About Adapt

35+ Years of Recovery-Based Care

With the mission to provide support to traditionally under-served individuals living with mental illness, founder and CEO, Bill Harris, opened the doors to Adapt’s flagship location in Missouri in 1985. Prior to becoming active in social work, Bill worked as an engineer for 11 years with companies such as General Dynamics, Texas Instruments and Westinghouse. He became involved in a group home providing parental guidance for adolescents living with mental illness. Moved by this experience, Bill identified a significant gap for client care within the mental health environment and after completing a Master’s degree in Social Work, he developed an alternative, community-driven behavioral health care model to address the unmet needs in the industry. Bill has since expanded Adapt’s services in Illinois (since 1992) and Texas (since 2006).

William E. Harris

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Meet Our Team

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William E. Harris

Founder & CEO

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Debbie Schaeffer

Vice President of Finance & Operations

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Dia Morgan

General Counsel

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Bill Cameron

Director of Information Technology

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Kate Connor, MS, LCPC

Executive Director – Adapt of Illinois, Inc.

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Maria Kooistra, MS, LCPC

Director of Clinical Operations – Adapt of Illinois, Inc.

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Lyzbeth Surber, MA

Director of Community Services and Training – Adapt of Illinois, Inc.

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Alyssa Aldrich

Executive Director- Adapt Community Solutions, LLC

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