Lynda Zeller, Deputy Director, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Lynda Zeller

Lynda Zeller is deputy director for the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

This position provides policy leadership for public behavioral health and developmental disabilities services, and exercises executive and administrative direction and oversight for operations through the Bureau of Community Based Services, Bureau of Hospitals and Administrative Operations, and the Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Section.

Zeller has spent most of her career in the field of behavioral health, serving seriously mentally ill adults, seriously emotionally disturbed children, persons with developmental disabilities and those with substance use disorders. She has served in executive positions with various health care and non-profit agencies and currently serves on three national boards:

  • National Association for State Mental Health Program Directors,
  • The Council of State Governments Justice Center, and
  • National Research Institute.

Most recently, she served as the Health Services administrator for the Michigan Department of Corrections, which included all health, behavioral health and dental services for the state's correctional system.

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