Staff

Management Team

Lucy Gillespie

  • Management Team
Director of Operations
2014
lgillespie@mhankyswoh.org
513-721-2910
Northern Kentucky
Lucy joined MHA as the Regional Mental Health First Aid Director in October of 2014. In November 2015, after receiving a SAMHSA Grant and transitioning the Tristate HUB for Mental Health First Aid to Interact for Health, Lucy accepted the role as Director of Operations and is managing both the Youth Mental Health First Aid SAMHSA AWARE-C and Supported Employment grants. Lucy enjoys walking, reading Harry Potter, hanging out and laughing with family and friends.
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Elizabeth Atwell, LSW

  • Management Team
Executive Director
1998
513-562-2583
Northern Kentucky

Liz has twenty years of experience working in the social service field, holding various positions related to mental health and substance abuse.   She has developed particular experience in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, as well as in criminal justice/law enforcement education.  She was formerly a Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, serving Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.  Liz currently serves as a board member for the Leadership Council of Human Services Executives and the Partnership for Mental Health, is a member of the Eastern Area Action Council for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the CIT Coordinator for Hamilton County.

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Jill King

  • Management Team
Associate Executive Director
October 1996
859-431-1077 x 103
Northern Kentucky

Jill King is the Associate Director for Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky.  She is the KY Outreach Partner for the National Institute of Mental Health.  She oversees staff and agency programs. “I’ve dedicated myself to increasing the public’s access to science-based mental health/ illness and substance use disorder information, services and treatment options.”  Jill leads a Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky awareness marketing initiative, which includes development of advertising, PR, the production of a monthly public access cable show, education and screening initiatives. Since 1996 Jill has been responsible for administering over 14,500 screenings and educating over 15,500 individuals. She is recognized for her signature “Manage Your Mood” education program. She has over 600 hours of formal training in mental disorders, behaviors and treatments. Previous accomplishments and affiliations include: starting Project Safe Place for Northern Kentucky, working on the ground floor development of the BBB Automotive Arbitration Program, proprietor of the Auburn Suite Bed and Breakfast, active leadership roles in her neighborhood associations, nominated for the Healthcare Heroes award, and coordinator of the first ever reunion for the orphanage residents of the Children’s Home of NKY. “Thanks to everyone that has and will inspire me to make a difference in people's lives. Thanks to those of you that mentor me and those of you that share your courage, strength and secrets to recovery.”

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Michelle Rolf

  • Management Team
Southwest Ohio Director
March 2000
mrolf@mhankyswoh.org
513-562-2581
Warren & Clinton Counties; Ohio

My name is Michelle Rolf.  I first came to MHA to start Compeer in Clinton County and now direct the program in Warren County as well.  I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati (Go Bearcats!)  My previous experience includes being an investigative and ongoing case worker and a children’s case manager.  I am happily married to my husband Scott and we have three wonderful children together.  In my free time (well….my time when I am not working at least), I love supporting my husband with his coaching, cheering on  my children in their sports and school activities, being involved in my  church and even a little painting and gardening here and there.  I enjoy helping others and my position with MHA gives me that opportunity.

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MHA Staff

Robert "Chip" Drews

  • MHA Staff
Certified Peer Support Specialist
2016
robert.drews@northkey.org
859-578-3200
Northern Kentucky

Robert “Chip” Drews comes to Mental Health America with a wealth of experience. He retired five years ago from 46 ½ years at Leyman Lift Gates where he was the Vice President of Sales. He shares, “I have been sober in AA for over 21 1/2 years, an active member of Al-Anon for 27 years and I was also an Alateen sponsor for over 11 years.” Before being a Peer Support Specialist, he worked a lot with homeless individuals and sponsored many people with addictions. Chip states, “I'm working with clients who have addictions, many whom are in recovery from alcoholism and I really enjoy helping them and their families.”

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Board of Directors

Sharron DiMario

  • Board of Directors
President
2012

Sharron M. DiMario, MHA
Center Director
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati
231 Albert Sabin Way, MSB G262
PO Box 670555
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0555
Tel: (513) 558-7372
Fax: (513) 558-3512
Email: sharron.dimario@uc.edu

 

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Board Members

Jan Hatcher

  • Board Members
Board Member
2016
jan.hatcher@dinsmore.com
513-977-8168
Northern Kentucky

Jan Hatcher is a member of the Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Legal Counsel Litigation Department. Jan's practice involves business and commercial litigation, including corporate representation in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.
Education: University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 1986); University of Cincinnati Law Review, Student Articles Editor; Bowling Green State University  (M.S., 1976)?Rehabilitation Counseling; awarded stipend

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Kristina Keidel

  • Board Members
Board Member
2017
Keidel_k1@denison.edu
513-473-7145
Northern Kentucky
Kristina is a recent graduate from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Communication. She is currently a Clinical Research Coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Asthma Research Department and works closely with participants in the Schubert Research Clinic.
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Susan Moser

  • Board Members
Board Member
2017
semmoser@gmail.com
Northern Kentucky
Susan Moser is a senior account executive focusing on population health with pharmaceutical Company, Abbvie. She received her RN from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and her career has included stints at Abbott, Texas Health Resources, CM Healthcare Resources and Children’s Memorial in Chicago. She lives in Loveland and is a mother of three and grandmother of one.
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Don Brewer, Ph.D.

  • Board Members
Board Member
2004

Dr. Don Brewer is a licensed counseling psychologist. For MHA, he is the consultant for the continuing education programs and the driver's intervention program.   He has an independent practice and is the mental health consultant for the Cincinnati Job Corps.

 

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Nelson F. Rodriguez, MD, FAPA

  • Board Members
Board Member
2005

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist
Dr. Rodriguez serves as Medical Director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service.  He is a member of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) Electroconvulsive Therapy Task Group.  He is also a member of the International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation, Inc. (ISEN).  He finished his ECT training at Duke University Medical Center.

Prior to joining Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Rodriguez worked as Medical Director of the Mental Health Unit and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for St. Luke Hospitals in Florence, Kentucky. He serves as Board Member for the Mental Health Association of Northern Kentucky.  He also served as President of the Tau Mu Sigma Phi USA Foundation, Inc and Board of Director of the University of Santo Tomas Medical Alumni in America and Foundation. He is the current Vice-President of the Association of Philippine Physicians in Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

In 2010, he finished his Certification in Mastery in Global Mental Health:  Trauma and Recovery, traveling to Orvieto, Italy for 2 weeks for the didactic portion of the study given by the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and Massachusetts General Hospital with CME credits from Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with the Instituto de Sanita, Italy. Post training, Dr. Rodriguez presented a CME lecture on “Healing Invisible Wounds” during the USTMAAA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL in May 2010. He continues to provide educational activities on Disasters.  Dr. Rodriguez now serves as a member of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (OPPA) Public Mental Health Committee – Subcommittee on Disasters.

His academic appointments include Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Rodriguez is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including a Presidential Award from Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky, provider nominee for the 2005 and 2006 Cincinnati Business Courier’s Health Care Heroes Awards, and listed among America’s Top Psychiatrists as ranked by the Consumer Research Council of America 2007, 2004 to 2005 and 2002 to 2003.

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