World Heritage Day took place on April 18th and provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our diverse employee population. Below are some pictures sent in from the Merrillville, IN and People Services teams enjoying delicious dishes brought in by our Warriors and learning a bit more about each others’ heritages. 

The Merrillville team even had a contest who could say “Hey Yaw” in the most southern accent, and Dr. Dennison was the winner! 

Pictured Below part of the Merrillville, IN team: (Left to right around the table) Jennifer Bauman, Care Coordinator, Aaron Longale, Physician Assistant, Dr. Dennison, Center Medical Director, Gabriela Serban, Medical Receptionist, Dayna Akey, Medical Assistant)

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Part of the People Services team: (Left to right) Kyle Hastings, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Christy Sutton, Director of People Services, Bob Wilson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Heather Wardrop, HR Business Partner, Erin Henderson, Sr. HR Business Partner, Juliana Dalessandro, Manager of Organizational Culture & Engagement, Arlene Rivie, HR Business Partner

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If you have any pictures from celebrating World Heritage Day, or any other center event you would like to share, please email them to

Juliana Dalessandro

Juliana Dalessandro is the Manager of Organizational Culture & Engagement for CleanSlate, a leading national medical group that provides office-based outpatient medication treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily alcohol and opioid use disorders.