Meet the many staff members we have at Human Supports.
Gregory Dickerson, Administrator
Greg Dickerson founded Human Supports of Idaho in 1996. Since that time, he has led the company through several efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the services the company provides. As an example, Human Supports of Idaho became the first private mental health agency in Idaho to earn a full 3 year accreditation award by CARF. The company has maintained full accreditation status since that initial award. Greg earned his Bachelors of Social Work degree from Idaho State University, his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwest Nazarene University.
Throughout his career, Greg has served on several advisory boards and participated in leadership forums designed to improve services for people with mental illnesses. In addition, he has served as the chairman of the Region 4 Mental Health Board since 2010. Greg is convinced that people with severe mental illness can and do recover from its effects and live full and meaningful lives.
Alita Ruby, Administrative Services Manager
Alita has been with Human Supports of Idaho since 1997. As the Administrative Services Manager, she oversees the entire Clerical Support team and billing, handles HR, bookkeeping, and other office management duties. She has a background in customer service and bookkeeping. Alita enjoys working with managers and staff to keep operations running smoothly and successfully. She is proud to work for an organization that betters the lives of others and includes people from all different walks of life.
Brian Knight, Caldwell Mental Health Program Director
Brian Knight, LCSW has served as a Program Manager for Human Supports since June 1, 2012. At the end of the Idaho Hope program, he took over the management of the Boise Clinic and Supported Employment Program, and is now managing the Caldwell Mental Health programs. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2007 and his Master of Social Work degree in 2009 at the University of Wyoming. Brian’s graduate research focused on finding ways to involve fathers in their children’s mental health services through recreational therapy.
Brian has spent the last three and a half years using Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Adlerian approaches to help children and adults work toward their recovery goals. Brian uses a strength’s based and systems approaches to provide comprehensive services to the people he meets with. Brian has also provided training on Anxiety Disorders for the Treasure Valley Crisis Intervention Team with the Boise Police Department, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Keely Adams, Boise Mental Health Program Director
Keely Adams, MA, LCPC, serves as the Program Manager of Human Supports of Idaho Mental Health programs in our Boise office. She received her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a thematic concentration in Communication and Performance Arts from Montana State University and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Although she is originally from Montana, she moved to Boise from Virginia in May of 2016. Keely enjoys crocheting, flower arranging, singing, genealogy, home improvement projects, and biking.
Mike Chippolla, Substance Abuse Treatment Director
Michael Chippolla, LCSW, ACADC, Serves as our Substance Use Disorder treatment director at Human Supports of Idaho. He received his Bachelor of Social Work and his Masters of Social Work degrees from Boise State University. He also minored in Addiction studies while at BSU.
Michael specializes in Co-occurring and Substance Use Disorder treatment. He has experience in providing treatment services in Medication Assisted Treatment, Outpatient, and Inpatient treatment settings. He is trained as a clinical supervisor for SUD treatment providers.
Michael is a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast who spends as much time as possible in the wind.
Krysteena Stephens, Community Liaison/Personnel Manager
Krysteena Stephens, M.A., has worked in various roles in the mental health and medical fields for the last five years. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach in 2009 and continued to receive her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2012. She is a Treasure Valley transplant and grateful to have found a place at Human Supports of Idaho.
Krysteena is deeply passionate about helping clinical populations. She follows a theory of psychology that states humans are naturally positive and goal-oriented, though past trauma and experience create barriers that may prevent healthy mental growth. By utilizing therapeutic techniques and a high amount of empathy and support, she aims to remove barriers and assist her clients in becoming the best version of themselves. Krysteena loves working in a field where the potential of learning is endless and every day is exciting and unique.