Hickory House Team
Hickory House experts can guide you along your path to full recovery.
Dr. William Jones III, M.D.
Dr. William Bailey Jones III was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate, he studied at Brown University and earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship in emergency medicine at Howard University Hospital and his psychiatric residency at the New York Medical College in New York City. Dr. Jones practiced in the Baltimore-Washington area for ten years and held a faculty appointment at John Hopkins University. Jones is widely recognized for his expertise in neuropsychiatry, specifically those psychiatric disorders caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Jones is an accomplished musician and alpine skier. He has three sons, David, Alexander and William IV.
Ross Dorsey, MSW, LSW
Ross Dorsey was born and raised in Franklin, Indiana, just south of Indianapolis. Ross completed his undergraduate degree at Hanover College in 2010 with a Major in Sociology and Minor in Psychology. After graduating from Hanover, Ross began working with a non-profit organization in child-welfare where he was first exposed to the impact substance abuse can have on individuals and families. Wanting to do more to help his community, Ross enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program and IUPUI and graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2016 with a focus on Mental Health and Addictions. Ross has been working with adults and children involved in the child welfare system for the past six years in multiple roles including Regional Coordinator of treatment services to individual and family therapist. Ross joins Hickory House with experience in both individual therapy and treatment team management.
Scott Wilson, LCSW, LCAC
Scott Wilson has joined the therapeutic team at Hickory House Recovery. Mr. Wilson is a 1982 graduate of Ball State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology and Interpersonal Relations. He is a 1985 graduate of the IU School of Social Work, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Mr. Wilson’s career has spanned 32 plus years in which time he has had the opportunity to involve himself in a wide variety of therapeutic settings, positions, modalities and populations served. Mr. Wilson has developed positive relations/friendships with colleagues, co-workers, providers and caregivers that endure the test of time and are a wellspring for gratitude, inspiration, knowledge and growth.
Mr. Wilson’s professional “journey” began in Hancock County and has seemingly come full circle. A return to his roots in a setting conducive to recovery, nourished by honesty, openness and willingness.
Scot Denman is an Illinois native who grew up in home full of cooks just outside of Chicago. Scot’s family taught him an appreciation of cooking, farming, and gardening at a very early age, and Scot spent a lot of his time in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother learning to cook “from scratch” with farm-fresh dairy and meat products readily available from the family farm. After high school, Scot attended the The Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago (now LeCordon Bleu Chicago). Scot then began his culinary career at the prestigious NoMi Kitchen located inside the Park Hyatt in downtown Chicago. In his 8 years working under Executive Chef Sandro Gamba, Scot held multiple positions from Cook to Executive Sous Chef. Scot later helped to open the upscale restaurant Sepia located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago as the Executive Sous Chef, working under Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman before moving to Indianapolis.
After moving to Indianapolis, Chef Scot continued working with multiple high-end restaurants in the Executive Sous Chef position before accepting the position of Head Chef with the Westminster Neighborhood Ministries running their after-school food program for at-risk children on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside. While in this position, Chef Scot was able to run his own kitchen, create menus for fundraising events, and cook for multiple city and state government officials.
Chef Scot joined Hickory House Recovery as Executive Chef in the fall of 2017 with the hopes of bringing his passion for fresh local products and farm-to-kitchen style dining to the residents of the facility who are regularly engaged in kitchen programming to learn the nutritional and dietary benefits of healthy eating while in recovery.