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, abandoned or neglected children on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County since 1985. Matt is a Certified Behavioral Health Executive with more than 40 years’ experience in community mental health. He is a proponent of trauma-informed care, a vital component of Sanctuary Model that serves as the foundation of Hibiscus’ residential and community outreach programs.
Prior to Hibiscus, Matt served as Executive Director of the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center in Chillicothe, OH, a role he held from 2009 to 2018. The Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center is a comprehensive community mental health agency that offers a continuum of mental health, substance abuse, crisis intervention and integrated primary care services for adults and children.
From 1997 to 2009, Matt was Executive Director of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board (ADAMH), Chillicothe, OH. From 1985 to 1997, he was Executive Director of the Crawford-Marion (OH) ADAMH Board, Marion, OH. From 1980 to 1983, Matt was Planner/Evaluator for the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties in Springfield, OH.
He also served eight years on the Chillicothe (OH) 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.