Matt joined the Depression Center in 2008 as the Community Programs Manager and was later appointed as the organization’s Deputy Director. In addition to administrative and development responsibilities Matt oversees the development and implementation of a variety of projects to extend the reach of the Depression Center into communities across the state, including suicide prevention, media outreach, education/stigma reduction for men, school-based initiatives, perinatal treatment and prevention of mood disorders, integration of behavioral health into primary care practices and community/organizational behavioral health assessment and systems redesign.
Matt is the Board Chair for the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado.
Prior to joining the Depression Center, Matt worked for a variety of non-profit organizations in health care and public health. He served as the National Director of Site Development for the Nurse Family Partnership, a nurse home-visiting program for low-income first-time mothers. He also managed ambulatory clinical practices at the University of Colorado Hospital for Neurology, Neurodiagnostics and the Pain Management Center. Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN where he received the Robert ten Bensel Award for public health leadership.