Meet the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center executive and site directors

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Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) is a comprehensive community mental health agency providing a continuum of services, including outpatient counseling for mental health and substance abuse disorders, case management, psychiatric and medication management services, partial hospitalization, crisis intervention, residential treatment, ambulatory detox, medication assisted treatment and primary care in a five-county area.

Meet the center’s executive director and site director who serve Fayette County:

Matt Markley has been the executive director of SPVMH since 2009. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University. He is a certified behavioral healthcare executive and has worked in community mental health in Ohio for more than 35 years. He was formerly the executive director of the Marion/Crawford ADAMH Board from 1985 until 1997 and more recently executive director of the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMH) Board from 1997 to 2009. Matt was elected to the Chillicothe City Schools Board of Education in 2007 and served on the board until 2015. He and his wife Karen are the parents of two adult sons.

Vicki Congrove is a native of Ross County and has been the director of SPVMHC Fayette County Clinic since 2010. She attended Ohio University Chillicothe and received a bachelor’s degree in history and education from Ohio Dominican University. She has completed coursework in rehabilitation counseling from Bowling Green and earned a master’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University.

Prior to coming to Fayette County, she managed a private psychologist’s practice in the Toledo area and later served in various capacities including clinical manager at the Zepf Center. Vicki served as a consultant to the state of Pennsylvania as the state transferred care for persons with serious mental illness from state hospital care to the community. She has provided training and consultation in case management and supervision in Ohio and West Virginia and developed a training manual for the treatment of persons with co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness). Vicki also served as clinical and residential services director at St. Paul’s Community Center where she was instrumental in expanding residential programming for homeless persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and was later employed at Rescue Mental Health Services as a clinical supervisor.

Vicki also has a master’s degree in European history from the University of Toledo and has worked at The Ohio Historical Society in Columbus and as an archivist at Bowling Green State University. She has researched the history of labor for the state which resulted in the publication of the only individual state labor history and developed a record of naval architectural drawings of ships built on the Great Lakes.

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