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All Hands In


Our DEE Committee was featured in the June/July issue of Evansville Business Magazine. Click the image above to read the article. 
Our first Pride Talk addresses how a clinician might navigate the privacy and safety issues that arise when a child discloses in a session that they are questioning their gender identity.

A Message from Katy

A sense of belonging is a basic need all of us have. A place where you can be your authentic self, where your perspective is valued and respected, where your story is heard, where you are not only included, but engaged.  A place where being brave and vulnerable is an asset. It is my desire that Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (Southwestern) would grow to be an employer, treatment provider, and community partner that has a culture that allows our staff, clients, and community at large to be brave and truly belong. We want healthy, respectful, diverse, inclusive teams that partner well with our community, and provide a place for people to heal.

Because we value the ideas and experiences of our staff, we invest our time and resources towards the activities of the Diversity, Equity, and Engagement Committee (D.E.E.) within Southwestern.  As an organization, we will continue this journey together through our R.I.S.E. (Respect, Inclusion, Social Justice, Equity) Company Challenge. This journey is inclusive and it will take all of Southwestern to move it forward!

 “For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we are brave enough to be it”- Amanda Gorman


A Message from Cedalia

At Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, we are committed to making a better workplace for our current and future employees. We understand that real and meaningful change starts at home. Together we are working to build a greater Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare where we understand the importance of self-identity and how we can use personal differences, resources, and talents to generate innovative ideas, develop leaders, and create a choice place for our clients and employees.  Together, we are building and shaping our culture to ensure everyone feels welcome, safe, and connected. As an organization, through our R.I.S.E. charge and our Diversity, Equity, and Engagement Committee and its initiatives, we will continue to prioritize and develop an inclusive, engaged, and diverse place for all employees, the clients we serve, and the community.


Diversity, Equity and Engagement Committee

The D.E.E. committee provides companywide oversight of the Diversity, Equity, and Engagement mission in partnership with Southwestern executive leadership.

Katy Adams


Cedalia Ellis

Diversity, Equity, & Engagement Chairperson

Terry Gish

Subcommittee Chair

Tyler Plogher

Subcommittee Chair

Jamie Childers

Subcommittee Chair

Andrea Imes

Human Resource Director

Alison Tooney

Amanda Whitten

Ashley Angermeier

Beth Sailer

Brittany Sedoris

Cameron Moore

Diana Diaz

Elizabeth Seaton

Haley Archer

Jennifer Greenlee

Kelsey Hawkins

Leah Bolin

Leveda Jansik

Linda Taylor

Lynn Falcony

Whitney Strange

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Black History Month Feature

Black History Month Feature


Business & Professional Alliance of Great Evansville (BPAGE)

Gender Warriors

PFLAG of Greater Evansville

AIDS Resource Group of Evansville

Matthew 25 Aids Service

Vanderburgh County Health Department

Indiana Youth Group

Greater Evansville Youth: Youth Group for LGBTQ+ 7th-12th Student and Allies

(812) 434-1038

Black Coalition, Inc. Evansville

(812) 423-5291

Black Women's Taskforce

(812) 473-3771

Carver Neighborhood Center

C.A.P.A.C. (Creative Arts & Performing Arts Center)

(812) 424-9818

Evansville African American Museum

NAACP Evansville Branch

(812) 426-1311

Vanderburgh County Minority Health Coalition

(812) 423-5452

Haitian Center of Evansville
501 John St., Suite 6

Evansville, IN 47713

(812) 437-5285

Supportive Services for Veteran Families/Volunteers of America

Southwestern Indiana Pets for Vets

Tri-State Women Veterans

(812) 568-4274

Advisory Board on Disability Services

(812) 436-4927

Veteran for Peace

Parenting Time Center

Veterans' Health Administration

(812) 465-6202

Office of Veteran Opportunity - State of Indiana

(317) 232-4792

The Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana

Aging and Disability Resource Center (Support Groups)

American Association of Retired Persons (Volunteer Opportunities)

West River Health Campus (Adult Day Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Facilities, Outpatient Rehabilitation)

Fulton Square SWIRCA Meal Site

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