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A Message from the President

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

PSA from our President

Senior Management

 Dr. Roland Walker, MD,
Chief Medical Officer

Ron Williams, MS, CADC, LCAC, MAT
Chief Clinical Officer

Melanie Hennessy, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer

Michael LaBroi, MBA
Chief Information Officer

 Arlene Mitchell-Pace, 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

Deanna Prince
First Lady – The City of Gary

Derek Dawson, M.D.

Tracy Williams
Hinton & Williams Funeral Home

Colleen Ramquist
Owner, Tree Top Studio

Jennifer Montague
Vice President, NIPSCO

Jose (Lupe) Valtierra
Purdue Extension

Justin Mount
Major Account Manager, Indiana American Water

Ambassadors for Edgewater – Reforming Soon