Lisa Abrams, MA, LCPC, CSADC, CIP
Executive Director of Rosecrance Lakeview
Lisa Abrams is the Executive Director at Rosecrance Lakeview in Chicago. She has worked in the field of addiction treatment and mental health since 2002 and began as a psychiatric technician. Abrams is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Supervisory Alcohol and Drug Counselor responsible for oversight and management of day-to-day operations of Rosecrance services in Chicago. She is also a Certified Intervention professional. Abrams is a member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association and American Counseling Association. She earned her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and her B.A. from DePaul University.
Director of Rosecrance Mulberry Center
Betty Bartos is the Director of the Rosecrance Mulberry Center, a unique facility that combines Triage, detoxification and crisis residential services for individuals in the community who suffer from serious mental illness and substance abuse. As the Director, Bartos oversees a 16 bed unit for persons suffering from co morbid mental health and substance abuse issues. In addition the Triage program provides crisis intervention and assessment for individuals in the community and assistance with connecting them to the most appropriate level of care. Bartos has held multiple positions within Rosecrance, most recently the Director of the Health Center (detoxification unit) and the Intensive Co-Occurring unit at the Harrison Campus. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology with a Community Mental Health emphasis, is a certified Addictions counselor, is a licensed counselor and is nationally certified as a counselor. Bartos has over 30 years of experience in behavioral health.
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.
Sheila Ferguson, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director of Rosecrance Champaign/Urbana
Sheila Ferguson is the Executive Director of Rosecrance Champaign/Urbana for Rosecrance Health Network. She has provided administrative leadership and clinical services for a wide array of services for individuals and families in need of mental health and substance abuse services in Champaign County and the surrounding area. Sheila is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her MSW in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sheila previously served as the CEO of Community Elements where she worked for over 23 years in various administrative and clinical capacities. Ms. Ferguson serves as a member of the University of Illinois Institutional Research Board, as well as a number of local and state behavioral health committees.
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.
Administrator of Regional Behavioral Health Services
Chris Gleason is the Administrator of Regional Behavioral Health Services, which covers McHenry County IL, Wisconsin, and Iowa. He is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor responsible for oversight and management of day-to-day operations of all Rosecrance services in McHenry County. 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.
Betsy Liotus, MS
Director of Development, Rosecrance Foundation
Betsy Liotus is the Director of Development for The Rosecrance Foundation. Her background includes almost 20 years of annual fund, major gift, planned giving and grant writing experience at organizations such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Holy Wisdom Monastery. She holds a B.A. in journalism and media relations from DePaul University, a M.A. in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Certificate in Executive Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership. Betsy has taught classes in major gift giving for UW-Extension and served as a panelist or co-panelist on topics related to capital campaigns and planned giving.
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. Stephen has been director of Aspen since June 2010. 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.