Brendan Shane is the Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of all behavioral health services.
Prior to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Brendan was the Director of Clinical Care Services for Magellan of Virginia. While there, he participated in and led a number of behavioral health initiatives across the Commonwealth. Before that role, Brendan held a leadership position with Carver County, MN where he participated in and led key initiatives within the agency, in partnership with the State of Minnesota, and with colleagues from around the world related to children’s mental health targeted case management, child protection/welfare and adoption. Before that role, Brendan spent 10 years at Cigna where he held roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to his managed care experience, he served as a therapeutic day treatment therapist and a crisis clinician in various Twin Cities metro area emergency departments.
Brendan holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, and a Master of Business Administration from Capella University. Additionally, he is a licensed clinical social worker in Minnesota. During his time away from work, he enjoys biking, playing tennis and spending time with his four children.