A BRIDGE TO HOPE
OUR MISSION & VISION
NATIONAL ADDICTION STATISTICS
Board of Directors
Dennis J. Wilson
Denny Wilson began serving in 1993 as the Sr. Pastor of Warsaw Community Church. Prior to his current position, Denny was a pastor for the Brethren Church.
Denny was born in Defiance, Ohio and grew up in Cincinnati. He graduated from Mason High School and continued his education at Ohio University graduating with a B.S. in Communications and followed the call placed upon him by God entering seminary at Ashland Theological Seminary where he received his Master’s Degree.
Denny is happily married to Colleen (Cookie) and they have three children Jacob and daughter-in-law Lynn, Nate and daughter-in-law Amber and Katie and son-in-law Cameron. They also have 3 grandchildren; Brooks, Kate and Indi. Denny enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing, golfing, boating, reading and playing hockey.
Mr. Haines brings significant non-profit and business leadership to the role. His background of leadership and community involvement will be a tremendous asset to this organization and its fight against the impact of addiction in Kosciusko County.
“I have spent the vast majority of my life working and living in this community and personally experienced the devastating impact of my own addiction. There are many great organizations individually trying to fight addiction. The mission of A Bridge to Hope is to help coordinate these efforts, assist individual persons struggling with substance abuse disorder in finding support, and increase community awareness. I’m excited to continue the fight in this new role.”
Ann Hasse, MA, LMHC, LCAC
I received my MA in Counseling from Grace in 2002. I went on to work in a variety of settings (both nonprofit and for profit organizations and in both secular and faith-based communities) over the years. Most of my counseling experience and service has been with the population of people who struggle with substance use disorders and their families. I have been excited to expand my circle of networking and influence in Kosciusko County over the past several months and am excited to serve with the board of A Bridge to Hope.
I am the proud mother of a recovered drug addict. My son has been clean and sober for 5 ½ years now but the years he was using drugs were the darkest years of my life and the lives of my family members. By the grace of God, we are living proof that addicts can recover and families can be restored. Because God gave me back my son, I want to offer hope to others who are suffering from substance use disorder as well as those who love them. This passion led me to be one of the founding members of A Bridge to Hope.
My husband and I live and work in Warsaw. We have four adult children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren and one on the way. We enjoy travel, camping, hiking and biking.
Mickey Ashpole was born & raised in Indiana. He is a graduate of Wawasee High School and served our country as a Marine.
After struggling with addiction for many years, Mickey eventually went to Florida for treatment.
He became involved in the treatment industry and became determined to one day bring a high-quality treatment center to his home state. He learned as much as he could about all aspects of the industry, with attention to learning how to support people to find quality substance abuse treatment. He was an outreach coordinator for Satori Waters and National Director of Outreach for Waters Edge Recovery before taking on his current role of CEO & co-founder of Fort Wayne Recovery.
Mickey moved back to Indiana in 2015, determined to support his community. He became involved in various coalitions and became a community advocate for addiction recovery. As the Founder of the non-profit “A Bridge to Hope” he created a resource in Kosciusko County to offer solutions to those affected by addiction. He actively works with law enforcement to provide resources for those people struggling with addiction.
I am a graduate of Grace College and currently a substitute teacher at Wawasee Schools. I have two very active children that keep us busy with sports and extra-curricular activities, while keeping me connected in the community. I have deep roots here and want to see Kosciusko County flourish and remain a safe place.
As a single mother, I have seen first-hand the devastation that addiction brings to families, and have experienced God’s personal healing grace through counseling and local resources. I am honored to serve with the board of A Bridge to Hope and to offer options of hope and healing to the many others suffering because of addiction.