Timothy Macken Hired as Executive Director

The Macon County Mental Health Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Timothy Macken, MA, has been named Executive Director. With a 33-year career in behavioral health and experience pertaining to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, Mr. Macken is a valuable and exciting addition to the Macon County Mental Health Board. Mr. Macken’s first day will be August 7, 2017.

The Board is confident that Mr. Macken possesses the leadership skills and knowledge base to ensure the future success of the organization. Mr. Macken comes to the Macon County Mental Health Board with 33 years of experience in behavioral health. Of those 33 years, the past 21 years have been with Heritage Behavioral Health Center, where he currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Macken provides oversight and guidance to Heritage’s clinical operations with a more specific focus on mental illness and substance abuse outpatient and medical services. He has presented at national and regional conferences and trainings on topics such as clinical documentation requirements to ensure state and federal Medicaid compliance, the substantiation of medical necessity in service provision and documentation, as well as strategic planning. He has served two terms on the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) Board and continues to be a member of the Behavioral Health Committee for CBHA.  For 11 years prior to his work at Heritage, Mr. Macken held a variety of clinical and administrative positions in the Michigan mental health system of care where he was a Limited Licensed Psychologist.  He has a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University.

The Macon County Mental Health Board of Directors and staff would like to extend their gratitude to Ms. LeAnne Shoemaker for her service as Interim Executive Director. Ms. Shoemaker will resume her previous role with the organization as Director of Financial Operations.

The Macon County Mental Health Board looks forward to working with Mr. Macken to continue the work of the organization while exploring new options to assure that a comprehensive and coordinated system of effective and efficient public mental health services is available and accessible to all of the citizens of Macon County in need of such services.