Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D., ABPP is a Commissioned Officer in the U. S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and a board certified clinical psychologist. Since 2011, he has served as the Region 5 Regional Director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), an operating division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Region 5 includes the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 34 Federally-recognized Tribes.
In his role, Mr. Coady represents the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the regional level in fulfilling the agency's mission of reducing the impact of mental illness and substance use disorder on America's communities. He provides strategic consultation to national and regional healthcare stakeholders on policy, financing, and innovations to advance behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery. Mr. Coady is committed to advancing behavioral health through developing multisector collaborations, promoting public and private partnerships, and fostering resilient communities.
Prior to joining SAMHSA, he served as the National Behavioral Health Consultant for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicaid Integrity Group. In this position, he provided policy guidance to states for improving program integrity in behavioral health programs and combating drug diversion. Mr. Coady served in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) where he developed and implemented primary behavioral health care integration programs in Atlantic City, NJ and San Francisco, CA.
Since his commission in 2004, Mr. Coady has served a central role in conceptualizing, developing, and training federal mental health disaster response teams within the USPHS. He has served as a team leader and deployed to numerous public health emergencies including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, multiple Tribal behavioral health emergencies, Scott County HIV outbreak, and the Flint Water Contamination Crisis.
Prior to his commission in the USPHS in 2004, Mr. Coady served as Executive Director 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, conducting applied research on integrated care.
Mr. Coady has received numerous professional, military, and civic honors throughout his career. He has an unwavering commitment to individuals with behavioral health disorders, their families, and the communities which they reside.