Clackamas County Leadership Academy

Martha Spiers, LCSW

Clackamas County  Behavioral Health

Martha Spiers  is the Manager of Safety Net Services for Clackamas County Behavioral Health (BHD)..  The programs under Martha's management include county crisis services, adult mental health abuse investigation,   jail and Sheriffs patrol -based BH  services, , pre & post-civil commitment services, Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) supervision,  and the Mental Health First Aid training program. 

In 2012 Clackamas County granted Martha her heart's desire and she and her staff were able to dream up, design and open Centerstone, a low-barrier, trauma informed, urgent walk-in clinic for county residents in crisis. Centerstone is a unique model of service with a heavy emphasis on peer support, provided through contract with Folk Time, Inc.

Martha is a member of the 2014 cohort of DELTA, a program of the Oregon State Office of Equity and Inclusion.  Through   DELTA  (Developing Equity Leadership through Training and Action), Martha hopes to expand access to behavioral health services to underserved populations by improving the cultural relevance of her programs. Martha received her MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work in 1986, has worked for Clackamas County since 1992, and resides in Oregon City with her family.