Campagna Academy in Schererville Indiana and Gibault Children’s Services, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, have entered a merger agreement. Together, both agencies will further their goal of developing increased synergy and a seamless continuum of services to at‐risk youth. Under this partnership, Michele Madley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gibault Inc., will become the CEO of Campagna Academy as Campagna Academy will operate under the umbrella of Gibault, Inc.

“The Board of Directors of Campagna Academy and Gibault have studied and considered its mission, continuity, and opportunities to provide a seamless transition of leadership. We plan to continue to provide services to improve the lives of at-risk youth throughout the state of Indiana, now and far into the future,” said Al Gandolfi, Campagna Academy’s Board President.

“The partnership between Campagna Academy and Gibault will allow each organization to expand our joint mission and create a greater impact by helping more disadvantaged youth. I am convinced that Campagna will continue to be an increasingly strong force in the human services and mental health treatment community. I am looking at the future and what this merger will bring to our state, especially for at-risk youth in Northwest Indiana,” said Elena Dwyre, Campagna Academy’s CEO

After eleven years, Elena Dwyre will step down from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Campagna Academy, Dwyre and her family are relocating out of state. “It has been a great privilege to work with an exceptionally dedicated and skilled team of board members who lead the most committed staff I have seen in all my years in the human services industry. I am proud of what we have achieved as a team on behalf of the most vulnerable children and families in Indiana,” said Elena Dwyre, Campagna Academy’s CEO.

“Campagna Academy’s Board of Directors greatly appreciates the dedication and commitment that Elena has provided to Campagna Academy these past eleven years. Her commitment to the children we serve has been second to none and we will truly miss her leadership,” shared Al Gandolfi, Campagna Academy’s Board President.

“I have had the privilege of working with Elena Dwyer on the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy (IARCA) Board of Directors, and the National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health Board of Directors. The Gibault team recognizes the need for Campagna Academy’s strong history to continue for years to come. We are honored to be provided the opportunity to complete this merger and provide services to at-risk children in Northwest Indiana. The seventy-five years of service provided by Campagna is quite an accomplishment, and our goal is to continue the programs at Campagna Academy for many years to come,” shared Michele Madley, CEO of Gibault Inc.

About Gibault: Gibault was founded in 1921 by the Indiana Knights of Columbus as a home for wayward boys. Over the years, Gibault has evolved to meet the needs of at-risk youth everywhere. Today, Gibault serves boys and girls and has provided life-changing opportunities for over 10,000 children and their families. Gibault serves children with mild emotional disturbances, aggressive and oppositional behaviors, substance abuse issues, victims and perpetrators that exhibit sexually harmful/reactive behavior, learning-disabled children, and children with a variety of clinical issues in residential and community-based environments.

About Campagna Academy: Founded 75 years ago as Hoosier Boys’ Town, Campagna Academy today continues as a mission-centered, vision-inspired, “for-impact” organization that still believes the world can be changed one child at a time. Their programs include Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Residential, Open Residential, Secure Residential, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), and Emergency Shelter Care, and offer a Diagnostic & Evaluation Program. They also offer an IOP Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Therapeutic Foster Care, and provide Aftercare Services.