Luke Hartman currently serves as the Program Director for Liberty Point Behavioral Health, LLC. He is in part responsible for one of the leading healthcare companies in the country. Liberty Point Behavioral Healthcare offers young men with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring mental health issues the opportunity for residential treatment in a safe and secure environment that encourages growth and self-responsibility.
Located in Staunton, Virginia, Liberty Point Behavioral Health offers individuals help in either a secure residential setting or in community-based group homes. The well-trained staff understands what it takes to prepare these young men for return to a home, a less restrictive environment, or to independent living.
The primary focus of the healthcare organization is to encourage constructive change and personal growth, learning positive ways to get appropriate attention, improving behavior choices, developing a sense of responsibility for actions, learning problem-solving skills, and developing thinking patterns that support positive relationships.
As the Program Director, Luke Hartman ensures that the facility is fully staffed safely and effectively. He facilitates communication, task coordination, and goal development process between the medical, nursing, psychiatric, behavioral health, and administrative staff. Furthermore, Hartman coaches and leads professional development support to direct reports and serves as a role model for effective management. He monitors project protocols and service delivery to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
For Hartman, this work has been an incredibly rewarding and humbling opportunity. Since joining Liberty Point Behavioral Health, he has witnessed firsthand the dramatic changes people are able to achieve with proper help and guidance. Watching these men transition and seeing how far these can come motivates Hartman each day to keep striving to create more opportunities to help. As Hartman contends, there is nothing more rewarding than having a patient shake your hand and thank you for helping change their life, when just months prior they had difficulty even looking you in the eye.
Luke Hartman brings with him years of experience working in both education and special education. Dr. Hartman has served as a professor of undergraduate and graduate studies in the field of General and Special Education. He has also served as a middle and high school special education teacher, a behavioral consultant, a diversity consultant, and a head collegiate men’s basketball coach and a university vice president serving on the President’s cabinet.
From 2008 to 2011, Luke Hartman helped open and then served as Administrator of Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The school was recognized at the time as the most diverse middle school per capita in the state of Virginia.
In 2011, Hartman was selected to be the Vice President for Enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University. He was tasked with ambitious enrollment and revenue growth goals in a declining market where many liberal arts school peers were struggling to maintain current enrollment numbers. Throughout that time, Hartman led the university to its largest enrollment in the history of the school. In the last two years of his tenure, the enrollment team welcomed the two largest first-year cohorts in more than 15 years and the most diverse incoming classes in school history (36% and 37%). As the first cabinet member of color in the school’s history, this last achievement is Luke Hartman’s proudest accomplishment.
Luke Hartman received his M.Ed. from Wichita State University in Special Education and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech where he conducted groundbreaking research analyzing ways to reduce prejudice in public schools.