Stephanie L. Anderson, LCSW is the Chief Executive Officer for RCA at Indianapolis. Stephanie holds bachelor’s degrees in both Criminal Justice and Ballet from Indiana University. She received her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in working with at-risk, delinquent youth and their families. Her work included a focus on the treatment of co-morbid mental health and addiction disorders.
Both during and after her Master’s program, she worked as a Deputy Juvenile Officer for the St. Louis City Family Courts serving families involved with the Gun Court Program, Child Abuse and Neglect Services, Drug Court Program and General Field supervision Unit. After moving back to Indianapolis in 2008, Stephanie provided direct practice mental health and addiction care to a variety of populations as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at community-based agencies in Marion County, IN.
She began serving the State of Indiana in 2014 as an employee of the Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, where she was the Deputy Director of Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services. While at the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Stephanie was responsible for leading Division initiatives related to Adult Forensic Populations, Serious Mental Illness, Addiction Treatment, State Opioid Treatment Programs, Services for Homeless Populations and Veterans, and Emergency Preparedness. In 2016, she continued her public service to the State of Indiana as the Executive Director of Addiction Recovery Services for the Indiana Department of Correction. While there, Stephanie and her team lead the transformation of the clinical addiction treatment programming across all the State Correctional Facilities.
As a new board member for Drug Free Marion County, Stephanie is excited to be able to bring her passion for supporting the community through prevention and treatment efforts in our community.