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.

Board Meeting Schedule

In accordance with the State of Michigan Open Meetings Act, the following meeting dates of December 2023 through December 2024 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

December 14, 2023 (this meeting will be held at the Barry County Tyden Center, 121 S Church St, Hastings, MI 49058)
January 11, 2024
February 8, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 11, 2024
May 9, 2024
June 13, 2024
July 11, 2024
August 8, 2024
September 12, 2024
October 10, 2024
November 14,2024
December 12, 2024


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

Ruth Perino

Don Bowers

Theresa Moody

Mark Doster

Mark Bonsignore

Kristen Laubaugh

Lorraine Lindsey


Southwest MI Behavorial Health 2024 Board Meeting Schedule

All board meetings take place at Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum, 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

January 12, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am -meeting cancelled
February 9, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
March 8, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30pm
April 12, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
*May 10, 2024 – 9:30am to 10:30am at Bay Pointe Inn (11456 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville, MI 49344)
*May 10, 2024 – 10:30 to 3:00pm Board Planning Session at Bay Pointe Inn (11456 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville, MI 49344)
June 14, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
July 12, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
August 9, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
September 13, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
October 11, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
November 8, 2024 – 9:30am to 11:30am
December 13, 2024 – 9:30 am to 11:30am


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.