Landers holds a Master of Science degree, Master of Business Administration degree and is a certified occupancy specialist for HUD. For nearly a decade, he worked with The Center for Mental Health’s residential programs in various roles, including residential coordinator. And, he developed and led the Center’s Gradual Re-Integration Program, which provides residential-style services in a community setting. Eventually, he served as manager of the Center’s Elwood and Noblesville offices and began managing business development. Landers implemented the Center’s HIV program, which is now, geographically, the largest HIV program in the state of Indiana. He also championed the expansion of behavioral health services in Elwood, including the construction of a larger facility.
Over time, Landers directed the Center’s expansion into Hamilton County and, in Madison County, developed several housing and social enterprises. One such enterprise is Harvestland, a community supported agriculture farm, which employs clients who plant, nurture, harvest, prepare, and sell produce to the community. This program has received national recognition for its innovation. For three years prior to the Center’s merger with BehaviorCorp in 2010, Landers served as the Center’s vice president of finance and business development. After the merger, which resulted in a new company name, he continued as Aspire Indiana’s vice president of business development. Today, Landers’ primary focus is on the expansion of related services and the development of diversification strategies for Aspire.
Landers and his wife, Rachel, live in Anderson with their three children.