Beth Keeney, DrPH, MBA

President/CEO

Beth Keeney, DrPH, MBA
President/CEO

Beth currently serves as President/CEO.

Beth received her Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University Southeast. She recently completed a graduate certificate for public health and her Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in Global Health Leadership through the Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University. Beth’s research focused on identifying key factors influencing how community resilience can mitigate the impact of opiate use disorder.

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Nick Clark
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Nick Clark
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Nick Clark is the Chief Financial Officer for LifeSpring Health Systems and the LifeSpring Community Medical Services Program. Nick is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Nick is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers.

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Misty Gilbert, LCSW
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Misty Gilbert, LCSW, ICOGS
Executive Vice President of Clinical Services

Misty Gilbert, LCSW ICOGS,  is LifeSpring’s Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. She started her career at LifeSpring in 2006. Misty holds a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from University of Louisville and a Master’s in Social Work from U of L’s Kent School of Social Work.

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Wanda Booker, BSN
Senior Vice President of Nursing

Wanda Booker, BSN
Vice President of Nursing

Wanda Booker, BSN serves as Vice President of Nursing for LifeSpring Health Systems. Wanda earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Spalding University. Wanda has worked for LifeSpring for many years, first from 1971 – 1991 and she then returned in 1998.

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Meara Grannan, LCSW
Senior Vice President of the Metro Division

Meara Grannan, LCSW
Senior Vice President of the Metro Division

Meara serves as the Senior Vice President of the Metro Division. Meara has been with LifeSpring since Aug. 2015. Meara is a 2002 graduate of the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and has been serving the Southern Indiana Community since 1999. She specializes in Youth, Family and Community integration of services.

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Joe Higgins, LCSW
Senior Vice President for Eastern Division

Joe Higgins, LCSW
Senior Vice President for Eastern Division

Joe serves as the Vice President for Eastern Division. Joe is a University of Louisville Graduate and holds a BA and MSSW, his area of clinical interest is in adolescence and related issues; parenting concerns.

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Karen Jones, MBA
Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Administration

Karen Jones, MBA
Senior Vice President Human Resources and Administration

Karen is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for LifeSpring Health Systems and joined the agency in 2000. She earned an MBA in Human Resources Management from Webster University and has 30 years’ experience as an HR professional in psychiatric, behavioral health and safety net healthcare.

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Stacy Moore-Nolan, LCSW
Senior Vice President of the Western Division

Stacy Moore-Nolan, MSW, LCSW
Vice President of the Western Division

Stacy over sees all clinical services in the Western Division (Dubois, Orange, Crawford, Perry, and Spencer Counties)

She has a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University – May 1990 and a MSW from the University of Illinois- January 1992

She started at Southern Hills in December of 2004 as Clinical Manager of the Dubois County Jasper office.

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Lauren Perryman, LCSW
Senior Vice President of Recovery Services

Lauren Perryman, LCSW
Vice President of Recovery Services

Lauren Perryman, LCSW serves as the Vice President of Recovery Services at LifeSpring. Lauren has been with LifeSpring since 2012 and is a graduate of the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work.

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Christian Rice
Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Christian Rice

Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Christian Rice currently serves as Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at LifeSpring Health Systems.  Christian attended Indiana State University, majoring in Physics, and has continued his education in networking, and data science.  Most recently he is studying the impact and use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.

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Eric Yazel, MD
Senior Vice President for Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer

Eric Yazel, MD

Senior Vice President for Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer

Eric currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Medical Services for LifeSpring Health Systems. Eric is also the Clark County Health Officer, as well as an attending physician at Clark Memorial Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville. Other positions Eric currently holds are the Medical Director for the Alternative Health Solutions Occupational Health Clinic, Medical Director for Meade County EMS, and is the Chief Tactical Physician for the Jeffersonville Police Department SWAT Team. Eric earned his BS in Biology from Indiana University, an MS in Clinical Physiology from Ball State University, and attended Medical School at the University of Louisville.

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Chuck Anthony, MBA
Vice President of Residential Services

Amanda Davis-Houchen, FNP, CARN-AP, CEN
Vice President of Community Health – Metro

Kacie Chase, MBA
Vice President of Performance Improvement

Christine Grider
Vice President of Accounts Receivable

Eric Jaggers, MD
Vice President for Psychiatric Services

Stephanie Taylor
Vice President of Business Services

Stephanie Taylor
Vice President of Business Services

Stephanie is the Vice President for Business Services of LifeSpring Health Systems. Stephanie joined LifeSpring in September 1993. As VP for Business Services, Stephanie oversees all front desk operations, medical records, reception areas, and the benefits department.

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Marshall Lowery
Vice President of Facilities

Marshall Lowery
Vice President of Facilities

Marshall Lowery is the V.P. of Facilities for LifeSpring, Inc. He joined LifeSpring in 2004. He is also a licensed real estate agent. Prior to joining LifeSpring, Marshall held positions in the area of leadership, janitorial services, environmental services, hospital management, and roofing/construction ownership.

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Mary Roby, MSHR
Vice President of Human Resources for Western Division

Mary Roby
Vice President of Human Resources for Western Division

Mary began with Southern Hills Counseling Center, Inc. in June of 2006 and has now transitioned to LifeSpring. Mary is located in the Jasper office and provides Human Resources support for the Western Division. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management in 1989 and a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management in 1991 both from Purdue University.

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Elizabeth Gregory
Executive Administrative Assistant

LifeSpring is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors.

Chair: Randy Dennison, Spencer Co.
Chair-Elect: Chris Hollinden, Perry Co.
Secretary: Jackie Young, Clark Co.
Treasurer: Alan Smock, Dubois Co.
Wendy Broughton, Crawford Co.
Melissa Campbell, At-large
Denise Eden, Scott Co.
Darnell Jackson, At-large
Kenny Kavanaugh, Clark Co.
Paul Kiger, Floyd Co.
Ray Oppel, Washington Co.
Rossina Sandoval, Dubois Co.
Emily Stumler, Harrison Co.

Area Office Leadership

Chuck Anthony, MBA, Vice President of Residential Services
Terri Backherms, LCSW, Washington County Clinical Manager
Christina Beeler, LCSW, Perry/Spencer Clinical Manager
Stacy Bishop, LCSW, Assistant Vice President of Recovery Campus
Kayla Cannon, LCSW, Harrison County Assistant Clinical Manager
Jessica Cooper, LCSW, EAP Manager
Michelle Emmons, LCSW, Orange/Crawford Clinical Manager
Kim Gessford, LCSW, Children and Family Services Clinical Manager
Dustin Hawkins, LCSW, Assistant Vice President of Crisis Interventions
Kayla Lynch, LSW, Scott County Clinical Manager
Shonita Flamion, LCSW, Austin Clinical Manager
Tiffany Johnson, LCSW, Adult Behavioral Services Clinical Manager
Emily McDarment, LCSW, Jefferson County Clinical Manager
Julie Mohamed, MBA, Assistant Vice President of Finance
Becky Michael, LCSW, Jasper Clinical Manager
Colleen Miller, LCSW, Floyd County Clinical Manager
Keisha Norrington, LSW, Project 180 Clinical Manager
Lauren Perryman, LCSW, Senior Vice President of Recovery Services
Liz Stafford, Assistant Vice President of Development
Cindy Pasinski Nichols, APRN-C, MSN – Director of Primary Care – Eastern Division
Errin Weisman, D.O. – Director of Primary Care – Western Division