Jeffrey Coady (Region 5)
Jeffrey Coady (Region 5)
SAMHSA Region V
233 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
CAPT 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 Administrator 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, CAPT 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. CAPT 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. CAPT 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, CAPT 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, CAPT 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.
CAPT 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.
Assistant Regional Administrator, Region 5
Prior to joining SAMHSA as an Assistant Regional Administrator, Ms. Al-Amin served as a contractor in the SAMHSA Region 5 office. In this role she was responsible for planning and coordinating interagency projects for preventing opioid overdoses, reducing stigma around mental health and addiction and addressing mental health and substance misuse in minority communities. Nadia has extensive experience fostering relationships between Federal, State, and local health officials and philanthropic partners. In 2018, Nadia completed a two-year Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) fellowship during which she was assigned to the SAMHSA and Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) Region 5 offices. During her fellowship, Nadia assisted the Michigan Department of Public Health responding to a Hepatitis A outbreak and Flint water contamination crisis. Nadia was the recipient of the CSTE Fellow Award for her leadership. Previous to the SAMHSA Region 5 Office, Nadia was selected as a behavioral health intern in the SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE). Her work focused on addressing disparities in suicide rates.
Ms. Al-Amin received a master’s of public health degree in Epidemiology from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in public health focusing on community health and behavioral health disparities. She is actively involved and holds leadership positions in multiple civic organizations.