Our Team


Marianne Huff is President and CEO of Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM). Marianne has more than 20 years of leadership experience, including 12 years of executive-level staff leadership and advocacy within the behavioral health field. Marianne has a passion for improving the lives of people affected by mental health conditions and their families and is an advocate for changes in public policy and legislation that will positively impact the care and treatment of persons with mental illnesses.

Prior to her leadership roles at MHAM, Marianne served as the Executive Director of Allegan County Community Mental Health Services for six years and as the Director of Advocacy for the Ability Center of Greater Toledo in Sylvania, Ohio. Additionally, as an Advocate at the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Marianne helped individuals and families access mental health services. Marianne uses her personal lived experience to optimistically and passionately lead, advocate and educate to improve the lives of those who struggle with behavioral health challenges and eliminate barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness.

Matthew Hudkins serves as Operations Manager for MHAM. Prior to his role as Operations Manager, Matthew served as an accounting consultant for MHAM. Matthew is also the owner of MRH LLC which provides non-profit consulting and strategic insights to drive small business success.  Before joining MHAM, Matthew spent several years in the golf course management industry organizing events and day to day operations.


Board of Directors

Arlene Gorelick, MPH

Board Chair

Ben Robinson

Vice Chairperson
Harbor Springs

Oliver Cameron, PhD, MD

Treasurer Pro Tem
Ann Arbor

David Gruber, ESQ

Secretary Pro Tem

Marianne Huff, LMSW

President & CEO

Nick Ciaramitaro, ESQ


Dawn Goldstein, PhD, RN


Margaret Keeler, MS, NP


Elizabeth Pratt


Mark Creekmore, PhD, MSW

Ann Arbor

David Kallman, ESQ


Joe Havemen

Grand Rapids