Executive Team

Highland Rivers’ Executive Team is comprised of experienced professionals that collaborate to manage clinical and business operations, ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and procedures, and oversee the delivery of high-quality services that meet the needs of every individual we serve. The agency is led by experienced clinicians including Chief Executive Officer Melanie Dallas, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Chief Medical Officer Nizamuddin Khaja, MD, a board certified psychiatrist. Fostering a culture of accountability and service, each member of the team has a unique role in ensuring Highland Rivers Health is the best organization it can be.

Melanie Dallas Chief Executive OfficerMelanie Dallas, LPC
Chief Executive Officer
Nizamuddin Khaja, MDNizamuddin Khaja, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Debbie StrotzDebbie Strotz, MPA, CARES
Chief Operating Officer
Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery ServicesRich Gonzalez, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Stephanie Bishop-CollumStephanie Bishop-Collum, LCSW, CHC
Chief Compliance Officer
Kelly Trusheim Clinical DirectorKelly Trusheim, PsyD, MA
Director of Clinical Services
Laura Citron Director of Business DevelopmentLaura Citron, BS
Director of Business Development
Erica Collins, Director of Human ResourcesErica Collins, MBA
Director of Human Resources
Mike Mullet Community Relations DirectorMichael Mullet, BA
Community Relations Director
Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery ServicesMelissa Stone, MA
Executive Secretary to the CEO, CAO and Governing Board