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Welcome to the Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) of Muskegon County Web site!

Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) is a public provider of services for people with developmental disabilities and/or serious mental illness. We provide service under a "Managed Care" contract with the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health. Our programs and activities are governed by a Board of Directors. Our services are available to residents of the community who have Medicaid or are uninsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code.

We welcome your feedback. If you have any suggestions or comments, please email us at: customer.services@muskegoncmh.org

Job Openings:  Lakeshore Regional Entity

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


The CFO ensures that the financial systems of the regional entity are carried out in a manner that improves the lives of Medicaid-funded individuals living in the Lakeshore Regional Entity area.  The CFO serves as the financial liaison for the region and is the interface between DCH and CMHSP’s of the LRE for all Medicaid-funded services.  The CFO ensures the accuracy, integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of the LRE financial systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following essential functions – other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees all financial operations of LRE.
  • Directs the development and implementation of fiscal policies, procedures and practices and ensures that they comply with generally accepted accounting standards, MDCH, Medicaid and other relevant federal state and local requirements.
  • Provides leadership to accomplish operational and strategic goals within the financial components of the organization.
  • Assures financial activities are in line with meeting the Board Ends.
  • Participates in and communicates information from Finance Committee and other LRE workgroups.
  • Develops and implements a system of internal controls, including internal audits to monitor financial status to assure fiscal viability.
  • Prepares and distributes timely and accurate annual budgets, financial reports, presentations and analysis as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field
  • 5+ years accounting management experiences in mental health or behavioral health
  • Demonstrated successful experience in:
    • financial management in the health sector
    • budgeting and governmental accounting, finance, and budgeting
    • project management
    • principles and practices of continuous quality improvement
    • leadership, collaboration, and facilitation
    • administrative principles and practices including goal setting and budget development and implementation
    • methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation
    • short term tactical and long term strategic thinking
  • Through working knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing areas of responsibility
  • Ability to interact positively with Board members, co-workers,  CMHSP employees, consumers,  and community representatives from widely diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Strong Teamwork Orientation
  • Flexibility to meet obligations outside of normal business hours
  • Supervisory experience or experience managing an organizational function


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Masters degree in a field related to the responsibilities of the position
  • Knowledge of State Mental Health Code and State Public Health Code governing substance abuse services
  • Community planning experience
  • Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders are valued.


Lakeshore Regional Entity Executive Assistant

This is a full-time administrative position reporting to the Executive Director.  The person in this position will be primarily responsible for assisting the Executive Leadership Team in coordinating and overseeing a variety of general operational activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following essential functions – other duties may be assigned.

  • Office Management and Support
    Responsible for providing complex and responsible office support functions requiring a thorough knowledge of Team procedures, goals and precedents.  Serves as a resource person to the Team.  Aids and assists the Team by maintaining team-related files and records, ensuring that documentation is complete and properly filed; ensuring that filing systems are well-organized and that filing is current.
  • Information Management and Coordination
    Serves as recorder for the Team, maintaining responsibility for the smooth flow of information pertaining to Team-related activities/responsibilities.  Provides clerical support to Team, preparing, assembling and distributing informational documents, packets and other correspondence.  Is responsible for maintaining the Administrative Manual for the Agency, which includes updating policies / procedures as directed, posting revised / new policies on the WMCMH Intranet, and keeping an up-to-date spreadsheet listing each policy and revision date.
  • Project Management
    Assists and supports the Team in the research, analysis, implementation and monitoring of Team-related programs/activities.  Manages and tracks data collection/reporting information relevant to Team activities.
  • Communications Facilitation
    Ensures a high performance work environment that reflects the Team’s values, mission and goals by effectively representing the Team per phone, by e-mail, in person and in written correspondence.  Interacts with and interprets/attends to the requests of the Team, internal staff and the general public.
  • Governing Board Support and Facilitation

Serves as Recording Secretary for all WMCMH Governing Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings.  Is responsible for scheduling committee meetings as needed.  Facilitates preparing and distributing board and committee meeting material.  Coordinates lodging and travel arrangements for Board Association conferences for board members and staff.


  • High school or GED and three to five years advanced secretarial experience, or associate’s degree in business related field preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office components (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and the ability to learn other advanced software packages.
  • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks for and anticipate the needs of the team.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and in stressful situations while maintaining composure.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation to and from meetings and activities at varying work locations including all agency locations .
  • Lived experiences with mental illness/developmental disabilities/substance use disorders are valued.


LRE will offer an attractive benefit package including health, dental, vision, and retirement plan.  We are committed to attracting a diverse and talented workforce to meet the needs of our diverse community.


To apply please complete the attached application and send it along with your resume and cover letter to:  angies@lsre.org


Applications accepted until the position is filled.  Lakeshore Regional Entity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Community Mental Health Services of Muskegon County
376 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, Ml 49442
(231) 724-1111
TTY (231) 720-3280
Hours of Administration: M-F 8-5pm (Closed Holidays)
Julia Rupp, Executive Director

Access: Toll Free 855-795-1771
Emergency Helpline: (231) 722-HELP (4357)