President and Executive Director
Kevin is entering his fourth decade of nonprofit management and joined Provident in 2016. His career includes leadership roles in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Missouri. Kevin has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Social Work as well as an MSSW and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. In each of his leadership positions, including his current role here at Provident, his vision has been to create a viable, relevant, mission-driven service mix that is accountable, sustainable, and inspirational. He is recognized as a person who collaborates well in the community, develops his team, and is a strong fundraiser. Kevin has a particular passion for system advocacy and has sparked successful statewide legislation in education, foster care, and suicide prevention.
Senior Director of Finance
Jamie joined the Provident team in 2014 and oversees financial, accounting, and facility-related operations. In her tenure at the agency, Jamie has developed and implemented accounting policies for both Provident and Mary Ryder Home, managed numerous facility-related projects, and led and expanded the agency’s safety efforts. She is dedicated to maintaining the financial health of the agency and ensuring responsible stewardship.
Lindsay Jeffries, LPC, CRC, CFTP, CGDC, ECDCS
Vice President of Programs
Lindsay has been with Provident since 2016 and is the first person to fill the newly-created Vice President of Programs role. She oversees all of Provident’s programming including Counseling, Crisis Services, Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTS), and Psychiatric Services. Under her leadership, staff members provide exceptional counseling and psychiatric services, a residential program for older adult women, and answer both local and national crisis hotline calls, including the 988 and Disaster Distress Helplines.
Vice President of Advancement
Julie has served several valuable roles within Provident since joining the team in 2010. She began her career with the organization writing and managing grants and has expanded her role to lead all fundraising, marketing, and communications activities and initiatives. Julie works closely with the Board of Directors and Advisory Council to support the mission and legacy of Provident Behavioral Health.
Bailey E. Wahlquist, LPC, NCC
Vice President of Operations
Bailey began her service at Provident in 2011 as a clinician. Since then, she has re-developed the organization’s compliance programs and developed program evaluation practices for all of the agency’s services. She leads strategic planning, human resources, continuous quality improvement, and compliance initiatives. She develops systems that enable Provident to be “audit-ready at all times” and to build a culture of accountability and ethical behavior.