Aspire Indiana Makes Promotions

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Aspire Indiana has promoted David Speicher (pictured) to the organization's first chief technical officer. He has been with Aspire and its former subsidiary Archeon, a technology company specializing in electronic medical record software, for nearly 10 years. Speicher is taking on his new role after serving as senior director of information systems since 2015. He previously worked in the pharmaceutical, biotech and security industries for Johnson Controls. His work there included international projects in Brazil and South Korea and work at the Pentagon following 9/11. Speicher is a 2003 graduate of Purdue University.

Also, Dr. Jody Horstman (pictured) has been promoted to chief clinical officer. She recently assumed the newly-created role as part of the organization's leadership restructuring plan. Horstman is a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical addictions counselor and a health service provider in psychology. She joined Aspire in 2012 after serving 22 years at Hamilton Center in Terre Haute. At Aspire, she has previously served as senior director of youth and family community services and as senior director of comprehensive outpatient services. In addition to her extensive experience in developing and implementing substance use treatment programs and family and youth programming, Dr. Horstman has served with the American Red Cross and the Indiana Task Force in disaster mental health.

Dr. Brett Presley has been promoted to associate medical director. He has been with the organization for 20 years, serving as a staff psychiatrist and a consultant telehealth therapist. Presley earned his Doctorate in Medicine and did his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he received numerous honors and served in leadership roles.

Aspire has promoted Janey Trout to vice president of human resources and marketing. She has an extensive background in human resources with more than 23 years of experience in a variety of industries, including economic development and public schools. Trout has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Taylor University and began her professional work career as a therapist and caseworker in the area of mental health.

Also, Jim Skeel has been promoted to vice president of quality. It's a new position, added as the company restructures some of its leadership roles. He has been with the organization since 1999 and has held the positions of child team manager, clinical director of outpatient services and quality improvement director and senior director of performance and outcomes. Skeel was also instrumental in the successful merger of the Center for Mental Health and BehaviorCorp, which formed Aspire Indiana in 2009. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University. Skeel spent part of his career at Charter Beacon Behavioral Health Systems in Fort Wayne.

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