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NUWAY Chief Community Relations Officer, Monique Bourgeois

8.28.18 Press Release – new officers


Chief Clinical and Community Relations positions added to leadership team

Minneapolis, MN: NUWAY has named Kenneth L. Roberts, MPS, LADC, LPCC as Chief Clinical Officer and Monique Bourgeois, MPNA, LADC as Chief Community Relations Officer to address identified organizational growth needs for the Minnesota based behavioral health care provider.

“Both Ken and Monique have been instrumental in the development, implementation and messaging of our unique treatment strategies for serving our clients and meeting our mission goals,” states NUWAY CEO David Vennes.

Kenneth L. Roberts will transition from his current role as Director of Outpatient Services for NUWAY. He has worked for over 10 years as a clinician, clinical supervisor and administrator in various levels of co-occurring care treating substance use and mental health disorders. He is certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Accelerated Resolution Therapies (ART) for PTSD.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies (Co-Occurring Disorders), he serves as an adjunct faculty member to both the University of Minnesota and Metropolitan State University. Possessed of considerable experience developing and running recovery residences, Mr. Roberts has worked extensively synthesizing a R.I.S.E. (Recovering In Supportive Environments) Model of care with community based resources to support improved clinical outcomes.

Monique Bourgeois will expand her current role as Community Relations Director at NUWAY. Ms. Bourgeois has worked in the addiction-recovery field for 20+ years in a variety of capacities that include: adolescent, residential substance use disorder treatment, public school chemical health, Director of the Association of Recovery Schools and Director of Volunteers & Training at Minnesota Recovery Connection  Ms. Bourgeois holds a Master’s in Public and Non-profit Administration, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a member of Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery Chemical Health (MARRCH).

Ms. Bourgeois and Mr. Roberts speak nationally and locally to promote the importance of engaging community-based resources including recovery residences and peer support as part of an integrated treatment model.

Incorporated in 1966, NuWay House, Inc. (NUWAY) began as a grass roots effort within the recovery community to provide extended care residential services. Over the past 50 years, NUWAY has served more than 40,000 men and women in recovery by providing individualized lengths of stay in our residential and outpatient co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder treatment. NUWAY is a private, non-profit organization located in the heart of the recovery community.















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