Dale Crowder, Crawfordsville facility manager, and Tom Gilliom, Valley Oaks CEO, cut the ribbon at the renovated office.
Photo courtesy of Valley Oaks Health
Dale Crowder, Crawfordsville facility manager, and Tom Gilliom, Valley Oaks CEO, cut the ribbon at the renovated office. Photo courtesy of Valley Oaks Health
Under a bright blue sky and a hot August sun, Valley Oaks Health CEO Tom Gilliom told an assembled crowd of nearly 50 people Tuesday that renovations, re-branding and the subsequent ribbon cutting represented a warm and inviting environment.
Valley Oaks’ Crawfordsville office, located at 1480 Darlington Ave., is part of a nine-county enterprise that is headquartered in Lafayette. Formerly known as Wabash Valley Health Alliance, the organization addresses mental health and substance abuse issues. It has spent more than a year going through a transformation designed to become more transparent, more open and ultimately provide even better services to those in need.
“To see how bright and inviting this is now, compared to how dark it was, is just amazing” Gilliom said in his address. “And that’s exactly what we want, for everyone to feel welcome.”
County Commissioner John Frey, also a Valley Oaks board member, thanked the assembled staff for their hard work and great successes.
Facility manager Dale Crowder also thanked his staff, and asked each one of the 28 to introduce themselves.
“We could never do what we do without them,” Crowder said.
Three other board members were in attendance, Montgomery County Sheriff Deputy Lonnie Jones, SE Fountain something April Hegg, who is also the vice president of the board and Paper Publisher Tim Timmons. Zoe Frantz, Chief Strategy Officer and Holly Barker, Corporate Compliance Officer, were recognized by Gilliom for their work in multiple re-openings in the nine counties.
Crawfordsville – Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Abbi Hedrick was in attendance to represent the Chamber.