About MHS

Established in 1969 at the inspiration of Dr. Max Graves, its founder, MHS has provided high quality behavioral health treatment for several decades. As the area’s primary provider of behavioral healthcare, we serve Clark and Madison Counties with a wide scope of services designed to assist all needs and ages, from youth to the elderly.

MHS offers a seamless continuum of care. Our scope of services is vast; therefore, special emphasis is given to matching the skills of our staff with the demands of their position.

As we look to the future and our continued commitment to growth, we endeavor to enhance our team with the same caring and compassion currently found at the heart of our organization.

MHS Mission

To improve the safety and quality of life of those we serve.

MHS Vision

Individuals and families will develop to their full potential in order to live a healthy and satisfied life.

MHS Values

Quality, Innovation/ Growth, Compassion, Integrity, and Partnership




Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties, Inc. is committed to fostering a culture of appreciation for diversity in our workforce, our client population, and within our community. Mental Health Services promotes the idea of moving beyond the concept of tolerating differences. We believe all individuals and groups can realize their full value not in spite of their differences but because of them. Achieving our mission and vision is only possible through inclusion and the intentional lifelong work of educating ourselves and one another to overcome personal biases, end racism and other forms of discrimination, promote health equity, and create a safe space for individuals of all backgrounds to find support.

Meet our Team

Our physicians represent the heart of Mental Health Services and our commitment to the population we serve. We strive to give the best possible care to ensure effective treatment and positive outcomes. We embody the spirit of our founder, Dr. Max Graves, in the services we provide.

Kelly Rigger, MBA, LISW, LCADC

Chief Executive Officer

Kelly has worked in health care for 35 years, leading organizations and programs addressing behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment and physical health care. She received her Master’s in Social Work from St. Louis University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Baker University in the state of Kansas. Kelly has worked in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio and has experience in supporting state Medicaid changes as well as national efforts aimed at continuously improving care delivery. Kelly is licensed as an LISW with the State of Ohio.

Kalpana Vishnupad, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Vishnupad is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating adults and seniors with psychiatric illnesses.  She completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and her fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses in adults and geriatric patients.

Yakov Sherk, MD

Dr. Sherk is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with psychiatric illnesses.  He completed his residency training at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and specializes in a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.

Babar Hasan, MD

Dr. Hasan is a General Psychiatrist with experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric illnesses. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and specializes in treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses.