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Dr. Danita A. Johnson Hughes


President and CEO Edgewater Systems

Danita Johnson Hughes is a behavioral healthcare industry executive, speaker, author and entrepreneur.  Through her professional work, keynotes, writing and philanthropic activities, she inspires people to dream big and understand the role personal responsibility has in achieving success.  As Chief Executive Officer, Danita leads Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, an organization that provides behavioral health and child welfare services toresidents of Gary and Northwest Indiana.Her ultimate goal is to help make a measurable difference in community health and well-being.  She specializes in organization turnaround and has had much success in giving new life to troubled organizations.  Danita is the recipient of numerous awards.  She is a 2013 inductee into the Northwest Indiana Business Hall of Fame.  As an avid fitness enthusiast she has completed six marathons in various locations across the country.