Management Team

Sandra Lindsey

Sandra (Sandy) M. Lindsey has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) for 22 years. Prior to her current role, she was the CEO at Oakland County CMH, and she has served as CEO and co-founder at Training and Treatment Innovations, a non-profit mental health organization that contracts with CMH agencies in Southeastern Michigan as well as with SCCMHA. 

Born in Detroit and raised in Warren. She and her husband have been married for 38 years. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys traveling, cooking, and baking, reading, and home interior design. 

She serves on several boards, including the Saginaw County Community Corrections Advisory Board (Chair for 10 years and member for 18 years), Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) (Board Secretary and member for 20 years), Community Mental Health Association of Michigan’s PIHP/CMH Director’s Forum (Chair for 12 years), Alignment Saginaw (co-founder and member), two Gubernatorial appointments (Granholm and Snyder) to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect,  two appointments by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, to the  Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice and is a member of the Saginaw BeWell Partner Coalition. She was just recently appointed by MDHHS Director to the MDHHS Child Welfare Improvement Task Force. 

AmyLou Douglas

AmyLou Douglas is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Quality & Compliance Officer at Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) and has been with the agency since October 2019. Her current job responsibilities include directing the Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Medical Records, and Quality & Compliance departments, and she is also responsible for the Information Systems, Clinical Applications, Data Warehousing & Reporting, Application & Website Development, Desktop Support & Helpdesk, Networking, Information Security, and Inventory Control teams.

Prior to coming to SCCMHA, AmyLou was Research Leader at The AXIA Institute at Michigan State University. She also worked as Information Technology Director for Central Michigan University Health and Medical Education Partners, and as Clinical Data Decision Support Analyst for Covenant Healthcare’s Patient Safety and Quality Department. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Computer Science from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Northwood University’s Devos Graduate School of Management.

AmyLou and her husband have four sons. She enjoys traveling with her family, especially rustic camping, kayaking, hiking, finding waterfalls and exploring the outdoor world. During the summer, she headed west to experience mountains and white-water rafting. In her spare time, she enjoys working in her gardens, watching her sons’ sporting events, spending time with her family and taking long rides on her Harley Davidson.

She said she lives by the following words in her work life: “Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life. Allow yourself to try new things, remember, everything you have ever done you had to do once for the first time. As a Supervisor, TRAIN your staff so that they can work anywhere, TREAT your staff so that they want to work with you. An open door is only as open as your ears are.”

Jan Histed

Jan Histed is the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA). She returned to SCCMHA as the Director of Finance in April 2022, having previously worked for Bay County as the Finance Officer/Information Systems Director for six years. Jan worked at SCCMHA from 2022 to 2014 as an Administrative Accounting Supervisor. Prior to that, she worked from 1985 to 2002 for the County of Saginaw, retiring as Assistant Finance Director.

In her present position, Jan is responsible for all financial reporting to the SCCMHA Board of Directors, Mid-State Health Network (Regional Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan), MDHHS, Saginaw County and the community stakeholder groups. She also oversees SCCMHA budget of federal, state, and local agency dollars as well as nine financial staff positions at SCCMHA. She has received two associate degrees from Delta College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwood University.  

Jan and her husband have two children. 

Jen Kreiner

Jen Kreiner begins as Chief of Health Services and Integrated Care in July. Prior to coming to SCCMHA, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Bay Arenac Behavioral Services for eleven years.  

In her new job, Kreiner will oversee health integration of psychiatric services, primary care and substance use disorder treatment. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama; a Master of Science Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Saginaw Valley State University; and a post, Master of Science Degree in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Michigan.  

Jen has two children, is a Gulf War era veteran of the U.S. Army and has finished airborne school. 

Matthew Briggs

Matthew Briggs serves as Chief of Network Business Operations for Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) and has been with the agency since April 1999. Before his current position, he worked as an Accountant, Administrative Accounting Supervisor, Contracts & Properties Manager, and Director of Contracts & Procurement for SCCMHA.

Born and raised in Saginaw and currently living in Saginaw Township, he is responsible for oversight of the following SCCMHA departments and team members: Network Business Operations, Contracts, Care Management, Claims, Properties Management, and Procurement/Purchasing.

Before coming to SCCMHA, Matthew worked as a Rating Analyst for Blue Care Network/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.

He has been married for 32 years, has two daughters and four grandchildren, and "hoping for more to come", he said.

"When not crunching numbers", Matthew added, "I enjoy boating, fishing, and waterfowl hunting on the Saginaw Bay."

Fred Stahl

Fred Stahl has been the Director of Human Resources, Facilities and Transportation at Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) since January 2003. He is responsible for all operational functions of the Human Resources Department, along with providing leadership for the Facilities and Transportation Departments. He also supervises the Human Resources staff, Environmental Services Supervisor, and the Transportation Supervisor.

Before coming to SCCMHA, Fred was the Manager of Human Resources for 13 years at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He earned two associate degrees from Delta College and Great Lakes College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Detroit College of Business.

He and his wife have been married for 44 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Fred said he loves the "great outdoors and all four seasons in our great state of Michigan."

Kristie Wolbert

Kristie Wolbert began her employment at Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) in August 2006 and is currently Executive Director of Clinical Services and Programs. While at SCCMHA, she has also worked as a Support Coordinator, Intern Central Access and Intake, Mental Health Supervisor for Support Coordination Services, a Crisis Intervention Specialist (APS) and Mental Health Supervisor in Central Access and Intake.  

In her current job, Kristie is responsible for ensuring appropriate, effective, and efficient service delivery in SCCMHA-operated programs working through subordinate supervisors. She also develops and maintains systems to continuously improve service quality and performance monitoring, and she develops and monitors systems to ensure compliance with Person Centered Planning and other best practice models or policies. Other responsibilities include communicating and collaborating with other senior members of SCCMHA management to ensure timely access to appropriate levels of service to eligible customers and developing and monitoring all program expenditures for SCCMHA programs. 

Before coming to SCCMHA, Kristie worked in the Saginaw Public School District as a Migrant Bilingual Aid and Spanish Liason.  She was also a Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for the Saginaw County Youth Protection Council- Prevention and Youth Services, a Case Coordinator for the CAN Council- Children's Advocacy Center, and a Masters Level Intern for the Bay Area Women's Shelter. 

She received a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Saginaw Valley State University and her Master of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University.  She and her husband live in the Saginaw area and have three children.  In her spare time, Kristie enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Jennifer Keilitz

Jennifer Keilitz is the Director of Network Services, Public Policy, and Continuing Education for Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) and has been with the agency since 1994. She has also worked as SCCMHA’s Supports Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Provider Network Auditing Supervisor, Interim Manager of Network Services and Manager of Network Services. 

In her current job, Jennifer oversees a network of providers, assuring that SCCMHA has adequate capacity to serve all persons coming through the doors. She also manages education services at SCCMHA and assures that providers have the appropriate training required per funding agencies. Other responsibilities include directing Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASSR) activities to assure that consumers placed in nursing homes have assessments for needed care, or alternatives are offered for those persons with mental health concerns. She oversees occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and dietary, and she directs the delegated function of auditing to assure that funding is utilized correctly and according to the Medicaid Manual and prilling practices. She also assures that all providers have a site review annually. 

Before coming to SCCMHA, Jennifer worked as a Clerk at the McLaren Laboratory and as a program manager for a residential company. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, minoring in Social Work, from the University of Michigan in Flint, and a Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Simmons College (now Simmons University) in Boston, Massachusetts. 

"She and her husband have cats and one dog on a family farm that has been in the family for over 150 years,” she said. “We have four nephews who we adore and spoil. One of our nephews recently married and we are now great aunt and uncle to a bouncing baby boy. We love traveling and camping when we can.” 

Kentera Patterson

Kentera Patterson has been a part of the Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority since 2020 and is currently serving as the Officer of Recipient Rights and Compliance. In her time with the agency, she has also held positions as Support Coordinator, Recipient Rights Advisor/Investigator, and Supervisor of Customer Service and Recipient Rights. She moved into her current position in late 2022.

She received her Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University and her Master's of Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

Born and raised in Saginaw, Kentera and her 2 children reside in the area. In her free time, she enjoys event planning, decorating and crafting, and traveling, as well as enjoying time with her family and friends, especially around the holidays.

One of the things she loves most about her job is advocating for consumers, ensuring their rights are protected and assisting the agency in helping the community.

Melissa Gutzwiller

Melissa Gutzwiller has served with the Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority since 2014, currently working as the Director of Environmental Services, Customer Service and Security. She was the General Utilities and Custodial Supervisor and the Environmental Services Supervisor prior to her current role.

Born and raised in the Saginaw area, Melissa lives in the area with her husband of 22 years. They have five children.

She received an Associate of Arts degree from Delta College and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwood University. In her time away from SCCMHA, Melissa enjoys staying active by running and hiking. She also has a strong passion for restoring classic cars and residential restoration.

Since beginning her career with SCCMHA, she has grown to love, appreciate and admire the people she helps to serve in the community. In 2014, she was recognized by former State Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes and Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel for assisting in returning a missing boy with autism to his parents during a search.

Ryan Mulder

Ryan Mulder began his employment at Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) in April 2005 and is currently Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sandra Lindsey. It is his job to: provide administrative support and executive services to the CEO; serve as an ambassador between the CEO and all internal and external parties; assist the SCCMHA Board of Directors at committee and board meetings; prepare board and committee packets; take minutes and post them to the SCCMHA website; assist with special projects, along with board and CEO travel arrangements as required; provide connection between the CEO and media communications; and update all social media for SCCMHA. 

Prior to his current role, Ryan worked as a Front Desk Associate in the SCCMHA Finance Department. He also worked in Community Support Services, Towerline, and Community Ties South, and he performed special projects for the Clinical Director, assisting with enrollment of SCCMHA consumers in the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program. 

Before coming to SCCMHA, he worked in the Rail Maintenance Department at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland from 2000 to 2005. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. 

Ryan and his wife have two sons. He is an avid sports fan, especially Detroit teams and University of Michigan football and hockey, but he said he most of all enjoys watching his sons’ events, including sports, band and choir. 


Dr. Ali Ibrahim

Dr. Ibrahim currently serves as the medical director of Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority. He is board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and he is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Ibrahim is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the recipient of multiple teaching awards. He is an instructor at Johns Hopkins University as well.

He has a special interest in the interface of internal medicine, neurology, and psychiatry with expertise in drug interactions. He is actively involved with state and federal agencies in improving the delivery of health care in mid and northern Michigan, and he is also the founder of Hospital Psychiatry and North Shores Center, which delivers psychiatric services to mid and Northern Michigan.

Dr. Ibrahim is married with five children and is interested in exploring the nature and wilderness of northern Michigan, with a special interest in photography and art.