Region V - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Jeffrey A. Coady, Psy.D
SAMHSA Regional Administrator
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, Il 60601
Dr. Jeff Coady, Psy.D. , ABPP is a board certified clinical psychologist serving as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Public Health Service (USPHS). During his federal career, Dr. Coady has provided national leadership in developing and implementing behavioral health programs and systems of care for underserved populations. Most recently, he served as the National Behavioral Health Consultant for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicaid Integrity Group, and provided guidance to states on how to improve program integrity in behavioral health and substance abuse programs. Prior to CMS, Dr. Coady served in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) where he created and built a behavioral health program for a federally qualified health center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He then served as the behavioral health lead for a health center consortium in San Francisco, California which was comprised of 10 community health centers with a total of 16 sites.
Dr. Coady served a central role in conceptualizing, developing, and training federal mental health disaster response teams within the USPHS and is currently the Team Leader for Mental Health Team-2. He has deployed in leadership positions in response to numerous public health catastrophes including the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008, and multiple tribal deployments to address suicide clusters. Dr. Coady was appointed by the U.S. Surgeon General to serve on the Uniformed Services Mental Health Disaster Response workgroup, and has conducted presentations on disaster preparedness and response to local, county, state, federal, and international emergency management personnel. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on disaster mental health leadership.
Prior to his commission in the USPHS, Dr. Coady held staff and management positions at the Roseland Community Mental Health Center within the City of Chicago, Department of Public Health. He began his career as a psychologist at the Core Center of Cook County Hospital/Rush University Medical Center, one of the nation's largest HIV/AIDS clinics. Dr. Coady has earned multiple awards for his work in the behavioral health field including the 2006 Chicago School of Professional Psychology Alumni of the Year, the 2007 USPHS Health Services Officer Responder of the Year, and the 2011 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Outstanding Leadership and Partnership Award.
Last updated: 11/7/2011