Roger Goedken, Executive Director
Executive Director for Successful Living since 2011, Roger has worked in the human services field for over 25 years. Having worked in many differing roles with many varied populations, each with unique challenges and rewards, Roger and Successful Living focus their mission and passion on improving the lives of adults having a chronic mental illness (CMI), many who have co-occurring disorders. People like you and me, just with the added barrier of having a mental illness.
Roger has served on served on a number of Boards including Chair of the Johnson County Case Management Advisory Board; SEATS Para-transit Advisory Committee; Johnson County Mental Health and Disability Services Planning Council and the Sixth Judicial District Community Accountability Board to name a few. Hobbies include spending quality time with his wife, one dog and five cats; riding motorcycles and tackling light handyman jobs.
Deb Watson, Human Resources and Quality Assurance Director
Deb has worked in the human service profession for more than 30 years, including crisis management; and worked with families and children, including teaching parenting groups in the community. Deb has been with Successful Living since 2003.
Nicole Mallett, Housing Director
Nicole has 20 years of combined human service and healthcare experience. She came to Successful living in 2015, as a Supported Living Counselor committed to serving individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse. In her efforts to serve the community as a mental health professional, Nicole has transitioned to several positions throughout Successful Living. Nicole left the agency briefly to achieve her career goal of working with families as a Family Support Worker with HACAP. Nicole holds a degree in psychology and sociology and is driven by her compassion for inspiring individuals to live their best quality of life. Nicole enjoys decorating, reading, cooking and walks in the park.
Marielle Cramer, Outreach Coordinator
Marielle started as an Supportive Community Living Counselor in April of 2016 and moved into the role of an Outreach Coordinator in March of 2017. Prior to coming to Successful Living, she worked with adolescent girls as a Peer Support Group Facilitator for three years, and has completed two years with AmeriCorps both in Iowa and Washington State.
Molly Mosley, Outreach Coordinator
Molly started working at Successful Living in the spring of 2014. She comes with a Masters of Divinity and concentrated her studies in counseling ministries. Molly’s been interested in mental health issues and advocating for those with a serious mental illness since college.
Susan Nicol, Outreach Program Director
Susan holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling, is a Certified Professional Coach, and has extensive training in mediation and conflict resolution. She has many years of experience working in the mental health milieu, drawing upon all three disciplines. Susan joined Successful Living in 2014.
Hillary started with Successful Living in December 2017 as an Outreach Counselor before transitioning to Intake Coordinator in March 2020. Hillary holds a degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Western Illinois University. Hillary has experience working with different populations from mental health to domestic violence advocacy, but really enjoys focusing on helping adults with mental health issues live a more fulfilling life.
Kaya Smith, Day Habilitation Program Director
Kaya started at Successful in July of 2019. Kaya has worked as a direct support professional for 7 plus years and enjoys meeting new people. Kaya enjoys learning new things and going to new places.
Todd Foss, Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Director
Todd started with Successful Living in August of 2017 as an Outreach Counselor and then became the IPR Director in May of 2019. Todd brings a master’s degree in Human Services along with 28 years of customer service.
Carla Phelps, Development Director
Carla joined Successful Living in April 2014. She has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Iowa; a Graduate Diploma in Counseling and Psychotherapy from JNI in Sydney, Australia; and a Master of Applied Psychotherapy from UTS, also in Sydney, Australia. She has many years of experience, in healthcare and business.
Ashley Gillette, Finance Director
Ashley started working for Successful Living in 2014 as an Outreach Counselor and became the Medication Administrator less than a year later. Her love for numbers and her past accounting experience encouraged her to take on the role of the Accountant/Financial Manager for the agency in 2016.