Greg Roberts, MSW, spoke about the future of the Oregon State Hospital to about 100 friends of the Mental Health Association of Portland at Oregon Health Sciences University on October 28, 2010. The event was co-sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices, Disability Rights Oregon, the Empowerment Center, and NAMI of Multnomah County.
Greg Roberts joined the Oregon State Hospital as the new Superintendent just a few weeks ago in September. He is the former director of the Office of State Hospital Management in New Jersey. Roberts brings with him nearly 40 years of experience in the mental health field, and he has a track record of turning around hospitals facing challenges to the state hospital’s, such as obsolete facilities and scrutiny over patient care. Robert has filled many roles, including spending time as chief executive officer at each of New Jersey’s five psychiatric hospitals. In his most recent position as hospital administrator, Roberts supervised four adult psychiatric facilities.