Stephen C. McCaffrey
Stephen C. McCaffrey J.D.
President and CEO
Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, and has been with MHAI since 1991. He is a recipient of the Webster-Kipfer Award for special achievement in public policy advocacy, a former Vice Chairman for Public Affairs and former member of the Board of Directors of the National Mental Health Association, and former Board Member of the American Society of Mental Health Association Professionals. He has been named to the National Directory of "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals" and by the Indiana Business Journal as a member of "Who's Who in Indiana Health Care." Steve has received gubernatorial appointments to the Indiana Mental Health Commission and the Medicaid Quality Advisory Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Advisory Committee.
Craig Andler, LCAC, LSW, ICAADC, CCS, CADAC IV
Executive Director, ICCADA
Craig brings 30 years of person centered services to children, youth and adults with addictions, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and multiple challenges. Craig strives to bring resources and services in line with the needs of the people through Servant Leadership and partnerships with resources and services needed for recovery. Craig provides leadership, training, consultation and advocacy across the continuum of professional disciplines. As a trainer, educator and consultant, Craig has presented and published, at the international, national, regional and state levels. He is the 2005 recipient of the Heroes in the Fight Award presented by Eli Lilly and Mental Health America Indiana.
Melissa Bechtel, Controller
Clinical Associate and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Ball State University. Julie has worked as a therapist in the community mental health field and school social work. She specializes in play therapy, behavioral modification, and the treatment of child abuse victims and their families.
Dr. Bob Burgbacher
Executive Director of Emberwood
Dr. Bob Burgbacher, Emberwood Center Executive Director, was President/CEO of the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center in West Indianapolis for 27 years after pastoring for 17 years. He is a graduate of Indiana State University, Christian Theological Seminary ,Trinity University, and Indiana Christian University, He loves to travel, read and cook which fulfills his life as he enjoys helping clients.
Debra J. Dial
Debra J. Dial, JD
Director of Legal and Client Advocacy,
Managed Health Services Ombudsman
Debra has provided services to and advocated for individuals with disabilities for over three decades. Debra was a therapist for 10 years, completed law school while working as a therapist, and continues serving individuals with disabilities through legal advocacy and representation. Debra earned her undergraduate degree at Indiana University, Bloomington and completed her Doctor of Jurisprudence at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. At MHAI, Debra is the Legal Director and Managed Health Services Ombudsman and has expanded MHAI’s advocacy program to include the provision of legal services to individuals affected by mental illness, addictions, or other disabilities.
Heather A. Eberth-Teike
Heather A. Eberth-Teike
Heather is the Assistant Director and Clinical Supervisor of the Indiana Center for Children and Families. Heather received a Masters of Social Work Degree from Indiana University and Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Indianapolis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Heather is specially trained in the treatment of adult relationships, parent education and families. She brings valued experience in the areas of special needs, behaviorally disordered, and abused and neglected children, youth and adolescents. Heather is also a credentialed mental health specialist and equine specialist, lending unique qualifications in experiential therapy to her clinical and leadership skills.
Elyce Elder, CADAC IV, CCJP, LCAC
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, Clinical Specialist
Ms. Elder has worked in the field as an Addictions Therapist for 12 years in the Indianapolis area. She has facilitated IOP, Relapse Prevention, Outpatient, and Women and Trauma/Recovery groups and individual sessions. Ms. Elder has served as an agency liaison with Greenwood Recovery Court, Department of Child Services, area Courts/Probation Departments, schools, EAPs, and other community organizations, in order to better support Clients’ recovery process and work together with other systems to ensure the highest level of Client care. At past agencies, she has served in roles as Addictions Therapist, Assistant Director, Director, and CEO.
Ms. Elder has presented workshops for CIRC and ICAADA on the topics of “Art Therapy and Addiction” and “Women and Trauma/Recovery”. She has developed processes and documentation within her agency to maintain good staff/client/referral source communication and adhere to State standards. Currently, she serves as the Clinical Specialist at EmberWood Center, ensuring quality assurance in all agency client records, providing ongoing training for clinical staff, facilitating clinical staff meetings, developing documentation and processes in adherence with current CARF/State standards, and maintaining quality assurance in DARMHA.
Jenna Faris, MSW, LCAC, CADAC II
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, Assessment Specialist
Jenna holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Social Work from Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis. Jenna is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor and has a CADAC II certification. She has been with EmberWood Center since 2010. Jenna is the Assessment Specialist and works with the adolescent and adult clients facilitating assessments, group counseling, and individual sessions.
Sandra W. French
MS, EdS, LMHC, NCC
Clinical Associate and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and Masters of Science and Educational Specialist Degrees in Counseling from Indiana University. Sandi has worked in the community mental health field, schools and private practice. Sandi specializes in play therapy, divorce recovery, and treatment of child abuse victims and their families.
Meghan has been an employee of Community Connections since 2006. She started as a direct care staff, worked as a community consultant for several years and is currently job coaching individuals with both mental and physical disabilities. Meghan advocates for clients that have difficulty defending or speaking for themselves and helps them maintain their employment. Through her job related experiences Meghan has discovered how much she enjoys helping others and is currently pursuing her nursing degree.
Lori Goins, MA
Addiction Coordinator, Spanish Specialist
Responsible for facilitating the Spanish alcohol and drug groups for adults; and providing aftercare tracking for our adolescent team. She has a Master’s degree and fourteen years of experience in the criminal justice system with a focus on programming.
Marla Greenway is the operation manager for MHAI and Engelwood. She has worked in the social service field for over 15 years, with the majority of the time being spent in not- for- profit organizations. She has worked in the addictions field for over 10 years in some capacity. She enjoys spending time with her three children.
Director, Mental Health Ombudsman Program
Kris has worked consistently in the field of clinical psychology since 1994, when her career began at Wishard’s in-patient units. Kris possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Purdue School of Science. She has worked with both adult and adolescent psychiatric patients in acute, in-patient settings, and served as supervisor at a substance-abuse clinic in Indianapolis for seven years. Kris has been with MHAI since 2005, and serves as the statewide Mental Health and Addictions Ombudsman. The Mental Health Ombudsman is a statewide network of mental health professionals mandated by the Indiana General Assembly to advocate for the rights of persons with mental illness, chemical addictions, and their families.
Gloria L. Hood
Gloria L. Hood
M.S., LMFT, LSW
Gloria is the Executive Director of the Indiana Center for Children and Families. She served as the Interim Executive Director and Clinical Supervisor of the Indianapolis Institute for Families, Inc., where she was senior therapist for over twenty years. Gloria has a social work degree from Goshen College and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Butler University, with licensure in both areas. Gloria's extensive experience with complex case of children traumatized by sexual and physical abuse, neglect, violence, intrafamilial homicide, special needs, and foster and adoptive families precedes her leadership roles. Gloria looks forward to contributing her specialized knowledge and experience to advance the area of children's mental health and wellness, with the opening of the Indiana Center for Children and Families.