Tim Ninemire is the Director of Customer Service, Recipient Rights and Security for Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) and has been with the agency since June 1993. His current responsibilities include serving as the Recipient Rights Officer and overseeing customer service functions, including directing the appeals of consumer grievances. He also ensures advocacy for consumers of SCCMHA programs and services, and he supervises the security functions of all facilities.
He began as a Direct Care Worker at the SCCMHA Crisis Residential Treatment Program, and he has also worked as Case Manager at Community Support Services and as Supervisor for the Crisis Residential Treatment Program. Before coming to SCCMHA, he worked as a Direct Care Worker at St. Luke’s (now Covenant HealthCare) Mental Health Center and the White Pine Psychiatric Center at Saginaw Community Hospital (now HealthSource Saginaw).
For two years, Tim studied agriculture at Northwest Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, and he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Relations from Anderson College (now Anderson University) in Anderson, Indiana. Tim has two sons and three grandchildren and lives in the tri-city area with his partner.
He has a lifelong interest in horses, having owned one growing up, and he enjoys traveling, woodworking and walking in his spare time.
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.”
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.