The Healthy365 Connection Center Team
As your free and confidential caring community partner, Hancock County’s Healthy365 Connection Center is a centralized connection for mental health and substance misuse resources for whole body health. Our knowledgeable support navigators walk beside you for the journey, provide warm hand-offs to the right services and help remove barriers. Meet the Healthy365 team.
MEET THE TEAM
Amanda Everidge MSW, LSW
Director of Community Health Improvement
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Amanda Everidge was born and raised in Greenfield where she currently lives with her fiancé Adrian and their daughter Helen. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in 2002, and her Master’s in Social Work from IUPUI in 2009. Since 2002 her social work career has been dedicated to helping improve the lives of others, and since 2010 she has done so for Hancock Health and those in her own community. She is committed to raising awareness for mental health, improving access to services, and creating connections throughout the community. She uses her passion to empower and motivate others to see that small changes can have a big impact. Her vision for Healthy365 is to continue to cultivate a culture of wellness in Hancock County, with a focus on mental health and substance use treatment. She enjoys mini vacations with family to fun half marathons in other states and enjoys nature.
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Krysti Montgomery is the Healthy365 Assistant. She joined Hancock Health in 2018, working in Pediatrics, and became a part of the Healthy365 team in February 2020. Since joining Healthy365, she has obtained certification as a Community Health Worker, CRAFT Facilitator, and is working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She has a strong passion for empowering individuals needing mental health and substance use treatment and ensures they understand that they are not alone. Krysti and her two children, Lillian and Haedyn, reside in Knightstown. She enjoys spending time with her family watching her children’s various activities, camping, crafting, watching IU basketball, and she considers herself an iced coffee connoisseur.
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Sarah House, joined the Healthy365 team in January 2022. She is happy to be home again in Hancock County, using her years of experience in the realm of resource connection on our team of Support Navigators.
Sarah has always worked professionally with families to connect them to resources that can support them. “I was a Peace Corps volunteer after college and I lived abroad for 4 years teaching English in Namibia,” she said. “When I moved back home in 2019, I knew that I wanted to get back into that grassroots, community level of work.”
When she returned to Indiana, she took a position with the Department of Child Services, “And that refocused me to want to be back in my specific community,” said Sarah.
Amanda Hinkle RD, CHW
Healthy Community Manager
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Amanda Hinkle is the Healthy Community Manager for Healthy365 and leads System of Care meetings for Hancock County. She’s originally from Lowell, Indiana and has been a resident of McCordsville along with her husband and 3 children since 2004. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science and completed an internship in Keene, New Hampshire. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005 and worked for the WIC Program for 14 years. Amanda loves to entertain family and friends at her house and enjoys being outside boating, and sitting by the fire. She is often described as being laid back, relatable and a good listener which is an important part of her job building relationships with community members and providers. Helping people be healthy and happy is her passion. Her hope for Healthy365 is to motivate the community to be involved in all aspects of wellness and help Hancock County break the stigma around mental health and substance use.
Connor McCarty, BSW
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Connor got his professional start in child welfare and has been serving Central Indiana for nearly a decade. “I have been in social work for about 10 years now. I have been working in child welfare for over six years,” he said. “When I was doing my undergrad I did various placements typically related to child welfare, and the majority of my professional work has been at the Department of Child Services.”
Connor started working at the Healthy365 Connection Center on June 20, but it didn’t take much time for him to fall in love with the environment. “It is an amazing environment to work in and very supportive. Healthy365 is really client-driven and I love that,” said Connor.
Connor has a special place in his heart for local residents because he is one as well. He’s lived in Hancock County for about six and half years, and in New Pal for most of that and then he recently relocated to Greenfield.
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The newest member of the Healthy365 team is our administrative assistant Heidi Carmichael. She is excited to serve the Hancock County community by connecting individuals with Support Navigators, as well as the myriad of mental health and substance misuse resources offered by Hancock Health and other local organizations.
Before entering the field of healthcare, Heidi spent a number of years working for a Midwest-based gas station and convenience store company. “I used to work for what was formerly GasAmerica in several different departments,” said Heidi, including payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. A little over a decade ago, she chose to transition into healthcare, a field she has become quite passionate about.
“I have been in healthcare for 10 years now,” said Heidi. “I previously worked with Trilogy Health Services in admissions and marketing for a skilled nursing and assisted living facility.” When Healthy365 was looking to expand the team with a new administrative assistant, Heidi was excited to apply.
Teri House Gottschalk, CHW
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Teri House Gottschalk is a Healthy365 Support Navigator. She grew up on the east side of Indianapolis and has been a Hancock County resident for 35 years.
A graduate of Butler University, she has spent the bulk of her career in program development and marketing related positions. Her health care related experience includes connecting people with private duty care, home health care, assisted living, memory care, as well as skilled care needs such as short-term rehabilitation, and long-term care. She serves on the Hancock Health Foundation Annual Support Committee, the Meals on Wheels of Hancock County board, the Hancock County Forum for Older Adults (formerly Hancock County Council on Aging), is a Dementia Friends Champion, and a Better Choices, Better Health course leader, and a member of the Rotary Club of Greenfield.
Teri has four adult children, two granddaughters, and a Goldendoodle named Scout. Her hobbies include hosting family and friends, reading, walking Scout, gardening, and most of all, travel! She enjoys getting to utilize the knowledge she has gained over the course of her career, along with new skills specific to her Healthy365 Support Navigator role to assist and connect residents with the resources necessary to live their healthiest life!
Christina DeWitt, MSW, LSW
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Christina DeWitt, MSW, LSW. Christina joined the Connection Center as a Support Navigator in July 2021, and has been doing a great job of supporting our local residents in their wellness journeys.
Christina served as a Social Worker for the Indiana Department of Child Services and was excited to hear about an agency serving the local community so close to her home in Henry County. “I was trying to find something where I would be able to make an impact with the local community,” said Christina. “I kind of stumbled upon Healthy365 and had the opportunity to become a Support Navigator and Licensed Social Worker for the Connection Center.”
Healthy365 means keeping health in mind at home, at work, and at school—and making all our days in Hancock County bright and full of life. So get involved, be informed, and help us make Hancock the healthiest county in Indiana.