Harbor Leadership



John Sheehan
President/Chief Executive Officer

John M. Sheehan serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harbor, a position he has held since August 2013. Prior to joining Harbor he was a consultant for All Tier Health Care Consulting (2011-2013) working on health care integration projects for various organizations around the country. Read more...


Seth Rupp
Chief Operating Officer

Seth T. Rupp, MBA, joined Harbor in October 2013, bringing extensive operational and integration experience. Prior to joining Harbor, Seth was the General Manager/Executive and Healthcare Strategist at Netsmart, the largest Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) and solutions provider for the Health and Human services industry, located in Kansas City. Read more...


Steve Benjamin
Senior VP, Clinical Services

Steve Benjamin, LISW-S, joined Harbor in August of 1987. Mr. Benjamin is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at Harbor and is responsible for over 350 staff that provides a wide continuum of needed behavioral health services. Read more...


Gwen Jones
Senior VP, Quality Improvement & Compliance

Gwen Jones joined Harbor, (then known as West Center) in 1988 as a clinical therapist. Ms. Jones epitomizes integrity, hard work, respect and compassion. Gwen started her career as a Social Worker at Prince Georges General Hospital located in Landover, Maryland. Read more...


Ed Speedling
Senior VP, Inpatient Services

Ed Speedling, MSW, MHA joined Harbor in December 2014. Prior to joining Harbor, Ed was the Chief Executive Officer at Arrowhead Behavioral Health (Maumee, Ohio). Read more...


Scott Acus
Executive Director, Clinical Services Behavioral Connections

D. Scott Acus, MA, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, brings twenty years of human services experience to his position as Executive Director of Clinical Services at Harbor and Behavioral Connections. Read more...


Jim Aulenbacher
Executive Director, Clinical Services

Jim Aulenbacher, LPCC-S, joined Harbor in 2007. Prior to joining Harbor, Jim spent 27 years at Zepf Center (Toledo, OH) in a variety of positions which broadened his experience in clinical programs and administration. Read more...


John Betts
Executive Director, Rural Health Development

Mr. Betts joined Harbor in 2003 bringing over 40 years of extensive administrative, management and operational experience. At Harbor, Mr. Betts is the Executive Director of Rural Health where he is the administrator of Behavioral Connections. Read more...


Jess Bringolf
Executive Director, Information Technology & Data Analytics

Jess M. Bringoff joined Harbor in 2005 as a programmer working heavily with the Electronic Health Records system (EHR) for the first six years. In 2011, Jess was promoted to the Director of the Information Technology Department with a staff of seven. Read more...


Theresa Butler
Executive Director, Clinical Services

Theresa Butler, LPPC-S, LSW joined Harbor April 2014. Ms. Butler brings extensive experience in various capacities of administration, management, and direct care in the provision of community mental health and substance abuse services. Read more...


Jean Drees
Executive Director, Marketing & Community Affairs

Jean M. Drees joined Harbor in 2008, bringing extensive knowledge in brand reputation management, sales, and community relations. Ms. Drees is currently the Executive Director of Marketing and Community Affairs, overseeing fundraising/event management, communications and assists in legislative advocacy work. Read more...


John Fortner
Executive Director, Facilities & Real Estate

John Fortner, MBA, joined Harbor as part of the Behavioral Connections merger in July 2014. John was hired into the Controller position at Behavioral Connections in 2008 and assumed the role of Director of Operations in 2010. Read more...


Mary Pat Gebers
Executive Director, Finance

Mary Pat Gebers joined Harbor in 1997 bringing years of professional, financial and management experience. Mary Pat has cultivated a unique breadth of knowledge and skills as a result of working for corporations both large and small, as well as in both the service and manufacturing fields. Read more...


Bushra Qureishi, MD, DABPN
Medical Director

Bushra Qureishi, MD, DABPN, joined Harbor in April 2009 as a Child and Adult Psychiatrist. Prior to joining Harbor, Dr. Qureishi worked as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Madison Center in South Bend, IN. In addition to her primary role at Harbor, Dr. Qureishi assumed the role of Acting Medical Director in March 2011. Read more...


Janis Woodworth
Executive Director, Clinical Services

Janis G. Woodworth, RN, PhD joined Harbor in December 2003 as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Woodworth worked on completing a doctoral internship and a post doctoral fellowship (2001-2013) through the Northwest Ohio Consortium. A great deal of this training was completed at Harbor. Read more...


Other Harbor Services


Individual and Group Counseling
Community Support Services
Developmental Pediatrics
Child Psychology
Psychiatric Evaluation
School-Based Programs
Psychological Testing
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
Vocational & Rehabilitation Services
Career Assessments
Community Based Counseling
Integrated/Primary Care
Parenting Groups
Medication Management
Dual Diagnosis
On-Site Pharmacy
Wellness Education