In January 2013, the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC)
selected the creation of an AMH Office of Consumer Activities (OCA), as one of
its top priorities, to work in collaboration with AMH leadership to improve
behavioral health services for the state. In October 2013, AMH Director Pam
Martin, Ph.D., ABPP approved funding for the OCA and two full-time positions.
The OCA was created to address many issues important to
individuals who receive behavioral health services. Among these issues are:
•Providing a designated, consumer voice within AMH;
•Providing technical assistance for peer-run programs;
•Developing a statewide network of peer run organizations (PROs)
to facilitate the sharing of mutual support and best practices.
The office has been staffed and in operation as of August 1, 2014.
Michael Hlebechuk: Director
Desk: (503) 945-6190
Cell: (503) 410-2050
Nicole Currier: Coordinator
Desk: (503) 947-5009
Cell: (503) 410-8845
Fax: (503) 378-8467