About Us

Barry County Community Mental Health Authority

Mission Statement

Barry County Community Mental Health Authority will provide accessible, affordable, confidential, and quality behavioral health, physical health care, and substance use disorder services focused on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Annual Report
BCCMHA Brochure
Strategic Plan

Vision Statement

Believing in Recovery

Connecting with Community

Combating Stigma

Making a difference

Helping those in need

Aspiring to be the best


Barry County Community Mental Health Authority is accredited by Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization, such as BCCMHA, receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information on CARF, visit www.carf.org.

2023 Board Meeting Schedule

In accordance with the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, the following meeting dates of January 2023 through December 2023 are hereby posted. Unless otherwise noted or notified, the meetings will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at the following address: Barry County Community Mental Health Authority 500 Barfield Drive Hastings, MI 49058 269-948-8041

January 12, 2023 (this meeting will be held at the Barry County Tyden Center, 121 S Church St, Hastings, MI 49058)
February 9, 2023
March 9, 2023
April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023
June 8, 2023
July 13, 2023
August 10, 2023 
September 14, 2023
October 12, 2023
November 9, 2023
December 14, 2023


Agency Financial Requests

A copy of our agency annual budget may be reviewed by calling 269-948-8041 and requesting an appointment.

Board of Directors

William (Bill) Mattson, Vice President

Dr. Robert Becker, Ed.D, Chair

Duane Secord, Treasurer

Linda Maupin

Ruth Perino

Don Bowers

Theresa Moody

Mark Doster

Scot Miller

Mark Bonsignore

Kristen Laubaugh

Lorraine Lindsey


Southwest MI Behavorial Health 2023 Board Meeting Schedule

January 13, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
February 10, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
March 10, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30pm
April 14, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
May 12, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
May 12, 2023 – 12:30 to 3:00pm Board Retreat
June 9, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
July 14, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
August 11, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
September 8, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
October 13, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
November 10, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am
December 8, 2023 – 9:30 am to 11:30am


All scheduled meetings take place at the Four Points by Sheraton, 3600 E. Cork St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001. All SWMBH Board Meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261-15.275. SWMBH adheres to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in the operation of its public meetings, including the Michigan Open Meetings Act, MCL 15.261 – 15.275

SWMBH does not limit or restrict the rights of the press or other news media. Discussions and deliberations at an open meeting must be able to be heard by the general public participating in the meeting. Board members must avoid using email, texting, instant messaging, and other forms of electronic communication to make a decision or deliberate toward a decision and must avoid “round-the-horn” decision-making in a manner not accessible to the public at an open meeting.