E. Darlene Schrickel-Mitchell, M.H.A. Executive Vice President & Founder
Edie has served clinically and administratively as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of both private-for-profit and public/governmental healthcare agencies and hospitals in several states. She has over 20 years experience in the development of healthcare delivery systems including development of Policy and Procedures to meet JCAHO, HFAP, ACA and NCCHC standards achieving Accreditation and Medicare/Medicaid Certification in each of the organizations. Her administrative control included medical, mental health, and addictions in both adolescent and adult health care facilities with various levels of care.
Edie has extensive management experience, including the following: Quality Assurance Director for the Cambridge Mental Health and Developmental Center in Cambridge, Ohio; District Services Administrator for a ten county area for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; CEO/COO for the construction, development, and opening of Northwest Passages a for-profit Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hospital in Boise, Idaho (now a facility of the St. Alphonso Hospital network); Executive Director of the Preble County Mental Health Center in Eaton, Ohio; Program Administrator and Senior Management Analyst for Charlotte County Corrections Institute and the Florida Department of Corrections; Statewide Healthcare Administrator for the Corrections Medical Center and the institutions of the Ohio Department of Corrections working with the CMC staff and institutional staff under the leadership of Director Reginald Wilkenson and Assistant Director Thomas Stickrath, J.D. where she worked with CMC staff to develop Stephens Ministry for the Cadre, a Pallative Care Unit and the CMC interface at the OSU Medical Center Corrections Unit and the OSU Resident Rotation; Contracted Statewide Healthcare Administrator for the Wyoming Department of Corrections and its institutions, sunsetting the Consent Decree with the Department of Justice. In addition, Edie has participated in the development of the Torrington, Wyoming, Special Needs Facility; CEO/COO for the construction and opening of two for profit geriatric psychiatry hospitals, achieving accreditation and Medicare/Medicaid Certification of each hospital.
Edie earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and an Ohio Certificate in Addictions Counseling. She also trained as an X-Ray Technician at Ohio Valley Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va.
Edie's three children Phillip, Scott and Joyce Schrickel and their families live in Ohio.