Our Executive Director

20161128_102936Lisa Hansford has accepted the position of Executive Director at Friends of The Castle, Inc. Ms. Hansford’s undergraduate degree is in Social Work (BSW) from Capital University.  She also was awarded a Master (MA) in Conflict Analysis and Engagement from Antioch University Midwest.  She has been a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in good standing since 2006. She officially started at The Castle on Monday, October 31st, 2016.

Ms. Hansford brings a unique and varied blend of education, knowledge, and skills to her new position including experience in administrative and clinical oversight of mental health and chemical dependency organizations.  She was most recently employed as a School Based Therapist for South Community, Inc.  Prior to that, she was employed for five years as a Behavioral Health Counselor for Nova Behavioral Health and 6 years at CHOICES, Inc as a Licensing, Training, and Recruiting social worker.

The Castle is excited to have Lisa join our team and provide direction for the services we offer to our members.  Her education, licensure, and work experience are a perfect fit for The Castle as it transitions to new service provision and funding models. Even more importantly, her focus on client care is consistent with the mission and core values of The Castle. Please welcome Lisa Hansford to her new role at The Castle.  She can be contacted by telephone at 937-433-3931 or via her email address at Lhansfordcastle@gmail.com.