Welcome Rosa Maria Thomas, M.A., L.L.P.
Orchards Children’s Services New Chief Operating Officer

Orchards Children’s Services is thrilled to welcome Rosa Thomas as our Chief Operating Officer. Rosa holds a master’s degree in psychology with a certification in Neuropsychology and Integration of Health care. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, including clinical, quality, administrative, and executive leadership. She also has extensive experience with program evaluation, implementation, and management including the development of policies and procedures impacting children and adults. Rosa has worked within the Michigan publicly funded mental health system and the Federally Qualified Health Center primary care system.

She has published research and successfully implemented sustainable evidence-based practices and quality strategies. These include qualitative and compliance audits, population health, data analytics, integration of health care initiatives, training in mental health topics and the implementation of the Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL).

She has been appointed by Governor Whitmer to the School Safety and Mental Health Committee and has participated in several workgroups at the state and local level focused on the health and wellbeing of children and families. Some of these groups include the Children’s Directors, Performance Improvement System of Care, Quality Committee, Change Agent, and Co-Occurring workgroups. In addition, she has managed several grants focused on service delivery as well as business and operational infrastructure such as healthcare integration, establishment of technology-based recovery, innovation of care, and the implementation of evidence-based practices.

Please join us in welcoming Rosa to the Orchards’ team!