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2013 Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board Members
Kimble L. Richardson, L.M.H.C., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.C.A.C. - Board Chair
Kimble received his Masters degree in counseling psychology from Indiana University with honors in 1987. He was co-coordinator for emergency department services at Wishard Hospital/Midtown Community Mental Health Center and since 1991 has been an associate at St. Vincent Stress Center where he currently is the physician and referral liaison. He is a licensed mental health counselor, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. He holds an appointment by the governor to the state Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board and has served as board president, administrative law judge, and mental health counselor section chair. Kimble also is a former president of the Indiana Mental Health Counselors Association and in 1996 was named "Mental Health Counselor of the Year" by the Indiana Counseling Association. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis in the Department of Psychology and the School for Adult Learning. He is clinical coordinator for the St. Vincent CISM team and a member of the American Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Team.
George Brenner, L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.C.A.C. - Board Vice Chair
Dr. Brenner was first appointed to the Board in November 2009 as one of the two addiction counselor members of the Board. He has a Master Degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville. George has 38 years of clinical, supervisory and administrative experience in the fields of problem gambling, substance use disorders, mental health, and integrated care for Co-Occurring Disorders. He is a trainer and consultant in these areas. George is currently the Director of Addictions Services for Community Health Network: Behavioral Health Services, addictions specialist on the Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Team for Community health Network, and a partner in Continuing The Care: A Recovery Monitoring Program. George serves on the Boards of Mental Health America in Indiana and Indiana Council on Problem Gambling. George enjoys his family and being an avid marathoner.
Andrew Harner, L.C.S.W. - Social Work Section Chair
Mr. Harner was first appointed to the Board in January 2002 as one of the two social work members of the Board. Andy received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Marion College in 1985 and his Masters degree in Social Work from the Indiana University School of Social Work in 1989. He is the Clinical Coordinator of Social Work Service at an Indianapolis hospital. He is a member of the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers.
Rex Stockton, Ed.D., L.M.H.C., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., - Mental Health Counseling Section Chair
Dr. Stockton was appointed to the Board in March 2004 as one of the two mental health counselor members of the Board. Dr. Stockton is a Class of 1969 Chancellor's Professor and Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University - Bloomington. During his tenure at Indiana University, Dr. Stockton has served as the Associate Dean in the Office of the Vice President and Dean for Research and Advanced Study. Dr. Stockton's research interest is in group therapy and international counseling where he is currently working to develop a culturally appropriate group counseling training program for human service workers in Africa. In addition to teaching, Dr. Stockton has been the long time director of the annual Paul Munger Summer Conference where he has developed a nationally distributed three-tape series for group leader training. Dr. Stockton is the recipient of the American Counseling Association's Extended Research Award, the Association for Specialists in Group Work Eminent Career Award, the Burton W. Gorman Teaching Award and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision's Distinguished Mentor Award.
Carla Gaff-Clark, Ed.D., L.M.H.C., CADAC-IV, L.C.A.C - Addiction Counseling Section Chair
Chris Falley, L.M.F.T. - Marriage and Family Therapy Member
Sherry Rediger, L.M.F.T. - Marriage and Family Therapy Member
Sherry Strafford Rediger, MFT, PhD has been providing individual, marriage, & family therapy for over 20 years. Dr. Rediger is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She studied with Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy and graduated from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1988. She completed her doctorate in Marriage & Family Therapy from Purdue University in 1992. Dr Rediger has taught Marriage and Family Therapy at Purdue University's doctoral program and Indiana Weslyan University. She has supervised at Christian Theological Seminary and Buchanan Counseling Center in Indianapolis. Dr Rediger is a relationship columnist for the Hendricks County Icon and has written and published professionally in the field. She lives with her three teens and currently practices in Plainfield, Indiana.
Alan D. Schmetzer, M.D., L.M.H.C., L.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.C.A.C., - Psychiatrist Physician Member
Dr. Schmetzer was first appointed to the Board in 1991 as an “inaugural” member, his second term starting in 1996, and his third (and current) term in June of 2012. He holds an academic appointment as Professor Emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is currently also serving as Interim Chairman of Psychiatry. His research interests include medical student attitudes toward psychiatry, psychiatric patients, and psychiatric disorders; novel treatment approaches to schizophrenia; and assessment and prevention of suicide. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychiatric Association's Nancy Roeske Award for Medical Student Education (1992), and its Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Resident Education (2005); an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI (2004); a Founders Award from the American Association of Addiction Psychiatrists (2005); the Indianapolis Business Journal Physician Category “Healthcare Heroes Award” (2010); a Lifetime Achievement Award from Drug-Free Marion County (2012); and the Indiana University Trustees’ Award for Educational Excellence three times (1999, 2001, and 2010). He was named Psychiatry Clinical Teacher of the Year by the I.U. Medical Students (Class of 2000) and he has won the I.U. Psychiatry Residents’ Excellence in Teaching Award four times (1985, 1990, 1997, and 2003). He is one of the “Best Doctors in America” (initially elected in 2003), and one of “American’s Top Psychiatrists” (initially elected in 2006 in “Addiction Psychiatry”). He has also been designated a Sagamore of the Wabash (Gov. Joseph Kernan - 2005); a Kentucky Colonel (Gov. Steven Beshear - 2010); a Fellow by the American College of Forensic Medical Examiners (2007); a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2007); and a Master Therapist by the American Psychotherapy Association (2008).
Stephen Douglas, Esq. - Consumer Member
Steven Douglas, attorney at law, was appointed to the board in May, 2012 as a consumer member. Mr. Douglas is a solo practitioner in the small town of Ellettsville, which is located west of Bloomington. Mr. Douglas began his legal career in the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and moved on to become a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana in 2004. Mr. Douglas served in the consumer protection division, medical licensing section of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General during his tenure with the State, trying over two hundred administrative hearings before the various professional health care boards and committees. Mr. Douglas opened his office in Ellettsville in 2006 and continues to practice in the area of professional licensing litigation, as well as civil and criminal litigation and estate planning. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Douglas also instructs at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching courses in Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Justice and Criminology. Mr. Douglas holds degrees in Secondary Education, Elementary Education, and his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. Mr. Douglas is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association. Mr. Douglas is licensed to practice in Indiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Roger Reeves - Consumer Member
Vacant Position: 2nd Social Worker Member
Please note: You may contact the members of the Board by writing to the IPLA, Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board, 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in serving as a member of the Board, you may express that interest by submitting a cover letter and resume to the following address:
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
Attention: Thomas McGee
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204