Stephen C. McCaffrey, J.D.

President and CEO for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI)     McCaffrey earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, and been with Mental Health America of Indiana since 1991. … Read More

Kelby Gaw, BS

Director of Communications and Marketing and Executive Assistant to the President for MHAI     Kelby Gaw is Mental Health America of Indiana’s Director of Communications and Marketing, and the Executive Assistant to the President. Kelby received her B.S. in Tourism … Read More

David Berman, MPH, MPA

Vice President of Development for Mental Health America of Indiana, Director of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana, Director of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network     Berman provides leadership, advocacy, support, and education related to mood disorders and … Read More

Stanley DeKemper, II

Executive Director for Indiana Counselor’s Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA)     DeKemper is a long-time trainer and advocate for the provision of addiction services. DeKemper is experienced as a training officer for the Division of Mental Health and … Read More

Susan Elsworth

President of Central Indiana NOFAS, Inc.     Elsworth has a bachelor of arts degree in business management from Anderson University and an associate of science degree in criminal justice and corrections from Ball State University. Elsworth was a licensed foster … Read More

Melissa Bechtel, CPA

Controller for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI)     With over 20-years experience in nonprofit accounting, Bechtel has led MHAI’s financial operations since 2012. After graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ball State University, Bechtel … Read More

Debra J. Dial, JD

Director of Legal and Client Advocacy for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI), and Managed Health Services Ombudsman     Dial provided services to and advocated for individuals with disabilities for 30 years. She was a therapist for 10 years, and … Read More

Marla Greenway

HR Director and Operation Manager for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI)     Greenway worked in the social service field for 15 years with the majority of the time being spent in nonprofit organizations. Greenway worked in the addictions field … Read More

Rebekah Gorrell

Special Events Coordinator for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI)     Gorrell has five-year’s experience in the hospitality industry coordinating special events for major corporations and political dignitaries at the highest level of state government. Gorrell is an experience lead … Read More

Brandon George

Director for the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition (IAIC)     As a person in long-term recovery, George has dedicated personal and professional time to fight addiction and promote recovery. His personal experience, education, and professional accomplishments give him a unique perspective … Read More

AhNonda Bates

Director of ICAADA and Director for the Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences Bates is the author of fifteen newspaper articles regarding spirituality and recovery. She is in recovery from the alphabet of addiction including gambling and is as a chaplain, … Read More

Rebecca Gee, MA, IMH-E

Director and Endorsement Coordinator for Infancy Onward     Gee holds a master’s of arts degree from Ball State University in the area of special education. She earned graduate certificates in early childhood education and autism. Gee is the lead staff … Read More

Lisa Hutcheson, MEd

Vice President of Prevention and Advocacy for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI), and Director for the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking     Hutcheson holds a bachelor’s of science in psychology and a Master of Education degree in counseling. … Read More

Heather Rodriguez

Manager of Recovery Community Development with Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition (IAIC), and Project Manager of the Indiana Recovery Network (IRN) Rodriquez engages with individuals and organizations in communities throughout the state of Indiana while assisting in the development of Recovery … Read More


Director-MHAI Training Institute, Deputy Director-ICAADA, Director-IAPRSS Justin identifies as a person in long-term recovery from mental health, substance misuse and the justice system. He holds multiple peer recovery and clinical -related credentials. Justin works alongside the behavioral health community to … Read More