The opioid epidemic in Indiana continues, deaths that involved synthetic opioids other than methadone (including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) continued to rise with more than 28,400 overdose deaths in 2018. Too many Indiana families continue to suffer and lose loved ones to the disease of addiction.
As a part of RCA at Indianapolis, you will be joining the forefront of the battle against substance abuse in Indiana and help Recovery Centers of America bring high-quality, affordable addiction treatment to those in need of help. The opportunity to make a difference in your community and save thousands of lives from the disease of addiction is what makes a career at RCA far more than just a job. At RCA, you will join a group of truly dedicated and compassionate professionals to make a real difference in the life of others.
Recovery Centers of America chose the location for RCA at Indianapolis based on not just the local need but also because of its incredible location, just 20 minutes outside of downtown Indianapolis and Eagle Creek Park. We believe that our facility’s access to a sprawling metropolitan area and a gorgeous outdoor nature reserve make RCA at Indianapolis a fantastic place to work.
Opened in December of 2020, RCA Indianapolis offers comprehensive, individualized treatment services for a wide range of substance abuse issues, including alcohol, opiates, heroin, and methamphetamine. The campus offers a variety of evidence-based treatment protocols designed to effectively treat drug and alcohol addiction, as well as support long-term, meaningful recovery for patients and their families. Additional patient services include yoga and mindfulness meditation; family, group and individual counseling; educational seminars and outpatient treatment programs.
Join RCA at Indianapolis and help us save 1,000,000 lives one neighborhood at a time!
A Day in the Life
RCA Substance Abuse Counselor
A Day in the Life
RCA INDIANAPOLIS LEADERSHIP
One of the keys to success for RCA at Indianapolis is great management. Its management team has a proven track record of high-quality addiction treatment. At RCA, we believe that strong leadership isn’t just great for the company, it’s also an opportunity to learn from the best and grow as a professional.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie L. Anderson, LCSW is the Chief Executive Officer for RCA at Indianapolis. Stephanie holds bachelor’s degrees in both Criminal Justice and Ballet from Indiana University. She received her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in working with at-risk, delinquent youth and their families. Her work included a focus on the treatment of co-morbid mental health and addiction disorders.
Both during and after her Master’s program, she worked as a Deputy Juvenile Officer for the St. Louis City Family Courts serving families involved with the Gun Court Program, Child Abuse and Neglect Services, Drug Court Program and General Field supervision Unit. After moving back to Indianapolis in 2008, Stephanie provided direct practice mental health and addiction care to a variety of populations as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at community-based agencies in Marion County, IN.
She began serving the State of Indiana in 2014 as an employee of the Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, where she was the Deputy Director of Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services. While at the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Stephanie was responsible for leading Division initiatives related to Adult Forensic Populations, Serious Mental Illness, Addiction Treatment, State Opioid Treatment Programs, Services for Homeless Populations and Veterans, and Emergency Preparedness. In 2016, she continued her public service to the State of Indiana as the is the Executive Director of Addiction Recovery Services for the Indiana Department of Correction. While there, Stephanie and her team lead the transformation of the clinical addiction treatment programming across all the State Correctional Facilities.
Stephanie joins RCA at Indianapolis after working in the private behavioral health sector as the CEO of a youth behavioral health residential facility. She is excited to be able to bring her passion for supporting those who seek recovery to the state-of-art programming in Indianapolis.
William Cooke, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, AAHIVS, is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, specializing in family medicine, addiction medicine, and HIV medicine. His work has been covered by CBS, NBC, PBS, the BBC, USA Today, the New York Times, NPR, and others. In 2019, he was named National Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians and joined the ranks of two US surgeons general and a former secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services by receiving the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award. He was also the first physician in the nation to be awarded the Pillar of Excellence by Addiction Policy Forum.
Diana Williams MSW, LCSW has 30 years of experience working in the field substance abuse and mental health. She is currently the Clinical Director for RCA-Indy. Her previous work includes: Project Director of the Center for Behavioral Health for Altarum, a consulting firm in Washington, DC. She was the Behavioral Health Deputy Director at the Office of Mental Health and Addiction Policy and Planning, Department for the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction where she was the Single State Authority. She also has experience in the Criminal Justice system where she was the Program Director for the Indiana Department of Corrections and implemented substance abuse and skill building programs throughout the 32 prisons in the state. She spent 10 years as an associate professor at Indiana University teaching graduate Social Work students about Substance Use Disorders and Recovery while working full time as the Clinical Director at Tara Treatment Center in Franklin, IN. In her career Diana has dedicated her time to raising the awareness of the benefits of recovery from addiction, developing programs for substance abuse clients and been an advocate of integration of systems for the better health and well- being of all people. She is a mentor for many young people who are interested in working in the field of recovery and has been a long time recovery ally and champion.
Director of Admissions & Utilization Review
Tracey Isaac is the Director of Admissions and Utilization Review at RCA. Tracey joined Recovery Centers of America in November 2020. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling in 2000 from Trevecca Nazarene University. Tracey’s diverse professional background includes working in various settings focused on mental health, corrections, and counseling. She has worked in inpatient and residential treatment centers with adults and children. Tracey is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.
TEAMS AT RCA INDIANAPOLIS
Click on any department to learn more about their function at Recovery Centers of America – Indianapolis.
The Admissions Department is the first point of contact for patients entering RCA’s facilities. Empathy and professionalism are key so new patients, who are just starting their recovery journey, feel comforted and reassured. Admissions works directly with the Mission Center at the King of Prussia office to obtain intake information for pre-screened, pre-authorized patients scheduled for admission in order to complete the admissions process at their respective facilities. Admissions professionals guide newly arrived patients through the full gamut of physical screening, performing Bio-Psycho-Social, Medical, & Psychiatric assessments, and entering patient health data and history into our Electronic Health Record System (Avatar) as necessary.
The Case Management Department is responsible for patient aftercare. Case Managers work directly with patients under their care, as well as alongside the clinical department. They also put together a discharge plan detailing where the patient will go after they finish their inpatient stay at RCA, follow up services, and treatments the patient will need.
The Clinical Department is responsible for implementing new programs and treatments, as well as also making sure all existing treatments are consistently meeting patient needs. They gather patient feedback and report relevant data up the chain. Clinical is also in charge of distributing printed educational materials such as workbooks, handouts, and patient assessments. Clinical consists of accredited experts in the field of addiction treatment who are expected to offer guidance and expertise to patients as well as the staff at their respective facilities. The Clinical Department also includes therapists who manage a wide profile of patient cases offering group, individual, and family counseling.
The Housekeeping Department is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of RCA facilities. They perform day to day activities to ensure that all patient rooms and meeting spaces are maintained to RCA’s high standards.
The Human Resources Department manages a range of different functions at RCA facilities. This department is responsible for recruiting, screening, and interviewing qualified candidates. Human Resources also handles employee relations, payroll administration, benefits, and plays a strategic role in managing people and the workplace culture and environment.
The Medical Department is the highest authority when it comes to ensuring all patients are physically stable during their stay at Recovery Centers of America. Should a medical emergency ever arise, the Medical Department is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every patient entering an RCA facility undergoes a thorough health assessment by the Medical Department. The Medical Department determines which medication protocols are appropriate during detox, inpatient stay, and medication-assisted treatment where applicable. They also offer medical insight to the facility staff whenever necessary and provide guidance during admissions of medically complicated cases. Patients with co-occurring physical ailments rely on the Medical Department for assessments and treatment planning.
The Nursing Department’s key role is maintaining the physical stability and safety of all patients. Members of the Nursing Department perform regular rounds to consistently assess the physical wellbeing of monitored patients and administer medications when necessary. Nursing works under the guidance of the Medical Department.
The Quality Assurance Department ensures proper documentation occurs as required by law, as well as for internal company usage. They are also responsible for processing and responding to all incident reports originating at their home site. This department serves as Corporate’s independent oversight team, ensuring all operations comply with applicable laws, regulations, and rules such as State Regulations, Accreditors HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and plays an essential role in preserving RCA’s integrity and reputation.
RCA’s Recovery Support Specialists are a very important part of the Clinical Department. Often the most common point of contact for patients, they maintain order at their respective facilities, guide patients to their scheduled groups and meetings, and ensure an efficient flow of day to day activities. They also offer one-on-one support to patients when appropriate. Recovery Support Specialists are compassionate and empathetic, they often form close bonds with RCA patients.
The Transportation Department provides patient transportation to and from RCA facilities, as well as takes patients on scheduled field trips and doctor’s appointments as necessary.
The Utilization Review Department acts as a liaison between our facility, our patients, and our patients’ insurance companies. They constantly communicate with insurance to advocate necessary treatments on the behalf of our patients and bill the insurance companies for patient time at the facility and services rendered. It’s their duty to make sure the care our patients need is paid for by their insurance.
EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
I honestly love working at RCA. The management work just as hard if not harder than they expect their staff to. The staff are all eager to help each other succeed and grow. There is a ton of room for advancement through the company and I honestly would love to retire at RCA.”
-Employee @ RCA Indianapolis
Top notch upper management team had taken over. This has led to positive change in policy and procedures which benefits both staff and patients.”
-Nurse @ RCA Indianapolis
Having worked in similar position with another agency I was immediately struck by the resources built in to the program to support our patients. Yes the facility itself is outstanding, but the dedication and compassion in the staff is incredible. I have seen staff go the extra mile for our patients because they genuinely care. I am seeing positive progress by leadership to address kinks and streamline processes to improve the day to day functioning and communication. I feel supported by leadership and have seen good teamwork between staff members.”
-Supervisor @ RCA Indianapolis