The Progress House Team

Darrell Mitchell
Vice President, Recovery Communities & Executive Director, Progress House

Darrell Mitchell

Over the past decade, Darrell has led and impacted change in the addiction and recovery support services field at the state and national levels. He is the Founder of the Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences (INARR) and serves as the President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). In 2017, Darrell was instrumental in the drafting and passing of legislation that placed Recovery Housing standards into Indiana Law. Darrell studied Public Relations, and Marketing at Purdue University. As an adult student at Indiana Wesleyan University, Darrell has earned a Bachelors of Science in Addictions Counseling and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).


In 2016, Mental Health America of Indiana presented Darrell with the "Heroes for Recovery Consumer Advocate Award." In 2018, he was honored with the prestigious "Leadership Award" by the Indiana Housing & Community Development and the Indiana Affordable Housing Council.


In 2019 the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked Darrell to author a paper for "The Rural Community Action Guide." The RCAG has been distributed nationally to equip rural leaders with critical information from lessons learned from the frontlines of prevention, treatment, and recovery in rural America. In January 2020, Darrell was invited to the White House to attend ONDCP's launch of the Rural Community Action Guide and to meet with senior leaders.


Mitchell visits White House in fight against addiction.


In September 2022 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced the winners of the first-ever behavioral health Recovery Innovation Challenge. The goal of the challenge was to identify innovations developed by peer-run or community-based organizations that advance recovery. SAMHSA received more than 3,000 submissions from organizations across the country. Under Darrell's leadership Progress House was the only Indiana organization and Recovery House in the country to win this distinguished award


Darrell serves as Vice President of Recovery Communities with Aspire Indiana Health, overseeing the integration of recovery principles and practices across Aspire's healthcare system, including Substance Use Disorder resident and recovery facilities, medical, outpatient behavioral health, housing, and employment services. Darrell amplifies the voice of lived experience of the populations served by Aspire and within local, state, and national communities while also serving as the Executive Director of Progress House.


Memberships:

  • NARR Board of Directors (President)
  • INARR Ex Officio Board President
  • MHAI Board of Directors
  • Indiana Recovery Council
  • SAMHSA's Opioid Response Network
  • I-STARR Advisory Board
  • Bureau of Justice Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Use Advisory Board


Darrell and his wife Tracey live in Indianapolis, have two amazing adult children and three beautiful dogs. 

Dr. Jon Butler
Medical Director, Primary Care

Dr. Jon Butler

As Medical Director of Primary Care, Dr. Jonathan Butler oversees all of Aspire Indiana Health's primary care operations at its Central Indiana clinics and other facilities.


Butler directs the supervision of medical practitioners providing direct care and give clinical/administrative support to Aspire’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Marion, Hamilton, Madison and Boone counties. He works in conjunction with Dr. Betsy Rosiek, Medical Director, Psychiatry, and the rest of the leadership team in supporting the mission of Aspire to provide fully integrated medical, psychiatric and addiction care to patients.


Dr. Butler joined Aspire in July 2020 with a deep background in healthcare administration and innovation. Immediately prior he held the position of Regional Medical Director of Limestone Health, which runs methadone maintenance programs in Lafayette and Bloomington, Ind.


Previously Butler held roles as a direct care or staff physician, chief medical officer and medical director. He also was an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, specializing in addictions and counseling.


Butler earned his bachelor’s degree in inorganic chemistry from David Lipscomb University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, serving his residency at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He also has a master's degree in education from Peabody College.


He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Demarcus Ballance

DeMarcus Ballance

Residential Recovery Associate

Austin Blevins - Front Desk Associate

Austin Blevins Front Desk Associate

Rachael Derrick
Rachael Derrick

Manager of Residential Addiction Services

Larry Eaton Food Service Worker

Larry Eaton

Food Service Worker 

Eric Ebert

Eric Ebert

Kitchen Manager

Kevin Ellis Front Desk Associate

Kevin Ellis

Front Desk Associate

Michael Lyons
Michael Lyons

Office Coordinator

Tim Maestas

Tim Maestas

Kitchen Food Worker

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Practice Director

Anthony Meineke

Anthony Meineke

Residential Recovery Associate

Jake O'Hair
Jake O'Hair

Residential Recovery Associate Team Lead

Alden Rishkofski Front Desk Associate

Alden Rishkofski

Front Desk Associate

Zach Rogers

Zach Rogers

Residential Recovery Associate 

Elliot Severeid
Eliot Severeid
Manager of Residential and Re-Entry Services
Daniel Stach  Food Service Worker

Daniel Stach

Food Service Worker 

Sean Taflinger
Sean Taflinger
Residential Recovery Associate
Jimmy Tolgaroglou
Jimmy Tolgaroglou
Addictions Recovery Coach
Evan Ware
Evan Ware
Case Manager
Brittany Wheeler
Brittany Wheeler

Therapist

Bennie Williamson

Bennie Williamson

Addictions Recovery Coach