the Advisory Board to the Comptroller General of the United States, a Board member of the President George HW Bush – Points of Light Foundation -, and an Advisory Board member for two organizations working on the most critical issues affecting our veterans today, Stop Soldier Suicide and Soldiers to Summits (sponsored by the Prince Harry of Wales Trust). His former affiliations include being a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations and member of the Atlantic Council as well as a Fellow of the World Medical Association, the New York Academy of Medicine and the UK Royal College of Physicians.
Dr. Perea-Henze graduated magna cum laude as a Medical Doctor in Mexico at age 21 and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health, with concentration in Health Policy and Management, from Yale University, School of Medicine. He has also completed Executive Leadership Programs at Harvard Business School and JFK School of Government and INSEAD, France. He has worked or travelled to 145 countries and is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.