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 Franscica MgBodile, 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, LPC
Chief Executive Officer

Franscica MgBodile, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dena Payne, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

Jerry Koester, BA
Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Bishop-Collum, LCSW, CHC
Chief Compliance Officer

Michelle Hamm, PsyD
Chief Clinical Officer

Kevin Scott, RN, BSN, MBA
Director of Nursing

Cheryl Lewis, LPC
Director of Outpatient Services

Kelly Trusheim, PsyD, MA
Clinical Psychologist

Debbie Strotz, MPA, CARES
Director of Recovery-Oriented Care

Erica Collins, MBA
Director of Human Resources

Michael Mullet, BA
Community Relations Director

Kathleen Varda, MSW
Director of Community Developmental

Laura Citron, BS
Director of Development, Highland Rivers Foundation

Melissa Stone, MA
Executive Secretary to the CEO and Governing Board