Carlene Cardosi, LCSW, CADC
Clinical Director of Residential Services
Carlene Cardosi is Clinical Director of Residential Services, and has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance abuse treatment centers in Rockford. Carlene started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. Now in her current position as Clinical Director of Residential Services she is able to do program development for both adolescents and adults.
Nancy Chamberlain, BA
Director of Communications
Nancy Chamberlain is the Director of Communications for Rosecrance Health Network. Nancy’s background includes over 15 years of experience in communications, media relations, crisis communications and promotions and advertising in the Northern Illinois region. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies-Communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield and has also served on a variety of volunteer boards and community groups in the area.
Director of Rosecrance Florian Program
Dan is a 27-year firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department, which he has served as an officer for 21 years. Dan presently holds the rank of Battalion Chief/EMT and previously served as the Coordinator of the Chicago Firefighters’ Union Local 2 Employee Assistance Program. Dan is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), a Certified Labor Assistance Professional (LAP/C) and holds advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Dan operated in the capacity of peer supporter in New York after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, and in Chicago following the E-2 nightclub disaster. Dan has been a member of the International Association of Firefighters Labor/EAP committee since 2002. Previously Dan worked six years as a counselor at a private hospital, where his experience included individual, group and family therapy for adolescents and adults in the area of addictions and behavior management.
Experiential Therapies Department Supervisor/Recreational Therapist – Adult Services
Keri is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who supervises the Experiential Therapies Department at Rosecrance Harrison Campus, which provides recreational therapy and art therapy services for adults with addictions and co-occurring disorders. She leads a variety of group experiential and therapeutic recreation activities including yoga and meditation, fitness, leisure and wellness education, and horticulture, as well as individual therapeutic recreation assessments. Fager has worked at Rosecrance since 2009. She earned her B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies, with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation.
Administrator of Adult Community Mental Health
Anne Fridh is Administrator of Adult Community Mental Health. She oversees adult mental health services & programs. Fridh has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Before becoming Administrator, Fridh worked as the Rosecrance Director of Performance Improvement, bringing a clinical eye to quality and improvement to all Rosecrance programming. Fridh earned her B.S. in Family Social Services from Northern Illinois University, and her M.S. in Child and Family Services from Northern Illinois University. She obtained her PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Assistant Administrator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus
Jason Gorham oversees all operations at the Griffin Williamson Campus. He began at Rosecrance in 1990 as a unit counselor and has spent his entire Rosecrance career in adolescent services. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in the Science of Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
Paul Gilmet is the Alumni Coordinator for Rosecrance. He was worked in the field of alumni relations, development, and sales since graduating from Loyola University Chicago in 1999. In conjunction with Fr. Jim Swarthout, Gilmet is responsible for implementation and execution of alumni events, chapter development, alumni publications, alumni relations and networking, alumni support groups, and working with all staff on the maintenance of a comprehensive alumni program.
Executive Director for Rosecrance Central Illinois
Chris Gleason is the Executive Director for Rosecrance Central Illinois. Gleason joined Rosecrance in July 2012, and previously worked for Rosecrance in 2006. He earned his M.A. in community counseling from Argosy University and his B.A. from Judson University.
Director of Development, Rosecrance Foundation
Emily Lipinsky is the Director of Development for the Rosecrance Foundation. She has 16 years of experience in fundraising. She comes to us from a National not-profit organization where she was responsible for community events, corporate and individual donor development and managing the community development team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Management from Columbia College of Missouri.
Director of Community Based Services, Rosecrance Ware Center
Joan Lodge oversees all emergency services provided at the Rosecrance Ware Center. Lodge is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her Master’s degree in social work from Aurora University. Lodge has been involved in social work since 1991, when she entered the field as a case worker.
Director of Recovery Homes
Denita Lynde oversees Rosecrance’s recovery homes, which serve patients who have completed primary substance abuse treatment: Hillman House for boys, Marlowe House for girls and Greendale House for adults and women with children. Denita is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) and holds a degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University. She serves on the Illinois Task Force on Women’s Issues in Treatment. Denita was a Unit Coordinator at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus for adolescents since 2003.
Director of Access
Craig Riehle is Director of Access, overseeing all first contact activity, assessments and admissions for Rosecrance. He joined Rosecrance in 2004. Riehle earned his B.A. from Northern Illinois University and his M.S.W. from Aurora University.
Administrator of Adult Substance Abuse Treatment
Craig Stallings oversees all residential programs for adult services. He received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in counseling from Northern Illinois University. Areas of expertise include treatment modalities and specialized services, and current trends. He sits on the Rockford Health Council. Craig joined Rosecrance in 1997.
Administrator of Child and Adolescent Services
Stephen Smith has extensive experience working with individuals and families dealing with addictions, mental health problems, life skills development, LGBT issues and life issues specific to young adults. He completed his undergraduate studies at Western University and his graduate studies at National Louis University. He joined Rosecrance in 2006.
The Rev. James E. Swarthout, M. Div., MSW, CAADC, CIP
Director of Clergy and Alumni Relations
The Rev. James E. Swarthout is the Director of Clergy and Alumni Relations. In addition to his longtime experience as an Episcopal priest for the Diocese of Chicago, Swarthout has professional credentials in social work and addictions counseling. Swarthout has over 30 years of recovery work as a priest with addiction and mental health support. Swarthout’s résumé of community service is lengthy. Among many other things, he is on the Board of Directors of Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago, he is the founder of the St. Paul Diaper Bank Partnership and a founding member of the board of directors of the National Diaper Bank Network. Email Rev. James E. Swarthout.