Director for Addictions and Mental Health
Pam Martin, Ph.D., ABPP is the director of the Oregon Health Authority's Addictions and Mental Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority. She and her team are responsible for policy development and implementation of mental health and substance abuse programs and initiatives statewide funded with state and federal resources. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Mexico and Oregon and has worked in both inpatient, outpatient and integrated settings with kids and adults. She directed behavioral health programs for the University of New Mexico and the State of New Mexico as director of the Behavioral Health Services Division and as Director of Behavioral Health for NM juvenile justice facilities. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Rutgers and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York. She is a Diplomate in cognitive and behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Martin is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine and was elected to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute's (NRI) Board of Directors in 2015.
Deputy Director for Addictions and Mental Health
Jeff Emrick, LCSW, CADC III became the deputy director of Addictions and Mental Health in November 2013. Jeff joined OHA from PacificSource Health Plans, a coordinated care organization based in Bend. Jeff has a broad range of involvement in the behavioral health care field. In addition to his business and program experience, Jeff has served in leadership and management roles in both provider and managed care organizations. Since joining OHA, he has taken on a variety of AMH projects including the new mental health investments and sponsorship of the transition of residential treatment to the coordinated care organizations. Jeff is a licensed clinical social worker and certified level-three alcohol and drug counselor.
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