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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 Hughes
President and CEO | Edgewater Health

Senior Management

Mohammad Butt, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Jerrica Butler, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Chief Integration Officer

Ben Clement, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer

Michael LaBroi, MBA
Chief Information Officer

Ron Williams, MA
Chief Clinical Officer

Arlene Pearson, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer

Corporate Board Members


Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes
President & CEO
Edgewater Health

Jerome L. Ezell, JD
Attorney at Law

Sharon Johnson-Shirley, Ed.D.
Vice Chair
Superintendent, Lake Ridge Schools Corp.

Randy Boarden
Konica Minolta

Carol J. Cody
Executive Secretary, Lake County Government Center


Ellen Szarleta

Larry Brewer

Bernard Carter

Senator Lonnie M. Randolph

Shirley P. Thomas
Retired Educator

Derek Dawson, M.D.

Tracy Williams
Hinton & Williams Funeral Home

Colleen Ramquist
Owner, Tree Top Studio

Jennifer Montague
Vice President, NIPSCO

Justin Mount
Major Account Manager, Indiana American Water

Ambassadors for Edgewater

Calvin Bellamy
Attorney, Krieg DeVault

Dr. Thomas Coley
President, Ivy Tech Community College

Lourdes M. Dennison
Broker Associate/Realtor, McColly Real Estate &
Executive Director, Asian American Medical Association

Roosevelt Haywood, III
President & CEO, Haywood and Fleming Associates

Karen Lauerman
President and CEO
Lake County IN Economic Alliance (LCEA)

Doris Leaf
STASH Construction

Dr. Dan Lowery
Former President, Calumet College of St. Joseph

Maurice G. Mabon
Investors Trust

Andrea Pearman
Creative Commander, Diversified Marketing Strategies

Chris White
Publisher, The Northwest Indiana Times