The Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE

A nonprofit mental health center staffed by a diverse team, united in the philosophy that by working together we can best offer hope for people living with mental illness.


MISSION: The Lindner Center of HOPE is a nonprofit mental health center staffed by a diverse team, united in the philosophy that by working together we can best offer hope for people living with mental illness. The patient and family are at the center of our treatment, education, and research.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: Lindner Center of HOPE, located in Mason, Ohio, has one of the largest medical staffs of any free-standing mental healthcare center in the country, offering deep and broad expertise in the care of mental illnesses. The Center’s facilities, combined with

the expertise of the medical staff, allow clinicians to provide nearly every level of mental health care to treat most diagnoses at the highest level of complexity. The Center includes a Research Institute where world-renowned researchers conduct clinical trials aimed at bringing cutting-edge treatments into clinical practice quickly.

Guided by the values of empathy, compassion, and excellence, clinicians and staff have worked together over the years to help tens of thousands of patients in Ohio and around the globe. Our country’s need for high quality mental health care is greater than ever before. Approximately one in four people experience significant mental health symptoms each year. Nearly everyone is personally touched by mental illness, either through their own experience, or through family, friends, and coworkers. Now is the time for Lindner Center of HOPE to grow to meet the needs of the community—to be an essential place for many more people to receive help along their mental health journey.

HOPE starts here. Together, we can ensure people have access to life-changing mental health care now and well into the future.

Board of Directors
S. Craig Lindner
Frances R. Lindner
Sandra Amoils, M.D.
William Butler
Paul R. Crosby, M.D., MBA
John C. Byrd, M.D.
Andrew Filak, Jr., M.D.
Suzette Fisher
Greg Harmeyer
Thomas Hiltz, Esq.
Rick Hinds
Paul E. Keck, M.D.
Anne Kereiakes
Vincent Rinaldi
J. Scott Robertson
Pam Sibcy
Jon Zipperstein

Executive Team
Paul R. Crosby, M.D., MBA, President & CEO
Danielle J. Johnson, M.D., FAPA, Chief Medical Officer
Susan L. McElroy, M.D., Chief Research Officer
Lorene Walter, M.D., Clinical Director of Outpatient Services; Medical Director of Mindful Transitions, Adult Partial Hospital Program
Brett Dowdy, Psy.D., Chief Patient Experience Officer & Chief of Psychological Services
Jennifer Pierson, Senior Director, Marketing & Outreach
Mary Alexander, Senior Director of Development
Marilyn Schwemberger, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Nursing Officer
Laura Nixon, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Melissa Slater, Senior Director, Human Resources
Rebecca Dickerscheid, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Director, Residential Services

• Break Down the Stigma – Attend the Center’s FREE Community Education Series

• Join us in transforming lives – Donate to our Transforming HOPE Campaign. Gifts help expand our facilities, increase the number of patients served, and lessen the suffering of people with mental illness.

• Attend “Boost Your Well-Being” Event – May 10, 2023 – Sarah Brown, host of Failing Forward, hosts a live podcast interview with Laurie Little, Psy.D., Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychologist

4075 Old Western Row Rd.
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 536-4673

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