President and CEO
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, chicken, dogs, and cats. She most recently found a passion for scuba!
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.
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 three grandchildren and live in Carmel.
Betsy Rosiek, MD
VP, Medical Services/Medical Director
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 Vice President of Medical Services/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 Vice President of Medical Services/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!
Dr. Jody Horstman
Dr. Jody Horstman, Chief Clinical Officer, 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.
David Speicher, Chief Technology Officer, earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette in Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology in 2003. After that Speicher commissioned and validated environmental control systems and data centers for pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech companies and other critical environments subject to FDA's Title 21 CFR Part 11 (electronic signatures and electronic records). Some highlights include his award winning work in South Korea at Choongewae Pharmaceuticals, teaching a course in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and time spent at the Pentagon providing software solutions to meet post 9/11 security requirements.
From there, Speicher used his relational database knowledge and experiences to help develop behavioral health specific solutions for Aspire's Electronic Health Record (EHR) System and three other centers in Indiana through Aspire's subsidiary Archeon. First up was Medicaid Rehabilitation Option (MRO) and Medicaid Pending feature that streamlines the process for staff, automates a payer friendly daily charge, and saves agencies money by maximizing charges on an electronic claim. With David's help, Archeon has become an industry leader in Indiana State Reporting by incorporating dynamic decision support, real-time feedback, and a no manual or handbook needed approach. Speicher led the development of the automated MRO Service Pack and utilization feature. Other highlights include live DMHA performance measures, an innovative hierarchical method to person centered treatment planning, and Department of Child Services (DCS) integration and tracking, and physician E&M calculator. David also manages Archeon's secure telepresence video conferencing and telehealth portal.
In February 2015, David was brought on as Aspire's Senior Director of Information Systems. In this role, David has brought in a culture of innovation and increased security: taking Aspire to the cloud, agency wide multi-factor authentication, and engaging employees with state-of-the-art mobile and collaboration tools. He continues to look around the corner for Aspire with a focus on business analytics and strategy, integration, and delighting staff and consumers.
Speicher currently serves on the Consumer Advisory Board for Medinformatix (EHR and Practice Management software) for Ambulatory Care.
David and his wife Kristen, a pharmacist, live in Westfield and are busy with their two sons. In his free time, David is an avid mushroom hunter, hiker, and movie buff.
VP, Human Resources and Marketing
Janey Trout, Vice President of Human Resources, has an extensive background in Human Resources with over twenty-three (23) years of Human Resources experience in a variety of industries, such as revenue, transportation, economic development and public schools. Ms. Trout has expertise in the areas of recruitment, policies, organizational development, workforce planning, benefits, payroll administration, Human Resources technology, employee relations and training.
Janey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Taylor University, Upland, Indiana and began her professional work career as a therapist and caseworker in the area of mental health at Park Center, Inc. and the Allen County Family and Social Services Agency.
Janey is excited to utilize her talents at Aspire and return to her first passion in mental health services. As the Vice President of Human Resources, Janey will advise and counsel senior management and participate as a key decision maker regarding employment and workplace practices. She will also provide leadership and coordination of Aspire’s Human Resources functions, develop and implement corporate Human Resources strategy and programs, lead the Human Resources Department by overseeing administration of employee relations, recruitment, retention, personnel records, legal compliance, benefits, payroll and training/development and will develop, maintain and administer policies and procedures.
While not at the office, Janey enjoys spending time with family and friends, antique shopping, and watching her daughter compete in equestrian events in Kentucky.
Jim Skeel, Vice President of Quality at Aspire Indiana, 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 Vice President of Quality, 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.