On 9/12/2023, the COVID-19 Health Disparities Statewide Leadership Task Force released the report “Recommendations To Reduce COVID-19 Health Differences for People with Disabilities.”  The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but for some groups, including and especially the disability community, the impact has been staggering. This is even more the case for those in the disability community who live in rural areas and those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities. 
To learn more about the CDC’s National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, click on these links
Interactive report: https://thearcpa.org/Recommendations-ENG-PL 
Recommendation Report and Fact Sheets:  https://thearcpa.org/healthcare-initiatives/ 
Indiana Office

300 Indian Springs Road, Suite 113

Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: 724-349-3350

Fax: 724-349-3341

Hours: By appointment only

Our vision: To develop a person-centered, community oriented behavioral and developmental system that supports recovery and resiliency through hope, experience, advocacy, and education while ensuring dignity and respect to individuals.


The Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program (AIBDHP) was established by the Commissioners of Armstrong and Indiana Counties to comply with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act of 1966 passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature.  The legislation mandated that all counties in the Commonwealth, either separately or jointly, establish community based services for the mentally disabled in their counties.  The Commissioners of Armstrong and Indiana Counties chose to form a two county joinder and under this administrative structure, appointed a County Administrator and an Advisory Board. The program is responsible for assessing needs, developing plans and allocating funds, as well as maintaining oversight responsibility of the Intellectual Disabilities, Early Intervention, Behavioral Health and Medical Assistance HealthChoices programs.  Funding for the programs comes from the following Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) program offices: Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).


Armstrong and Indiana Counties are essentially rural counties and at the inception of AIBDHP, there were little or no community based services for the mentally disabled in either county.  Today however AIBDHP contracts with multiple provider agencies to provide a broad and comprehensive spectrum of services for the mentally disabled citizens of Armstrong and Indiana Counties. We believe that services should be person-centered and take into account all aspects of an individual’s life.  AIBDHP strives to promote opportunities for the mentally disabled to be part of an environment that supports people reaching their full potential as individuals and community members by offering hope, empowerment and choices.


Under the direction of the two county joinder, a comprehensive array of community based services are offered, such as outpatient services, case management, day treatment programs, crisis services, community residential programs, family living programs, supportive housing, sheltered workshops and supported employment programs, early intervention services, consumer operated drop-in centers, peer support and family based mental health services. As a result of the Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976, AIBDHP is also responsible for providing 24/7 emergency delegate services.


Please browse through our website where you will find information on all the behavioral and developmental health services and provider agencies available to you and your family. If we can be of assistance to you, feel free to contact us or visit us at either our main office in Kittanning or our Indiana satellite office.


The AIBDHP Administrator’s Office has on staff program specialists and emergency delegates, along with fiscal, information technology and clerical support.  Our staff is ready to assist you and can be reached by calling either 724-548-3451 (Kittanning) or 724-349-3350 (Indiana).







Tammy Calderone

Ext. 650


Clerical Support

Michelle Armitage
Administrative Assistant

Ext. 653    


Fiscal Department


Christa Zubik
County Fiscal Officer 3

Ext. 680

Rachel Oakes
Accountant 1 

Ext. 618


Thomas Meredith
Fiscal Technician

Ext. 673


Jennifer Parisi

Fiscal Assistant

Ext. 639


Human Resource


Elizabeth McDaniel
Human Resources Coordinator

Ext. 690




Mental Health


Joseph Bujdos
Mental Health Director

Ext. 675

Amy Cline
Court Coordinator

Ext. 688


Joni Putt
Behavioral Health Quality Management Coordinator

Ext. 648


Denise Mamros
Clinical Care Manager

Ext. 692


Julie Pella
Caseworker 3

Ext. 652


Sarah Davis

Ext. 686


Children’s Mental Health


Karen Semetkoskey
CASSP Coordinator

Ext. 640


Anna Salsgiver,

Service Navigator

Ext. 629



Intellectual Disabilities

Shari Montgomery
Intellectual Disabilities Program Director

Ext. 605


Danna Haffey
Intellectual Disabilities Quality Management Coordinator    

Ext. 695


Melissa Peace
Waiver Coordinator

Ext. 694


Jessica Bailey
Waiver Coordinator

Ext. 693


Jessica Shepard
Incident Management Coordinator

Ext. 641


Edward Stancombe
Dually Diagnosed (MH/IDA) Clinical Care Manager

Ext. 345


Early Intervention

Missi Williams

Early Intervention Coordinator

Ext. 621

About Us

Armstrong Office

120 South Grant Ave., Suite 3

Kittanning, PA 16201

Phone: 724-548-3451

Fax: 724-548-3454

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Click on our Behavioral Health Resource Guides for Seniors and find a provider today! There is one for Armstrong County and one for Indiana County.

24 Hour Crisis Intervention Services 1-877-333-2470

24 Hour Crisis Text Line 1-877-565-7744

Mission Statement


The Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program dedicates its efforts to the initiation, development and maintenance of a broad and comprehensive spectrum of quality community oriented behavioral and developmental health services and supports that are readily accessible, efficiently managed and provided without discrimination in a recovery and resiliency based environment.


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