The leadership team at Community Healing Centers is responsible for a number of key tasks, including representing the agency throughout the community, providing staff supervision, supporting strategic planning, and monitoring progress toward our overall goals. We pride ourselves on having built a team with strong communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Chris Slater comes to us with a background in finance and non-profit administration. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors in Accounting. He earned his CPA designation in 2010 and spent almost 5 years in public accounting with a focus on non-profits. His administrative experience has included foster care, adoption, case management, addiction medicine, and other behavioral health services. He has served on several West Michigan nonprofit board of directors and finance committees, including Holland Home, The West Michigan Partnership for Children, Health Net of West Michigan, and others in an effort to better the community in which he lives.
Chris has a passion for advocating for the under served and ensuring they have access to equitable healthcare services. Specifically, Chris has interest in identifying and breaking down barriers for those having difficulty navigating the healthcare system. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, drumming, fishing, and traveling.
Chief Operations Officer
Mike has worked in the non profit field most of his entire professional life and has worked for Community Healing Centers as it’s Chief Operating Officer since 1994. During those years he has helped the agency grow and expand it’s provider footprint across south west Michigan. Mike has worked to implement the mission and vision of the organization to provide services to it’s target populations. Community education and stigma reduction regarding the issues of mental health and substance abuse are also important in the work we are doing. Mike is involved in the community he lives in as a member of various Boards and is active in the school system.
Chief Financial Officer
I joined the Community Healing Center as the Controller/CFO in the fall of 2014. I am a licensed professional with 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting and tax return preparation. I prepare and post accounting transactions in the Agency’s accounting system including cash receipts, disbursements, payroll, cost allocations, revenues, accruals and other transactions. My job includes managing the on-line banking functions for the Agency
and transferring funds as appropriate after approvals are obtained by management. Other procedures include the preparation of monthly financial statements compared to budget as well as other financial reports that are provided to the Finance Committee for review and discussion.
I am married to my wife Mary and have a son currently going to WMU. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, tennis, and going to zoos in the area.
After earning my Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Valley State University, I returned to Kalamazoo to work full time in the nonprofit sector. I’ve worked in fund development here at Community Healing Centers since 2012, and have served as Development Director since 2018. Working with our donors, funders, and community partners in order to further our agency’s mission means so much to me, and I’m grateful to fill this role!
Human Resources Director
Clinical Director of Inpatient Services
As clinical Director for adult inpatient services at Community Healing Centers I oversee our Gilmore detox and short-term residential unit, our Carol’s Hope Engagement Center which serves individuals in crisis and our transitional recovery homes.
During a career in journalism, I became interested in assisting people to better understand themselves. I went back to Western Michigan University for a master’s degree in counseling psychology and later earned certification as an advanced alcohol and drug counselor and clinical supervisor. I am also a wife, mother and grandmother.
Working at CHC since 2011, I have seen my share of miracles watching individuals achieve recovery from substance use disorders. The miracle exists in all of us, we just need help in finding our path to the light.
Clinical Director of Children’s Services
My name is Victoria Orbe and I am a Licensed Master of Social Work, serving as the Clinical Director of Children’s Services. I received my MSW and BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and am a Kalamazoo Promise Scholar. I have extensive experience delivering mental health and substance abuse services to children, families, and the community at large. My role as clinical director is to manage our Infant Mental Health Home Visiting program (EIP), Youth Outpatient, Children’s Case Management, SEEDS for Success, and support the Children’s Advocacy Center.I am a passionate about mental health and wellness. I believe and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for all. I am excited to bring my experience to serve Community Healing Centerand the greater Kalamazoo area!
Clinical Director of Outpatient Services
My name is Jamie Campeau and I currently serve as the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services at Community Healing Centers. I graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Psychology, and then a Masters in Social Work. I am MCBAP certified as an advanced alcohol and drug counselor, and am credentialed to oversee the professional development of those that treat substance use disorders.
I am here to offer you a therapeutic alliance and support you as you heal from past wounds, embrace imperfections, and accept yourself as you are so that you may cultivate and enrich the best aspects of you. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and have experience with the following: stress management, trauma, grief and loss, postpartum depression, infertility challenges, and anxiety and depression (in both children and adults).