Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center
5500 Buena Vista
Roeland Park KS 66205
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 789-0951
Mission Statement
Heartland RADAC is committed to serving those affected by the impact of substance abuse by facilitating access, engagement and retention through the treatment continuum of care and fostering professional partnerships to improve services.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jason Hess
Board Chair Mr. Mike Billquist
Board Chair Company Affiliation Senior Technical Instructor, Intergraph, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Heartland RADAC is committed to serving those affected by the impact of substance abuse by facilitating access, engagement and retention through the treatment continuum of care and fostering professional partnerships to improve services.
Background Statement

Heartland RADAC began as a department within Bethany Medical Center that provided substance abuse assessments, and incorporated as a private not for profit corporation in January of 1998. Heartland RADAC’s roots in a hospital setting provided a framework for understanding of the implications of this chronic disease as well as the financial burden it imposes on families, communities and systems as a result.  Today, services are provided in 76 counties throughout Kansas and are available to all individuals regardless of income, however, through various grants and contracts Heartland RADAC typically serves: individuals at or below 200% federal poverty guidelines, pregnant women, women with children, IV drug users, individuals who are HIV positive, clients involved with the Department of Children and Families, Department of Corrections, and Community Corrections.  During the past couple of years, Heartland RADAC has added new contracts and partnerships which have provided the opportunity to service individuals with their own private health insurance, in state prisons, state hospitals, emergency stabilization facilities and others. Since its inception, Heartland RADAC’s role in the substance abuse service sector has evolved from solely providing substance abuse assessments and screening, to an organization that serves as a central point of entry, facilitating access to treatment services while also assisting individuals through care coordination and case management in their process of recovery.


Impact Statement

This past year has seen significant changes and transitions at Heartland RADAC. In December, we said goodbye to the founder and CEO, Dalyn Schmitt, as she retired from her position of 18 years. Under her leadership this agency grew from a staff of 6 providing substance abuse assessments in 5 counties, to an organization with 69 employees proving substance abuse assessments, treatment, care coordination in 76 counties throughout the State of Kansas.  I have learned a great deal under Dalyn’s leadership and am looking forward to furthering the work of this great organization in order to meet the needs of individuals and families who are impacted by substance abuse.    


Needs Statement

 

  1. Funding to complete data tracking, reporting, and billing system.  
  2. Funding to support Recovery Coaches.

 

Service Categories
Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
Areas of Service
KS
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

It is with great excitement and humbleness that I have assumed leadership of such an outstanding organization. While I am familiar with the programs, services, and staff of Heartland RADAC, I look forward to spending the next year looking at this organization through a new lens. Heartland RADAC was founded on the belief that individuals, can and do, recover from substance abuse. We also recognize that the progressive nature of addiction does not lend itself to simple or effortless changes in behavior. Individuals and families dealing with an “active addiction” must navigate through complicated systems and funding sources, and may not know how to access treatment and other recovery services. Heartland RADAC has walked with individuals down their path to recovery for over 18 years. We recognize that there are many approaches to recovery and continually strive for a balance between clinical innovation and human connection in all of the services we provide. I have always been proud to be affiliated with Heartland RADAC and am looking forward to further our professional partnerships and services in the next years. 


Programs
Description

Solutions Recovery Case Management services are offered to individuals that receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance through the State of Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) –when alcohol and/or drug use is either clinically indicated (by an assessment), or when their use is interfering with their ability to fulfill the requirements and goals of this program. These services are designed to address substance use, employment, and stability with children.

Program Budget $1,400,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Counseling
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success
Similar to long term success, short-term success occurs when clients access substance abuse treatment or other recovery services, become employed, and maintain custody of their children. 
 
Of the 442 served, 81% engaged in recovery activities or services. 
Long-Term Success
The long-term success of this is that clients become employed, maintain abstinence and avoid placement of children in DCF custody. 
In the last grant year, these services were provided to 442 individuals and their families.   Of those, 85% became employed or were completing work component activities, and 96% maintained custody of their children. 
Program Success Monitored By Heartland RADAC staff document all client activities in Heartland RADAC’s Outcome Tracking and Reporting database, and are measured by the following criteria: Within a quarter, clients access substance abuse treatment or 12 step community support group, obtain part time or full time employment, or activities that will prepare them for employment, and who maintain custody of their children.  Reports are summarized, and reviewed with staff and state contractors for quality improvement.
Examples of Program Success




The outcomes for these services reflect the time period of April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. During this quarter, 248 individuals received case management services. Of those, 85% (211) became employed; 96% (238) maintained custody of their children; and 81% (200) accessed substance abuse treatment or recovery services in the community.   



Description

DUI Care Coordinators work with individuals who have received three or more “driving under the influence” convictions. The Care Coordinators work as part of a multi-team (client, parole, and treatment programs), and provide an extra layer of accountability to ensure all parties are clear and informed about program requirements and follow through. The Care Coordinators ensure clients are following through with treatment requirements in formalized treatment settings as well as community based recovery settings, such as 12 step meetings, church, and other support groups. Recovery Coaches provide additional support to individuals and linkage to recovery services and activities. Financial assistance is also available on a limited basis to help eliminate barriers to recovery such as safe and sober housing, and reliable transportation.  In the last fiscal year, 1,047 individuals were served in this program.


Program Budget $455,200.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Relapse Prevention/Transitional Substance Abuse
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, ,
Short-Term Success
Short-term success of this program is defined using the following outcomes: increased accountability through clear communication among stakeholders, criminal justice clients successfully completed post-release supervision and all clients engage in the treatment process.
 

During the last grant year, 1,047 individuals received services through this grant.  100% of all individuals accessed substance abuse treatment or other recovery services in the community.  83% of all participants discharged successfully. 

Long-Term Success
The long-term success for this program occurs when clients successfully complete post release supervision, do not drink and drive, and ultimately abstain from using all alcohol and drugs.
During the last grant year, 1,047 individuals received services through this grant.  100% of all individuals accessed substance abuse treatment or other recovery services. 83% of all participants discharged successfully. 
Program Success Monitored By Program outcomes are documented on Heartland RADAC’s Outcome Tracking and Reporting database, and are measured by the following criteria: increased accountability is measured by communication once a month between corrections staff, client, care coordinators and/or treatment providers. Criminal justice clients’ completion of post-release supervision is measured by the number of clients who complete monitoring successfully. Clients’ engagement in the treatment process is measured by the number of clients engaged in treatment or recovery services.
Examples of Program Success

The following information is reflected for DUI clients only during the time period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  In total 1,047 unduplicated clients received services, 100% of which had monthly communication on their behalf with PO and recovery team to enhance accountability. During this time period, 100% engaged in substance abuse treatment and/or recovery services in the community. Also during this time period, 575 individuals completed post release supervision. Of those who completed, 83% (479) were successful at the end of post release supervision. 


Description

Intensive Case Management (ICM) services are provided to individuals with co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health issues who also have a history of homelessness and/or admission to state hospitals due to the progression of their illness.  The goal of ICM services is to reduce or prevent admissions to state hospitals, secure sober living environments, engage in recovery support services,and mental health services. 

Program Budget $85,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Crisis Intervention
Population Served Homeless, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success

Short term success occurs when clients access substance abuse services, obtain safe and sober housing, engage in mental health services, and avoid involuntary placements in a state hospital. 

In the last quarter, 218 individuals received ICM services. Of those, 94% (201) accessed substance abuse treatment or recovery services in the community, 78% (166) obtained safe and sober housing in their community, and 79% (169) engaged in mental health services. 

 
Long-Term Success

Long term success occurs when clients live in a safe and sober environment in the community and are not admitted to a state hospital. Since May 2012, 592 individuals have been received case management services through this grant. Of those, 491 (83%) were not admitted to a state hospital after services were initiated. 

 
Program Success Monitored By

Heartland RADAC staff document all client activities in Heartland RADAC’s Outcome Tracking and Reporting database,and collateral information is obtained through a memorandum of agreement with the State of Kansas Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). 

Examples of Program Success

From April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015, 218 individuals received ICM services. Of those, 94% (201) accessed substance abuse treatment or recovery services in the community; 79% (169) accessed mental health services; and 78% (166) secured safe and sober housing. 


Description

Clinical substance abuse assessments are conducted to determine if a “substance use disorder” is present. Clinicians licensed by the State of Kansas BSRB administer the assessment and follow up with clients who are clinically indicated for treatment to assist them in choosing the most appropriate treatment program or resource.  

Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Assessment for Substance Abuse
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, ,
Short-Term Success Heartland RADAC is required to meet specific time parameters for some clients to schedule and receive a clinical substance abuse assessment. During the past grant year, Heartland RADAC met these standards on all assessments. 84% were completed within 14 days, 11% were completed within 24 hours, and 6% were completed immediately due to an emergent need. 
Long-Term Success

Individuals will learn if substance abuse treatment is clinically indicated, and when it is, provided assistance in locating an appropriate treatment program.  In the last year, Heartland RADAC completed 6,360 clinical substance abuse assessments.  Of those:

63% (4,036) were clinically in need of substance abuse treatment and were provided assistance in locating and accessing the appropriate program.  37% (2,324) were not clinically in need of treatment .

 
Program Success Monitored By Access to Care standards are documented on Heartland RADAC’s Outcome Tracking and Reporting database, and are measured by the following criteria: emergent assessments must be provided immediately based on IV drug use or severe medical condition; urgent assessments must be completed within 24 hours, and routine assessments must be completed within 14 days.  All assessments are reviewed for quality assurance and to ensure all required time parameters are met. A monthly report is provided to all staff reflecting total numbers for each month of the fiscal year. 
Examples of Program Success

During the past grant year, Heartland RADAC met these standards on all assessments. 84% were completed within 14 days, 11% were completed within 24 hours, and 6% were completed immediately due to an emergent need.  


Description

Recovery Coaching/Peer Mentoring is provided in conjunction to case management and care coordination services. It is a non-clinical service provided by individuals who have a personal understanding of addiction and the complicated path of recovery. The primary goal of this service is to help clients become connected and engaged in the recovery community.

Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, ,
Short-Term Success  

Anecdotally, we know that the Recovery Coaches play a key role in helping clients achieve success and engage in Recovery Services. Recovery Coaches meet clients at 12-step groups, and assist them in locating social activities that are healthy and promote recovery. 

Long-Term Success

During the last year Heartland RADAC has significantly increased the number of Recovery Coaches and the programs they provide adjunct services to. Because of this, a clinical supervisor was added to provide oversight and continuity within services. Outcome measures are currently in development and will be added to the data tracking system upon completion. 

Program Success Monitored By  

Currently, a clinical supervisor provides oversight and continuity for these services. Outcome measures are currently in development and will be added to the data tracking system upon completion. 

Examples of Program Success  

Anecdotally, we know that the Recovery Coaches play a key role in helping clients achieve success and engage in Recovery Services. Recovery Coaches meet clients at 12-step groups, and assist them in locating social activities that are healthy and promote recovery. 

CEO Comments

Navigating and accessing the substance abuse system and recovery community is difficult at best for someone in crisis. Heartland RADAC’s expertise in these areas provides valuable assistance to individuals and families at a time of crisis when they are not sure who to call or where to begin their journey of recovery. Sometimes individuals fall through the cracks while they are waiting to access treatment services due to conflicting work schedules, arrangements for children, or there no treatment currently available. Heartland RADAC’s programs and services are based on client need, the severity of addition, and level of involvement needed to address the substance abuse issue. As an organization we continue to focus on access, engagement, and retention through the continuum of recovery services as well as care coordination and case management. In the next year we will continue to explore emerging treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and the further development of Drug Courts in legal systems. 


Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Jason Hess
Term Start Jan 1998
Experience

Jason Hess has over 21 years of clinical and management experience in the behavioral health field with 18 years of experience at Heartland RADAC.  Jason began his work with the organization as an Assessment Counselor, was promoted to Utilization and Peer Review Manager, was promoted again to Clinical Director, and most recently promoted to the Executive Director of this agency.  Jason is licensed as a Clinical Addiction Counselor by the State of Kansas and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University.  Jason is recognized as an expert in this industry and has served on many statewide boards and coalitions. 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Dalyn Schmitt Jan 1998 - Dec 2014
Senior Staff
Title Operations Manager
Experience/Biography Operations Manager at Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center. Kris has many years of computer experience and training and holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in the field of Human Ecology. She worked for several years as a Human Resource Professional and is responsible for directing the human resources activities for the organization. She has been employed by Heartland RADAC for two years
Title Clinical Director of Treatment and Assessment Services
Experience/Biography

Kathie Panella-Crosby is the Clinical Director of Assessment and Treatment Services for Heartland RADAC and has over 19 years of experience in the behavioral and physical health fields. Her previous work experience includes the Director of Social Work in the Behavioral Health and Acute Care Department of Truman Medical Center, and was previously the Psychiatric Consultation Coordination, and oversaw intensive outpatient programs for adults at that hospital as well. Prior to that Kathie provided clinical leadership the Behavioral Health Department of St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas Texas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Texas, Arlington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Human Development from Texas Tech University in Lubbock TX. In addition to her work and educational experience she is licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Kansas and Missouri, a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI). She is a certified instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and has advocated on behalf of behavioral health needs for many years.     

Title Director of Financial Services
Experience/Biography

Peggy Taylor is the Director of Financial Services for Heartland RADAC and has over 27 years of experience in accounting and business management for both for profit and non-profit organizations.  Her previous work experience includes Accounting Manager for leading Energy Consulting/Management firm; Architect & Engineering firm; Accounting & Payroll Software Account Executive and Seattle Behavioral Health Agency.  She holds a BA degree from Wichita State University.  In addition to her work and educational experience she serves as Church Treasurer;  Finance Director for Faith Based organization; recipient of  Norman Justice Humanitarian Award for Community Service, Christian Business Women of the Year-KCK; and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 68
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Volunteers 0
Retention Rate 65%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Kansas Public Service AwardNational Council on Addiction and Drug Dependency 2005
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments

The board is committed to seeing Jason through this transition in leadership and has the fullest of confidence that he is prepared to lead the agency. Jason was not hired to replace Heartland RADAC’s founder, Dalyn Schmitt, those shoes are difficult to fill. Jason was hired because of his unique leadership style and demonstrated commitment to the goals and mission of this organization.   The board will continue to provide oversight and guidance on operational issues and will work to ensure the organization remains fiscally sound. We will work to make sure resources are available to: 1) support the staff, who are at the heart of the organization, and 2) to support innovative services for clients which is the reason we are all here. The board remains committed to strategic thinking and in the next year is paying attention to technology to assist in efficiencies, and employee compensation packages to help attract and retain skilled employees. We are excited with the gifts Jason brings to the leadership of the organization and are anticipating continued growth and innovation.  


Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mike Billquist
Company Affiliation Senior Technical Instructor, Intergraph, Inc.
Term July 2008 to June 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Mike Billquist Senior Technical Instructor, Intergraph, Inc.
Ms. Lori Carnahan Director of Personnel, City of Lawrence
Dr. Dennis Miller Providence Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Center
Ms. Brynn Mroz Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program
Ms. Michele Snyder Owner and Senior Operations Specialist Cross First Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 82%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 80%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
CEO Comments

The board is committed to seeing Jason through this transition in leadership and has the fullest of confidence that he is prepared to lead the agency. Jason was not hired to replace Heartland RADAC’s founder, Dalyn Schmitt, those shoes are difficult to fill. Jason was hired because of his unique leadership style and demonstrated commitment to the goals and mission of this organization.   The board will continue to provide oversight and guidance on operational issues and will work to ensure the organization remains fiscally sound. We will work to make sure resources are available to: 1) support the staff, who are at the heart of the organization, and 2) to support innovative services for clients which is the reason we are all here. The board remains committed to strategic thinking and in the next year is paying attention to technology to assist in efficiencies, and employee compensation packages to help attract and retain skilled employees. We are excited with the gifts Jason brings to the leadership of the organization and are anticipating continued growth and innovation.  


Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $5,422,304
Projected Expenses $5,049,147
Endowment Value $0
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage 0
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2014, 2013, 2012: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$250$7,893$0
Government Contributions$3,778,293$4,018,998$2,713,247
Federal--$2,114,191$0
State--$1,778,816$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$3,778,293$125,991$2,713,247
Individual Contributions--$0$0
$0$0$0
$402,632$313,660$289,633
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,558$4,878$7,767
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$306$8,972
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$3,841,452$3,819,607$2,740,353
Administration Expense$179,978$201,333$183,310
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.081.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%95%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$2,602,214$2,447,409$2,043,488
Current Assets$2,529,861$2,349,193$1,953,374
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$314,393$326,891$247,765
Total Net Assets$2,287,821$2,120,518$1,795,723
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.057.197.88
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --US Department of Health & Human Services $2,114,191Anonymous $1,203,754
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --KS Department of Corrections $958,401Anonymous $633,731
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --KS Department of Aging & Disability Services $535,580Anonymous $517,147
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

Heartland RADAC has always maintained strong fiscal oversight and management, and as Executive Director I will continue with this practice. We have developed a mix of funding sources and continue to grow new sources with new developed programs and partnerships that fit securely within our Mission. The agency continues to comply in all material aspects with compliance requirements set forth in OMB Circular A-133 compliance supplement


Organization Name Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center
Address 5500 Buena Vista
Roeland Park, KS 66205
Primary Phone (913) 789-0951
Contact Email jason@hradac.com
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jason Hess
Board Chair Mr. Mike Billquist
Board Chair Company Affiliation Senior Technical Instructor, Intergraph, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1997