Greg Speed

Greg received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University in 1973 with a double major in both Philosophy and Social Work. He went onto St. Louis University, Missouri and received his MSW in 1975. Following graduate school, Greg worked at the Family Service Association in Atlantic County providing outpatient therapy. He left FSA in December 1981 to develop the emergency Crisis program at then Mental Health Services and Burdette Tomlin Hospital (now Cape Regional Medical Center) in Cape May County. Shortly thereafter, the agency changed its name to Cape Counseling Services. Greg spent 37 years at Cape Counseling Services before joining the Acenda Team. He served as the Unit Director of Screening and Specialized Services from 1982 to 1995 and the Vice President of Mental Health Services from 1995 to 2000. In addition to emergency crisis, Specialized services included Adult Partial Care, Adult Residential, HMI Supportive Housing, PACT and Case management.

In March of 2000, Greg became the President & CEO of Cape Counseling Services. In his role as the CEO, Greg served on many community boards at the county, state and national level. On the county level, he chaired the HSAC (Human Services Advisory Committee), the CASS, Cape Alliance Steering Committee, Health Community Coalition, and the Long Term recovery Group after Hurricane Sandy. He also served for 15 years on the Cape Atlantic Integrated Network for Kids Board. On a State level, he served on the NJAMHAA Board of Directors for many years, finishing his term as NJAMHAA’s Vice Chair. Nationally, Greg served on the MHCA (Mental Health Corportation of America) Board for 6 years. He continues to co-chair NJAMHAA’s Governance Board. Greg has been married for 45 years to his wife Arlene and together they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.