About Rethink Tobacco Indiana

Rethink Tobacco Indiana (formerly Bringing Indiana Along), is a statewide initiative aimed at bringing tobacco awareness to the field of behavioral health. Our highly skilled team of trained tobacco treatment specialists are dedicated to helping behavioral health organizations to integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment strategies into their continuum of care.

  • Debi (Hudson) Buckles, BS, RRT, NCTTP
    Debi (Hudson) Buckles, BS, RRT, NCTTP Program Director

    Since 2008, Debi has served as the Program Director of Rethink Tobacco Indiana (formerly known as Bringing Indiana Along).  Mrs. Buckles is a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and a certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS) who has more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating tobacco-related programs.  She has provided education and assistance for 93 unique community mental health centers, located in 63 of Indiana’s 92 counties.  She possesses myriad skills that are of direct relevance to the topic of tobacco dependence, including clinical skills as a RRT. Debi also serves as the Program Director for the IU Simon Cancer Center’s Tobacco Treatment Program.

    Phone | 317-278-3736
    E-mail | dhudson@iupui.edu

  • Kayla Hsu, MPH, CHES®, NCTTP
    Kayla Hsu, MPH, CHES®, NCTTP Community Outreach Manager

    Kayla serves as the Community Outreach Manager for Rethink Tobacco Indiana. Kayla works with providers and partners around the state to assist behavioral health treatment centers to integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment approaches into their system of care and develop tobacco-free grounds policies. Prior to joining Rethink Tobacco Indiana, Ms. Hsu worked as a quality improvement advisor with a nonprofit healthcare quality improvement consultancy.  While working on a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), she worked to improve healthcare around the Hoosier state, specifically on behavioral health integration. Kayla is a trained Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) and certified UMAss TTS Trainer, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®), and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Public Health.

    Phone | 317-278-3122
    E-mail | kmhsu@iu.edu