Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director
Eric joined St. Joseph Orphanage as Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Director in 2014, and has over 25 years’ experience in the behavioral health and educational field, primarily working with children and families. Eric started his career working as a direct care staff on an inpatient psychiatric unit, then became a teacher in the hospital’s PH program, and then a case manager in an adolescent residential treatment program. After this, he moved to outpatient treatment as both a case manager and therapist doing home and community based treatment. Eric earned his bachelors and masters degree from Olivet Nazarene University and was an adjunct professor at Olivet Nazarene University, where he won the Willis E. Snowbarger Award for Teaching Excellence. Eric has served as the Executive Director for Willapa Behavioral Health and has been a Surveyor for over 20 years for CARF, an international organization that accredits programs and agencies in 17 countries in behavioral health, aging, medical rehabilitation, and child and youth services. He now serves on multiple boards, guiding both policy and best practices in the mental health and child welfare landscape. During Eric’s tenure, St. Joseph has experienced increased growth and financial stability and surpluses.
Chief Strategy and Integration Officer
Chief Strategy and Integration Officer
Susan joined St. Joseph in 1994 and has served in a number of roles, including Individual and Family Therapist, Admission Coordinator, and Director of Admissions. In these roles she successfully implemented innovative client-centered initiatives including Central Admissions and ‘walk-in access’, both of which allow clients to be seen immediately and at a time convenient for them. For the past four years, Susan has served as Chief Strategy Officer. This role charges her with guiding the path and execution of how St. Joes grows and thrives in the future. Susan earned her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Work from Purdue University in 1989 and her Masters in Social Work from Indiana University in 1991. She serves on a variety of Committees in state-wide Councils that advocate for child services.
Chief Services Officer
Diane joined St. Joseph in 1995 as a Clinical Director for Community Based Services after working as a therapist and Children’s Services Supervisor in Missouri and Texas. In 2006 she became the Director of Program Administration for St. Joseph Orphanage’s Altercrest Campus where she worked for the next eight years until taking her current position as Chief Services Officer. In this role, she leads the teams that provide services to the children and families we serve. Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University before moving to the Greater Cincinnati Area. Diane is also a surveyor for CARF, an international organization that accredits programs and agencies in 17 countries in behavioral health, aging, medical rehabilitation, and child and youth services.
Chief Financial Officer
John joined St. Joseph in 2015 after serving as CFO and Vice-President of various companies in the Dayton area. He has served in a number of financial and operational positions and has over 25 years experience in revenue cycle and general management as well as executive financial and strategic leadership in both non-profit and for profit organizations. As CFO, he guides the financial sustainability of programs and ensures the agency has the working capital it needs to continue to grow and thrive. John earned his Bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University and his MBA from Miami of Ohio University.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rieman graduated from Capital University in 2004 and went on to Medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. While there, he won the Pediatric Student of the Year Award for his work with the local pediatric group. He graduated Medical school in 2008 and completed his internship and residency in general psychiatry at Michigan State University, and then completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Michigan State as well. He served as chief resident of the program in 2010 and 2011. He is board certified in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. He has been serving as the Chief Medical Officer for St. Joseph Orphanage since January 2016, and guides our agency’s Medical Practices, including preparing for Integrated Healthcare. As part of our partnership affiliations, he also serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky and the Medical Director of Positive Leaps.
Chief People Officer
Jodi joined St. Joseph in March of 2010 as the Director of Education at the Altercrest Campus, after serving in various other teaching and director positions at schools in North Carolina and Florida. After serving at St. Joe’s as Director of Education, she then served as the Superintendent of Day Programs for three years before moving into her current position of Chief People Officer. Jodi is charged with leading transformational positive change in culture and employees at St. Joe’s. Jodi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as her Masters in Education from the University of Central Florida. She has also earned her certification as an Executive Coach through Case Western Reserve University and is involved in coaching with Leadership Council and other organizations.
Chief Development Officer
Russ brought 30 years of successful experience in development, finance, staff leadership and strategic organizational growth when he joined St. Joseph Orphanage in 2017 as the Chief Development Officer. Previously, Russ served in various Development roles at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, including as the Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Initiatives. In addition, Russ served in leadership roles for over fifteen years at the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a Major in Advertising from the University of Tennessee. At St. Joe’s, Russ leads our agency’s fundraising, communication, and volunteerism efforts.