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The Team

Lynda Sward Clinical Director

Lynda Sward Clinical Director

BS, LAC, NCAC II, ICAC II, CADAC III, CCDP, CCJP
Lynda Sward, Clinical Director, grew up in New Jersey and committed to her professional career path in New York, eventually shifting her life journey into Indiana.  She is a trainer, educator, humanist, Interventionist, and Addiction and Family specialist, with credentials and licensure in the field of Education, Addictions; Counseling, Dual Diagnosis, and Criminal Justice.
Dr. Belinda L. Hubert Medical Director

Dr. Belinda L. Hubert Medical Director

PhD, FICPP
Dr. Hubert has extensive experience helping people more effectively cope with major life adjustments due to stress, loss, transition, medical diagnoses, or trauma. Helping clients use their strengths and develop new ones to create acceptance, health, and resilience is her focus. Dr. Hubert is board certified in psychopharmacology, which…
Jeanine Harley-Lee Counselor

Jeanine Harley-Lee Counselor

MA, ACIT
Jeanine Harley-Lee is an educator at heart. She began her educational journey at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Arts. She continued her education at DePaul University receiving a Master of Education and moved forward with her postgraduate work earning an additional Master of Instructional Leadership. Prior to her position at Heartland Recovery Center…
Jaime Rogers Director of Development & Community Outreach

Jaime Rogers Director of Development & Community Outreach

BA, ACIT
Jaime Rogers, Director of Development & Community Outreach, is a life-long resident of NWI, graduating from Portage High School and earned her B.A. from IUN. From the time that she graduated from high school to the day that she joined the team at Heartland, Jaime’s path both personally and professionally has been one of experiential learning. At times it…
Sharron Van Kooten Receptionist

Sharron Van Kooten Receptionist

Sharron Van Kooten began her education in drugs and addiction thirty years ago when she became aware that her eldest son was abusing cocaine.  For the next ten to fifteen years, her knowledge grew as he drifted between rehabs and relapses.

Eventually, he and his brother started Intervention Services which helps families get a reluctant loved one to go to…

Christian Gabrano Supportive Services

Christian Gabrano Supportive Services

Christian grew up and lived in Hammond Indiana for 28 years. He graduated from Morton Senior High School in 2003 and started college at Herron School of Arts/IUPUI. When Christian started college, his drinking and drugging career began. Christian lasted only a year in college and…
David Lee Founder

David Lee Founder

David Lee is a Board Registered Interventionist who is based out of Lowell, Indiana.  Over 13 years ago, David formed Intervention Services, Inc. which is currently the largest substance abuse and mental health intervention provider in North America.  Focusing primarily on treatment resistant, recovery resistant, and failure to launch clients, David developed the Emotional Model of Interventions, which seeks to explain the complex dynamics within family systems that occurs when someone engages…
Kevin Lee CEO

Kevin Lee CEO

BA, ACIT
Kevin grew up in a typical Northwest Indiana town in what he thought was a typical American life. He got good grades in school, worked a full time job through high school, played sports, and like most of his friends in school dabbled with drugs and alcohol. One of the people Kevin partied with at that time was his older brother David. Everything seemed normal to him. Everything was normal….until it wasn’t. While Kevin breezed through high school his brother, through…
Emily Kirk-Back Program Director

Emily Kirk-Back Program Director

BA, CADAC II
Emily Kirk-Back, Program Director at Heartland Recovery didn’t always know that working in the field of addictions was going to be her passion. Growing up she was drawn to law enforcement and she wanted to work for the FBI like Jodi Foster in Silence of the Lambs. That dream slowly went away as she found herself cycled in one bad decision and one bad habit after another. It wasn’t until about 11 years…