At Rose Hill Center, our team of experienced and compassionate mental health professionals are ready to help you or someone you love overcome mental illness and achieve independence. Our psychiatrists, consulting psychologists, nurses, therapists, and other clinical professionals work tirelessly to provide treatment, promote growth, and aid in recovery.

Management

Ben Y. Robinson, MA, MBA

President & CEO

With over 35 years of experience in the mental health field, Ben has served as President & CEO of Rose Hill Center since 2007. Prior to his leadership role at our facility, he worked for Lutheran Social Services in Michigan and Ohio, where he served as senior officer managing overall operations. He has also served as CEO of Adult Well-Being Services in Detroit.

From 1995–2012, Ben was a chairman on the Advisory Council on Mental Illness for the Michigan Department of Community Health. Afterward, he moved to serve MDCH’s successor, Behavioral Health Advisory Council for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, he is the Treasurer of the Provider Alliance and serves on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards. He is also a Trustee and past Treasurer of the Hannan Foundation in Detroit.

A proud University of Michigan alumnus, Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. He also earned an MBA in business economics from Wayne State University.

As President & CEO of Rose Hill, Ben oversees all facets of our facility’s daily operations, including the medical and clinical teams, financial management, admissions, public policy, and fundraising.

“We are fortunate to have a dedicated management team with over 90 years of combined experience at Rose Hill Center. Together we provide highly effective and efficient services that lead to the desired clinical outcomes for our patients.” – Ben Robinson

Cheryl LeClear Wallace, MSW

Vice President of Programs

Cheryl has served as our Vice President of Programs since 2009. With more than 30 years of experience in the mental health service field—25 of those with Community Mental Health Programs—Cheryl is a licensed, master’s level Social Worker, having earned her master’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.

Cheryl holds additional certifications in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Behavioral Tech LLP.E, and she is also well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Therapy, and Schema Therapy.

Under her direction, our team of psychologists, therapists, case managers, and other medical professionals implements therapeutic and life skills development programs that help patients learn to overcome mental illness.

“Our clinical team is comprised of dedicated professionals who approach the provision of clinical services in a holistic manner, with the focus of moving every individual toward recovery and an improved quality of life.” – Cheryl LeClear Wallace

Clinical

Christina Zachar, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Zachar has served as our Medical Director since 2016, but she’s been with Rose Hill since joining our staff as a psychiatrist in 2011. A graduate of Michigan State University School of Medicine, she was also chief psychiatric resident at Henry Ford Hospital. With more than 15 years specializing in behavioral health, Dr. Zachar is currently the psychiatric director at a nonprofit mental health agency in Jackson, providing residents with intensive outpatient services.

Lynne M. Lyons, MD

Psychiatrist

Since 1999, Dr. Lyons has served as an on-staff psychiatrist. A 1995 graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her adult psychiatric residency, and was chief resident at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry in 1999. In addition to providing compassionate care for Rose Hill residents, she is also the medical director of two Oakland County outpatient clinics. Dr. Lyons is heavily involved in both the APA and Michigan Psychiatric Society.

“Having observed many treatment facilities, I believe the comprehensive and holistic program available here at Rose Hill is by far the most effective approach for those with severe and complex issues. With adequate time we can truly help residents achieve stability and recovery.” – Lynne M. Lyons, MD