Our Team

Marygrove employs a dedicated and skilled team of over 245 employees which includes licensed therapists, recreational therapists, a nursing staff, teachers, administration and a large support staff led by a chief executive team with over 100 years of combined experience in the field.

Marygrove is led by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of leaders from the community who give their time and resources to the organization. Board members come from diverse backgrounds, each offering a unique expertise which lends to the overall success of the organization.


  • Timothy M. Drury – President
  • Robert G. Porter – Vice President
  • David B. Helms – Treasurer
  • Roseanne Henkel – Secretary
  • Samuel P. Jenkins – Strategic Planning


  • Connie J. Brooks
  • Bob Cerame
  • Rachel A. Covington
  • Rev. Thomas French, S.M.
  • DeAnn Gueck
  • Frank Haase
  • Elliott Henry
  • Capt. Ronald Johnson
  • Dr. Deborah L. Kerber
  • John A. Key
  • Brigid McNamara
  • Avani Nayak
  • Chiung Tyan Tan
  • Hon. Gina Walsh
  • Susan Werner
  • Ted Wheeler
  • David Wilson
  • Theresa Ruzicka, ex officio


Sr. Helen Negri, LCSW, BCCSW
Chief Executive Officer

Rose Crofford, ACSW, LCSW
Chief Operations Officer

Kathryn Feldt, MHS
Chief Development Officer

Libby Baird, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer


  • Djuana Baer – Residential Services
  • Mike Baer – Transitional Living Program
  • Thomas Coleman – Information Technology
  • Al Fischer – Food Services
  • Pat Foster-Staples – Nursing
  • Cathy Herbert – Overnight Services
  • John Keller – Accounting
  • Michelle Koerner – Admissions and Therapy
  • Marcia Koester – Mission Integration
  • Joe Mueller – Mentoring
  • Courtney Noto – Development
  • Kelly Peplinski – Intensive Needs Units
  • Wendy Pikula – Educational Services
  • Sharon Richardson – Human Resources
  • Stephanie Sparks – Independent Living Program
  • Pat Tyler – Quality Assurance
  • Steve Vila – Environmental Services
  • Sedrick Williams – Crisis Services
  • Kevin Wilsey – Recreation Services