Matthew Schwartz started working for Ombudsman in 1998 as a charter school director. In 2000, he was promoted to regional manager and was named director of center development and support in 2006. Most recently, in 2014, Mr. Schwartz was promoted to assistant vice president of facilities for ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, where he currently oversees new construction and facility maintenance for all of the company’s divisions.
Through the years, Mr. Schwartz has managed dozens of centers, opened the first of many Georgia centers and spearheaded a new department in charge of overseeing the construction of new Ombudsman centers. Since 2006, under his leadership, the Ombudsman facility department has assisted in opening or relocating approximately 200 facilities. Mr. Schwartz received his master’s degree in education from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., and Bachelor of Science degrees in both history and sociology from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.