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Doug Beebe named AWS/Benchmark Vice President

Category: AWS News |  Region: Northeast Indiana  |  Posted: January 23, 2014 by Barb Wachtman

Doug Beebe has joined AWS/Benchmark as Vice President – Residential and Day Services, Central and Southern Indiana and East Coast. He succeeds Steve Cook, who recently accepted a new position as AWS/Benchmark Vice President, Business Development.

Most recently, Beebe served as chief executive officer of Community Rehabilitation Hospital in Indianapolis. Previous positions include Director of the Bureau of Aging and In-home Services for the State of Indiana; Executive Director of Hook Rehabilitation Center-Community Hospital in East Indianapolis; State Administrator for Res-Care, based in Illinois and Indiana; and Executive Director of the Blare House in Des Plaines, Illinois.

His industry leadership positions include serving on these boards: CICOA Aging and In-Home Services, Indiana's largest area agency on aging (chair, 2011 to 2012); Leading Age Indiana/Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (chair, 2012-2014); Indiana Hospital Association Rehabilitation Task Force (chair, 2012-current); Brain Injury Association of Indiana; Statewide Head Injury Leadership Board; and Indianapolis Mayor’s Disability Awareness Council (2007 to 2009). He is a member of numerous industry associations.

Doug earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wabash College, and his master’s in psychology, focusing on rehabilitation, from Purdue University – Indianapolis.

“We are pleased Doug can share his diverse leadership and industry experience as a senior manager at AWS/Benchmark, both through the programs he oversees and with his peers across the organization,” said William J. Swiss, President.

Founded in 1960, AWS/Benchmark’s 3,200 employees serve 8,500 individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness in 10 states. Its mission is to help children and adults with disabilities live as independently as possible, be included in the community and function at their maximum potential. For more information about our services please visit awsusa.com.