Senior Director, Healthcare Integration
Trusa Grosso is the Senior Director of Healthcare Integration at Aspire Indiana. She 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, corrections, outpatient mental health services, integrated settings, and as a faculty member with the University Of Tennessee Department of Psychiatry.
A native of the Deep South, Trusa moved to Indiana and joined Aspire in January 2003 as the Director of Community Support Services. She later served as Director of Adult Services, Director of Outreach Services, and Senior Director of Outpatient Services before assuming her current role in 2015. As Senior Director of Healthcare Integration, Trusa is responsible for the operational integration of behavioral and primary healthcare processes and working toward a system of whole person care.
“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.”
Trusa and her husband, Wayne, have one adult son and live in Westfield with their cat and Labrador Retriever. In her free time, Trusa enjoys playing in the snow in winter, singing, listening to music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Senior Director, Rehabilitation Services
Kelly Howe, MS, Senior Director of Home and Community Services at Aspire Indiana, began work at Aspire in 1997 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 living with 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 is recognized as an expert on rehabilitative services for the agency. While her roles have changed multiple times over the years, her love for working with people and developing staff has never wavered.
Kelly was raised in Kentucky with several generations of family surrounding her. 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 active in her church and she resides in Alexandria, IN with her husband, Craig, who is a teacher, and her daughter Emma.
Director, Revenue Management
Melissa Stayton, is the Director of Revenue Management at Aspire Indiana. She was previously the Grants Manager, Controller and most recently, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at Aspire Indiana.
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. Relative to her role in Strategic Initiatives 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.
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