Dr. Matthew Samocki is director of the Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership. The mission of the partnership is to collaborate with stakeholders to proactively tackle the mental health crisis as a community to help people obtain the best possible care. With a strong commitment to help people of all ages struggling with mental illness, Matt has been involved in a number of efforts related to addressing today’s growing mental health crisis. He embraces the concept of collaborating with all stakeholders in order to make a positive impact on mental health in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Matt was formerly an administrator with the Central Michigan Science, Mathematics, Technology Center at Central Michigan University. Prior to that, he served as an assistant principal at H.H. Dow High School and was a teacher at Freeland High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in interdisciplinary social sciences and a minor in psychology, plus a master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University. He earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Central Michigan University. Matt and his wife, Juliet, reside in Midland with their two daughters.