Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress


Sherri Jewett, Executive Director

The Executive Director works with the ASAP Board of Directors to establish ASAP goals and policies, and is responsible for ASAP strategy, communications, operations, staff, and results. The Executive Director is a highly visible leader in the community, and a strong advocate for substance use disorder prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Sherri previously served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of several psychiatric and substance use hospitals in the area including Hendricks Behavioral Hospital in Plainfield and Valle Vista Health System in Greenwood. Prior to that work, Sherri worked with Community Hospitals across the Midwest and East to develop psychiatric and substance use services that were consistent with and responsive to community needs.

Matthew Neville, Director of Operations

The Director of Operations is responsible for developing and maintaining all communication delivered by ASAP to clients, partners, and the public, as well as oversees the financial, office management, and IT functions of ASAP.

Matthew was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, and has a Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science from University of Southern Indiana.

Tara Tiller Todd, Health Systems Navigator

The Health Systems Navigator is responsible for helping clients navigate the insurance marketplace, and supporting clients during their recovery journey.

Tara graduated from Franklin College in 2012 with a Liberal Arts degree in Biology and minor in Sociology. She has worked in the Healthcare field for almost a decade and has been a Certified Indiana Navigator since 2017. Tara currently is ASAP’s Health Systems Navigator, helping clients apply for insurance and connecting people with resources within the community. She is a Columbus City resident who enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, and loves trying out new cultural cuisines.

Rachel Rohm, Recovery Specialist

Rachel is a Certified CHW/ CRS and provides one on one recovery coaching on location at the ASAP HUB. She also facilitates recovery meetings on site, conducts or sits in on ASAP Sober Living participant interviews, coordinates care for those who walk in needing referrals to inpatient, outpatient treatment, community resources and everything in between. Rachel has several years of experience working in mental health and substance use disorder services as well as a personal history maintaining her own recovery with substance use disorder.

Austin Hagedorn, Recovery Specialist

Austin moved into sober living in order to commit himself to long term recovery here in Columbus. He has since moved into a management position which has only strengthened his own recovery, and knowledge in the field. Today he works here at the ASAP Hub as a recovery specialist helping clients connect to resources, as well as discussing the difficult intricacies related to finding and maintaining sobriety.  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

Ashley Brown, Recovery Specialist

Ashley graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in World Languages and Cultures as a Spanish major and with a minor in French. She is a community-oriented individual and focuses on building connections between cultures in the community. She enjoys fine arts such as ballet and theatre. 

Ben Beatty, Community Recovery Housing Liaison 

Ben was previously a member of the operations staff at Progress House, Inc. in Indianapolis. He is trained as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CAPRC II) and is a member of the local recovery community. Ben has a B.G.S degree from Indiana University.

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