Mental Health Professionals

Dedicated, expert staff

“I wanted to let all of you know how much being at Rose Hill helped me at that time of my life.  When I look back at it now, I don’t know where I’d be right now if I hadn’t been at Rose Hill.”
– Former patient

Teams of dedicated mental health professionals are the heart of Rose Hill Center.  Our experienced psychiatrists, consulting psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers, case managers and other specialists work together with one goal in mind – helping each patient achieve his or her highest level of independence.

Management Team

Rose Hill’s President Ben Robinson leads all aspects of Rose Hill’s operations including the medical and clinical teams, admissions, fundraising, public policy and financial management.

“We are fortunate to have a dedicated management team with over 90 years of combined experience at Rose Hill Center.  Together we provide highly effective and efficient services that lead to the desired clinical outcomes for our patients.” – Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson, President & CEO of Rose Hill Center

Ben Y. Robinson

Ben has been President & CEO of Rose Hill Center since 2007. Prior to that, he served as the senior officer managing overall operations for Lutheran Social Services in Michigan and Ohio, and as the CEO of Adult Well-Being Services in Detroit. Ben has more than 35 years of experience in mental health services. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology as well as a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, both from the University of Michigan. He also has an MBA in business economics from Wayne State University.

Ben is a past chairman of the Advisory Council on Mental Illness for the Michigan Department of Community Health, on which he served from 1995-2006. He currently serves on the Behavioral Health Advisory Council, is Treasurer of the Provider Alliance and on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, is the trustee and the Treasurer of the Hannan Foundation in Detroit.


Clinical Team

Directed by Vice President of Programs Cheryl LeClear Wallace, MSW, the clinical team delivers the therapeutic and skill development programs that help patients master daily living skills.  This team includes psychologists, therapists, case managers, employment advisors and work team leaders.

“Our clinical team is comprised of dedicated professionals who approach the provision of clinical services in a holistic manner, with the focus of moving every individual toward recovery and an improved quality of life.” – Cheryl LeClear Wallace

Cheryl LeClear Wallace, MSW

Cheryl was appointed Vice President of Programs at Rose Hill Center in 2009. She has more than 27 years of experience in the field of community mental health. Cheryl is a Licensed Social Worker with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University. She also has a certificate of completion in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Behavioral Tech LLP.


Medical Team

Led by Medical Director Lynne M. Lyons, MD, the medical team consists of doctors, nurses and other trained support staff.  The doctors provide diagnostic assessments, prescribe medication if indicated, meet with patients regularly to monitor their progress and address side effects, and oversee both the psychiatric and medical needs of each patient.

“Having observed many treatment facilities, I believe the comprehensive and holistic program available here at Rose Hill is by far the most effective approach for those with severe and complex issues.” – Lynne M. Lyons, MD

Lynne M. Lyons, MD

Dr. Lyons joined the Rose Hill staff as a psychiatrist in 1999 and was appointed Medical Director in 2005. A 1995 graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed the adult psychiatry residency and was chief resident at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry in 1999. In addition to her position here, she is practicing at, and the medical director of, 2 outpatient clinics in Oakland County. Dr. Lyons remains involved in the Michigan Psychiatric Society and APA.


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