denise pic

Denise Hart B.S., C.P.R.P

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist

Denise chose to work at Hand-in-Hand in July 2022, after hearing about the amazing work they did in helping people in their recovery. She wanted to have a part in this mission.  For the past 15 years, she worked with individuals, some of which had a dual diagnosis of Intellectual Challenges and Mental Health. She has, also, been involved with NAMI Family-to-Family for the past 9 years. She assists friends with Mental Health in their recovery pursuit. On a personal note, Denise had a son who faced schizophrenia and lost his battle to it. This has made it very important to her to help others succeed and encourage them in their path to recovery. She has been married to her husband for 46 years, and they live in Cochranton. She is blessed with 2 sons and a grandson. Her interests include gardening, sewing, cooking and crafting, along with being involved in her church.

Other Member


Mindy Swartz

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Assistant/Billing Clerk

Robert Spade


Aaron Burkhardt B.A., C.P.R.P.

Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Allison “Ally” Downs B.S., C.P.R.P

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Supervisor