Meet Our Leaders
Michiana Behavioral Health is dedicated to creating a therapeutic environment that helps patients restore their health and get a fresh start. Located in Plymouth, Indiana, in a rejuvenating wooded setting, Michiana Behavioral Health provides each patient with comprehensive behavioral health treatment from compassionate and caring staff. Our leadership is committed to making sure every patient in our care receives high-quality care that gets them back on track at school, work, and home. Learn a bit more about the members of our team who help carry out our mission to creating just the right environment for healing.
Mike Perry, CEO
Mike Perry joined Michiana Behavioral Health as CEO in Spring 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan College and his masters from the University of Phoenix. Mike was Chairman of the IARCCA PRTF Committee, IARCCA Governing Board Member, and President of NAMI Porter County for several years. Before joining Michiana, Mike served as CEO of the Midwest Center for Youth and Families, Charter Hospital and Century Healthcare.
With an entire career spent in behavioral health, Mike brings over 30 years of experience to Michiana. He remains dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults struggling with behavioral, emotional and addiction problems. Mike’s management philosophy is, “to support staff and provide them with the resources necessary to provide quality treatment for patients of all ages.” Mike leads his team by working alongside every department. He takes pride in answering admission phone calls, assisting in assessments, participating in in-unit activities, and jumping in wherever staff is needed.
One of his biggest accomplishments is the interior and exterior renovations to our facility. He has increased employee training and clinically transitioned our model from Trauma-Informed Care to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). We continue to train employees on DBT and review our clinical specialization for improvement. Read more about these improvements in a Letter from our CEO.
Robert Raster, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Raster has been practicing Psychiatry in the Michiana area for 20+ years. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame in 1988, followed up with a medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1992 and completed his Psychiatry Residency at Northwestern in 1996. He earned certification as a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Raster practiced Psychiatry in Chicago Illinois at ADD-Edgewater Clinic and Far Northwest Counseling Center as a Staff Psychiatrist from 1994-1996 before moving to the South Bend Indiana area where he continues his journey and passion for Psychiatry.
Dr. Raster began his career as Medical Director at Michiana Behavioral Health in March 2010. Dr. Raster loves the interesting work he does at Michiana Behavioral Heath, and the nice staff he gets to interact with on a daily basis. “They make my job a lot easier,” he says, “because in my position, I’m working daily doing what I love, but the staff is why I walk through the doors with a smile on my face.”
Mallikarjun Patta, MD, Adult Unit Coordinator
Dr. Patta began his career as Medical Director at Michiana Behavioral Health in March 2010. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degrees from Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. He later received his Master of Medical Sciences at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and performed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He is board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and his work has appeared in various publications, including the British Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Times. It is rewarding for Dr. Patta to, “collaborate with my professional and dedicated colleagues at Michiana Behavioral Health.”