Executive Team

Eric Cummins

Chief Executive Officer 

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.

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Susan Ballard

Chief Operating Officer

Susan joined St. Joseph Orphanage in 1994 after earning her Bachelors of Arts degree majoring in Social Work from Purdue University and her Masters in Social Work from Indiana University. Susan has served in a number of roles at St. Joe’s, including Individual and Family Therapist, Admission Coordinator, Director of Admissions, and Chief Strategy Officer. Throughout her long standing career at St. Joe’s, Susan has passionately led efforts to break down barriers and ensure that children and families are able to quickly and easily receive needed St. Joe’s services. In her current role of Chief Operating Officer, Susan successfully oversees the services that comprise St. Joe’s robust continuum of innovative, client centered care. Susan is a proud past recipient of the Ohio Children’s Alliance George Stevens Award and continues to enthusiastically serve on a variety of committees that advocate for child and family behavioral health, child welfare, and education services.

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John Colegrove

Chief Financial Officer

John joined St. Joseph Orphanage 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.

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Joe Rieman

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

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John Parran

Chief People Officer

John Parran joined St. Joseph Orphanage in 2021 after serving as a private consultant and Talent Manager for Meritor, Inc. John has extensive experience leading training, culture change, and employee engagement initiatives for various private and publicly traded organizations, believing “people are at the heart of everything we do.” He has worked in sales, distribution and logistics, manufacturing, and education, giving him a unique customer-focused perspective to employee growth and development. As Chief People Officer, John leads the Human Resources and Employee Engagement functions of St. Joe’s, building upon the passion, purpose, and rich history that makes St. Joe’s a great place to work. John continues to serve on various local workforce development and career services committees, and is a featured guest speaker for local colleges and business councils. John received his B.A. in Communication from the University of Cincinnati and his M.S. in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University.

Matt Dierkers

Chief Development Officer

We are excited to welcome Matt to our Executive Team. We will have an updated bio soon!

Direct Care, Therapists, Care Coordinators, Teachers, Finance, Human Resources, and More Make An Impact At Work Everyday. Our Mission St. Joseph Orphanage is a comprehensive behavioral health and educational treatment agency that helps children and their families on the road to recovery and success.

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