Barbara Scott Takes the Helm at Aspire!
On July 1, 2017, Barbara Scott became the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Indiana. Barb hit the ground running in her new role as Aspire enters a new era.
Barb has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer for the past 20 years and earned the additional title of Executive Vice President in 2009, when Aspire Indiana was formed from the merger of the Center for Mental Health and BehaviorCorp. She has been an instrumental force in Aspire’s movement toward becoming an integrated healthcare provider, and has also led the charge in implementing Aspire’s innovative and successful programs that address the social determinants of health for those we serve.
Barb says, “I am excited to be serving Aspire in a new role. This is now my 8th position within the organization over the last 30 years! I thank Rich DeHaven for preparing me and I thank staff and the Aspire Board of Directors for accepting me. I am so proud to be part of an institution that has served its communities for over 40 years. My intention is to approach my new position with my feet firmly planted in our rich tradition and my eyes seeing new perspectives for our future!”
Barb’s first weeks as President and CEO have been a flurry of activities aimed at connecting with the Aspire community. She has launched a weekly video series entitled “Reaching High Performance Together” that will keep staff up to date on Aspire’s goals, activities, and initiatives. A new video will be released every Monday and all of the videos will be archived and available on the Aspire Intranet under the “Information” menu.
In addition, Barb will regularly visit the many Aspire locations and will work diligently to keep everyone up to date and connected. Barb’s main priorities are achieving high performance as an organization, providing whole health care for those we serve, and becoming a Best Place to Work. Her door is always open!
Welcome and Congratulations, Barb!
Changes in Aspire’s Executive Leadership
As Aspire evolves to adapt to a rapidly transforming healthcare landscape, several changes have been made to the organization’s executive leadership structure. New President and CEO Barbara Scott says she expanded Aspire’s leadership to better meet our new high performance goals. New positions include Chief Technical Officer David Speicher and Chief Clinical Officer Jody Horstman. Janey Trout’s role has been elevated to Vice President, Human Resources and Marketing and Jim Skeel is now Vice President, Quality. An additional executive role has been added for Michael Joson, Executive Coordinator. A complete organizational chart reflecting these changes can be found on the Aspire Intranet. Barb says “I believe we need a broader team of peers working collaboratively on the issues facing us as an organization in today’s healthcare industry.”
All of us at Aspire are looking forward to working with our new executive leadership team!
The night of September 9th will be Kids Talk’s third annual Stand Up For Kids! comedy event. It’s a night of clean standup comedy, food, drinks, and a silent auction at the beautiful Paramount Theatre Ballroom. A fun new addition to our event is Qtego, which will allow people to view and bid on silent auction items electronically prior to and during the event. Some exciting items already include African safari hunting trips, tickets to Disney World, and airline tickets. Our headliner comedians will be the hilarious Dave Dugan and John Branyan. This year, in addition to professional comedians, we will also feature four local “Amateur” comedians. Businesswoman Anne Pancol, Prosecutor Rodney Cummings, radio host Doug Zook and State Representative Terri Austin, will all compete to win a donation to a charity of their choice. Don’t miss out on the fun!
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We have a lot of new and exciting opportunities at Aspire Indiana!
Among the new openings are Senior Director, Outpatient Services and two positions for Nurse Practitioners at Aspire Indiana Health.
Please tell your family, friends, former colleagues, etc. about our open positions. You can also post about any or all of the openings on your personal Facebook and other social media accounts to help spread the word about our jobs! All of the open positions are posted at http://aspireindiana.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/