MHSA, RN, Executive Director
Kevin has many years of experience combining direct service, system development and administrative management, mostly throughout the Appalachian region of Ohio. He is a registered nurse with much of his work focused on creating collaborative solutions with partners across health and human service systems and in alliance with therapeutic, housing and employment professionals. Related to his responsibilities as Executive Director of Integrated Services and through recent involvement with an array of healthcare reform ventures, Kevin is exploring themes of social innovation to reframe a sustainable local network approach to build a strong home and community dimension for person centered health homes. All of his consulting, teaching and system design work is grounded in a deep appreciation for the ageless cultural knowledge associated with everyday helping. Kevin is the co-author of Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home Based Services (Wiley, 2014).
CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Ohio and has worked in the behavioral health care field for over twenty-five years, mostly as a CFO. Jeff has managed all aspects of financial activities within behavioral health care and works closely with operations leadership to integrate best practices on both sides of the business. While Jeff knows well the “day-to-day” detail of behavioral health care finance and understands the technical aspects of accounting, his real talents lay in the ability to think strategically and develop new ideas and strategies. Jeff is also the Senior Managing Director of our partner, the Center for Innovative Partnerships.
Managing Director, Integrated Community Enterprises
Jeff is the Managing Director of Integrated Community Enterprises. Jeff is responsible for real estate development, asset management, construction and participates broadly in community affairs. Jeff collaborates with leadership partners at Integrated Services to make sure that behavioral health and primary care innovation align efficiently with community development initiatives. He maintains a special focus on affordable and supportive housing in communities throughout central and southeastern Ohio. Jeff received the Juris Doctor degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He lives in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio where he and his family are active participants in the “lived experience” of community development.
MSW, LISW-S, Senior Clinical Social Worker and Special Assistant to the Executive Director
Chris is the clinical leader in all behavioral aspects for our service organization and provides support and guidance for the office of the Executive Director. He has worked as a therapist, manager and served in a wide range of other roles regionally within community behavioral health systems-of-care. Chris works closely with our entire service staff every day to make sure we maintain a collaborative posture. Recent experience with Motivational Interviewing, Integrative Harm Reduction and a range of evidence based approaches helps Chris to reframe our behavioral health and supportive services operations for full integration with primary healthcare.
MSW, LISW-S, Area Manager
Kelly has worked in most every capacity as a behavioral health professional including residential, outpatient, home-based and emergency services. She is experienced in both mental health and therapeutic services for people with health problems related to substance use. In addition to her responsibilities as Area Manager, Kelley provides leadership for our Help Line and situation management team.
M.Ed., PCC-S, Area Manager
Kim has provided and managed an array of behavioral health services for many years. She pioneered relationship-based services to support family stability first in Ross County then throughout the region, almost always in partnership with child welfare agencies and courts. Ms. Dement also manages our innovative Permanency Pathway to ensure that children and families involved in the child welfare system have every possible opportunity for success.
BA, LSW, Area Manager
Terri is a social worker who has many years of experience across a wide range of community services. She has helped to design practical community supports for adults with serious mental illness and also for children and families. Terri provides leadership for collaborative efforts to improve access to affordable housing and to reduce homelessness in Athens County and across our region.
MA, Care Coordination Manager
Lindsey began her behavioral health career with a variety of assignments related to child and family mental health. She served as a supervisor of home-based and all related services for several years in one of our larger counties. Lindsey is now working closely with our entire leadership team to build a comprehensive care coordination capability that ensures much improved performance accountability within a supportive Collaborative Helping framework.
LISW-S, Area Manager
Samantha is an Area Manager serving counties in our central Ohio region. She has experience as a behavioral health professional with a wide range of health issues and has a strong entrepreneurial aptitude for finding practical solutions to complicated community problems. Ms. Shafer provides leadership across the region for Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) working in partnership with child welfare agencies and the Center for Innovative Practices at the Case Western Reserve University.
MA, PCC, Area Manager
Ms. Kaufman has worked in a variety of different settings as a behavioral health professional including residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient services and individual counseling. Karen “meets people where they are” to provide supports for change regarding mental health issues and problems related to substance use. She is actively involved in many community affairs in Franklinton and neighborhoods nearby to promote healthy people and strong communities.