Meet the ITD Team

Chasity Rush

Chasity Rush, MRC, LICDC-CS, LPCC

Chasity Rush is a graduate of Wright State University with a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC) with supervising states, as well as a licensed professional counselor (LPCC) in the State of Ohio. She has been employed by Talbert House since 2013 and is currently the Training Coordinator of the Institute for Training and Development. Prior to her position in training, Chasity worked as a Clinical Supervisor and as an Associate Director in Community Corrections with the Agency. Her experience in direct care includes substance use disorder and mental health treatment.




Scott Elsbrock

Scott has been with Talbert House since 2012, as a Case Manager. His experience is in mental health case management as well as child welfare case management. Scott earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and in 2018, was named Exemplary Case Manager of the year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio. He now serves as a Training Coordinator for The Institute for Training and Development.

Kelley Patmon

Kelley Patmon

Kelley Patmon is no stranger to the social services field. With a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, Kelley has navigated through many systems and started her career as a Fraud Investigator for a major banking institution. She worked in property management in public housing and after obtaining her degree she returned to public housing as the Compliance and Safety Coordinator. She has worked as an Intake Coordinator in the mental health field, case manager for children and families, a paralegal, and a children services 241-kids Intake Investigator. One of her most rewarding positions was as a Reentry Facilitator, teaching in several maximum-security prisons here in Ohio. It was through this very humbling career move that she discovered her love of teaching. She is now the Training Specialist for the Training and Development Department.

Kelley, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio is a mother of three and a grandmother of three. She is a True Crime junkie and enjoys reading, music and shopping.

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio. She began working at Talbert House while doing her Doctoral Internship for Clinical Psychology at various Talbert House Adult Outpatient sites. She participated in the implementation of addictions curriculum and program improvement measures for the Psychology Internship Program. As a Clinical Practice Director, Heather oversees the implementation of evidence-based practices for the agency. She creates and implements new training offerings through the ITD.

Other Trainers

ITD has access to a large number of independent and dependent licensed clinicians employed through Talbert House or other area organizations. ITD contracts with some of these individuals to provide specialized trainings. Examples of these trainings include Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Transition to the DSM-V, and Sexual Trauma treatment.