David Ballenberger

Supporting the Treatment, Research, and Awareness of Digital Media Addictions

CEO Electronic Healthcare Record Organization for Behavioral Health

David E. Ballenberger

David E. Ballenberger, M.S.W., has thirty-four years’ experience gained in various social work capacities from direct care and counseling to administration, with emphasis on behavioral treatment program development. Mr. Ballenberger has held a variety of senior leadership positions throughout his career serving adults, families, and children through residential, outpatient, and community support programs at organizations including Rose Hill Center, Camp Oakland Youth Programs, Rubicon Odyssey, and Boysville of Michigan. During his successful career, he provided direct care of delinquent, neglected, and abused adolescents; operated an adolescent substance abuse program; directed outdoor education, independent living, group homes, family counseling, aftercare, and school social work programs. This includes designing programs in independent living preparation; supervising independent living, day treatment, short-term residential care, and aftercare; developing the first group home program in the State of Indiana; managing transition from public agency to private non-profit status; and designing early intervention programs. A noted expert in developing and implementing programs, he has used and developed technology for staff training, program management, and streamlined evidence-based practice and accreditation compliance processes.

Mr. Ballenberger also serves on the Boards of Directors of Mental Illness Research Association (MIRA) and the Mental Health Association of Michigan. Additionally, he is an active member of other organizations including NAMI, the Michigan Federation of Private Child and Family Agencies, the Michigan Alliance of Children’s Agencies, and the Michigan League of Human Services. Currently, Mr. Ballenberger serves as President of NextStep Solutions, Inc. He oversees all operations including product design, implementation, marketing and sales. This includes promoting the newest suite of web-based products (NextStep Practice Pro, NextStep MS, and NextStep PHM) intended for private practices, residential service providers, and hospitals. All are full-featured, intuitive, and Web-based patient management information systems specifically designed by behavioral experts to accelerate the process of documenting and evaluating client treatments.


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