Darlene Owens

Vice President of Treatment Programs Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Congratulations to DRMM’s VP of Programs Darlene Owens for being selected as one of Crain’s Detroit Business 2023 Notable Leaders in Behavioral Health!
These behavioral health experts are executives, allied health workers, physicians, social workers and other professionals who provide high-quality, whole-person care by collaborating with governments, health care agencies and other nonprofits. They work with integrated care teams to provide services to people with issues related to mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities. And they advocate within industry groups and local and state government and support their communities through volunteerism.

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.

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