Helene Cross, President & CEO of Fairbanks Hospital, will speak on addictions in women.
Helene was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Indianapolis in 1974.
Since that time she
has worked in area health and human services organizations.
In 2001 she became President & Chief Executive Officer, of Fairbanks, and in 2006 she assumed the additional position of President & Chief Ex- ecutive Officer of Hope Academy, the recov- ery high school at Fairbanks.
Previously she held administrative positions at Easter Seals Crossroads, St. Vincent Hospital, Wishard Hospital, CICOA and The John Boner Cen- ter.
She holds an MS Management, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana and BA Psychology, Purdue University. boards and committees; the current ones are: The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC), National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), the National Alliance for Alcohol Research and Education, the advisory board for Indianapo- lis Woman Magazine, State Division of Men- tal Health and Addiction Transformation Work Group, and the United Way Commu- nity Planning and Research Committee.
She is a former member and president of the In- dianapolis Historic Preservation Commis- sion.
For relaxation she
reads, cooks, travels and combines those areas of interest with a love for Italy.
husband, Bob, have been married for 31 years.