Specialty areas

 

Betty Bartos, MS, NCC, LCPC

Director of Rosecrance Mulberry Center

bettybartosBetty 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-websiteNancy 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.

 

Dan DeGryse, BA, BS, CEAP, CADC, LAP/C

Director of Rosecrance Florian Program

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Dan is a 25-year firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department, which he has served as an officer for 19 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.

 

Keri Fager, BS, CTRS, CADC

Experiential Therapies Department Supervisor/Recreational Therapist – Adult Services

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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-fergusonSheila 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.

 

Anne Fridh, MS, PsyD

Administrator of the Rosecrance Ware Center

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Anne Fridh is Administrator of the Rosecrance Ware Center. She oversees adult mental health services & programs including the Crisis Stabilization Center.  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.

 

Jason Gorham, MS

Administrator of Residential Services, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

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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.

 

Chris Gleason, MA, CAADC, MAATP

Director, Rosecrance McHenry County

chrisgleasonChris Gleason is the Director of Rosecrance McHenry County. 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.

 

The Reverend Meridith T. Graham, MS, MDIV, MSW

Chaplain

meredithgrahamThe Reverend Meridith T. Graham is Chaplain for the Rosecrance Health Network. Reverend Graham comes to Rosecrance from the Chicago area, where she worked with a human services organization helping at-risk children and families. In her role at Rosecrance, she provides non-denominational counseling and spiritual support for clients and families receiving behavioral health services through various inpatient and outpatient programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of South Carolina; a master’s degree in divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University; and a master’s degree in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

 

Betsy Liotus, MS

Director of Development, Rosecrance Foundation

betsy-liotusBetsy 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.

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Joan Lodge, MS, LCSW

Director of Emergency Service, Rosecrance Ware Center

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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.

 

Denita Lynde, BA, CADC

Director of Recovery Homes

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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.

 

Christine Nicholson, BFA

Experiential Therapies Department Supervisor

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Christine Nicholson oversees all experiential activities for adolescent clients, which encompasss art, fitness, horticultural and recreational therapeutic activities. She supervises a team of experts in their specialty areas and conducts internal staff development. Christine holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rockford College. She is a recognized Rockford-area artist with works on public display. In her position at Rosecrance, Christine has participated in several research studies on the role of horticulture and art in addiction treatment and recovery.

 

Craig Riehle, MSW, LCSW, CADC, MISA I

Director of Access

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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.

 

Merry Beth Sheets, LCPC

Executive Director

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Merry Beth Sheets comes to Rosecrance Lakeview from her most recent role as vice president of clinical services and quality assurance at a large provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. She started at Pillars in 2004 as the director of addictions and before that, managed behavioral health services at a large Chicago-area health system. Over the course of her career, she has worked with adolescents and adults in mental health and addictions, as well as individuals with severe developmental disabilities. She has managed a variety of programs, including group homes, respite/crisis center, outpatient clinics, residential and housing programs, and prevention programs.  Merry Beth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in behavior analysis and therapy from Southern Illinois University and is excited to join the Rosecrance family. She is also the immediate past chair of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, formerly the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association.

 

Craig Stallings, MS, ED, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Administrator of Residential Services, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

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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.

 

Stephen W. Smith, MS, LCPC, CRADC, LPHA

Director, Aspen Counseling and Consulting, L.L.C. and Rosecrance Berry Campus

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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.

 

Margaret Wenzel, BA

Director of Fund Development – Chicago

margaretwenzel-sMargaret Wenzel joined the Rosecrance team as the director of development in Chicago. Wenzel is a native of Lake Bluff and has worked in fundraising for more than 20 years and as a professional grant writer for a variety of performing arts, educational and human services organizations. She was the resource development director for The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and is involved with the Illinois Club for Catholic Women and Sacred Heart Schools. Wenzel worked most recently as the director of development at Howard Area Community Center and as development officer for The Lake Forest Symphony. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English nonfiction creative writing from Loyola University New Orleans, where she also studied sculpture and painting. She’s an artist and a board member for The New Colony, a performing arts group in Chicago.