Who We Are

Prairie Center has been providing substance abuse treatment and prevention programs across east central Illinois for a half a century. It all started with a seed of hope planted in 1968. Five decades later, our life-changing work has changed the lives of tens of thousands of children, families, workplaces, and communities in the region. 

Today, our team of care-giving professionals offer an array of programs and services across three facilities in east central Illinois to rebuild lives, families, and communities touched by substance abuse and addiction. 

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Leadership Team

Exceptional and dedicated. It's what best describes the hard-working team at the Prairie Center. Our mission, vision, and values drive us every day. And our 49 years of service in substance abuse treatment mean we are leaders in transforming lives and building new futures.

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Marissa Harris
Champaign Clinical Director

Rachael Blosser
Prevention & Education Director

Dr. Narain Mandhan
Medical Director


Carol Bradford
Urbana Clinical Director


Susan Perkins
Danville Clinical Director

Carl Harshbarger
Financial Director


Laura Huth
Director of Development & Communications


Jeffery Lehmann
Human Resource Director


Interested in working with us? Check out our current job openings.

Our Board

Kathy Ahearn

Margaret Krol


Scott Blanchard

Judith Maloney

Andrew Timms


John Curtis

Sarah Olson



Pete Jones

Jedd Swisher