Ann Macker, MA

Executive Director     

Brief bio: Ann began her career as a K-12 teacher. Upon completing graduate school, she became a mental health therapist for families, children, and women who had experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. For the last several years, Ann has enjoyed teaching in the psych departments of Ivy Tech and PNW. She is especially interested in psychological health and wellness practices, and is happy to be part of MHAPC.     


Grace Gidley, BS

Director of Programs.

An intern for Open Door Social Club in the summer of 2015, Grace has been a part of this agency for 3 years in various positions. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Purdue Northwest.

2018 Board of Directors:


Chair -- Carol Nordstrom

Secretary -- Barb LaRocco


Jamie Grace 

Colby Barkes

Allison Thomas

Dave Reynolds

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