David Gomel, PhD, CADC
President and CEO, Rosecrance Health Network
David Gomel is President and CEO of Rosecrance Health Network. He has more than 26 years in the behavioral health field with both clinical and administrative experience. Gomel holds a doctorate of philosophy in public policy and administration with an emphasis in nonprofit administration, a master of science degree in health service administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Gomel serves on a number of local, state and national behavioral health committees, nonprofit boards, and trade organizations, and he is the immediate past chair of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health. Gomel is an active member of the Rockford community, volunteering with many charitable and athletic organizations. He joined Rosecrance in 1993.
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Rosecrance
Judi Jobe directs and coordinates all activities related to organizational development and performance improvement. In her tenure with Rosecrance, she has developed and implemented numerous programs that have received national and state recognition and have been adopted as best practice models. Jobe secured grants to establish a long-term recovery home for women with children and the study of adolescent aftercare models. She holds a bachelor of science degree in family services from Northern Illinois University and a master of science degree in management from Cardinal Stritch College. Jobe is a Certified Senior Addictions Counselor and Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a member of board of the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, serving as chair of the Education and Training Committee. She also was appointed by the governor to serve on the Illinois Task Force on Women’s Issues in Treatment.
John F. Schuster, MBA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Rosecrance
John F. Schuster is responsible for all Rosecrance financial operations. He has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare administrative leadership. Schuster is a certified public accountant with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a master’s in business administration from the University of Illinois. He is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and he previously taught at Marquette University, Southern Illinois University and Webster University.
Janis Waddell, MS, CSADC
Chief Marketing Officer, Rosecrance
Janis Waddell oversees all local, regional and national marketing efforts for the organization, including working with private and public-sector referral sources. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the addictions field, including 10 years of providing direct clinical services to adolescents. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in counseling/education from Northern Illinois University. Waddell’s areas of expertise include behavioral healthcare marketing, insurance managed care contracting, adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment, and current trends. She joined Rosecrance in 1984.
Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Rosecrance
Dr. Thomas Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the field and is certified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wright is also certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He served on the faculty at Northwestern Medical College in Chicago and at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rockford. Dr. Wright is a regular conference presenter and has been recognized as a medical educator and leader in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Wright received the Clinician of the Year award for clinical excellence from Addiction Professional in 2015. He joined Rosecrance in 2005.
Anne Boccignone, MBA
Sr. Vice President of Strategic Communications, Executive Director of The Rosecrance Foundation
Anne Boccignone oversees the activities of The Rosecrance Foundation and communications and branding strategies for Rosecrance Health Network. She hails from Beloit, Wisconsin, and has nearly 25 years of experience in private, public and nonprofit sector marketing and communications. Prior to joining Rosecrance, Boccignone spent more than a decade working in the advertising industry in Minneapolis and then as a brand strategist for a strategic communications firm in Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MBA from University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. Boccignone serves on several local non-profit arts and service organizations; she joined Rosecrance in 2014.
Kelly Epperson, JD
Vice President and General Counsel, Rosecrance
Kelly Epperson is the first-ever in-house General Counsel for Rosecrance. She has extensive experience representing physicians, hospitals and behavioral health providers. Epperson provides comprehensive legal services to Rosecrance, including directing corporate activities to protect Rosecrance’s legal interests; assisting with global join ventures, strategic partnership deals, and mergers and acquisitions; analyzing novel legal issues that uniquely impact behavioral healthcare providers; researching and influencing legislative changes at the state and federal levels; working to minimize legal exposure while maximizing legal rights; and positioning Rosecrance to be a legally sound not-for-profit so it can continue to fulfill its mission. Epperson is a 2008 graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she was Symposium Editor of the Law Review and received the Outstanding Woman Student Award. Prior to law school, she received a bachelor’s degree in east Asian studies, economics and history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Carlene Cardosi, LCSW, CADC
Regional President, Rosecrance, Inc.
Carlene Cardosi is Chief Operating Officer of Rosecrance, Inc. a subsidiary of the Rosecrance Health Network. Carlene has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance abuse treatment centers in Rockford. Carlene started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. In 2017 she was promoted to Clinical Director of Residential Services, where she developed programs for both adolescents and adults. In 2018 she was promoted to Regional Administrator, and she oversaw services in Milwaukee, McHenry County, Des Plaines, and Chicago. Most recently, Cardosi served as Vice President of Residential Services, and she supervised Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson and Harrison campuses in Rockford and the Lakeview facility in Chicago.
Julie Enockson, MBA
Regional President, Rosecrance Jackson Centers
Julie Enockson is the Regional President at Rosecrance Jackson Centers. Julie has more than 20 years of experience in financial management. She received her MBA with a specialization in Finance from Bellevue University, and attained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA. She is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO & Board Liaison, Rosecrance
Ann Bown is the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO & Board Liaison for Rosecrance Health Network. She performs a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President/CEO. Bown communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with the Rosecrance board of directors, executive team members and others on matters related to the CEO’s initiatives. She manages special projects and is the liaison between board members and the CEO’s office. Bown provides leadership for all Rosecrance support staff in establishing office practice standards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University and has more than 16 years’ experience with the organization. In addition, Bown serves on several nonprofit boards in the community.