Matt Brooks | Secretary
Matt Brooks has an extensive career in public and governmental affairs in the State of Indiana, where he has represented various not-for-profit trade associations, managed large scale government grant programs, and developed business partnerships between private industry and government. Matt Brooks has been a leader for 30 years in the State of Indiana in developing comprehensive community mental healthcare policy and legislation, leadership in local government processes, state government administration, and engagement in government consulting services. Matt Brooks utilizes his skills in relationship building, developing a common approach and overcoming complex policy challenges to further established policy goals for the betterment of Indiana’s citizens.
Matt Brooks is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT) 200 through the Yoga Alliance. He currently provides yoga instruction at The Yoga Studio in Indianapolis and Carmel. His passion for yoga is based on the philosophy that a robust asana practice, combined with the conscious application of the eight limbs of yoga, provides a deep and powerful connection between mind and body. He strives to spread the gift of yoga to others, including children, so all people are provided the opportunity for an improved quality of life based on conscious awareness.
EDUCATION: BS, Public Affairs, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; MA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
EXPERIENCE: President & CEO, Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers (2007- present); State Director, MAXIMUS, Inc. (2004-2007); Executive Director, Association of Indiana Counties (1997-2004); State of Indiana, Department of Transportation (1990-1997); City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development (1988-1990).
MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONS:
Chairperson, State of Indiana, Medicaid Advisory Committee Board Member, National Council for Behavioral Health Board Member, Indy Yoga MovementBoard Member, Oxbow Estates Neighborhood Association Member, Government Affairs Society of Indiana
Member, Indiana Society of Association Executives