C. Richard DeHaven
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rich DeHaven is president and chief executive officer of Aspire Indiana. An Indianapolis native, DeHaven began his career in Fort Wayne working in mental health and community services and planning. As a graduate student at Indiana University, he developed the Office of Career Counseling and Placement at Franklin College. Throughout his career, Mr. DeHaven has focused on creating new services and improved opportunities for individuals with mental and substance abuse disorders as well as other disadvantaged populations.
DeHaven has been a leader in advancing the care and treatment of mental illness throughout the state. In addition to being certified, he is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He became one of Indiana’s first certified Mental Health Administrators, when the Association of Mental Health Administrators initiated certification. He was one of the original members and for many years served on the Indiana Mental Health Planning Council, is past-president of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, has served on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Corporations of America and is past treasurer of its subsidiary, Mental Healthcare America.
A graduate of Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., DeHaven earned graduate degrees from Indiana University and Ball State University. He completed post-graduate work and training at Northern Illinois Center for Governmental Studies, Harvard University’s School of Public Health, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and the Menninger Foundation.
Other memberships and affiliates include:
- Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
- Member of the American Management Association and its Presidents Association
- A U.S. delegate to the World Mental Health Congress
- Founding member of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership
- Past chairman of the United Way of Madison County, where he’s also served in numerous leadership roles
- Member and Chair of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce's Washington Direct Committee
- Member and former President of the Anderson Noon Kiwanis
- Community Corrections Advisory Board member
- Board member of the Private Industry Council (which piloted the nation’s first one-stop-shop career services) and its successor, the Workforce Investment Board
- HUD funded housing corporations
- Anderson High School booster activities
DeHaven has lived in Anderson for more than 35 years. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two grown children.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
A licensed clinical social worker, Barbara Scott, LCSW, MBA, joined Aspire in 1986, first as a van driver and then as a full-time outpatient clinician in Elwood, working with patients of all ages and clients with addictions. What started as a part-time job turned into a full-time career and passion for helping those with severe mental illness and addictions. Scott, who earned a Master of Social Work in 1997, has worked in community support services and inpatient services, both in clinic and administrative positions, before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 1997. Scott earned a Master of Business Administration in 2002 and in 2009, she became executive vice president and COO of Aspire Indiana.
Scott didn’t necessarily plan a career path in social work, but came to learn later in life how she was unknowingly influenced by her parents’ experiences. Victims of child abuse and molestation and the children of parents with mental illness and addiction, Scott’s parents worked quietly to end the cycle of abuse with their own children. Scott believes their examples guided her personal mission.
"I’m a social worker because that’s what my parents were innately. I am indebted that they chose to give me a social work heritage rather than one filled with the very atrocities it attempts to stamp out.”
Scott and her husband, Dennis, live on a farm in Markleville, a rural community in East Central Indiana. There Scott enjoys tending to her gardens and numerous farm animals, including horses, donkeys, cows, goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Craig Baird joined Aspire in 1981 as its accounting manager, and has been instrumental in Aspire Indiana’s growth and success, helping the organization with six moves in 29 years as it continued to expand services.
Baird was on the leadership team planning and building Aspire Indiana’s headquarters in the Noblesville Business Park, which opened in fall 2010.
A native of Vincennes, Baird grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from North Central High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington, where he worked full-time after graduation for the school’s auditing department. "I’ve always considered myself as just a humble servant providing nonprofits assistance in problem solving in difficult economic environments, but found that I just enjoy helping others.” Craig and his wife, Memory, have three children and live in Carmel.
Betsy Rosiek, MD
Medical Director/Vice President
Dr. Rosiek joined the Aspire team in 2004. She served as Aspire’s Associate Medical Director for ten years, prior to taking on her current position as Medical Director.
Dr. Rosiek is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She attended Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology in 1986. She continued her education there, graduating from Michigan State’s College of Human Medicine with an M. D. Degree in 1990. She was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honors society, during her fourth year of medical school. Although she enjoyed many fields in medicine, she said it was in Psychiatry that she ultimately found her passion.
She completed her psychiatric residency training at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, in 1994. During her years in residency, she was recognized with awards for Clinical Excellence, Excellence in Teaching, and also a Service Award, for her year as serving as the program's Chief Resident.
Her path into Community Mental Health Center work has been varied. After completion of her residency training, she took a position as a hospital based physician at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville, IN, where she enjoyed working closely in a physician group, and doing a variety of community educational lectures on mental illness. Her family relocated to Ohio in 1999, and she spent several years there in private practice before returning to Central Indiana. It was with that move that she ventured into Community Mental Health Center work, and now can’t imagine doing anything else. “Being able to care for the seriously mentally ill and those with addictions, who are in such great need of help but who often have the fewest resources, has been inspiring and rewarding. I love the collaboration with primary care, and working in treatment teams that can help with housing, employment, resources and training, that can truly make a difference people's lives.”
Dr. Rosiek is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition to her role as Medical Director for Aspire, she also is the Medical Director for Aspire Indiana Health, Inc, and serves on their Board of Directors.
She and her husband, Paul, have two grown children, and a couple of dogs that keep them busy. She enjoys her family and any time she can spend on a lake!
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Aspire Indiana Health, Inc.
After working for a large tertiary health system when completing nursing school, Syd worked for five years as a hospice nurse with Visiting Nurse Service. It was during this time that she saw a different side of healthcare - many times venturing into the homes of the poor, seeing the need for education, and feeling the appreciation from those who are often overlooked, but greatly in need of compassion and attention. Since then, she has been an advocate for the underserved, the underinsured, and the undereducated. Syd graduated as a nurse practitioner in 1993 and has been providing primary healthcare to those in need ever since. She has always strived to start new programs and develop a delivery system that encourages engagement of the patients she cares for.
In addition to her clinical work, her administrative roles have included oversight for the development of new medical offices, employer-based clinics, school nurse programs, wellness initiatives for the employer and community, population management strategies, occupational and work related injury programs, and a community health clinic that catered to the underserved of Hamilton County.
The responsibilities of the administrative side of healthcare never diminished Syd's passion for patient care or developing programs to enhance patient’s lives and the communities where they live and work. Instead, they provided a platform to address, from an organizational level, the needs of the whole patient, both medical and behavioral. Having been associated with Aspire for more than 10 years, Syd knew the challenges that faced the organization as they too had a quest to care for the whole person- or the total healthcare of the individual- integrating medical care into the already established behavioral health program. She states “All of my working career has prepared me for this role and I can’t think of a better organization to be in partnership with to continue my life’s work.”
Syd and her husband Steve, have three grown children, three dogs, and a “world just waiting to be traveled.”
Vice President of Business Development for Aspire Indiana and Executive Director for Aspire Indiana Health, Inc.
Jerry Landers thought he simply was going to work as a part-time night-shift residential coach in the summer of 1993. But once he got involved in the challenging and gratifying work of the mental health organization and started helping residential patients with their recovery from mental illnesses, he signed on for a full-time job. Working his way up through several positions over the last 21 years, he now serves as Vice President of Business Development for Aspire Indiana and Executive Director for Aspire Indiana Health, Inc.
Landers holds a Master of Science degree, a Master of Business Administration degree, and is a certified occupancy specialist for HUD. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Business Administration. For nearly a decade, he worked with Aspire residential programs in various roles, including residential coordinator. He developed and led the Center’s Gradual Re-Integration Program, which provides residential-style services in a community setting. Eventually, he was promoted, becoming manager of the Center’s Elwood and Noblesville offices and began managing business development. Landers implemented the Center’s HIV program, which is now, geographically, the largest HIV program in the state of Indiana. He also championed the expansion of behavioral health services in Elwood, including the construction of a larger facility.
Over time, Landers directed the Center’s expansion into Hamilton County and, in Madison County, developed several housing and social enterprises. One such enterprise is Harvestland, a community supported agriculture farm, which employs clients who plant, nurture, harvest, prepare, and sell produce to the community. This program has received national recognition for its innovation. For three years prior to the Center’s merger with BehaviorCorp in 2010, Landers served as the Center’s Vice President of Finance and Business Development. After the merger, he continued as Aspire Indiana’s Vice President of Business Development, focusing primarily on the expansion of related services and the development of diversification strategies for Aspire. As Aspire expanded its mission to include integrated health care, Landers became the Executive Director of the newly-formed Aspire Indiana Health, Inc.
Landers serves on the Board of Directors for Aspire Indiana Affordable Housing, where he continues to advocate for affordable housing. He also serves on the Board of Directors for InteCare, Inc, InteCare Housing, and Archeon.
Landers and his wife, Rachel, live in Anderson with their three children.