Meet the caring team of professionals who are dedicated to providing you with a safe and therapeutic environment for your recovery journey. In addition to our leadership team, our clinical and professional staff includes: Physicians, Licensed Nurses, Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, Recovery Assistants, Licensed Social Workers, Prevention Specialists, Licenses Mental Health Counselor, Professional Support Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Ron Berg is a well-respected and highly accomplished behavioral healthcare professional with more than 30 years employment with Prelude. Ron began his involvement as a graduate student intern…
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Russell oversees accounting, payroll, and revenue cycle operations. Her background in finance and internal auditing provides her with extensive knowledge and experience related to the…
Vice President, Clinical Operations
April Knudsen joined Prelude Behavioral Services in 2015 and brought more than thirteen years of community involvement, operational leadership, and behavioral…
Sandy Durbala joined the Prelude team in 2009 to help further philanthropic support for the benefit of our patients and their families. Managing the marketing and fundraising efforts, she is responsible for…
Fonda Frazier began her career at Prelude in 1984 as a counselor and was promoted to Clinical Director in 1988. With 30 years of experience working with substance abuse and mental health disorders…
Mike Rouse spent sixteen years in the social work field before joining the Prelude team in 1999. He joined the Prevention department in 1999. He moved to Information Technology Department in 2000. Mike specialized…
Central Iowa Regional Director
Jason Vermeer comes to Prelude with over 25 years of experience in mental health and chemical dependency counseling. He is a Licensed Mental . . .
Human Resources Director
Melinda Pollmeier joined the Prelude team in 2017 and brings over 10 years of HR experience in both not-for-profit and for-profit companies. She is responsible for all functions of HR including . . .