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ASPIRE LEADERSHIP

Barbara Scott
President & Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Scott

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 1987, 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.”


In August 2020 Scott was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to the state’s first Behavioral Health Commission to help create a comprehensive strategy for address Hoosier mental health. Under her guidance, Aspire has won numerous national, state, and local awards and recognitions, including the National Council for Community Healthcare Awards of Excellence in Community Collaboration, the Indiana Achievement Award, the Key Consumer Organization’s Recovery in Action Award, and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year. In 2014, Scott was awarded the Mental Health America of Indiana Mental Health and Addiction Professional Award; in 2009 she received the Anderson University MBA Distinguished Servant Leader Award and the National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare Awards of Excellence for Community Collaboration.


Memberships:

  • ICCMHC Board of Directors Vice-Chair
  • ICCMHC Public Policy Committee  
  • IPHCA Health Policy Committee  
  • IPHCA Membership Committee  
  • IPHCA Board of Directors
  • Hamilton County Community Corrections Advisory Board
  • Madison County Community Corrections Advisory Board
  • 2020 Behavioral Health Commission (appointment from Governor Holcomb)


Scott and her husband Dennis, live on a farm in a rural community in East Central Indiana. There Scott enjoys tending to her gardens and numerous farm animals, including horses, donkeys, cows, chicken, dogs, and cats.  She most recently found a passion for scuba!


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barbara.scott@aspireindiana.org

 (317) 587-0504

Tim Crockett
Chief Financial Officer

Tim Crockett

Tim brings a wealth of more than 30 years of broad experience in healthcare financial and administrative leadership roles. Prior to arriving at Aspire, Tim served as CFO of Breckinridge Health, Inc., a critical access hospital in Hardinsburg, Ky., where he helped lead a turnaround, restructuring physician clinics, implementing a 340b program, and other revenue generating/cost saving measures. 


Facing near bankruptcy, Breckinridge Health transformed into a sustainable organization. Tim has also held executive roles with University of Louisville Physicians, Inc.; Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare; Kramer and Associates, Alliant Management Services, (a hospital management firm), and Lafayette Home Hospital. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Valparaiso University and an MBA/Master in Strategic Finance from Indiana University Southeast. 


Memberships: 

  • Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County 
  • Finance Committee 


Tim and his wife Charlotte love spending time with their five grandchildren. Exercising and reading occupy Tim’s free time; he is also an active member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Westfield, Indiana.


tim.crockett@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0505

Dr. Jody Horstman
Chief Integration Officer

Dr. Jody Horstman

Dr. Jody Horstman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, HSPP, and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC.) Dr. Horstman joined Aspire in March of 2012 and has served as Senior Director of Youth & Family Community Services and Senior Director of Comprehensive Outpatient Services. Dr. Horstman worked for 22 years at another Indiana community mental health center, prior to coming to Aspire.


Dr. Horstman has extensive experience working in collaboration with family- and youth-serving organizations in the development and implementation of programs, as well as substance use treatment programs. Dr. Horstman worked closely with Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS) in implementing the DCS Medicaid Initiative and continues to serve on that workgroup at the state level.


Dr. Horstman also has extensive experience in disaster mental health, having served with the American Red Cross in New York following 9/11, as part of the Indiana Task Force that assisted Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and most recently worked in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. She is a member of Indiana’s State Disaster Mental Health Team and a trainer of Psychological First Aid (PFA). Additionally, she has a specific interest in the topic of Resilience and serves as a national consultant and presenter for the Episcopal Church Pension Group.


Dr. Jody Horstman was born and raised in southern California, moving to Indiana for her pre-doctoral internship in 1990. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from California State Polytechnic University and her Master of Arts and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the United States International University in San Diego, California.


jody.horstman@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0526

Darrell Mitchell
Vice President of Corporate Development
& Executive Director of Progress House

Darrell Mitchell

Darrell Mitchell is an accomplished business driver whose entrepreneurial instincts and clarity of vision have carried multiple companies through rapid and continuous growth throughout his thirty plus year career. He has spent the last several years leading and impacting change at the state and national level in the recovery residence space. He is the Founder of the Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences (INARR) and serves as the Vice-President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). In 2017, Mitchell was instrumental in the drafting and passing of legislation which placed Recovery Housing standards into Indiana Law.


Before Progress House became an Aspire company in November 2019, Mitchell was President and CEO of Progress House, Indiana's oldest and largest recovery residence. A person in long-term recovery, Mitchell serves on local, state, and national recovery and mental health boards and committees, and also speaks at local and national conferences and events.  

Mitchell did not plan a career in healthcare, behavioral health, or addiction treatment. Fortunately, with the help of others, Mitchell was able to overcome his own battle with addiction and has been a person in long-term recovery for many years now. Experiencing the miracle of recovery in his own life inspired him to pursue a new professional path, where he is able to be of service to those who suffer with mental health and substance use disorders.


In 2016, Mental Health America of Indiana presented Mitchell with the "Heroes for Recovery Consumer Advocate Award". In 2018, he was presented with the prestigious "Leadership Award" by the Indiana Housing & Community Development and the Indiana Affordable Housing Council. 


In 2019 the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked Mitchell to author a paper to appear in "The Rural Community Action Guide". The RCAG has been distributed nationally to equip rural leaders with critical information from lessons learned on the frontlines of prevention, treatment and recovery in rural America. In January 2020, Mitchell was invited to the White House to attend ONDCP's launch of the Rural Community Action Guide and to meet with senior leaders.


Mitchell visits White House in fight against addiction.


Mitchell serves as Executive Director of Progress House and Vice President of Corporate Development for the Aspire companies overseeing organizational strategy for branding, marketing, communications, public relations, and fund development. He also assists with Aspire's business development, government relations work, and provides leadership for all residential treatment facilities and recovery residences.

Memberships:

  • NARR Board of Directors (Vice President)
  • NARR Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • INARR Ex Officio Board Member
  • MHAI Board of Directors
  • SAMHSA BRSS TACS Steering Committee


Darrell and his wife Tracey live in Hamilton County and have two beautiful children, Abigale and Zachary, four beautiful dogs, and two beautiful cats. Their home is affectionately referred to as "The Mitchell Zoo".


darrell.mitchell@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0560

Jim Skeel
Chief Quality Officer

Jim Skeel

Jim Skeel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1991 from Ball State University (BSU) in Muncie, Indiana, and published the results of a research project in the Journal of Social Psychology. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from BSU in 1993, while he worked as a graduate assistant. As a graduate assistant, he taught experimental psychology laboratory classes. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with BSU and was employed by the Counseling and Psychological Services department. He worked for about four months as a research assistant, presenter and trainer for a grant project. Jim, along with two staff psychologists, trained Kuwaiti University Social Workers how to provide mental health services for returning troops, prisoners of war, and released political prisoners from the Iraq invasion of Kuwait.



In 1993, Jim began clinical work at Charter Beacon Behavioral Health Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He worked primarily in Charter’s outpatient offices providing counseling to all populations, while also coordinating intensive outpatient programs and an alternative education program for children and adolescents. He worked very closely with community partners in juvenile probation, schools, child protective services, domestic violence shelters, and child abuse advocacy agencies. While working in northern Indiana, he began involvement in boards of various community agencies and associations and was an instructor for Ivy Tech, an Indiana community college.


Jim has been with Aspire Indiana since 1999, and has held the positions of Child Team Manager, Clinical Director of Outpatient Services, and Quality Improvement Director and Senior Director, Performance and Outcomes. He provided direct oversight and leadership within the organization to the child and adult clinical service units, information systems department, medical records department, electronic medical records team, utilization review department, clinical training, and quality improvement. 


He has also been responsible for the development and maintenance of community relationships, contract relationships with managed care companies, insurance companies, accreditation bodies, and state government entities. He assisted the organization in a corporate merger to form Aspire Indiana through leadership and involvement in a variety of work teams designed to align clinical and support functions within the merged company. Jim served on numerous boards and committees for local and statewide organizations and associations, as well as most of Aspire's internal committees and work teams.  


As the CQO, Jim will ensure the comprehensive collection, integration and effective utilization of the organization’s performance and clinical outcome data to promote Aspire’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. Ensure the provision of the necessary information to demonstrate the organization’s effectiveness in meeting internal and external healthcare targets, metrics, and benchmarks in order to demonstrate Aspire’s effectiveness within the healthcare system. Jim provides guidance and leadership within the organization to determine performance outcome targets and collaborates with Aspire’s leaders to develop organizational strategies, system adjustments and workflow to improve the health of our consumers.


 Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he works collaboratively with the organization's leaders to ensure accreditation standards and compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements are met. This position assists Aspire’s organizational leadership to develop, implement and refine systems of operations to ensure the compliant and ethical operations of our programs and services.  

Jim will be responsible for providing strategy and functional oversight to the continuous quality improvement of services, clinical documentation and developing and maintaining a range of evaluation and reporting systems to guide Aspire’s Quality Improvement Program. He will also provide program and provider performance data to Aspire leadership and facilitate all continuous quality improvement/performance activities for clinical processes. This is accomplished with oversight of Electronic Medical Records, Quality Improvement, Utilization Management and the Compliance Program.


  • Board Member, IQIN (Indiana Quality Information Network) -- Working to support and promote quality services for Indiana FQHC's
  • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/ Suicide Prevention and Resource Center (SPRC)  Zero Suicide Uniform Data and Reporting workgroup — National workgroup providing recommendations to the SPRC and Zero Suicide initiative to establish uniform clinical data collection and measurement for outcome monitoring in agencies working on a Zero Suicide transformation.
  • Member and former chairperson of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers Quality Committee -- Working to support an promote quality services for Indiana's CMHC's


jim.skeel@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0544

David Speicher
Chief Technology Officer

David Speicher

David Speicher started his career at Johnson Controls where he commissioned and validated building management software for pharmaceutical and biotech companies subject to FDA regulations including projects in South Korea and Sao Paulo, Brazil. David also spent time at the Pentagon providing software solutions to meet post 9/11 security requirements.


That led David to Aspire where he developed mental health software solutions for their Electronic Health Record. He automated the billing process from hours to seconds, incorporated dynamic decision support and real-time feedback for providers, and designed an automated physician E&M calculator. 


In 2015, he brought in a culture of innovation and increased security by taking Aspire to the cloud with agency wide multi-factor authentication. This led Aspire to a new level of efficiency and employee engagement with state-of-the-art mobile and collaboration tools. He has been a driving force in transforming the organization into a national leader in the use of health information systems and technology including modern architecture cloud, telehealth, and next-gen security.

Memberships:

  • Google User Experience and Communication Advisory Group 
  • Cloudbakers Client Advisory Board
  • CDW Client Advisory Board

 

David was named an Indianapolis Business Journal CTO of the Year Honoree for Non-profit organizations in 2016 and 2020, and a 2020 Indianapolis Pivotal Leader. He routinely speaks at conferences such as MHCA, Open Minds, INSPN, Indiana Chamber and Google Road Shows. David holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology. He and his wife Kristen live in Hamilton County and are busy with their two sons. In his free time, David is an avid mushroom hunter, hiker and movie buff.


david.speicher@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0520

Dr. Jon Butler
Medical Director - Primary Care

Dr. Jon Butler

As Medical Director of Primary Care, Dr. Jonathan Butler oversees all of Aspire Indiana Health's primary care operations at its Central Indiana clinics and other facilities. 


Butler directs the supervision of medical practitioners providing direct care and give clinical/administrative support to Aspire’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Marion, Hamilton, Madison and Boone counties. He works in conjunction with Dr. Betsy Rosiek, Medical Director, Psychiatry, and the rest of the leadership team in supporting the mission of Aspire to provide fully integrated medical, psychiatric and addiction care to patients.  


Dr. Butler joined Aspire in July 2020 with a deep background in healthcare administration and innovation. Immediately prior he held the position of Regional Medical Director of Limestone Health, which runs methadone maintenance programs in Lafayette and Bloomington, Ind.   


Previously Butler held roles as a direct care or staff physician, chief medical officer and medical director. He also was an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, specializing in addictions and counseling.  


Butler earned his bachelor’s degree in inorganic chemistry from David Lipscomb University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, serving his residency at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He also has a master's degree in education from Peabody College.   


He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.


jonathan.butler@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0585

Dr. Betsy Rosiek
Medical Director, Psychiatry

Dr. Betsy Rosiek

Dr. Rosiek joined the Aspire team in 2004. She served as Aspire’s Associate Medical Director for ten years and then served as Medical Director prior to taking on her current position as Medical Director, Psychiatry. 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 in people's lives.” 


Dr. Rosiek is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition to her role as Medical Director, Psychiatry, Dr. Rosiek serves on the Aspire Indiana Health Board of Directors.


Dr. Rosiek enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and boating.


betsy.rosiek@aspireindiana.org

 (317) 587-0506

Dr. Jerry Landers
Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Dr. Jerry Landers

Jerry thought he was simply 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 mental illnesses, he signed on for a full-time job. Dr. Landers earned his doctorate degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University and he holds a Master of Science degree, in addition to a Master of Business Administration degree and he is a certified occupancy specialist for HUD. As a self proclaimed “Lifelong Learner”, he continues to seek out new learning opportunities whenever possible. 


For nearly a decade, he worked in residential programs in various roles, which was invaluable when he was given the opportunity to develop and lead the Center for Mental Health’s Gradual Reintegration Program, which provides residential-style services in a community setting. Later, he served as manager of the Center’s Elwood and Noblesville offices and began managing business development functions of the organization. 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. For three years prior to the Center for Mental Health’s merger with BehaviorCorp in 2009, Landers served as the Center’s vice-president of finance and business development. After the merger, which resulted in a new company name, he continued as Aspire Indiana’s Chief Development Officer. 


Landers has spent the majority of his professional career working with and developing programs that serve the needs of the homeless population. Landers has helped develop Shelter Plus Care services for the seriously mentally ill, Emergency Solutions Grant services for the homeless, has a long running “Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness” (PATH) program, helps support Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) services, and championed the expansion of the Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. Landers also serves as a SAMHSA Peer Reviewer for Housing, HIV and Integrated Care grant applications. As the Executive Director for Aspire Indiana Health, Inc, Landers’ focus was now on the integration of behavioral and primary health care into one unified process which can best be summarized as a "No Wrong Door” approach. 


Under Landers' direction, Aspire Indiana Health was launched in 2015 with sites in Anderson, Elwood, Carmel, Noblesville, Lebanon and Indianapolis and served over 1,000 clients in its first year. Aspire Indiana Health has now been certified as a Federally Qualified Health Center in all the above-mentioned locations with a goal of seeing 20,000 annual patients by the year 2020. Landers and his wife, Rachel, live in Madison County. Together they have three children and are active in their community.


jerry.landers@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0508

Sydney Ehmke
Vice President of Healthcare Operations
Chief Operating Officer, FQHC

Sydney Ehmke

Syd is a certified family nurse practitioner who has been practicing in the Indianapolis area for over 20 years. Completing her training at IU School of Nursing and Indiana Wesleyan, Syd has always advocated for the underserved as evidenced by the programs she developed to serve her patients. 


In addition to providing patient care and other activities, she has administered programs, and has become involved with the business side of healthcare, receiving her MBA from Butler University in 2011. Syd believes in preventing illness before it requires treatment, and coaches her patients and staff with those same ideals. 


The proud mother of three, Syd and her husband enjoy family activities, outdoor adventures, and traveling everywhere.


syd.ehmke@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0538

Lis eEbert
Vice President of People Operations

Lise Ebert

Before joining the Aspire team, Lise worked as Director of Human Resources for the Avon Community School Corporation. She previously held HR leadership positions in the transportation, technology, banking and education sectors.


She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in organizational leadership (MSL), both from Trine University, as well as a professional graduate degree in human resources management from Cornell University. 


Lise holds certifications as both a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).


Lise has presented at national conferences on the topics of many HR and legal matters including but not limited to talent strategy, recruitment, pay equity, employee morale, performance management and navigating regulations.

She and her department are active with the Indiana Council of Community Health Centers. Previously she has held association committee/leadership roles in the transportation and education industries.


lise.ebert@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0510

John Delaney
Vice President of Progress House
Senior Director of Residential Recovery Services

John Delaney

John Delaney has a passion for community service which has included participation on the Boards of Directors, including various Officer roles, of six nonprofit organizations focused on providing various social services to communities in Central Indiana. Also, while at Price Waterhouse, Delaney served numerous nonprofit organizations, providing accounting and auditing services, and advising them from a financial perspective. Delaney has also been actively involved in serving two substance use disorder residential recovery facilities, including both in a Board and Staff capacity. 


At Aspire, Delaney is responsible for operating Progress House, a residential recovery center located near downtown Indianapolis, and also for leading the development and roll-out of new residential recovery and treatment facilities for the Organization. Delaney started his career as a Manager with Price Waterhouse responsible for auditing many large, publicly-traded companies and advising them as they raised capital and sought to grow through merger and acquisition activities. Delaney’s career then transitioned to a focus on executive leadership in the medical industry, where he led the management and expansion of physician and physical therapy clinics, surgery centers, and medical billing operations. 


Delaney has also capitalized on his background in accounting and finance to serve in finance leadership roles with firms in the medical device and wireless device industries, where Delaney was responsible for building worldwide finance, accounting, and treasury functions. Delaney is also an attorney, with significant experience in business transactions, population health management, HIPAA privacy and security, and medical data and records management. Delaney is a member of the Marion County Reentry Coalition and serves on its Services workgroup. Delaney and his wife, Mary live in Marion County. When possible, they enjoy spending time with their four adult children, who are spread across the U.S. His other interests include stand-up paddle boarding, playing the drums, and relaxing at his lake house.


john.delaney@aspireindiana.org

(317) XXX - XXXX

Trusa Grosso
Senior Director of Healthcare Integration

Trusa Grosso

Trusa Grosso is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and an MSW from the University of Alabama. Trusa has over 30 years of experience as an administrator and clinician in various settings, including hospital administration, state correctional systems, outpatient behavioral health and addictions, and community mental health centers. She taught psychotherapeutic approaches, managed care practice, and the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Tennessee. While there, Trusa had the opportunity to practice in various medical settings, giving rise to a passion for and dedication to the development and implementation of integrated care strategies. 


A native of the Deep South, Trusa moved to Indiana and joined Aspire in 2003 as the Director of Community Support Services. She later served as Director of Adult Services, Director of Outreach Services, Senior Director of Healthcare Integration, and Senior Director of Outpatient Services. At Aspire Trusa has continued to strive for integrated, whole person care that addresses the quadruple aim.


“As healthcare providers, it is incumbent upon us to attend to all of the factors that contribute to the well-being of an individual… the environmental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social. My various experiences over the years have strengthened this core belief and have fueled my passion for whole person care.” 


Memberships: 

  • ICCMHC Mental Health, Addictions, and Criminal Justice Collaboration Work Team
  • ICCMHC Addictions Committee Awards: Social Worker of the Year
  • National Association of Social Workers: State of Tennessee Social Worker of the Year
  • National Association of Social Workers West Tennessee Chapter 
  • “Top 40 Most Promotable” Tenet Health


Trusa and her husband, Wayne, live in Westfield with their cat and Labrador Retriever. She enjoys spending time with her family and joining in whatever adventure her grandson can find. Trusa has a passion for music, enjoys reading, growing flowers and herbs, drawing, and spending time on the beach.


trusa.grosso@aspireindiana.org

(317) 587-0546

Kelly Howe
Senior Director of Rehabilitation Services

Kelly Howe

Kelly Howe is the Senior Director of Home and Community Based Services with Aspire Indiana. She began work with the Aspire in 1997 as a part-time residential coach shortly after graduation with her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Family Science from Anderson University. While Kelly was attending college, she never envisioned what is now her long-standing career in community mental health. Coming from a family who believes that community involvement is important, Kelly knew she would work in the human services field, but was surprised and pleased to discover her affinity for working in mental health.


In 2003, 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. Kelly has served in management roles in various Aspire programs including Residential, Satellite Operations, Addictions, HIV, Community Based Services, Deaf Services, Youth & Family Services, and School Based services. Kelly is currently known as the expert on rehabilitative services for the agency. 


Ms. Howe 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. As a child, Kelly’s family taught her the values of honesty and respect. It's apparent when talking with her today that both of those things remain critically important to her. Kelly has spent her entire professional career at Aspire and feels blessed to work in an agency that feels like family and shares many of her same values. 


Memberships: 

  • ICCMHC Adult Services Committee 


Kelly resides in Madison County with her husband, Craig who is a teacher and her daughter Emma. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.


kelly.howe@aspireindiana.org

(765) 641-8312

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