Conference Speakers

Matthew Owens

Matthew Owens has 20 years experience in the mental health field, working within a vast spectrum of public mental health agencies throughout the tri-county region. Mr. Owens currently holds the CNO position at Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA). Prior to this position, Mr. Owens served as director of Business Management and Provider Network for Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH). Other positions he has held in the past two decades include, program director for Common Ground’s crisis center, OACIS, as well as provider contract manager, access/utilization manager, contractual therapist for MCCMH, and adjunct instructor of psychology.

In his current role as CNO, Mr. Owens is responsible for the overall planning, development, and implementation of programs and operations with OCCMHA’s service network, quality improvement, and provider network management teams.

Mr. Owens received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University in 2000 and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1995.

Mr. Owens’ experience with crisis services, assessment and evaluation, as well as the clinical, business and administrative aspects of community mental health systems lends him to be a well-rounded addition to our conference panel.