Senior Director, Healthcare Integration
Trusa Grosso, Senior Director of Healthcare Integration at Aspire Indiana, holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and an MSW from the University of Alabama. As a licensed clinical social worker, Trusa has over 25 years of experience as an administrator and clinician in various settings, including hospital administration, corrections, outpatient mental health services, and as a faculty member with the University Of Tennessee School Of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. In addition to the responsibilities of teaching medical students and residents, she was a practitioner with the University’s private practice arm, UT Medical Group. There she practiced in an outpatient multi-specialty clinic that included primary care physicians as the practice anchor.
Trusa was integral in the development and implementation of a primary care integration model supported by a HRSA grant, serving as Director of Primary Care Integration for Aspire Indiana. Since 2004, she has worked toward integrating primary health and mental healthcare, speaking at several workshops and testifying before the Indiana Mental Health Transformation Subcommittee.
After an eight month absence, Trusa rejoined Aspire in October 2008 and became the Director of the Noblesville office, where she had the responsibility of merging two Noblesville offices. In 2011 Trusa assumed the role of Senior Director of Outpatient Services and currently oversees offices serving Madison, Hamilton, Boone, and Marion Counties. As the Senior Director of Outpatient Services at Aspire Indiana, Trusa manages clinical programming, financial planning, quality improvement, and marketing. She also coordinates program activities with the assistance of outpatient directors, supervises outpatient directors, and works with outpatient directors to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day operations within all outpatient facilities.
Trusa is a seasoned manager with experience in hospital systems and the continuum of outpatient psychiatric care. She was awarded the NASW Tennessee Social Worker of the Year Award in 1998 and has served on several private and State boards in the course of her career.
"I am a strong believer in the integration of health and behavioral healthcare. My experience at the University of Tennessee underscored my belief in the mind-body connection and the power of behavioral intervention. I am excited to see the amount of research that has recently been produced supporting integrated models and look forward to the impact that will have on the way health and behavioral healthcare professionals practice.”
Trusa and her husband, Wayne, live in Westfield with their son, cat, and two very large Labrador Retrievers.
Senior Director, Rehabilitation Services
Kelly Howe, MS, Senior Director of Rehabilitation Services at Aspire Indiana, began work at Aspire as a part-time residential coach. While Kelly was attending Anderson University, she never envisioned what is now her long-standing career in community mental health. Kelly was a criminal justice and family science major at Anderson University, and because she comes from a family who believes that community involvement is important, she knew she would work in the human services field, but was surprised and pleased to discover her affinity for working with those who are suffering from serious mental illness.
While she was the coordinator of the Elwood office and HIV/case management services, Kelly earned her Master of Science in Management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. That degree enabled Kelly to have a 360 degree perspective of community mental health and its operations. She worked in the Elwood office for several years until she was promoted to the Director of Satellite Operations. She eventually became the Community Support Services Director and became known as the expert on rehabilitative services for the agency.
"Aspire has the feel of family to me. I know so many people at Aspire that I am very blessed to work with.”
Kelly was raised in Kentucky with several generations of family surrounding her. Stories of her parents, grandparents, and other family who are all part of what makes Kelly such an accessible person to get to know. What is clear when one talks with Kelly is how important it is to her that the values about respect and honesty she learned while growing up are just as important to her today. Kelly is very active in her church and she resides in Alexandria, IN with her husband, Craig, who is a teacher, and her daughter Emma.
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
Melissa Stayton, is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at Aspire Indiana. Her role began as the Grants Manager and eventually became the organization’s Controller. Currently, Melissa's role is aligned with the Business Development Department where she provides oversight to the payee program, social enterprise, Kid's Talk, housing services, and grants management.
Melissa holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She completed her master’s degree while working full-time with the organization, as well as balancing the many demands of a family. She developed many skills pursuing her degree, and felt drawn to develop and lead other individuals. Her dedication to providing outstanding service in conjunction with quality work has allowed her to develop strategic goals for future growth within her department. One area of growth relative to her current role is the implementation of a regional continuum of care committee. This committee meets quarterly and discusses housing concerns within the five counties of the committee. Melissa's biggest accomplishment was securing funding and developing a 12 unit historic apartment building located in Lebanon, known as Aspire Manor.
Melissa and her husband, Travis have two children and reside in Muncie, IN. Melissa is very involved with her church, thus she is developing a yoga ministry for individuals dealing with addiction.
Margaret (Maggie) Harvey
Director, Revenue Management
Maggie Harvey is a graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, and is a 1993 graduate of Indiana University, Indianapolis. She graduated with a BS in Business and a concentration in Accounting and has been working in healthcare revenue and receivables since 1991. Maggie is currently the director of Revenue Management at Aspire.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, flea markets, and working on her family tree.
Director, Marketing and Communication
Susie began a career in Social Work in 1995. She graduated from Anderson University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and entered the Advanced Standing Master’s program at IUPUI to graduate with her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1996. She holds licenses in clinical social work and clinical addiction counseling. Her career has taken place primarily in Madison County, Indiana and now she travels throughout our Aspire locations in her new role. Susie was first employed with what is now called the Anderson Center of St. Vincent’s as an outpatient therapist and was promoted to the director of outpatient therapy services in 1998. Susie has had special education and training in substance abuse treatment, problem gambling treatment, crisis intervention training, employee assistance training, stress management, and suicide prevention. Recently, Susie went to training to become a forensic interviewer for the Aspire child advocacy center, Kids Talk. She has given countless presentations about mental health and addiction in the communities in which she has served and has been actively participating on community committees such as the Madison County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, the Madison County Community Mental Health Coalition, the United Way Board of Directors and was the chair for the Department of Child Services Child Protection Team.
In 2007, Susie returned to the place where she had her Master’s training at what was then called the Center for Mental Health. She has been the director for comprehensive outpatient services at Aspire in Madison County for nearly nine years and has recently been promoted to the position of Director of Marketing and Communication for Aspire. While the director of comprehensive services for Aspire, Susie was the lead developer of Kids Talk, the Aspire child advocacy center in Madison County, Indiana. Her awards have included a Shining Star Award and the Champions for Children Award.
“I believe in the power of recovery for anyone who suffers from mental illness and/or addiction. I have been very fortunate to work with colleagues who believe in the philosophy that people can and do recover every day if given a voice and a choice in their healing.”
Susie has raised two children and now has four granddaughters with whom she enjoys spending time. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, watching football and basketball and walking whenever possible.
David Wildman, CPA
David Wildman, CPA, Controller, was hired as the Accounting Supervisor in July 1995. David began his career at a pharmacy retailer as a summer intern before being promoted to Staff Accountant and later, General Accounting Supervisor. Upon purchase by a larger entity, he was hired as the Assistant Controller for an Indianapolis based vending and catering company. In 2009 David was given the role of Controller for Aspire Indiana, Inc.
David is a graduate of Warren Central High School in Indianapolis and is a 1987 graduate of Indiana University, Indianapolis. He graduated with a BS in Business and a concentration in Accounting. David passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in 1988 and was certified in 1993. David is also a member of the 2005 graduating class of Leadership Hancock County. In April 2012, David became a CGMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant.
As Controller, David oversees the accounting, facilities management and transportation departments of Aspire Indiana. Utilizing Financial Edge software, David manages the General Accounting and Accounts Payable functions with the assistance of a team of four staff members. Aspire Indiana has a team of seven dedicated team members that oversees the facility management of nine office buildings, as well as multiple residential buildings. Many of these offices were recently constructed or recently renovated. The transportation department, with its eight staff members manages a fleet of over 30 vehicles used in the transportation of clients served by Aspire Indiana.
In his free time, David and his son own and operate a small hobby farm in Greenfield, Indiana. David is currently the Treasure of Hancock County 4-H AgriculturalAssociation, Inc. With a strong commitment to serving youth, David has participated as a volunteer 4-H leader in both Marion and Hancock Counties and has over 35 years of experience.
Aspire Indiana has medical staff to help consumers on their road to recovery, and they work closely with our therapists to help provide individualized treatments. Our medical staff are at each of Aspire’s office locations.
- Betsy Rosiek, M.D., Vice President, Medical Services/Medical Director
- Oleh Dzera, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
- Judi Knowles-Duncan, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
- Hua Luo, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
- Michael Nicholas, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
- James Nicholas, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
- Patricia Nikolov, APN, Advance Practice Nurse
- Brett Presley, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
- Kelly Rhoadarmer, M.D., Independent Contract Physician
- Dale Sommers, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist