Marvin Lindsey is the CEO of a statewide behavioral health association in Illinois. He provides leadership, guidance, and advocacy about building effective community behavioral health systems. He is also an executive for a limited liability company of behavioral health providers, ProviderCo, created to act as preferred providers for behavioral health services to Medicaid beneficiaries for third-party payors. Marvin previously served on the Illinois Medicaid Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Illinois Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency, the Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Taskforce, and the Governor’s Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee.
Previously, Marvin worked as an adult and adolescent behavioral health clinician and as a research assistant and senior research assistant with Harvard University, TASC, and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He serves on the Community Advisory Committee of the UIC Urban Health Program, as a committee member of the DePaul University’s Men of Color Program, and as the co-chair of the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work’s Dean Advisory Committee. Marvin facilitates UIC’s We Are Men Program, which recruits and supports African American graduate students.
Marvin is a graduate and scholar of the American Society of Association Executives Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). He attended Loyola Academy and received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and his master’s degree in social work from UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. Marvin has received awards for community service and leadership and was the 2019 commencement speaker at the College of Social Work graduation ceremony.