Meet Our Leaders
Michiana Behavioral Health is dedicated to creating a therapeutic environment that helps patients restore their health and get a fresh start. Located in Plymouth, Indiana, in a rejuvenating wooded setting, Michiana Behavioral Health provides each patient with comprehensive behavioral health treatment from compassionate and caring staff. Our leadership is committed to making sure every patient in our care receives high-quality care that gets them back on track at school, work, and home. Learn a bit more about the members of our team who help carry out our mission to creating just the right environment for healing.
Brian Gray, Chief Executive Officer
Brian T. Gray, MA, MHA comes to Michiana Behavioral Health with 17 years of behavioral health experience in both direct service and leadership roles. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2004. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ohio University. His previous leadership roles include Corporate Behavioral Health Business Director for Mercy Health, as well as CEO at Georgetown Behavioral Hospital. He is passionate about behavioral health as well as leadership excellence. Brian brings extensive experience to Michiana Behavioral Health.
Nicole Ingram, Chief Financial Officer
Nicole Ingram joined Michiana Behavioral Health in October 2021 as the Controller with over 7 years of experience in the Public Accounting field. In September of 2023 she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer for Michiana Behavioral Health and our sister hospital Midwest Center for Youth & Family. Originally from Valparaiso Indiana, Nicole is a graduate from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Minor in Financial Planning. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and baking.
Robert Raster, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Raster has been practicing Psychiatry in the Michiana area for 20+ years. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame in 1988, followed up with a medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1992 and completed his Psychiatry Residency at Northwestern in 1996. He earned certification as a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Raster practiced Psychiatry in Chicago Illinois at ADD-Edgewater Clinic and Far Northwest Counseling Center as a Staff Psychiatrist from 1994-1996 before moving to the South Bend Indiana area where he continues his journey and passion for Psychiatry.
Dr. Raster began his career as Medical Director at Michiana Behavioral Health in March 2010. Dr. Raster loves the interesting work he does at Michiana Behavioral Heath, and the nice staff he gets to interact with on a daily basis. “They make my job a lot easier,” he says, “because in my position, I’m working daily doing what I love, but the staff is why I walk through the doors with a smile on my face.”
Mallikarjun Patta, MD, Adult Unit Coordinator
Dr. Patta began his career as Medical Director at Michiana Behavioral Health in March 2010. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degrees from Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. He later received his Master of Medical Sciences at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and performed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He is board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and his work has appeared in various publications, including the British Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Times. It is rewarding for Dr. Patta to, “collaborate with my professional and dedicated colleagues at Michiana Behavioral Health.”
Brian Gray, CEO
Nicole Ingram -Chief Financial Officer
Brandi Richard, Director of Nursing
Becky Nowicki, Director of Human Resources
Brandy Clark, Director of Business Development
Kelsey Himes, Director of Rick Managment/Quality Assurance
Kelly Coulopoulos, Director of Clinical Services
Lynn Anglin, Director of UR
Jessica Castronovo, Director of A&R