Aspire hires White for Director of Addictions Services


Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health is continuing to evolve and expand its ability to respond to the opioid crisis and other forms of substance abuse. The newest development is creating a new position of Director of Addictions Services.

Lyndsey White, a veteran social worker with a track record of innovation in the field of addiction, joined Aspire this month.

White will oversee Aspire’s myriad substance use disorder programs in Hamilton, Boone, Madison and Marion counties, including both residential treatment programming and outpatient care. She is a champion of comprehensive recovery services that integrate primary medical care, behavioral health and Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT).

“With this new position, Aspire seeks to find innovative ways to increase long-term recovery from a person-centered approach, leveraging the lived experience of the peer recovery community,” said Jody Horstman, Chief Clinical Officer for Aspire. “White will also work to increase our understanding of the role trauma plays in the disease of addiction and find evidence-based best practices to improve clinical outcomes.”

After graduating from Youngstown State University Cum Laude, White dedicated herself to the field of social work. Her background includes working in varying practice settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential substance use disorder treatment, CMHC and private consulting.

White has extensive experience working with the Indiana Department of Child Services, family drug treatment courts and various support organizations such as the Partnership for a Drug Free Johnson County and the Addictions Committee of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers. She places a particular emphasis on helping incarcerated people with substance use disorders transition back into the community to lead healthy, productive lives.

“Aspire is well-aligned and poised to make innovative changes in the field of addictions. It is a goal of mine to ensure that all persons suffering from this life-threatening disease have access to integrated whole health high-quality care,” White said.

Cheryl Berry