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Wellspring Administrative Center 225 W. Breckinridge Street Telephone: (502) 637-4361 Fax: (502) 637-4490

www.wellspringky.org Officers and Directors

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Louisville, KY Permit No. 1105

P.O. Box 1927 Louisville, KY 40201-1927

Paul A. Coomes, Chair Dawn Franklin Croft, Vice Chair Phillip J. Keller, Treasurer Meredith Brown, Secretary Robert P. Bordogna Trinity Campisano Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD Rich Freeman William Friel Alan MacDonald Gregory A. Mayes Cissy Mills Nancy Neill George W. Rapp, Jr. Jack Trawick Elmore A. “Ack” Willets, III Jefferey M. Yussman

www.wellspringky.org from the Ceo’s corner: Wellspring celebrates CARF Accreditation

Honorary Lifetime Members

Nancy B. Bell Barry Bingham, Sr. Roberta Fischer Rev. Richard H. Humke Clifford C. Kuhn, M.D. Malcolm R. Mathews, Jr. Cornelia A. Serpell Jackie Swigart, Ph.D. Bosworth M. Todd, Jr.

Founding Board Chair

Philip P. Ardery (1914 - 2012)

Management Team

Katharine R. Dobbins, LCSW Chief Executive Officer kathy.dobbins@wellspringky.org Robert L. Brodbeck Chief Operating Officer bob.brodbeck@wellspringky.org T. Patrick Rhodes, LCSW Director of Programs patrick.rhodes@wellspringky.org Nancy L. Doctor Development Director nancy.doctor@wellspringky.org

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Wellspring’s Mission:

To promote the recovery of persons with mental illness through leadership in the development of quality housing and rehabilitation services.

Wellspring’s Janet Massey receives Inaugural Peer Excellence Award Congratulations go to Wellspring’s Janet Massey who was recently awarded an Inaugural Peer Excellence Award for the Seven Counties region. Janet was nominated by several individuals for her ground-breaking work in Peer Support. As a Kentucky Peer Specialist for more than a decade with Wellspring, she is an expert in the field and has been a leader of others. “Jan” was in the trenches as an early advocate on the ground and now chairs Wellspring’s Peer Support Advisory Council. Since joining Wellspring in 2004, she has worked at both of our Crisis Stabilization Program sites and is currently on our Rx: Housing team. Awards were part of the 2014 Statewide Consumer Conference presented by Kentucky STARS (a NAMILexington program) and Bluegrass.org.

Janet Massey with Kentucky STARS director David Riggsby

Volunteer of the year Nominate now!

Wellspring’s Annual Open House will be held on December 3rd at our Administrative Center - 225 W. Breckinridge Street. At this event we will present the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award. To help us identify the most deserving person, we welcome nominations from individuals who know Wellspring’s work in our community. Visit our website to download a nomination form or call (502) 637-1457 to have a copy be mailed to you. www.wellspringky.org

It was welcome news, indeed, when we received notice that Wellspring’s Crisis Stabilization Program had achieved CARF’s highest award – a Three Year Accreditation! It was the crowning achievement of our most recent and broadly ambitious threeyear strategic plan and it was sweet reward for many hours of effort from our steadfast team of Wellspring Board members, executive staff, CSU leadership staff, and a broad swath of other dedicated folks from across the agency. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an internationally renowned organization establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the Patrick Rhodes, Director of Programs and Kathy Dobbins, CEO quality of their programs and services. Over the years, Wellspring’s dedication, commitment and effectiveness have been widely recognized; CARF’s commendation brings a seal of approval from a preeminent authority. Pleased as we are to have earned this recognition, the Survey Summary CARF provided us is what gives us the greatest sense of pride. Let me share just a few of the points that mean so much to us: Persons served are treated with dignity and respect…staff (are) providing quality care, …which is recognized by those served. The setting…is warm, pleasant, and conducive to a therapeutic environment. The senior management team members demonstrate

SEPTEMBER 2014

NEW BOARD MEMBERS BRING TALENT & ENTHUSIASM Rich Freeman joined the Wellspring Board of Directors, effective last month and will serve on the Finance committee. A graduate of Indiana University with a BSc and MBA, Rich is the Area Sales Manager at Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals; he brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to Wellspring that sets us in good stead moving forward on new initiatives. Wellspring welcomes back

Alan K. MacDonald to the Board

of Directors. Alan is an attorney at Frost Brown Todd LLC specializing in corporate governance issues. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt University Law School, Alan’s broad legal experience lends itself well to the Nominating & Governance committee and we look forward to his strong guidance and counsel once again. their strong commitment to (program) stability, and continuity of quality care.” And, finally, a commendation for Wellspring’s “ extensive collaborative relationships with various individuals and groups within its region that enhance its ability to achieve maximum recovery efforts for the persons served.” To all who have had a role in helping us to this historic juncture, we send our deepest appreciation. We thank you for your support for Wellspring and for your commitment to helping assure that individuals with mental health issues receive the caring, compassionate and complete care that they deserve.

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supportive housing | affordable housing | crisis stabilization services | housing first

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