Enroll Michigan Board Member Jeff Patton became the Chief Executive Officer for Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS) on October 1, 2001. In 2011, Mr. Patton was one of five individuals selected as a Champion of Behavioral Healthcare by the Vendome Group. In addition, the Community Network Services’ (CNS) Board of Directors in Oakland County chose him as “A Friend of Mental Health” in November of that same year.
Prior to coming to KCMHSAS, Jeff was the Deputy Director for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), known today as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Jeff was the Director of the Bureau of Community and Hospital Services at MDCH before his appointment as Deputy Director and Executive Director of the Family Health Center, Inc. (FHC) in Kalamazoo before that.
In 2016, Sylvia M. Burwell, then Secretary of Health and Human Services, invited Patton to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMS) National Advisory Council, for a term beginning June 1, 2016 and ending on May 31, 2020. He accepted the invitation to serve on the SAMHSA’s CMS National Advisory Council.
Patton graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to any position he holds. While with MDCH, Jeff served as Director of several departments, hospitals and programs. As Executive Director of FHC, Jeff negotiated and implemented the first and largest State Medicaid Capitated Clinic Plan with the Michigan Department of Social Services, Medical Services Administration. Patton lives in Kalamazoo and serves on the Board of Trustees of Kalamazoo Valley Community College.