Macomb County Community Mental Health names new CEO

By: Julie Snyder | C&G Newspapers | Published December 26, 2018

 David Pankotai

David Pankotai

MACOMB COUNTY — David Pankotai was recently named the chief executive officer of Macomb County Community Mental Health, or MCCMH.

“David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help Macomb County Community Mental Health navigate the many challenges it currently faces,” said Kathy Vosburg, chair of the MCCMH board of directors, in a press release.

Pankotai, who assumed his new position with the county Dec. 17, has more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Before joining MCCMH, Pankotai was the executive director for ConsumerLink Network, a managed comprehensive provider network funded by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority to manage services and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Since joining ConsumerLink Network in 2002, Pankotai developed the successful startup corporation that grew from $11 million per year and 1,747 members to over $100 million and more than 6,000 members, according to the release.

“The Macomb County Community Mental Health board looks forward to working with David to gain from the experience he will bring to the organization,” Vosburg said.

Pankotai holds a Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling from Oakland University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in clinical and community psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint. He has resided in Macomb County for over 20 years and currently lives in Macomb Township.

“As its new CEO, MCCMH will continue to be driven by its mission: to be guided by the values, strengths and informed choices of the people it serves while providing quality services which promote recovery, community participation, self-sufficiency and independence,” Pankotai stated in the release. “I look forward to working with our board, talented staff and providers to provide Macomb County residents with quality mental health and substance abuse disorder services.”

A search committee was formed earlier this year to search for a new CEO, which selected Pankotai via approval of the MCCMH board of directors.