James H. Stewart, CEO/President VCard VCard

James (Jamie) was appointed CEO in June 2016. He joined Grafton in August 2008 as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice-President.  As a successful financial and administrative leader he has over twenty years’ progressive experience in a healthcare environment.   Jamie’s responsibilities have included direction and supervision of multiple corporations and departments including Information Technology, Engineering and Facilities, Human Resources, Regulatory Compliance, Payroll and Finance.

Jamie previously served as Chief Financial Officer at The Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) in Bloomington, Indiana where he spearheaded the implementation of an electronic client record system. This implementation and development  subsequently was awarded by HIMSS the prestigious Herman E. Davies Award in 2006 becoming one of the few behavioral healthcare organizations to have been honored since the award’s inception in 1995. The HIMSS Davies awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the implementation and use of health information technology.  Jamie also was a key executive leader in the first ever multi-state merger of Community Mental Health Centers creating a combined service entity of three separate corporations with over $200 million in annual revenues across more than 30 counties in two states.  This process helped set the foundation for a corporation now controlling entities in 5 states and creating a large multi-state presence and voice for Behavioral Health heretofore not heard.

He earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Business Administration with a Healthcare Administration Concentration from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Kent Houchins, Chief Administrative Officer VCard VCard

Kent is Grafton’s Chief Administrative Officer and joined the organization in September 2010. Kent brings a wealth of experience to Grafton, having worked in the behavioral health services field for over sixteen years.

In his previous role as the clinical director for the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village, he managed a 188 bed residential and group home facility. In this role, Kent worked toward expanding the organization’s continuum of care to community and home based services and helped develop multidisciplinary treatment teams.

He earned a BA in Psychology from Ball State University and a Master’s degree in social work from Indiana University. Kent also holds a master’s in business administration from Indiana State University and is a licensed clinical social worker.

Kimberly Sanders, President, Ukeru SystemsVCard VCard

Kim has worked with children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities for nearly 20 years. During her tenure at Grafton, Kim has served as Program Supervisor, Case Manager, Adult Services Administrator, Residential Administrator and Executive Director of the Winchester facility. She has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Outcomes Officer since October 2010. Kim has presented at the national and international level on the Minimization of Restraint and Seclusion model and she is recognized as an innovator for moving towards a physical restraint free environment at Grafton.

Kim’s education includes a BA in Psychology from Shepherd College and a MS in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University.


Scott Zeiter, Chief Operating OfficerVCard VCard

Scott joined Grafton in January 2011.   As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees the operations of all of Grafton’s programs and services.  Scott was previously the CEO of North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, and managed a turnaround initiative resulting in full compliance with regulatory and licensing agencies, implemented creative and innovative programming in alignment with the children’s services system of care transformation initiative in Virginia, and ensured financial stability and reinvestment in the program.

Prior to his role at North Spring, Scott served as Risk Manager/Director of Performance Improvement at The Horsham Clinic in Ambler, Pennsylvania where he managed numerous aspects of the risk management program, coordinated performance improvement initiatives and provided clinical supervision to social work staff, specializing in structural family therapy.

Scott earned a BA from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed clinical social worker.

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