Captain Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D., ABPP serves as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Regional Administrator for HHS Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) and is a commissioned officer in the U. S. Public Health Service (USPHS).
In this role, he represents the Administrator at the regional level in fulfilling the agency's mission of reducing the impact of mental illness and substance abuse on America's communities. Dr. Coady provides consultation to regional healthcare stakeholders on policy, financing, and innovations to advance behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery.
During his federal career, Dr. Coady has provided national leadership in developing and implementing behavioral health programs and systems of care for underserved populations. 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. Dr. Coady has also 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.
Dr. Coady served a central role in conceptualizing, developing, and training federal mental health disaster response teams within the USPHS and served as the Team Leader for Mental Health Disaster Response 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 Behavioral Health Disaster Response workgroup, and has conducted presentations on disaster preparedness and response to federal, and international emergency management personnel. He has been published multiple times on disaster behavioral health leadership.
Prior to his commission in the USPHS, Dr. 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. Dr. Coady received his Bachelors degree from Loyola University in Chicago, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology.