Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health Board
SWMBH is organized around an independent Board of Directors with one primary representative and one alternate representative from each of the eight county’s Community Mental Health Board Members. Their responsibility is to administer the Governance Policies and direct the Executive Officer who organizes and oversees all operations.
A second Board, the Substance Use Disorder Oversight Policy Board (SUD OPB), oversees, advises and makes recommendations regarding SWMBH’s budgets for substance use disorder treatment or prevention using Public Act (PA 2) Funds, and advises and makes recommendations regarding contracts with substance use disorder treatment or prevention providers. The SWMBH SUDOPB members are appointed by one of the County Commissions in each of the eight Counties in the SWMBH SUDOPB region. The SUD OPB and the Board of Directors work independently to achieve optimal efficiency and to maximize our impact in the areas that we serve.