Vice President of Treatment Programs Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
From Crain’s Detroit
“(Darlene Owens) has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in the behavioral health field. Her unwavering dedication to improving patient outcomes and promoting mental health awareness has made a significant impact in the lives of countless individuals,” said DRMM President and CEO Chad Audi, M.D.
Audi credits Owens’ leadership and “invaluable guidance” to DRMM’s ability to provide recovery housing, re-entry and substance use treatment.
Owens, who manages 65 employees and a $10 million budget, implemented regular evidence-based training to help staff deal with complex client needs and integrated substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder care with primary care providers. She also established the nonprofit’s East
Residential Alternative to Prison program that provides clients in the tri-county area with comprehensive treatment plans that include employment readiness and skills training along with medical care.
Moreover, Owens advocates for voting rights and volunteers at the Salvation Army. She is also a member of the National Notary Association and Wayne County’s Third Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court team.
See the entire list of Crain’s Notable Leaders in Behavioral Health here.