MATT MARKLEY, PRESIDENT/CEO
HIBISCUS CHILDREN’S CENTER
Matt Markley joined Hibiscus Children’s Center in June 2018, as its President/Chief Executive Officer. Matt oversees the organization that has provided life-changing services to abused children on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County for 35 years.
Prior to coming to Hibiscus, Matt served as Executive Director of the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) (Chillicothe, OH) since 2009, an $11 million comprehensive community mental health center that operates seven clinics in five counties and offers a continuum of mental health, substance abuse, crisis intervention and integrated primary care services for adults and children. At SPVMHC, Matt was credited with stabilizing the agency and returning it to profitability and leading the introduction of programs designed to meet the region’s evolving mental health needs. Prior to this, Matt was Executive Director of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board (ADAMH) and Executive Director of the Marion/Crawford ADAMH Board, spending twelve years at each location. Matt also served eight years on the Chillicothe City Schools Board of Education. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.
As a certified behavioral healthcare executive (CBHE) with over 35 years of experience, Matt provides expertise and vast knowledge of mental health services to Hibiscus. Matt shared, “I have spent my entire career in community mental health and consider it a calling. It is evident that Hibiscus has great momentum, and I look forward to working with the team at Hibiscus as we strengthen and expand programs aimed at providing opportunities and hope to the children in our care.” Matt is a proponent of trauma-informed care, which is a vital element of Sanctuary Model services that form the foundation of Hibiscus’ residential and community outreach programs.