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A Message from the President

Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes President and CEO

Thank you for your interest in Edgewater Health. We are proud of our tradition of caring for the people of our community by providing exceptional behavioral and physical healthcare. Edgewater Health is fortunate to have a strong senior management team, a generous and visionary board, and a group of ambassadors who never hesitate to give their time and talent to Edgewater Health. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals who are as passionate about making a difference as we are.

Dr. Danita Johnson
President and CEO | Edgewater Health

Senior Management

Gerri Browning, M.D.
Interim Chief Medical Officer

Chris Carroll, MS
Chief Clinical Officer

Joseph Winterhaler
Chief Financial Officer

Michael LaBroi, MBA
Chief Information Officer

Dewnzar Howard-Jones, M.D.
Medical Director

Ralynn Crockett, MPA, MHRM
Chief Human Resources Officer

Corporate Board Members


Dr. Danita Johnson
President & CEO
Edgewater Health

Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley
Lake Ridge Schools

Jennifer Montague
Vice Chairperson
Senior VP Chief Customer Officer

Attorney Jerome Ezell
IUN Adjunct Professor

Carol J. Cody
Executive Secretary/Officer Manager
Lake County Council


Randy Boarden
Retired Consultant

Larry Brewer
Lakeshore Dance Alliance

Bernard Carter
Lake County Prosecutor
Lake County Prosecutors Office

DeAnna Prince
Director of Taxation
Lake County Auditor-Tax Department

Colleen Ramquist
Tree Top Studio

Attorney Lonnie Randolph
Democratic Member of the Indiana Senate

Jose G. (Lupe) Valtierra 
Community Development Educator
Purdue Extension-Lake County

Tracy Williams
Hinton & Williams Funeral Home

Andre K. Artis M.D.
Board Certified Cardiologist