Co-Owner / Behavior Clinician
Co-Owner / Behavior Clinician
Director of Behavioral Services
- Operations Manager for Supported Living,
- Program Coordinator for Supported Living,
- Human Resource Coordinator
- Lead staff working with individuals with disabilities
Prior to working with individuals with disabilities, Kim served those with mental illnesses and substance abuse as a Mental Health Tech at Southwestern Mental Health Services, and Stepping Stones. Kim Zimmerman has a master’s degree in social work from University of Southern Indiana. Upon completing her master’s degree, Kim completed her internship with ResCare as a Behavioral Clinician. Kim Zimmerman has her bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from University of Southern Indiana. Upon earning her bachelor’s, Kim Zimmerman served internships at Evansville Children’s Psychiatric Center, Aurora, and Evansville Juvenile Court System. Kim Zimmerman resides in Evansville, Indiana.
Director of Employment Services
Bobbie is well known in the community having provided job placement and related services for 29 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Indiana. She has been instrumental in developing several programs in the community and has the philosophy that “everyone deserves the opportunity to try to work in the community”. Bobbie has always put the clients needs and desires first when in comes to seeking the appropriate level of employment for the individual. She plans to carry the same values working for APEX.
Director of Nursing/Wellness
Assistant Director of Behavior Services
Kyle began assisting individuals with developmental disabilities in 2011. Prior to joining APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, he served as Quality Assurance Director and Program Director at an agency in Evansville. During this period, Kyle was responsible for reporting to the state, in addition to maintaining and addressing quality concerns. Kyle received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Indiana. While earning his advanced degree, he completed internships at ECHO Community Health, and APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES. Prior to moving to southern Indiana, Kyle worked as a Job Coach for those with special needs.
Melissa began her career in 2012 as a Direct Support Professional working with individuals in group homes. After 5 years of working in this field, she moved to a more low key position. Soon realizing she needed a more people oriented position, Melissa pursued a career as a Job Developer helping clients find jobs. Her free time is devoted to spending time with her family.
Director of Business Development
Prior to joining the APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES administrative team, Debbie Lefler was gaining in-depth experience in the field of health services. Most recently, she served as Executive Administrative Assistant at Deaconess VNA Plus, LLC. Prior to that, Debbie was a Certification Clerk with the Vanderburgh County Health Department. She has also served as a Clerical Associate at both The Women’s Hospital, and Deaconess Hospital. In every capacity, Debbie’s expertise contributed to the smooth operation of each organization. She brings creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication to her role here at APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES.
Chris launched his waiver services career in early 2013 and has held positions in the Evansville area as Field Coordinator and Program Director. In June 2017, Chris joined the APEX Team as a Program Director for individuals in the Evansville area. Outside of serving others, Chris enjoys spending time with his fiancé and son.
Before coming to APEX, Van was a job coach for 4.5 years performing evaluations on clients to determine if they are able to work in the community. After retirement from Vocational Rehabilitation, he worked under a grant for 5 months for Aurora as an intake specialist working directly with the homeless population. Van was also a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for almost 35 years. He continues his work with APEX. Van holds a Bachelor’s Degree from IU and a Master’s also from IU with a degree in Counseling and Guidance. He is married to Patty and they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Van is also known as “Jasper the Clown” with the Hadi Shrine.
In 2000, Carmen began serving individuals in a shelter workshop in Anderson, Indiana. Over the past 26 years she has gained experience in vocational evaluation, community based services, as well as serving as Program Director in a day program. Carmen joined the Apex team in October 2016 serving as Program Director.
Prior to joining the APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES team, Grant has been employed in the healthcare field for the past 9 years. He has gained knowledge of insurances and billing from previous management positions and has an extensive data entry background. He is excited to continue helping others and keep advancing his knowledge in the healthcare field as part of the finance team with APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES.
In 2010, Trey began serving individuals with developmental disabilities in a group home setting. Trey gained experience by working as a Direct Support Professional and Residential Manager, and later a Program Coordinator in a sheltered workshop. Trey joined the APEX team in June 2019 as a Program Director.
Dr. Fania Lee
Level 1 / HSPP
William Barnes Jr.
- Worked as a Day Reporting Officer for the Vanderburgh County Drug Court
- Provided psychiatric treatment at Deaconess Cross Point until 2007
- In 2007, he began working for the University of Kentucky’s Targeted Assessment Program in McLean, Henderson, and Union County, Kentucky. This program provided in-home assessment and referral services to parents struggling with substance abuse, mental health, intimate partner violence, and learning problems.
- Was an Adjunct Professor at Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky
- Served as Director of the Social Work Program at Brescia University
Todd joined APEX in 2014. He is married and enjoys attending his children’s school and sports activities, including hockey, tennis, and lacrosse.
Kristin Creighbaum earned her Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Evansville in 2008, while there, she had the opportunity to study at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Kristin completed internships with the Department of Homeland Security, the Warrick County Health Department, and Atria Assisted Living. After graduation, Kristin worked as an Employment Specialist with Evansville ARC and later as a Program Director and Human Resource Coordinator/ Recruiter with Dungarvin Indiana. In both roles, Kristin supported individuals with disabilities and is experienced in transitioning individuals from state-operated facilities to community living. Kristin has also worked in Human Resources and Recruitment within the travel nursing industry. Kristin resides in Evansville, IN with her husband and two children. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys music, art, traveling and spending time with her family.
Allison brings more than 25 years of professional experience to APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES. Her career serving individuals with developmental disabilities includes these positions:
- Director of Access Services and ADA Compliance at St. Martin’s College
- Learning Specialist for Students with Disabilities at Seattle University
- Educational Research Coordinator at the University of Arizona
- Behavior Interventionist in K-12, as Behavior Clinician; waiver services
- Behavior Interventionist in K-12, as Behavior Services Director; waiver services
Allison holds a master’s in education-counseling and post-secondary disability services. Her undergraduate degree is in sociology, with emphasis on family structure and dynamics. A native of Washington State, Allison has called Indiana home for nearly 10 years.
- Helping clients of all ages, and their families
- Serving as a Therapist in an inpatient psychiatric hospital
- Being a Social Worker and Program Coordinator/Developer for several geriatric psych programs
- Serving as a QIDP/Behavioral Consultant at long-term care nursing facilities
- Working as a Behavioral Clinician
In his spare time, John spends time with friends, family, and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Brian Terry was born and raised in Henderson, KY. He has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, he worked at Ireland Home Based Services as a family counselor. He has an A.A. in Management, B.A. in Human Services Management, and an M.A. in counseling from Liberty University. Brian is married with 3 children and enjoys working out and watching Louisville Cardinal football and basketball.
Heath Singleton, Behavior Clinician with APEX BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, has assisted individuals with intellectual disabilities since 2004. He has worked in the residential and group home settings in waiver. He previously worked for Bridges of Indiana, Gibson County ARC in Princeton, and Ireland Home Based Services. Also, he has experience working with Department of Child Services providing in-home services to children and adults. Heath has grown up around immediate and extended family working with individuals having intellectual disabilities throughout his life. Heath earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. He lives in Evansville with his wife, Jamie, and two children. Heath’s passion in life is his family, friends, sports, traveling, and enjoying life.