New leader chosen for local substance abuse prevention agency

Sherri Jewett. Photo courtesy of ASAP

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County has chosen a new executive director.

The agency is announcing that Sherri Jewett will be taking over the role as of July 12th. Outgoing executive director Doug Leonard will stay on through the end of July and then take on an advisory role.

Jewett has led psychiatric and substance use hospitals in the area including Hendricks Behavioral Health in Plainfield and Valle Vista Health System in Greenwood. She has previous experience developing psychiatric and substance use services in communities across the Midwest and East Coast.

ASAP is a not-for-profit corporations that operates the ASAP Hub and ASAP Sober Living. It leads local efforts to identify and establish solutions to substance misuse and substance use disorders through advocacy, treatment and education. It was formed in 2017 through joint efforts of Columbus Regional Health, the city of Columbus and Bartholomew County and is funded largely through public safety income tax revenues.

You can find out more about ASAP here.

Doug Leonard. Photo courtesy of ASAP.