Our Staff Our staff is made up of highly skilled professionals with many years of experience.

Most of our professional level staff hold advanced degrees in addictions, counseling, divinity,
psychology, social work, management and other disciplines. We have two doctoral level
psychologists and nurses who specialize in co-occurring substance use and mental health
disorders.

Executive Leadership

Monique Bourgeois

MPNA, LADC
Chief Community Relations Officer

Monique Bourgeois

MPNA, LADC
Chief Community Relations Officer

Monique Bourgeois has worked in the addiction-recovery field for 20+ years in a variety of capacities including: adolescent substance use disorder treatment, public school chemical health specialist, Executive Director of the Association of Recovery Schools and as the Director of Volunteers & Training at Minnesota Recovery Connection. Ms. Bourgeois has trained hundreds of members of the recovery community in peer-based support, has developed and implemented peer-based support programs and been a member of multiple leadership teams. Currently, in her role as NUWAY's Community Relations Director, she educates individuals and organizations about the extended care services provided through NUWAY's programs. Ms. Bourgeois holds a Master’s in Public and Non-profit Administration and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a graduate of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s Leadership Institute, published in the 2007 Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery (JGAR) and In My Own Words…Celebrating Students’ Stories of Recovery… (2009). Additionally, Ms. Bourgeois has been a peer reviewer for JGAR and in 2012, Ms. Bourgeois was selected as a faculty for the Betty Ford Institute’s Consensus Conference on identifying and disseminating successful Recovery Support Services strategies. She is on the St. Cloud State University Recovery Community Advisory Council, and a member of Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery Chemical Health (MARRCH) and the Citizens Advisory Council on Chemical Health in Ramsey County.

John Marston, nuway CFO

John Marston

Chief Financial Officer

John Marston, nuway CFO

John Marston

Chief Financial Officer

John Marston comes to us from NuWay’s Board of Trustees where he served as the Treasurer for the past two years. Previously, he was interim Finance Director. His experience includes various roles in manufacturing, staffing, banking, and healthcare. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of a bank where he is a member of the IT and Audit committees.

Tom Meier, NuWay CAO

Dr. Tom Meier

Chief Administrative Officer

Tom Meier, NuWay CAO

Dr. Tom Meier

Chief Administrative Officer

Tom served on the NUWAY Board of Trustees for five years before joining the staff as CAO in 2016. He has twenty years’ experience in healthcare, business, and nonprofit management. He earned master's and doctoral degrees from Metropolitan State University. His undergraduate work was completed at UC Santa Barbara.

Kenneth L. Roberts, Director - Outpatient Services

Kenneth L. Roberts

MPS, LPCC, LADC
Chief Clinical Officer

Kenneth L. Roberts, Director - Outpatient Services

Kenneth L. Roberts

MPS, LPCC, LADC
Chief Clinical Officer

Ken has worked as a program director in supportive sober living and substance use disorder outpatient treatment. He has a BA in English from Ithaca College, a certification in Addiction Studies and a Master’s Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota.

David J. Vennes, NuWay Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes

MPNA
Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes, NuWay Executive Director/CEO

David J. Vennes

MPNA
Executive Director/CEO

David is a doctoral student in public administration at Hamline University School of Business and holds a Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. David's undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Arts (individualized in addictions) from Metropolitan State University and Certificate in Chemical Dependency Family Treatment from St. Mary's Junior College. David has developed and restructured more than a dozen programs locally and nationally. David started his career with NuWay in 2006 as a Chemical Dependency Counselor, becoming the Clinical Director then Executive Director in 2008.

Leadership

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul

Lindsay obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Current interests include behavioral addictions, trauma, family systems, and working with populations impacted by mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Jason Cintorino, program director

Jason Cintorino

LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason Cintorino, program director

Jason Cintorino

LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason relocated to MN from New England and began his career in Behavioral Health in 2005. Prior to joining NUWAY, he was employed as a Clinical Manager of Outpatient Programs with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Jason has held multiple clinical positions over the past decade including case management, substance use disorder counseling, clinical supervisor and administration. Prior to the behavioral health field, Jason held executive management positions in culinary arts as well as in the environmental resource management sector. When not at work, Jason enjoys everything outdoors including spending time with his family at their cabin as well as gardening, music, cooking and travel.

Dr. Tiffany Dockham

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director

Dr. Tiffany Dockham

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director

Tiffany is a licensed psychologist and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She has worked as a program director and mental health services director/training director in substance use and co-occurring disorder outpatient treatment. Tiffany completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities. Tiffany’s training experiences included working in community mental health, sex offender assessment, college counseling, and co-occurring disorders treatment. Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and all things related to cooking.

Peter Green, Residential Admissions Director

Peter Green

LADC
Diversity Director

Peter Green, Residential Admissions Director

Peter Green

LADC
Diversity Director

Peter has over 20 years of experience working in the field of chemical dependency. His positions have included providing direct contact services, managing culturally specific programs for African American Family Services and consulting services at a number of Treatment Center Programs in the twin cities area. Prior to joining NuWay, Peter was with the Park Avenue Treatment Center in Minneapolis for ten plus years, most recently as the Program Director for their co-occurring culturally specific program.

Kristin Juntunen

MA, LADC, LPCC
Program Director, 2118

Kristin Juntunen

MA, LADC, LPCC
Program Director, 2118

Kristin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Prior experiences in co-occurring programming include providing direct client care as a counselor and staff support as a clinical supervisor. Current professional interests are integration of mental health and chemical dependency services and case conceptualization with focus on individualized intervention.

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118

Denise has been in the chemical dependency field over two decades providing direct client care in both outpatient and residential settings. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Training and Development concentration and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College. Ms. McAlpin has been in management and program development for the last 15 years and co-founded the Opening Doors Youth Conference in Wisconsin.

Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex has provided direct client care as a counselor and chemical health assessor in outpatient, outpatient with lodging and in hospital settings. He has worked with adolescents and provided treatment services in the Dakota County jail. Prior to joining NuWay, he was with Park Avenue Center for 12 years as a Clinical Supervisor and more recently as Director of Operations.

Management

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Cloud State University and her Master's in Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Current interests include trauma work through the use of Prolonged Exposure, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Angela obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management and her Master Degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience working in a halfway house, intensive residential and outpatient treatment settings. Her areas of interest include individuals with trauma, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She has experience working with women, men, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, family and group therapy sessions.

Angela Hansen

MA, LADC, CHC
QTC Manager

Angela Hansen

MA, LADC, CHC
QTC Manager

Angela has been in the behavioral health field since 2009, working in addiction and eating disorder treatment organizations. She is Certified in Health Care Compliance and serves in the role of Quality, Training and Compliance Manager at NUWAY. Angela has a passion for training and supporting quality client care. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Morgan Kluender, Revenue Cycle Manager

Morgan Kluender

BA
Director of Financial Operations

Morgan Kluender, Revenue Cycle Manager

Morgan Kluender

BA
Director of Financial Operations

As NUWAY'S Revenue Cycle Manager, Morgan is responsible for overseeing the administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collections of client services revenue. She has over 15 years’ experience in revenue cycle production and billing. Currently pursuing her MBA, Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the U of MN, Twin Cities. While she might not be involved directly with clients on a day-to-day basis, she is committed to ensuring clients are able to get the treatment they need. Morgan is a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan and enjoys that NUWAY is a short walk from Glam Dolls Donuts.

Aga Longtine, treatment center manager

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs

Aga Longtine, treatment center manager

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs

Aga and her family came to the United States from Poland in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. Aga has experience working in residential and intensive outpatient settings. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and families.

Candice Peterson, program manager

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Candice Peterson, program manager

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Candice obtained her Bachelor of Science in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Metropolitan State University and her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Candice has experience working in residential extended care and outpatient settings with an emphasis on providing relational services for couples and families affected by co-occurring disorders.

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Ryan hails from Iowa and started his career as a recovery counselor at Jackson Recovery Center. He then ventured to Minnesota to obtain his Master’s in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. While there, Ryan grew a passion for client centered approach to counseling with clients who have previously had numerous treatment episodes. He is currently working towards his LPCC and integrating co-occurring mental health issues into substance use treatment. In his free time, Ryan enjoys connecting with his spirituality through nature.

Lisa Schmid

BA, LADC
Program Manager, 3R's

Lisa Schmid

BA, LADC
Program Manager, 3R's

Lisa received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her experience working with diverse populations, delivering trauma informed and person centered care, enables her to hold a safe place for clients to do the hard work necessary to begin their recovery journey. Lisa advocates strongly for the recovery community, is an LGBTQ ally and is passionate about erasing the stigma associated with addiction.

Joseph Schmidt, counselor/mental health professional

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Joseph Schmidt, counselor/mental health professional

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Joe holds a Master's degree in clinical social work, a Master's minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor's degree in alcohol & drug abuse counseling from Viterbo University, and a Bachelor's degree from MN State-Mankato in sociology and corrections. He has experience serving diverse populations of adolescents, younger & older adults and families across a variety of mental & chemical health settings. Additionally, Joe has experience with intensive community mental health services, young adult partial hospitalization programs, crisis settings, juvenile corrections, and as a therapist in MI/CD outpatient programs.

Sam Woolery

Recovery Residence
Resource Director

Sam Woolery

Recovery Residence
Resource Director

Sam Woolery’s experience in the field of addiction-recovery includes 4+ years managing a network of supportive sober living programs in Saint Paul as well as 2 years managing alumni relations and volunteers for Hazelden Betty Ford’s Chaska, Maple Grove, and Saint Paul locations. Sam currently serves on the board of the PEASE Community Foundation, which helps support PEASE Academy, a recovery high school in Minneapolis.

3R’s

David Adair

MPS, LADC
Admissions Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

David Adair

MPS, LADC
Admissions Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

David is a graduate of the U of M’s Integrated Behavioral Health Masters program. He enjoys spending time with his partner Kristi and their cat, Captain. His primary hobby is birding.

Patti Choate

MS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Patti Choate

MS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Patti comes to NUWAY with 10 years experience in the field of addiction. After completing a Master of Science in Applied Anthropology and graduate certification in Addiction Studies, University of Minnesota, she worked in inpatient services at Hazelden Foundation in Center City as a clinical counselor and as a Family Program professional with families and patients. In 2015, she traveled overseas to St. Helier, Jersey, UK to help Silkworth Lodge treatment center start a family program that would serve the island population. She served as counselor supervisor with Meridian Behavioral Health before joining NUWAY 3R’s staff as counselor. A lover of nature and the outdoors, she enjoys hiking, canoeing the Boundary Waters, or walking the paths around Minneapolis’ beautiful lakes.
Jason Cintorino, program director

Jason Cintorino

LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason Cintorino, program director

Jason Cintorino

LADC
Program Director, 3Rs

Jason relocated to MN from New England and began his career in Behavioral Health in 2005. Prior to joining NUWAY, he was employed as a Clinical Manager of Outpatient Programs with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Jason has held multiple clinical positions over the past decade including case management, substance use disorder counseling, clinical supervisor and administration. Prior to the behavioral health field, Jason held executive management positions in culinary arts as well as in the environmental resource management sector. When not at work, Jason enjoys everything outdoors including spending time with his family at their cabin as well as gardening, music, cooking and travel.
Kathryn Cole, Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Kathryn Cole

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Kathryn Cole, Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Kathryn Cole

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Kathryn obtained her Bachelors of Science in addiction studies from Metropolitan University. She continued her education and completed her Masters of Social Work through Augsburg College. Kat has experience with mental and chemical health through both inpatient and outpatient settings with men, women, adolescents and adult populations.

Amelia Dela O-Peterson

MS, LADC
Clinical Support, 3Rs

Amelia Dela O-Peterson

MS, LADC
Clinical Support, 3Rs

Amelia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. In addition to providing addiction counseling, Amelia is in the process of receiving clinical supervision for licensure to become a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Amelia has experience working with a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents, and adults with both substance use and severe and persistent mental illness. During her free time, Amelia enjoys reading, spending time with family, and attending concerts.

Soji Fatokun

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Soji Fatokun

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Prior to coming to NUWAY, Soji received his BS degree from Rasmussen College and LADC from Century College. Soji provides counseling for those who struggle with addiction and assists in providing an individualized treatment that meets the needs of each client. Currently, Soji is expanding his educational career with the overall goal of providing treatment for people who have mental health issues. In his free time, he plays soccer and enjoys watching basketball.

Angie Haag

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Angie Haag

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Angie has been working in the behavioral health field for over 4 years as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and recently obtained licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPPC) in order to better serve the needs of patients struggling with both chemical dependency and mental health concerns. Angie completed her Master's degree in Addiction Studies at The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Graduate School with an emphasis in the advanced practice and treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders. Her expertise also includes work in various levels of care; program development; 12-step facilitation; advanced motivational interviewing training; women's studies; racial inequalities specific training; and supervision of LADC interns.

Galen Himrich

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Galen Himrich

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Galen received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology from The College of Saint Benedict in 2013. She attended the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2014 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies with Advanced Practice in Co-Occurring Disorders. Galen has been practicing as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor LADC since 2015 and is currently working towards completing clinical hours to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She has experience in residential and outpatient treatment facilities and has worked with adolescents and adults. In her free time Galen enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.

Chris Hirdler

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Chris Hirdler

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University in 2008. He has been a licensed alcohol and drug counselor since 2009 and has worked for various outpatient facilities and as a Chemical Health Specialist. He joined NUWAY in November 2017. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, relaxing on the lake and being with family.

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 2013 and her Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2017. She provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Her clinical interests include family systems, trauma, grief and loss, mental health and substance use counseling. During her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, outdoor activities, and attending concerts and sporting events.
David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

BS, LADC
Admissions Supervisor, 3R's

David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

BS, LADC
Admissions Supervisor, 3R's

David obtained his Associates of Science Degree in Chemical Dependency from Century College and is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. David began working in the field of addiction in 2011 at Park Avenue Center where he gained experience in Sober Housing Management and as an Admissions Coordinator. Prior to joining NuWay, David worked at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, in Minneapolis, as a counselor in their residential program.
Aga Longtine, treatment center manager

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs

Aga Longtine, treatment center manager

Aga Longtine

BS, LADC
Program Manager, 3Rs

Aga and her family came to the United States from Poland in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. Aga has experience working in residential and intensive outpatient settings. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and families.

Donna Molnar

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Donna Molnar

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Donna obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bethel University, studied at Bethel Seminary working on an MDiv, and obtained a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience as an addiction counselor working in residential, day treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She has worked with men, women, and adolescents. She worked at Hazelden Betty Ford foundation before coming to NUWAY in February 2017. She has a passion for casting a vision of hope in the healing process with the rebuilding of identity, and reintegration into community.

Lance Petschl

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Lance Petschl

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Lance graduated Inver Hills Community college with his A.S. and A.A. with a contemporary business degree. He then went on to Metropolitan State University where he obtained his B.A. and LADC licensure. Lance is currently pursuing his masters degree in Co-Occurring Disorders and am going for his LPCC. He enjoys riding his Harley, traveling, hiking, playing slow pitch softball, and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Riley has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had problems with substance use and other compulsive behaviors. He is licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed the two-year training program with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. In addition to his work as a consultant and psychotherapist, he is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). He has strong interests in expanding use of trauma informed approaches to substance use problems particularly for those with co-occurring disorders. He has studied and practiced Zen meditation since 2006.

Lauren Schlatter

MACL, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Lauren Schlatter

MACL, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Lauren obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota Professional School of Psychology at Argosy University. Lauren is receiving her clinical supervision for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Her clinical interests include family systems, trauma, mental health and chemical dependency counseling. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and traveling.

Lisa Schmid

BA, LADC
Program Manager, 3R's

Lisa Schmid

BA, LADC
Program Manager, 3R's

Lisa received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her experience working with diverse populations, delivering trauma informed and person centered care, enables her to hold a safe place for clients to do the hard work necessary to begin their recovery journey. Lisa advocates strongly for the recovery community, is an LGBTQ ally and is passionate about erasing the stigma associated with addiction.

Brendan Sheehan

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Brendan Sheehan

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Brendan attended Saint John’s University for his undergraduate degree and Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, where in 2013 he received his Master’s in Addiction Studies. Brendan has worked with men and women in a residential setting as well as his work here at NUWAY at the outpatient program in St. Paul. Brendan works from a psycho-dynamic, CBT, and 12 step facilitation theoretical frameworks. Brendan’s interests include mindfulness based stress reduction, meditation, physical and mental health concerns. Brendan will be completing his LPCC in 2018.

Marian Spiess

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Marian Spiess

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 3Rs

Marian obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology from St. Ambrose University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota Professional School of Psychology at Argosy University. In addition to providing addiction counseling, Marian is receiving her clinical supervision for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Marian has worked in various levels of care with a variety of cliental that includes the incarcerated population and adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. Marian's clinical interests include the treatment of co-occurring disorders, trauma recovery, and the assessment and diagnosis of chemical and mental health disorders.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Chad Walker

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Chad Walker

MA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Chad has been working in the behavioral health field for over 9 years as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) at various levels of care including residential, halfway house, long-term residential aftercare, and intensive outpatient. Chad completed his Master’s degree in Addiction Studies at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Graduate School and intends to complete his studies with advanced practice and treatment of co-occurring disorders to obtain additional licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). In addition to helping individuals discover their pathway to recovery through a person-centered approach, Chad enjoys working with individuals who live with a physical disability through his participation in the adaptive sports and recreation community.

Brian Wilton

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Brian Wilton

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Augsburg College and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies -Integrated Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota and is continuing his education by working towards obtaining mental health licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). He works through a client-centered perceptive and has experience with both adolescent and adult populations. During his free time, Brian enjoys cooking, reading, fishing, and playing slow-pitch softball.

2118

Dietrich Anderson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Dietrich Anderson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Dietrich obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in addiction studies from Metropolitan State University. He has worked for NuWay for the past 4 years in various positions before working as an LADC. Dietrich believes that the opposite of addiction is human connection, community, and hope. He has worked extensively with the LGBTQA recovery community for the past 6 years and has served on the “Out and Sober Minnesota” board for 4 years by providing social, educational and informational events monthly with helping the LGBTQA community build healthy clean and sober networks. Dietrich is continuing his education in the fall of 2017 at Metropolitan State University by earning his masters of science degree in their Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling/LPCC licensure program.
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Karen Anderson

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

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Karen Anderson

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Karen has worked as a therapist, clinical supervisor and administrator for 25+ years. Much of this work has been in dual diagnosis programs. She sees a close connection between chemical abuse and mental health issues. Her therapy style is client-centered, systems-based and solution-focused. Karen is licensed as an LICSW and works with anyone ages 9-90.

Dan Baird

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Dan Baird

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Dan is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, and relocated to Minnesota in 2010. He graduated from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School with a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies, Advanced Practice, and joined NUWAY in November 2017 as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). He is currently working towards his Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) credential. His previous experience includes working with men and women in a residential treatment setting, and working with men in an intensive outpatient setting. His approach to treatment is person-centered, and focused on helping clients develop interpersonal skills to establish connection with others.

Summer Berglund

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Summer Berglund

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Summer obtained her Associates in Addiction Counseling from MCTC and her Bachelors in Addiction Counseling with a focus on Native American studies from Metropolitan State University. She comes with years of experience working in MMT with high-risk pregnant clients. Emma continues to advocate for human rights in her community and brings a fresh energy to NUWAY.
Karina Link, addiction counselor

Karina Bogie

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Karina Link, addiction counselor

Karina Bogie

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Karina obtained her diploma in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College Addiction Counseling program and is currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University.

Stephen Brennan

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Emily Coughlin

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Emily Coughlin

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Emily graduated with her Master’s in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. She currently holds a LADC and is under supervision towards her LPCC. Emily has experience working in outpatient chemical dependency and eating disorder settings, as well as providing individual, group, and family therapy. Emily’s focus is on building upon clients’ strengths and emphasizing their ability to solve their own problems and access resources. She is particularly interested in working with individuals with complex trauma.
Norm Cox, alcohol & drug counselor

Norm Cox

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Norm Cox, alcohol & drug counselor

Norm Cox

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Norm earned his Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. He enjoys helping others and entered the field of addiction because he wants to make a difference in people’s lives. He has worked with adults in both residential and outpatient settings. In his free time, Norm enjoys spending time with his family and friends, coin collecting, reading, playing the guitar and ukulele.
Betsey Degree, addiction counselor

Betsey Degree

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Betsey Degree, addiction counselor

Betsey Degree

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Betsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in addiction studies at Metropolitan State University. She is passionate about reducing shame and stigma surrounding addiction and recovery and loves being a counselor. She believes recovery is possible for everyone and that treatment works. Betsey is planning on returning to school for her Masters degree in either professional clinical counseling or marriage and family therapy.

Hanna Greimel

MPS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Hanna Greimel

MPS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Hanna recently received her Master’s degree in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota. She has been working in the human services field for 5 years and has worked with a variety of populations, including children with autism and special needs, and adults with substance abuse and/or mental health concerns. Her primary goals for counseling and therapy are to develop a positive, trusting, authentic therapeutic alliance, help clients identify areas of their life in which they desire change, resolve ambivalence, and help clients develop skills and practice strategies to promote healthy change.
Debbie Huizenga, admissions coordinator

Debbie Huizenga

BA
Admissions Supervisor, 2118

Debbie Huizenga, admissions coordinator

Debbie Huizenga

BA
Admissions Supervisor, 2118

Debbie has worked in the field of recovery since 2004. Prior to coming to NuWay, she was the Admissions Coordinator at The Retreat. Debbie is passionate about working with those seeking recovery and sharing the gift of hope. She is grateful for the opportunity to align her vocation with her passion. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys gourmet cooking, reading and going to the theater.

Jackson Hutchins

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Jackson Hutchins

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Jackson is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. He is excited to begin his career as an LADC with NUWAY. Jackson plans on continuing his education by entering the Master’s Degree program for Co-Occurring Disorders this fall at Metropolitan State. Jackson is involved with various harm reduction services and is passionate about making sure people get the help they need. In his free time, Jackson trains Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu and spends time with his wife.
Karen A. Johnson, substance abuse counselor

Karen A. Johnson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Karen A. Johnson, substance abuse counselor

Karen A. Johnson

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Karen earned her Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency from MCTC and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. Prior to joining the NuWay team, Karen worked at Park Avenue Center for 5 years. She enjoys working with a diverse population, is passionate about recovery and believes that anyone can recover if they are committed to necessary changes. Karen will return to Saint Mary’s to complete her master’s degree in clinical counseling to obtain LPCC licensure. She is interested in specializing in art and animal assisted therapy.

Kristin Juntunen

MA, LADC, LPCC
Program Director, 2118

Kristin Juntunen

MA, LADC, LPCC
Program Director, 2118

Kristin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Prior experiences in co-occurring programming include providing direct client care as a counselor and staff support as a clinical supervisor. Current professional interests are integration of mental health and chemical dependency services and case conceptualization with focus on individualized intervention.

Jocelyn Kehr Sparby

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jocelyn Kehr Sparby

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. After moving to the Twin Cities and spending some years trying to figure out a career path she enrolled in the Addiction Studies Certificate program at the University of Minnesota and received an LADC. While working in outpatient treatment and detox settings, she continued to complete her Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of MN. She is currently working toward completing clinical hours to obtain her licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Christine Kerno

MA, LICSW
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jennifer Lingwall, mental health counselor

Jennifer Lingwall

MA, LSW, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jennifer Lingwall, mental health counselor

Jennifer Lingwall

MA, LSW, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science at Bemidji State University in Social Work and a minor in Chemical Dependency. Prior to NuWay, Jenni worked as a MICD Counselor at Park Avenue Center. She is now working towards her Masters at Saint Mary’s University for her LPCC. Her areas of interest include the LGBTQIA community, persistent mental health, and music therapy. She enjoys sports, traveling, and attending concerts.
Stephanie Mankowski, counselor

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC, LPCC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Stephanie Mankowski, counselor

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC, LPCC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at St. Thomas University in 2012 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in 2016. She has experience at Pride Institute, NUWAY II Residential Men’s program and admissions. Her interests consist of gender and sexuality, trauma, person-centered care and addiction. She currently works as a dually licensed counselor.

Aziza Marshall

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Aziza Marshall

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Aziza graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Certificate in Addiction Studies. She is also certified as a Moral Reconation Therapy facilitator. She believes every client deserves to be respected, and given the opportunity to make positive changes and develop a new way of living. She uses a cognitive-behavioral, person-centered approach to address the needs of each client as an individual. Aziza has experience working in outpatient, residential, and hospital settings with adolescents, adults, and a criminogenic population.
Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Program Director, 2118

Denise has been in the chemical dependency field over two decades providing direct client care in both outpatient and residential settings. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Training and Development concentration and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg College. Ms. McAlpin has been in management and program development for the last 15 years and co-founded the Opening Doors Youth Conference in Wisconsin.
Andrew Moe BA, LADC Counselor

Andrew Moe

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Andrew Moe BA, LADC Counselor

Andrew Moe

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Having completed his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota in the Integrated Behavioral Health program, Andrew is continuing his education as a doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas. Currently, Andrew works as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, as well as a mental health practitioner. Andrew approaches addiction and mental health through the diathesis-stress model, a theory that highlights the importance of genetic vulnerabilities and stress from life experiences. He advocates for the use of evidence-based practices and person-centered care.

Kaitlyn Orzechowski

BA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Kaitlyn Orzechowski

BA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Kaitlyn is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. After graduating with a BA, Kaitlyn attended the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies to receive her Masters degree in Addiction Counseling Advanced Practice. Her practicums were completed at the residential, day treatment, and outpatient levels of care working with both men and women. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor to apply a co-occurring foundation in her practice that addresses mental health and chemical dependency. Kaitlyn likes to provide person-centered care to meet the individual needs of clients. She enjoys spending time with family and pets.

Amber Peifer

MA, MPS, CBIS
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Amber Peifer

MA, MPS, CBIS
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Amber earned a MA in Student Development in Post-Secondary Education from the University of Iowa in 2000 and a MPS in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota in 2015. She also is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. She is nearing completion of supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and is pursuing certification in Prolonged Exposure. Prior to NUWAY, she served as a chemical health case manager and mental health practitioner at an intensive residential co-occurring disorders treatment program. At NUWAY, Amber provides mental health services including facilitating the Trauma Skills group.
Candice Peterson, program manager

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Candice Peterson, program manager

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Candice obtained her Bachelor of Science in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Metropolitan State University and her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Candice has experience working in residential extended care and outpatient settings with an emphasis on providing relational services for couples and families affected by co-occurring disorders.

Roxanne Prince

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Roxanne Prince

MA, LPCC, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Roxanne graduated from Argosy University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and is licensed as a mental health and substance use disorder counselor. She combines solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered therapy to help clients develop practical skills to address immediate concerns as well as providing the opportunity to explore the deeper, underlying issues that affect our day-to-day lives. Roxanne has experience working with adults and adolescents in individual therapy, group counseling, and family therapy to address challenges related to substance use and/or mental health.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Riley has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had problems with substance use and other compulsive behaviors. He is licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed the two-year training program with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. In addition to his work as a consultant and psychotherapist, he is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). He has strong interests in expanding use of trauma informed approaches to substance use problems particularly for those with co-occurring disorders. He has studied and practiced Zen meditation since 2006.

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Ryan Robinson

MA, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Ryan hails from Iowa and started his career as a recovery counselor at Jackson Recovery Center. He then ventured to Minnesota to obtain his Master’s in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. While there, Ryan grew a passion for client centered approach to counseling with clients who have previously had numerous treatment episodes. He is currently working towards his LPCC and integrating co-occurring mental health issues into substance use treatment. In his free time, Ryan enjoys connecting with his spirituality through nature.

Rebecca Schmidt

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Rebecca Schmidt

MA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Rebecca has been in the human service field for several years working with diverse populations. In 2012, she completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Cloud State University in chemical dependency and community psychology. In January 2017, she completed the marriage and family therapy graduate program through Saint Mary's University and is working towards full licensure as an LMFT. Rebecca is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and has been practicing addiction counseling for years in a variety of settings such as: residential, outpatient, Medicated Assisted Treatment, and in-home therapy for children and families.
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Andy Schmitz

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Andy SchmitzHeadshot

Andy Schmitz

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Andy obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Argosy University. He is now working towards his Masters at Saint Mary’s University for his LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor). Andy has experience working in residential care mainly with people with co-occurring disorders, chemical dependency family programming, and in military mental health services. Andy enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, rock n’ roll, and snowboarding.
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Heather Stras

MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Professional, 2118

Heather StrasHeadshot

Heather Stras

MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Professional, 2118

Heather has been a licensed clinical social worker for over ten years. Her specialties are working with individuals with trauma and grief.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Jari Welle

MA, LMFT
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jari Welle

MA, LMFT
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jari has been a Marriage and Family therapist for 20 years and she works with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health disorders. Jari enjoys doing body/mind work using yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

St. Paul

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Cloud State University and her Master's in Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Current interests include trauma work through the use of Prolonged Exposure, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Director, St. Paul

Lindsay obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in the Twin Cities. Current interests include behavioral addictions, trauma, family systems, and working with populations impacted by mental health and chemical dependency issues.

Jeffrey Beattie

MA, MBA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Jeffrey Beattie

MA, MBA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Jeff has lived in the Twin Cities all his adult life. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a BS in Education and obtained a Masters in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University. He graduated from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School with a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and is completing additional coursework for his LPCC licensure at the Adler Graduate School. He joined NUWAY in 2018, previously working for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as an LADC at their St. Paul location. His previous experience includes working with men and women in residential treatment settings, working with men and women in an intensive outpatient setting, and working with men and women in outpatient level of care. Jeff is a systemic person-centered Adlerian counselor helping those seeking change in their lives.

Michelle Bohmert

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Michelle Bohmert

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Shelly has a BA in International Studies/Pre-Law from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Additionally, she earned her graduate certificate in Addition Studies in 2016 and is a LADC. Shelly is working towards her LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) with an expectation to complete in early 2018. She has experience working in intensive outpatient and residential treatment settings, primarily with adolescents and women. Her areas of interest include working with individuals with trauma and co-occurring disorders. Shelly is passionate about helping individuals get the services that they need to assist them in their recovery, and uses a mindfulness, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral approach in her work. Outside of work, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, attending sporting events and traveling.

Tom Butler

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Tom Butler

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Tom hails from right here in St. Paul, Minnesota where he was born and raised and once again resides. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State University. Tom worked in the software industry until returning to school to obtain his Master’s in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Tom enjoys putting his “field research” in addiction and his real-world experience as a veteran to good use in helping individuals succeed in recovery. He is currently working towards his LPCC licensure and integrating co-occurring mental health issues into addiction treatment.

Cathy Campbell

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Cathy Campbell

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Cathy attended St. Catherine’s University for her undergraduate degree. Cathy obtained her Master’s Certificate in Holistic Health Studies from St. Catherine University and her Master degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Cathy’s interest is working with populations that are impacted by co-occurring disorders. Cathy works from a person centered, trauma informed, cognitive behavioral approach in individual and group sessions. Her interests include meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction. Cathy is currently working towards her LPCC. Cathy enjoys traveling and hiking.

Jessica Clingerman

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Jessica Clingerman

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Jess received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her experience working with diverse populations allows her to provide an environment that is safe and free of judgement, which in turn enables her to meet clients where they are at in their recovery journey. Jess advocates strongly for the recovery community, is a member of the LGBTQ community and is passionate about eliminating the stigma associated with addiction, mental health and medication assisted treatment.
Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Program Manager, St. Paul

Angela obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management and her Master Degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. She has experience working in a halfway house, intensive residential and outpatient treatment settings. Her areas of interest include individuals with trauma, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She has experience working with women, men, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, family and group therapy sessions.

Eric Garnett

LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Kevyn Hoel

MA, LADC, LPCC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Sammi Horstman

MA, LADC, LMFT
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Jesson Hunt

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Jesson Hunt

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Jesson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Texas at Austin and taught public school first in rural Louisiana as a Teach For America corps member, then in the Houston Independent School District. His dedication to positively impact change in the lives of others has taken him from the classroom as a teacher to the classroom as a Masters student in the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Behavioral Health program. Having completed his LADC internship hours at St Paul NUWAY Counseling Center, Jesson is thrilled to be working with clients in the afternoon track. He approaches his group and individual counseling sessions from a client-centered perspective — utilizing motivational interviewing techniques, and informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) theoretical models. Providing culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and engaging practice for clients are at the heart of his passion for helping clients catalyze change in their lives. In his free time, Jesson enjoys playing volleyball, creating art, and (weather permitting) riding his motorcycle.

Catherine Jaksha

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Catherine Jaksha

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Catherine received her Masters of Education from Saint Mary’s University and worked as an educator before returning to school to focus on a new career as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Masters in Addiction Counseling Advanced Practice at Hazelden Betty Ford School of Addiction Studies and is currently working towards obtaining supervision hours to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in order to integrate Mental Health services into her counseling to best meet the co-occurring needs of her clients. Catherine is passionate about the benefits of animal-assisted therapy and she and her therapy dog, Bane, volunteer at various locations around the Twin Cities area.

Kay Kingston

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Kay Kingston

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Kay Kingston is an on-call counselor for NUWAY. She did her undergraduate work at St. Cloud State with a major in sociology. Later, she attended Minneapolis Community and Technical College and received her certification in Addiction Studies. Kay grew up in Columbia Heights, Mn., and spent many years in Grantsburg, Wi.

Karen Kupfer Johnson

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Karen Kupfer Johnson

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Karen obtained a Bachelor of Science in English Education, a License Alcohol and Drug Counselor Graduate Certificate and Masters Degree in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. In her current position as a mental health clinician, Karen is working towards supervision hours for a LPC licensure. Karen’s professional interests encompass Mindfulness-based CBT, trauma-informed care, family therapy, and cultural diversity.

Patty Miller

LSW, MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Patty Miller

LSW, MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Patty received her Bachelors of Science Degree at Metropolitan State University in Social Work. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School. Patty has been practicing addiction counseling for years in a variety of settings such as residential, outpatient, Medicated Assisted Treatment, and in-home therapy for adults. She is now working towards her LPCC. Patty is interested in working with populations that are impacted with co-occurring disorders and is dedicated to assist each individual to reach their goal(s) to live a better quality of life. Patty enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and four-wheeling.

Taylor Olson

BS, LADC
Counselor

Taylor Olson

BS, LADC
Counselor

Taylor received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2013. After graduating Taylor crossed over into Minnesota and now enjoys being a MN transplant. After working as a Behavioral Therapist she returned to school, attending Century College to pursue her LADC Certificate. Taylor was able to gain experience in her internship with NUWAy exploring both the Intensive Outpatient Program and Residential sites; upon completion she was able to join the team as a staff member. She enjoys spending time outside, exploring new areas, hiking and kayaking.

Trinity Parker-Grewe

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Trinity Parker-Grewe

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Trinity is an alumni from the St. Catherine – St. Thomas Graduate School of Social Work. As a dual licensed mental health counselor, Trinity is passionate about providing person-centered and fully integrated mental health care to individual, groups, and communities. Trinity is currently practicing under supervision to attain her independent clinical license. Some of Trinity’s current interests include exploring stigma and shame, establishing a recovery identity, and enhancing belonging and inclusivity through attachment, systemic, and trauma-responsive practice.

Christina Richert

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Christina Richert

MPS, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Christina obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Saint Cloud State University and her Master's in Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. In addition to addiction counseling, she provides mental health services and is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Current interests include trauma work through the use of Prolonged Exposure, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Riley has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had problems with substance use and other compulsive behaviors. He is licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed the two-year training program with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. In addition to his work as a consultant and psychotherapist, he is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). He has strong interests in expanding use of trauma informed approaches to substance use problems particularly for those with co-occurring disorders. He has studied and practiced Zen meditation since 2006.

Amanda Ripley-Kayala

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Amanda Ripley-Kayala

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Amanda’s goal is to create a trusting and compassionate therapeutic atmosphere which encourages self-exploration, self-awareness and movement to achieve goals in therapy and in life. Amanda received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Gender Studies at the University of Utah. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counseling specializing in Co-Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School. Amanda has working in a variety of settings including detox and residential treatment but has finds she is most passionate about working in outpatient settings. She is currently in supervision working toward LPCC licensure and has received training in DBT. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and attending concerts and musical events in the community.

Claire Rosen

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Claire Rosen

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Claire received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Augsburg University and obtained her Master Degree in Addiction Studies Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School in 2014. She has been working in the mental health/chemical health field since 2011 in a variety of roles both clinical and administrative. She has experience working in all levels of care from Residential to Outpatient. Her areas of interest include working with individuals with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. She has experience working with women, men, and adolescents and utilizes a person-centered approach. Claire is dually licensed as an LADC and LPC and is currently working towards her LPCC. Claire spends most of her time outside of work spending time with her significant other and pets, or volunteering.
Emily Schmidt, addiction counselor

Emily Schmidt

BSW, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Emily Schmidt, addiction counselor

Emily Schmidt

BSW, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Emily obtained her diploma in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community and Technical College Addiction Counseling program and her Bachelor’s in Social Work at Metropolitan State University. She is currently in process of earning her Master’s in Social Work through Augsburg University, with a focus on multicultural clinical practice. Current clinical interests include individualized care, trauma informed care, socioeconomic influence on addiction, and working with populations impacted by co-occurring disorders. Emily enjoys learning about other cultures, traveling, cooking, spending time with her family, dogs, and art.

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Sabrina has a BA in Psychology from the College of St. Scholastica and a Master's of Art in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Additionally, she has an LADC and is working towards earning her LPCC. Clinically, Sabrina is interested in working with populations that are impacted my co-occurring disorders. She enjoys traveling and coming across new adventures.

Shelly Stangl

BA, LADC
Admissions Supervisor, St. Paul

Shelly Stangl

BA, LADC
Admissions Supervisor, St. Paul

Shelly graduated with honors from Metropolitan State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. It was in 2008 while working with men and women in recovery at The Retreat that Shelly found inspiration to make a career out of working with those struggling with addiction. While studying for her degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Shelly gained experience in the field by working as a tech and intern at Pride Institute's residential and intensive outpatient programs. Prior to joining NUWAY, she worked for 3 years as a counselor at St. Paul Sober Living and continues to be motivated by the miracles she gets to be a part of everyday.

Abby Stordahl

MA, LADC
Admissions Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Abby Stordahl

MA, LADC
Admissions Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Abby has a BS in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Masters in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. She is working towards earning her LPCC license. Clinically, Abby has a passion for working in the admissions role and helping clients that are first getting to a new treatment facility. Abby is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community and enjoys travelling and having new adventures.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Dean Theophilos

MA, LADC, LPCC, DBTC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional

Dean Theophilos

MA, LADC, LPCC, DBTC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional

My practice focuses on the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and the co-occurring disorders of mental health issues and substance use disorders. I enjoy working with teenagers to the elderly, as well as all genders. apply various therapeutic concepts and utilize a holistic perspective for treating clients with a wide array of mental health issues. I work to elicit a positive and passionate environment to create a healing space. My training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Methodologies, 12-Step Facilitation and Relapse Prevention. I have competencies in trauma informed therapy and family therapy. Additionally, I have a background in existential therapy. I have a passion for working with individuals and their families who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression and chemical dependency. I am able to work with the mental health causes of addiction as well as the larger symptoms of the addictive behaviors.

Marit Waters

MA, LPCC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Marit Waters

MA, LPCC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Marit is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and is currently pursuing Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) requirements through Florida Institute of Technology. Marit graduated from North Dakota State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Psychology and Child Development/Family Science. She received a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin – Superior in 2010 with concentrations in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Marit is an experienced Clinical Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry with extensive skills in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Intervention, Treatment Planning, Crisis Management, and Crisis Intervention. Marit is assisting in conducting Diagnostic Assessments and providing individualized treatment recommendations for clients. Professional passions include celebrating wins (both big and small) with clients, building clinical and leadership skills among peers and mentees, and providing intensive, individualized treatment that positively impacts the lives of clients.

Steve Young

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Steve Young

MA, LADC
Counselor/Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

Steve is a Twin Cities native who did his undergraduate work at Hamline University and obtained his Master Degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. He has experience working in intensive residential and outpatient treatment settings. His areas of interest include working with individuals with trauma, co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. He has experience working with women, men, and adolescents and utilizes a person-centered and existential approach in individual and group sessions. Steve is currently working towards his LPCC.

NUWAY I

Jacques Bertrand Duce, addiction counselor

Jacques Bertrand Duce

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Jacques Bertrand Duce, addiction counselor

Jacques Bertrand Duce

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Jacques came to the United States from Haiti 1999 to pursue his education. He obtained his BA in cross-cultural communications at Bethany College of Missions in 2003, and went on to get his Masters in Ministry Leadership at Crown College in 2005. Jacques received his certificate in addictions counseling at Minneapolis Technical and Community College in 2011. Jacques interest in working in the recovery community was sparked during his college internship in Missouri while leading an After-School program for children struggling in school and while working as a food pantry manager for the homeless. In addition to his counseling internships at Fairview Recovery and Eden House, Jacques has worked as a chemical dependency technician, and as a counselor in both an outpatient program and a methadone clinic.

Lori Brown

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Lori Brown

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Lori earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Co-Occurring Disorders at Adler Graduate School. She has experience working with both individuals and families impacted by addiction. Lori uses a positive, encouraging approach to assist individuals in identifying their innate human value.
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Laura Huttner

RN, BSN
Nurse, NUWAY I

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Laura Huttner

RN, BSN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Laura has worked as an RN since 2007 in home care and telephonic case management. She obtained her Associate's Degree in Science and Nursing at Normandale Community College and Bachelor's Degree in Science and Nursing at Metropolitan State University. Her goal at NUWAY is to provide comprehensive care that considers the patient's social, emotional, cultural, and physical needs.

Jesse Inderlee

LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator

Cieritta has her Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration from Minneapolis Community College and her Medical Office diploma. She is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. She began working in the field in 2014 at Park Avenue Center as an Admissions Coordinator. She enjoys helping others by being flexible and spending time with family.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Riley has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had problems with substance use and other compulsive behaviors. He is licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed the two-year training program with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. In addition to his work as a consultant and psychotherapist, he is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). He has strong interests in expanding use of trauma informed approaches to substance use problems particularly for those with co-occurring disorders. He has studied and practiced Zen meditation since 2006.

Cassie Schwartz

RN
Nurse, NUWAY I & II

Cassie Schwartz

RN
Nurse, NUWAY I & II

Cassie Schwartz has worked as an RN since 2012 at Fairview Southdale Hospital. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in physiology and her Masters of Nursing degree, both from the University of Minnesota. Her goal at NUWAY is to enrich client's lives through compassionate care.
Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex has provided direct client care as a counselor and chemical health assessor in outpatient, outpatient with lodging and in hospital settings. He has worked with adolescents and provided treatment services in the Dakota County jail. Prior to joining NuWay, he was with Park Avenue Center for 12 years as a Clinical Supervisor and more recently as Director of Operations.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Nick Vetter

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Nick Vetter

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Nick obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He most recently completed his LADC licensure requirements at Century College. Nick has been in the addiction recovery field for 4 years, working with both adolescents and adults in various capacities. Nick is most passionate about helping and facilitating services for underserved populations.
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Andrew Waters

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

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Andrew Waters

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Andrew is originally from Toronto, Canada and moved to the Twin Cities with his wife and children to attend graduate school. He has a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Law from Ohr Somayach College in Monsey, New York and completed his Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice at Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School Of Addiction Studies. Andrew has experience working with adolescents in recovery at Hazelden, Plymouth for 3.5 years. He is proficient in 12-Step facilitation and other cognitive behavioral approaches. He places a strong emphasis on spiritual development and co-occurring mental health concerns. Andrew is a Licensed Alcohol And Drug Counselor and is currently working toward his LPCC licensure.

NUWAY II

Angela Hoch

MSW, LGSW
Mental Health Professional, NUWAY II

Angela Hoch

MSW, LGSW
Mental Health Professional, NUWAY II

Angela holds a Master's degree in clinical social work and integrated behavioral health from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in substance abuse counseling from Viterbo University. She has experience with mental and chemical health through both inpatient and outpatient settings with men, women, adolescents and adult populations. Additionally, Angela has a background in working in hospital inpatient settings with persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Angela has experience with inpatient mental health services, short and long term crisis stabilization, as well as residential treatment settings for substance abuse and co occurring disorders.

Jesse Inderlee

LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Ashley Morris, mental health nurse

Ashley Morris

RN
Nurse, NUWAY II

Ashley Morris, mental health nurse

Ashley Morris

RN
Nurse, NUWAY II

Ashley obtained her RN degree through North Hennepin Community College in 2017. Prior to that she was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had been since 2013. Over the last few years Ashley has worked in the mental health field and at NUWAY’s residential treatment. Her goal at NUWAY is to enrich her client’s lives by providing compassionate care

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator

Cieritta Natee

AS
Residential Admissions Coordinator

Cieritta has her Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration from Minneapolis Community College and her Medical Office diploma. She is currently completing a Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. She began working in the field in 2014 at Park Avenue Center as an Admissions Coordinator. She enjoys helping others by being flexible and spending time with family.

Paul Paladie

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY II

Paul Paladie

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY II

Paul Paladie obtained his Associates of Science Degree in Chemical Dependency from Rochester Community College, His Bachelors of Social Work from Winona State University and his Masters in Social Work from The University of New England. Paul has a multi-faceted approach to counseling, which is to use a variety of modalities to work with the client on attaining new beliefs and ways to construct new tools that utilize their inherent strengths. His position allows him to work with clients on chemical dependency and mental health counseling. Paul also has a very eclectic background stemming from a variety of disciplines and life experiences all available in helping to keep a fresh look at client challenges and new ways to approach a client’s life path.
Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Gregg Riley

PSY D, LP
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Riley has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had problems with substance use and other compulsive behaviors. He is licensed as a psychologist in Minnesota with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. He completed the two-year training program with the Twin Cities Gestalt Institute. In addition to his work as a consultant and psychotherapist, he is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). He has strong interests in expanding use of trauma informed approaches to substance use problems particularly for those with co-occurring disorders. He has studied and practiced Zen meditation since 2006.
Joseph Schmidt, counselor/mental health professional

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Joseph Schmidt, counselor/mental health professional

Joseph Schmidt

MSW, LICSW, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Joe holds a Master's degree in clinical social work, a Master's minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelor's degree in alcohol & drug abuse counseling from Viterbo University, and a Bachelor's degree from MN State-Mankato in sociology and corrections. He has experience serving diverse populations of adolescents, younger & older adults and families across a variety of mental & chemical health settings. Additionally, Joe has experience with intensive community mental health services, young adult partial hospitalization programs, crisis settings, juvenile corrections, and as a therapist in MI/CD outpatient programs.

Cassie Schwartz

RN
Nurse, NUWAY I & II

Cassie Schwartz

RN
Nurse, NUWAY I & II

Cassie Schwartz has worked as an RN since 2012 at Fairview Southdale Hospital. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in physiology and her Masters of Nursing degree, both from the University of Minnesota. Her goal at NUWAY is to enrich client's lives through compassionate care.
Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex Stolis, Program Director

Alex Stolis

LADC
Program Director, NUWAY I & II

Alex has provided direct client care as a counselor and chemical health assessor in outpatient, outpatient with lodging and in hospital settings. He has worked with adolescents and provided treatment services in the Dakota County jail. Prior to joining NuWay, he was with Park Avenue Center for 12 years as a Clinical Supervisor and more recently as Director of Operations.
Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout, Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. David Swarthout

PSY D, LICSW
Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

David obtained his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to his private practice, he also works as a clinical supervisor of Emergency Behavioral Medicine at North Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swarthout has worked for nearly 30 years in chemical dependency and is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Nick Vetter

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Nick Vetter

BA, LADC
Residential Admissions Counselor

Nick obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He most recently completed his LADC licensure requirements at Century College. Nick has been in the addiction recovery field for 4 years, working with both adolescents and adults in various capacities. Nick is most passionate about helping and facilitating services for underserved populations.