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

Dan Asleson


Director of Technology Services

Dan Asleson


Director of Technology Services

Dan joined NUWAY leadership in 2019 to oversee the delivery of technology and telecommunications. He began as a contractor to NUWAY in 2011, and has over 15 years’ experience in technology and business. Dan studied electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, physics at Gustavus Adolphus College. He started and sold a property management firm before becoming an IT professional. Dan's team works diligently behind the scenes to ensure that NUWAY's direct care staff are able to remain focused on providing a superior client experience.

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

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.

Amy Dellwo

BS, MA
Public Policy Director

Amy Dellwo

BS, MA
Public Policy Director

Amy Dellwo is the Public Policy Director for NUWAY. Dellwo is responsible for NUWAY’s short- and long-term goals related to public policy and collaborates with NUWAY partners across both the public and private sectors. A majority of Dellwo’s career prior to NUWAY was spent at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) where she worked for 20 years. She was appointed chief of staff in June 2018. As chief of staff, Dellwo oversaw agency wide functions, including Human Resources; the Office for Equity, Performance and Development and the Office of Compliance. DHS is the state’s largest agency, serving well over 1 million people with an annual budget of $11 billion and more than 6,500 employees throughout the state. The department provides or administers a broad range of services, including health care, economic assistance, child welfare services, and services for the elderly and people with disabilities. Dellwo also served as the legislative director for the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) since 2010. In this role she managed and directed state and federal legislative programs for DHS. She prepared information for lawmakers, budget recommendations and position statements, as well as monitoring, tracking and analyzing legislative proposals. Dellwo also planned and directed organizational studies and analyses to ensure an agency-wide legislation program is developed to support DHS and its positions and proposals. Dellwo became legislative director after working as a disability waiver health care manager in the disability services division. She previously was director of government and external relations for DHS’ Continuing Care Administration, and also was Senior LinkAge Line coordinator for the Minnesota Board on Aging and a consumer support grant consultant with DHS. Currently, she is a member of Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery Chemical Health (MARRCH). Dellwo has a bachelor’s degree in community health education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and master’s degree in public affairs at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Interim Program Director, St. Paul

Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Interim Program Director, 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.

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.

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.

Dr. Tiffany Laschkewitsch

PsyD, LP, LADC
Practicum Director

Dr. Tiffany Laschkewitsch

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.

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Director Residential Programs

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Director Residential Programs

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.

Management

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, University

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, University

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.

Stephen Brennan

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Stephen Brennan

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Stephen graduated with his Master’s in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. He currently holds a LADC and is under supervision towards his LPCC. He has previous experience working as a program director at a group residential home for men in St. Paul. His primary areas of clinical focus are substance use disorders and co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder. He is a certified clinician in Prolonged Exposure therapy and has experience facilitating trauma skills psychoeducation groups. Outside of counseling Stephen has a passion for percussion, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Crystal Caruso


Community Relations Manager, 3Rs

Crystal Caruso


Community Relations Manager, 3Rs

Crystal Caruso has worked in the addiction recovery field for the past 6 years in a variety of capacities including: Utilization Review, Director of Admissions, and as the Director of Business Development. Prior to the behavioral health field Crystal has worked in hospital and clinic settings as a LPN. Currently, in her role as NUWAY 3RS Community Relations Manager, she educates individuals and organizations about the extended care services provided through NUWAY’s programs.

Angela Gilbertson

BAS, LADC, CS
Program Manager, Duluth

Angela Gilbertson

BAS, LADC, CS
Program Manager, Duluth

Angela obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and continued her education by completing the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Chemical Dependency Program. Angela began her career as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and later became a Clinical Supervisor. Other than working within the Substance Use Disorder field, Angela has an extensive history of working as an advocate for Domestic Violence survivors. Angela loves to learn and is looking forward to continuing her education in the future

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.

Sammi Horstman

MA, LADC, LMFT
Interim Program Manager, St. Paul

Sammi Horstman

MA, LADC, LMFT
Interim Program Manager, St. Paul

Sammi obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Current interests include behavioral addictions, shame and vulnerability, family systems, dual diagnoses, and treating trauma through the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Sammi’s training and experience include working with mental health, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of levels of care and settings.

Jake Lewis

BA
Community Relations Manager, St. Paul

Jake Lewis

BA
Community Relations Manager, St. Paul

Jake Lewis graduated from The College of Saint Scholastica with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior. He began his career in the field of addiction-recovery in 2009 being a student in and helping facilitate a collegiate recovery program at The College of Saint Scholastica. His first professional job out of school was in sales but his personal journey in recovery pulled Jake back to the field opening doors for him to work at treatment programs in the Twin Cities. Jake’s passion of building and maintaining relationships serves him well as a Community Relations Manger at NUWAY. Jake currently serves as co-board chair on the MARRCH Communication Committee. In his spare time Jake enjoys swimming, running, spending time with his family and trying to keep up with his two boys.

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.

Carrie Madson

BS, LADC-S
Program Manager, Rochester

Carrie Madson

BS, LADC-S
Program Manager, Rochester

Carrie obtained her Associate’s in Addiction Counseling from MCTC and continued her education also obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Capella University. Prior to joining NUWAY, Carrie had 10 years of experience in behavioral health including providing direct client care and case management as a counselor as well as overseeing clinicians as a clinical supervisor. Current professional interests include the integration of mental and chemical health and supporting quality, client centered services.

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC, LAMFT
Program Manager, 2118

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC, LAMFT
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
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Roxanne Prince

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

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.

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.

Marian Spiess

MA, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I

Marian Spiess

MA, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I

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.

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
Co-Occurring Admissions Counselor- Supervision, 3Rs

David Adair

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Admissions Counselor- Supervision, 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.

Crystal Caruso


Community Relations Manager, 3Rs

Crystal Caruso


Community Relations Manager, 3Rs

Crystal Caruso has worked in the addiction recovery field for the past 6 years in a variety of capacities including: Utilization Review, Director of Admissions, and as the Director of Business Development. Prior to the behavioral health field Crystal has worked in hospital and clinic settings as a LPN. Currently, in her role as NUWAY 3RS Community Relations Manager, she educates individuals and organizations about the extended care services provided through NUWAY’s programs.

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.

Melinda Dorn

ADC-T
Counselor, 3Rs

Melinda Dorn

ADC-T
Counselor, 3Rs

As a Chef for over 20 years, Melinda worked closely with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic, and academic/professional backgrounds; many who were suffering from substance abuse problems and difficult life challenges. Today as a trained Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Addiction Counselor, she empowers people to recover from the effects of addiction by providing daily one-on-one support, empathy, and tools for recovery while working to advocate for recovery resources, public awareness of addiction, and client's rights.

Lindsey Ellis

BA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Lindsey Ellis

BA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Lindsey has her Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management and studied Addiction Counseling at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Lindsey has been licensed through Minnesota BBHT since 2015 and has worked in a variety of outpatient programs as an addiction counselor prior to joining the NUWAY team. Lindsey is passionate about recovery and the beauty that recovery brings to communities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, animals, and traveling.

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.

Hanna Greimel

MPS, LADC
Admissions Supervisor, 3Rs

Hanna Greimel

MPS, LADC
Admissions Supervisor, 3Rs

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.

Angie Haag

MA, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 3Rs

Angie Haag

MA, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 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
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 3Rs

Galen Himrich

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 3Rs

Katie Hochsprung

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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.

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hoisington is a leader in the field of treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has her masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Minnesota and a Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate. She is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In addition to consulting she has a private practice, is an Adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas and a trainer for Minnesota Recovery Connection.
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.

Bridget McGuinness

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 3Rs

Bridget McGuinness

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 3Rs

Bridget has been working in the substance use and mental health field since 2011. Bridget graduated with a Master’s from the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Behavioral Health program and is under supervision for mental health licensure (LPCC). Currently licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), she also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her work experience includes adult co-occurring populations, such as Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), inpatient and intensive outpatient settings. Bridget embodies a humanistic perspective, encouraging clients to discover their own strengths to evoke change. She supports clients by utilizing various Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions with an emphasis on mindfulness. Outside of work she enjoys practicing yoga, vintage treasure hunting, being active in nature and listening to podcasts.

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.
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Sara Najm

BA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

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Sara Najm

BA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Sara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies and her Master’s in Youth Development and Leadership from the University of Minnesota. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is a current student in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Sara will work toward mental health licensure to become a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Sara is a firm believer in the power of relationships, to both hurt and heal. In her work with clients, she lets the idea of “harms inflicted through relationships must be healed through relationships” guide her approach. In her free time, Sara enjoys gardening, reading fiction, and trying new restaurants with her family.
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Alexandra Newman

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 3Rs

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Alexandra Newman

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 3Rs

Alex graduated with a Masters in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota, she also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and is under supervision for mental health licensure (LPCC). Alex specializes in working with trauma and is certified as a Prolonged Exposure clinician. Her work experience includes adult co-occurring populations in outpatient and hospital inpatient settings. Alex is a combat veteran, she has experience and passion working with other military veterans. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, cars, kayaking, and traveling.

Katie Petroff

BA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Katie Petroff

BA, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Katie obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hamline University. Katie is obtaining her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Co-Occurring Disorders from Adler Graduate School. She currently holds LADC licensure through Minnesota BBHT. Katie’s clinical interests include attachment theory, grief and loss, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. In her free time Katie enjoys spending time at the lake, reading, baking, and being with her family.

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
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 3Rs

Lauren Schlatter

MACL, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 3Rs

Brendan Sheehan

MA, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 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.
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.

Kellan Vencil

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 3Rs

Kellan Vencil

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 3Rs

Kellan has been working in the field of mental health for over four years and joined NUWAY in March of 2019. Kellan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed his training for Addictions Counseling at the Training for Addictions Professionals program in Lincoln, Nebraska and received his Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. Kellan is receiving clinical supervision for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and currently holds LADC licensure through Minnesota BBHT. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, cooking, sports and English Bulldogs.

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.

Kathy Weiss

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Kathy Weiss

BS, LADC
Counselor, 3Rs

Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Prior to joining NUWAY, Kathy worked at Hazelden’s Fellowship Club and Wayside. Kathy has held multiple clinical positions over the past decade including clinical case management, peer recovery advocate, and liaison for Hennepin County Drug Court. She places a strong emphasis on spiritual development and person-centered therapy and believes in meeting the client where they are at. Kathy enjoys learning about other cultures, traveling, camping, spending time with her children, her pugs, and provides foster homes for dogs coming out of puppy mills.

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin has her BA in Psychology and Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology. She has a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from St Cloud State and is currently a doctoral candidate for the Counseling Education and Supervision Program through Capella University. Kristin has worked in the co-occurring disorders field for over 10 years at various levels including clinician, supervisor, trainer, director, and faculty member. She is a co-chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee and is on the advisory board for Minneapolis College Collegiate Recovery Program. She has presented at multiple state-wide conferences on co-occurring disorders, ethics, diversity, and supervision. She is also a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and a Trainer for Mental Health First Aid

Brian Wilton

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Brian Wilton

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

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.

Karen Anderson

MA, LICSW, LADC
Mental Health Professional- Licensed, 2118

Karen Anderson

MA, LICSW, LADC
Mental Health Professional- Licensed, 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
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 2118

Dan Baird

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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.

Katie Beedle

MA, LADC, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, 2118

Karina Link, addiction counselor

Karina Bogie

BSW, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Karina Link, addiction counselor

Karina Bogie

BSW, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Karina obtained her Bachelors degree in Social Work at Metropolitan State University and is now working towards her Masters in Social Work through Augsburg University. Current professional interests are integration of mental health and chemical dependency services along with trauma informed and person centered care. Karina enjoys spending time with friends, movies and going to craft shows.

Stephen Brennan

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Stephen Brennan

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, 2118

Stephen graduated with his Master’s in Integrated Behavioral Health from the University of Minnesota. He currently holds a LADC and is under supervision towards his LPCC. He has previous experience working as a program director at a group residential home for men in St. Paul. His primary areas of clinical focus are substance use disorders and co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder. He is a certified clinician in Prolonged Exposure therapy and has experience facilitating trauma skills psychoeducation groups. Outside of counseling Stephen has a passion for percussion, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Coughlin

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 2118

Emily Coughlin

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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

BS, LADC
Counselor, 2118

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.

Jenny Harris

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 2118

Mary Helget, addiction counselor

Mary Helget

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Mary Helget, addiction counselor

Mary Helget

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Mary has over 25 years of experience in the field of chemical dependency counseling. Prior to joining NuWay, she was with Park Avenue Center, most recently as Senior Clinical Supervisor. Mary earned her BA in Criminal Justice and Addiction Counseling from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hoisington is a leader in the field of treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has her masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Minnesota and a Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate. She is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In addition to consulting she has a private practice, is an Adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas and a trainer for Minnesota Recovery Connection.
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 obtained his B.S in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Metropolitan State University in 2018. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Co-Occurring Disorders. Jackson believes the opposite of addiction is connection, as well as in the strength of support systems and communities. He is involved with various harm reduction organizations. Jackson is also the Vice President of the Minnesota Chapter of NAADAC. In his spare time, Jackson enjoys spending time with his family and training in mixed martial arts.
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.
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Terry Katusky

LADC
Counselor, 2118

Terry KatuskyHeadshot

Terry Katusky

LADC
Counselor, 2118

Terry earned her degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University in 2002. She has 20 years of experience in the chemical dependency field and enjoys helping others. She entered the field of addiction because she wants to make a difference in people’s lives. She has worked with adults in both residential and outpatient settings beginning her career at Lino Lakes Correctional Facility as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Terry has held multiple clinical positions over the past two decades including case management, substance use disorder counseling, clinical supervisor and administration. When not at work, Terry enjoys spending time with family, reading, being outdoors and traveling.
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Christopher Larson

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Christopher LarsonHeadshot

Christopher Larson

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

Christopher, whose pronouns are: He/Him/His, obtained his Associates of Science degree in Addiction Counseling through Minneapolis College (formally MCTC), he is currently enrolled at Metropolitan State University to complete his Bachelors in Addiction Counseling, with an emphasis on Gender and Human Sexuality; he is planning on pursuing a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy once he has completed his Bachelors. Christopher believes that recovery is a process specific to the individual needs of the clients he serves and believes in the power of an individual’s story. Christopher worked extensively in the Collegiate Recovery Program at Minneapolis College, was part of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education Leadership Academy, through which he has self-published a book consisting of a collection of recovery narratives specific to students and alumni of Minneapolis College. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading & writing, cooking, and spending time with his pets and plants.

Alice Liu Xia

MS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 2118

Alice Liu Xia

MS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, 2118

Alice graduated with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Currently she is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, while working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Alice has experience working in both residential and outpatient treatment settings, as well as working with a diverse client population. Alice focuses on the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practices, and believes in Person-Centered therapeutic approaches. Outside of the work setting, Alice enjoys cooking and exploring new foods, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 2118

Stephanie Mankowski

MA, LADC, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 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.
Andrew Moe BA, LADC Counselor

Andrew Moe

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 2118

Andrew Moe BA, LADC Counselor

Andrew Moe

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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.

Julie Ann Moylan

MA, LADC, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 2118

Julie Ann Moylan

MA, LADC, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 2118

Julie has over 30 years of experience working with adults, families and children in a wide variety of human services agencies in the US. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling-Advanced Practice. Her undergraduate work (Bachelor of Science) was in social work with a minor in counseling special populations. She believes in focusing on what works rather than what does not in our lives. In addition to Julie's work as a psychotherapist, she is eligible* to be a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for both LADC’s and LPCC’s. She has been practicing yoga for 25 years and enjoys distance bike riding without snow.

Kaitlyn Orzechowski

BA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 2118

Kaitlyn Orzechowski

BA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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
Mental Health Professional- Supervision, 2118

Amber Peifer

MA, MPS, CBIS
Mental Health Professional- Supervision, 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

MA, LADC, LAMFT
Program Manager, 2118

Candice Peterson

MA, LADC, LAMFT
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.
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.
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David Saxon

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

David SaxonHeadshot

David Saxon

ADC-T
Counselor, 2118

David is currently working toward completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at Augsburg University. He is a recent graduate of the Addiction Counseling Program at Minneapolis College. His interests include gender and sexuality, addiction, and trauma. David currently works as an on-call counselor at 2118 NUWAY Counseling Center.

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.

Sydney Stallings

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Sydney Stallings

BA, LADC
Counselor, 2118

Sydney received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. After completing her undergraduate degree, Sydney enrolled in the Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health program at the U of M. She obtained her LADC part way through her Masters program after completing her internship at NUWAY. She currently works as a part-time/on-call LADC while completing her Masters degree. Sydney will then work toward completing her clinical hours to obtain her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license. During her free time, Sydney enjoys traveling, enjoying time with friends, and spending time with her pets.
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.
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Erica Warffuel

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

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Erica Warffuel

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, 2118

Erica obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Psychology, with a minor in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Erica is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) who is enrolled in the Master of Counseling Psychology, with a focus on addiction studies at Crown College. Erica currently works as an Admissions Counselor at NUWAY and she completed her practicums at 2118 NUWAY Counseling Center. She has plans to continue her education by working towards earning a mental health licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Erica likes to use a client-centered approach and has experience working with adult populations. Erica enjoys painting, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends in her leisure time.

Jari Welle

MA, LMFT
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 2118

Jari Welle

MA, LMFT
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 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.

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin has her BA in Psychology and Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology. She has a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from St Cloud State and is currently a doctoral candidate for the Counseling Education and Supervision Program through Capella University. Kristin has worked in the co-occurring disorders field for over 10 years at various levels including clinician, supervisor, trainer, director, and faculty member. She is a co-chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee and is on the advisory board for Minneapolis College Collegiate Recovery Program. She has presented at multiple state-wide conferences on co-occurring disorders, ethics, diversity, and supervision. She is also a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and a Trainer for Mental Health First Aid
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Jacob Zimmerman

MS, LPCC, LADC
Mental Health Professional, 2118

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Jacob Zimmerman

MS, LPCC, LADC
Mental Health Professional, 2118

Jacob is licensed to address both mental health and substance abuse concerns and enjoys working with adults, adolescents and families to better their lives. He received his Bachelor's in applied science from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and his Master of Science from St. Cloud State University. He is currently in private practice where he works primarily with client's struggling to address co-occurring issues, and teaches in nearby university settings in counselor training programs. Jacob relies on the use of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral approaches to aid his clients. He has experience working in various capacities in the mental health and chemical health world.

St. Paul

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Samina Ahmed

ADC-T
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Samina AhmedHeadshot

Samina Ahmed

ADC-T
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Samina completed her A.S. degree in Addiction Counseling from MCTC. She is continuing her education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Samina was able to complete her internship at St. Paul NUWAY Counseling Center; upon completion, she was able to join the team as a staff member. Samina works from a trauma-informed approach and provides person-centered individualized care that positively impacts the lives of clients. Samina’s experience includes working with mental health with adolescents and providing direct care for adults with co-occurring disorders. Samina enjoys golfing, playing with her 2 dogs and spending time with her family and friends.
Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

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.

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.

Misty Coonan

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Misty Coonan

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Misty was born and raised in Iowa, however, her parents were born and raised in the Twin Cities. Misty spent many holidays and summers with family in Minnesota. Misty received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Benedict’s in St. Joseph, MN in Psychology. After graduating Misty stayed in Minnesota and recently purchased a home making Minnesota her home officially. After working as an Administrative Assistant for over 20 years Misty decided it was time to get back her roots in psychology and returned to school at Saint Mary’s University where she has earned her graduate certificate in Addiction Studies, is finishing her Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services, and is working towards earning her LPCC. Misty was able to complete her internship with NUWAY at the Intensive Outpatient Program in St. Paul; upon completion she was able to join the team as a staff member. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and baking.
Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Interim Program Director, St. Paul

Angela DePauw, mental health & substance abuse counselor

Angela DePauw

MA, LADC
Interim Program Director, 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.
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Courtney Hoelmer

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

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Courtney Hoelmer

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict and is obtaining her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services as well as a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She completed her 880 hours of mental health and substance use internship at the St Paul NUWAY Counseling Center and was hired on upon completion. Her training and experience include working with mental health, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders with adults and adolescents in a variety of levels of care and settings. Courtney's interests are exploring identity, relationships, cross addiction, and trauma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside, reading, and cooking.

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hoisington is a leader in the field of treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has her masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Minnesota and a Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate. She is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In addition to consulting she has a private practice, is an Adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas and a trainer for Minnesota Recovery Connection.

Sammi Horstman

MA, LADC, LMFT
Interim Program Manager, St. Paul

Sammi Horstman

MA, LADC, LMFT
Interim Program Manager, St. Paul

Sammi obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Current interests include behavioral addictions, shame and vulnerability, family systems, dual diagnoses, and treating trauma through the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Sammi’s training and experience include working with mental health, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of levels of care and settings.

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.

Andrea Lane

LADC
Clinical Support, St. Paul

Jake Lewis

BA
Community Relations Manager, St. Paul

Jake Lewis

BA
Community Relations Manager, St. Paul

Jake Lewis graduated from The College of Saint Scholastica with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior. He began his career in the field of addiction-recovery in 2009 being a student in and helping facilitate a collegiate recovery program at The College of Saint Scholastica. His first professional job out of school was in sales but his personal journey in recovery pulled Jake back to the field opening doors for him to work at treatment programs in the Twin Cities. Jake’s passion of building and maintaining relationships serves him well as a Community Relations Manger at NUWAY. Jake currently serves as co-board chair on the MARRCH Communication Committee. In his spare time Jake enjoys swimming, running, spending time with his family and trying to keep up with his two boys.

Matthew McCune

BS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, St. Paul

Matthew McCune

BS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, St. Paul

Matt received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2012 and received his Masters degree in Addiction Studies, Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Graduate School of Addiction Studies in 2019. Matt received his LADC in 2018 and has been working as an outpatient counselor at NUWAY since 2019. Matt plans to gain his LPCC once requirements for the license are completed. Matt is interested in serving and advocating for those with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. Matt favors an existential, person-centered approach and utilizes aspects of CBT as well. Matt is passionate about his practice and is focused on expanding his clinical expertise. He enjoys reading, being active in the outdoors and in sports, and spending time with friends.

Kris Ness

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Kris Ness

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Kris obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University, as well as her graduate certificate in Addictions Studies. Kris is also working towards her licensure as an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) with an expectation to complete in 2020. Kris works from a person centered, family systems approach and her interests include working with individuals, couples, and families, as well as dual diagnoses, shame and vulnerability, and relationships. Outside of work, Kris enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.

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.

Christina Owens

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, St. Paul

Christina Owens

MPS, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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.

Trinity Parker-Grewe

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, St. Paul

Trinity Parker-Grewe

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, 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, including Accelerated Resolution Therapy, 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.

Jennifer Peterson

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, St Paul

Jennifer Peterson

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, St Paul

Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Co-Occurring Disorders through Argosy University. 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). Jennifer’s experience include working with teens and adults with mental health challenges using DBT therapeutic approaches in a group setting. She has experience working in a variety of setting from psychiatric hospital, group homes, and outpatient. Jennifer enjoys traveling, biking, spending time with her family, and dog.
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.

Claire Rosen

MA, LPCC, LADC, LPC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, St. Paul

Claire Rosen

MA, LPCC, LADC, LPC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 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.

Elisa Sarmento

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Elisa Sarmento

MA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Elisa is Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is currently working on her LPCC licensure through NUWAY. She is a trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) counselor born in Sevilla, Spain, raised in South Florida during her teens, and currently is married with three children, living near the Twin Cities with her family. She completed her B.A with high Honors at Trinity International University in South Florida, received her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Co-Occurring Disorders through Argosy University- Twin Cities, and will be pursuing her PsyD in the near future. Elisa’s training experience included working with teens with disabilities and mental health challenges using DBT/CBT therapeutic approaches in the community and in school settings, and working on co-occurring disorders with the adult population in treatment centers. Elisa enjoys spending time with her family, loves to learn/grow and loves to travel.
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.

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.
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.
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Evan Tharaldson

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

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Evan Tharaldson

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Evan has been working in the behavioral health field for over 3 years as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Evan completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where he also completed a certificate program in Addiction Studies to obtain his LADC. He has worked extensively with the recovery community, with a focus on treating trauma, as well as other various co-occurring disorders. He has also worked with and led seminars for interning counselors to help them develop their therapeutic approach. His passion for education, holistic and trauma-responsive care has led him to this field, and he hopes to continue to grow that passion while working with fellow recovering people. Outside of work, Evan enjoys biking, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Velline

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Rebecca Velline

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Rebecca completed her Bachelors Degree in alcohol and drug counseling at Metropolitan State University. She is continuing to pursue her Masters at Metropolitan State University for Public and Nonprofit Administration with an interest in policy change and advocacy work. She is expected to complete her Masters in 2021. Rebecca gained experience working in the family system with her prior experience working at Wayside. Working with women and children is a passion of Rebecca’s. Rebecca enjoys traveling, spending time with her dogs, and family.

Marit Waters

MA, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, St. Paul

Marit Waters

MA, LPCC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Licensed, 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.

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin has her BA in Psychology and Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology. She has a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from St Cloud State and is currently a doctoral candidate for the Counseling Education and Supervision Program through Capella University. Kristin has worked in the co-occurring disorders field for over 10 years at various levels including clinician, supervisor, trainer, director, and faculty member. She is a co-chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee and is on the advisory board for Minneapolis College Collegiate Recovery Program. She has presented at multiple state-wide conferences on co-occurring disorders, ethics, diversity, and supervision. She is also a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and a Trainer for Mental Health First Aid

John Wolff

MA, LMFT
Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

John Wolff

MA, LMFT
Mental Health Professional, St. Paul

John is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He received his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in 2007. He has worked with individuals and families for 10 + years. John is an experienced therapist with a demonstrated history working with displaced youth, adoption and foster care, domestic abuse, trauma, and family systems. His sees the therapeutic process as a sacred space to meet others as they learn new skills and grow in self-awareness. At NUWAY, John assists with mental health therapy, diagnostic assessments, and working with small groups.

University

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, University

Heather Anderson

MPS, LADC
Program Manager, University

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
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

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.

Michelle Bohmert

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

Michelle Bohmert

MA, LPCC, LADC
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.

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, University

Jessica Clingerman

BA, LADC
Admissions Counselor, University

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.

Misty Coonan

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Misty Coonan

BA, LADC
Counselor, St. Paul

Misty was born and raised in Iowa, however, her parents were born and raised in the Twin Cities. Misty spent many holidays and summers with family in Minnesota. Misty received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Benedict’s in St. Joseph, MN in Psychology. After graduating Misty stayed in Minnesota and recently purchased a home making Minnesota her home officially. After working as an Administrative Assistant for over 20 years Misty decided it was time to get back her roots in psychology and returned to school at Saint Mary’s University where she has earned her graduate certificate in Addiction Studies, is finishing her Master’s in Counseling and Psychological Services, and is working towards earning her LPCC. Misty was able to complete her internship with NUWAY at the Intensive Outpatient Program in St. Paul; upon completion she was able to join the team as a staff member. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and baking.

Amelia Dela O-Peterson

MS, LADC
Clinical Assessor, University

Amelia Dela O-Peterson

MS, LADC
Clinical Assessor, University

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.

Jesson Hunt

BA, LADC
Counselor, University

Jesson Hunt

BA, LADC
Counselor, University

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. He is currently enrolled as a Masters student in the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Behavioral Health program. He approaches his group and individual counseling sessions from a client-centered perspective. Providing culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and engaging care for clients are the heart of his practice. In his free time, Jesson enjoys playing volleyball, creating art, and riding his motorcycle.

Catherine Jaksha

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, University

Catherine Jaksha

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, University

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.

Tayler Kahlow

MA, LADC
Clinical Liaison, University

Alyssa Nelson

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor, University

Alyssa Nelson

MSW, LGSW, LADC
Counselor, University

Alyssa graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with her Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on Addiction Studies, Family Social Science, and Family Violence Prevention. As a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and Licensed Addiction and Drug Counselor (LADC), her primary goal is to meet clients where they are at to build a strong therapeutic alliance and guide them in harnessing their strengths. Prior to NUWAY, Alyssa worked as a counselor in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and as an advocate for survivors of sexual violence; her interests include attachment and systems theory, and how these relate to a person’s current behavior.
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Eva Pickeral

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

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Eva Pickeral

BS, LADC
Admissions Counselor, St. Paul

Eva began her career in the addiction field in 2012, working as Admissions Supervisor at The Retreat. Eva graduated summa cum laude from Metropolitan State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Eva completed her internship at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and holds a certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist. Prior to joining NUWAY, Eva served as Program Director at St. Paul Sober Living for 4 years. Every person in recovery has individual needs and Eva works hard to advocate for her clients in any way possible. Outside of work, she loves to play with her dog, Maggie and often times babysits several other dogs as well.

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, University

Sabrina Segelstrom

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor- Supervision, University

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.

Carrie Sorenson

MPS, LADC, LPC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, University

Carrie Sorenson

MPS, LADC, LPC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, University

Carrie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters of Professional Studies degree in Integrated Behavioral Health. As a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and practical counselor her goals are to meet clients where they are at and provide them with individualized recovery and therapy skills. Prior to working for NUWAY Carrie was a counselor at a medicated assisted therapy facility (MAT) and a case manager. Her interests are cognitive behavioral therapy skills and working with families, specifically women in recovery and their relationship with their children.

Matthew Walfoort

BA, LADC
Counselor, University

Matthew Walfoort

BA, LADC
Counselor, University

Matt was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Paul and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Alcohol and Drug Studies from Minnesota State University Mankato. His areas of interest include working with the LGBTQ community and substance use disorders as well as relapse prevention. He has experience working exclusively working with the LGBTQ community as well as other sexual orientations and gender identities. Although he has not started, Matt has interest in pursuing dual licensure and is considering pursuing an LPCC licensure.

NUWAY I

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hoisington is a leader in the field of treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has her masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Minnesota and a Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate. She is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In addition to consulting she has a private practice, is an Adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas and a trainer for Minnesota Recovery Connection.
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Jordan Horniak

BS, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

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Jordan Horniak

BS, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Jordan obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications/Film, with a second major in Psychology from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) in 2006. Jordan finished the LADC Licensure Track from Metropolitan State University in 2019. Prior to working in the addiction field, Jordan became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jordan also holds certifications in Corrective Exercise and Fitness Nutrition. Jordan began his career in the field of addiction by working at the Greenhouse Recovery Center as an Evening Resident Manager in 2014. Jordan has also volunteered many hours at Mission Detox in Plymouth, MN and at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis, MN, where Jordan gave a weekly lecture on “Understanding Addiction.”
David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Supervisor

David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Supervisor

David began his journey working in the field of addiction in 2011. He began gaining experience in his role as Sober Housing Manager and Admissions Coordinator while working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. Upon LADC licensure, David worked as a counselor for 2 years in a High Intensity Residential Program. David came to NUWAY with clinical experience working in multiple ASAM levels of care. David has made it full circle back to Admissions where he has the opportunity every day to live out his passion of removing barriers and offering opportunity to heal for those stuck in the cycle of addiction.
Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Director Residential Programs

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Director Residential Programs

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.

Dr. Luther Philaya

MD
Medical Doctor, Residential

Dr. Luther Philaya

MD
Medical Doctor, Residential

Luther Philaya MD (Dr Luther) is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is board certified in family medicine. He has over 22 years of practice experience is currently working towards a board certification in addiction medicine. His own personal journey through addiction and recovery combined with his medical knowledge have given him a passion to help those struggling with substance use disorder. Luther enjoys working with patients no matter where they are on their recovery journey and brings his relational style of practice to NUWAY’s clients. He has an ongoing commitment to fighting the stigma against substance use disorder both in and outside of the medical profession. His goal with each patient is to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental clinical environment. Outside of clinical medicine Luther enjoys spending time with his wife and sharing many of their similar interests including kayaking, skiing, biking and time with their children and grandson. He is also an avid musician and photographer.
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Joe Regan

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I


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Joe Regan

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I


Joe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of St Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and completed his Graduate Degree in Addiction Studies at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor and is currently working towards a degree in spiritual directorship. For many years Joe has been an active member of the Twin Cities Recovery Community, volunteering his time and resources to the fellowship of others in recovery.
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.
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Brittany Sampson

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

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Brittany Sampson

MA, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY I

Brittany graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor of Science in Family Social Sciences. She began working in the field of Early Childhood Education, including teaching preschool at a homeless shelter with a trauma-informed focus. Curious to learn more about the impacts of trauma, Brittany returned to school to obtain her Master of Arts in Counseling & Psychological Services and Master’s Certificate in Addiction Studies from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Along with her LADC, Brittany is also receiving clinical supervision to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Prior to her internship and employment at NUWAY, Brittany worked as Mental Health Practitioner in Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS). Brittany has a passion for working with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds to address their co-occurring needs and connect them to appropriate resources. Brittany works from a person-centered and strengths-based approach, encouraging clients to elicit positive change on their own terms, and to feel heard in the intersecting worlds of mental, chemical, and physical health.

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.

Amy Simmer

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Amy Simmer

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Amy has been an LPN for 5 years and enjoys helping people achieve better health through nursing. Her goal at NUWAY is to enrich client's lives through compassionate care.

Marian Spiess

MA, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I

Marian Spiess

MA, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY I

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.
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Ryan Splett


Residential Admissions Coordinator

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Ryan Splett


Residential Admissions Coordinator

Ryan has worked in the field of recovery since 2011. Prior to coming to Residential Admissions, he worked as a Lead Chemical Dependency Technician at NUWAY II since June of 2018. Ryan has previous admissions experience with Meridian Behavioral Health and St Joseph’s Hospital, HealthEast. He is passionate about working with individuals seeking recovery. Ryan is planning on attending school soon to obtain his LADC. He also enjoys escape rooms and spending time with his dog Charlie in his leisure time.
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.

Andrew Waters

MA, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, NUWAY I

Andrew Waters

MA, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, 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.

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin has her BA in Psychology and Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology. She has a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from St Cloud State and is currently a doctoral candidate for the Counseling Education and Supervision Program through Capella University. Kristin has worked in the co-occurring disorders field for over 10 years at various levels including clinician, supervisor, trainer, director, and faculty member. She is a co-chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee and is on the advisory board for Minneapolis College Collegiate Recovery Program. She has presented at multiple state-wide conferences on co-occurring disorders, ethics, diversity, and supervision. She is also a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and a Trainer for Mental Health First Aid

NUWAY II

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Tracey Baker

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, NUWAY II

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Tracey Baker

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, NUWAY II

Tracey earned her Bachelor of Arts in organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and her Master of Arts in Co-Occurring Disorders from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Tracey is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC) who joined NUWAY as an intern at St Paul NUWAY Counseling Center's intensive outpatient program. Upon completing her training, she joined the residential team as a staff member. She is in the process of obtaining her supervision hours for licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). She believes in a person-centered care and often utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach when working with clients with co-occurring mental health challenges and substance use disorders. Tracey is a movie buff that also enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family.

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sue Hoisington

Psy.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hoisington is a leader in the field of treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has her masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She is licensed as a Psychologist in Minnesota and a Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate. She is a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). In addition to consulting she has a private practice, is an Adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas and a trainer for Minnesota Recovery Connection.

Tom Jay

BS, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY II

Tom Jay

BS, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY II

Tom has worked in the addiction field since 1997 in a support staff role. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University in 2007 in Addiction Counseling, shortly after he obtained his LADC. He has spent much of his time in the addiction field working in a co-occurring mental health/chemical health environment and he is very interested in trauma informed care. He is currently working toward a master’s in counseling psychology at St Mary’s University in Minneapolis pursuing his LPCC licensure.

Danielle Johnson

BS, LADC
Counselor, NUWAY II

David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Supervisor

David Joubert, addiction counselor

David Joubert

BS, LADC
Residential Admissions Supervisor

David began his journey working in the field of addiction in 2011. He began gaining experience in his role as Sober Housing Manager and Admissions Coordinator while working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University. Upon LADC licensure, David worked as a counselor for 2 years in a High Intensity Residential Program. David came to NUWAY with clinical experience working in multiple ASAM levels of care. David has made it full circle back to Admissions where he has the opportunity every day to live out his passion of removing barriers and offering opportunity to heal for those stuck in the cycle of addiction.
Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Director Residential Programs

Denise S. McAlpin, Program Director

Denise S. McAlpin

MA, LADC
Executive Director Residential Programs

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.

Dr. Luther Philaya

MD
Medical Doctor, Residential

Dr. Luther Philaya

MD
Medical Doctor, Residential

Luther Philaya MD (Dr Luther) is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is board certified in family medicine. He has over 22 years of practice experience is currently working towards a board certification in addiction medicine. His own personal journey through addiction and recovery combined with his medical knowledge have given him a passion to help those struggling with substance use disorder. Luther enjoys working with patients no matter where they are on their recovery journey and brings his relational style of practice to NUWAY’s clients. He has an ongoing commitment to fighting the stigma against substance use disorder both in and outside of the medical profession. His goal with each patient is to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental clinical environment. Outside of clinical medicine Luther enjoys spending time with his wife and sharing many of their similar interests including kayaking, skiing, biking and time with their children and grandson. He is also an avid musician and photographer.

Roxanne Prince

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

Roxanne Prince

MA, LPCC, LADC
Program Manager, NUWAY II

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.

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.

Amy Simmer

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Amy Simmer

LPN
Nurse, NUWAY I

Amy has been an LPN for 5 years and enjoys helping people achieve better health through nursing. Her goal at NUWAY is to enrich client's lives through compassionate care.
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Ryan Splett


Residential Admissions Coordinator

Ryan SplettHeadshot

Ryan Splett


Residential Admissions Coordinator

Ryan has worked in the field of recovery since 2011. Prior to coming to Residential Admissions, he worked as a Lead Chemical Dependency Technician at NUWAY II since June of 2018. Ryan has previous admissions experience with Meridian Behavioral Health and St Joseph’s Hospital, HealthEast. He is passionate about working with individuals seeking recovery. Ryan is planning on attending school soon to obtain his LADC. He also enjoys escape rooms and spending time with his dog Charlie in his leisure time.
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.

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin Williams

MA, LPCC, LADC
Practicum Supervisor

Kristin has her BA in Psychology and Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology. She has a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from St Cloud State and is currently a doctoral candidate for the Counseling Education and Supervision Program through Capella University. Kristin has worked in the co-occurring disorders field for over 10 years at various levels including clinician, supervisor, trainer, director, and faculty member. She is a co-chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee and is on the advisory board for Minneapolis College Collegiate Recovery Program. She has presented at multiple state-wide conferences on co-occurring disorders, ethics, diversity, and supervision. She is also a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and a Trainer for Mental Health First Aid
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Tom Wright

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, NUWAY II

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Tom Wright

MA, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Supervision, NUWAY II

Tom has always been interested in helping people overcome difficult times. When he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a specialization in campaign management in 2002, from Oakland University, Rochester, MI. Tom soon began working to improve the lives of the constituents his candidates served. During this time Tom was awarded a yearlong fellowship from Leadership Oakland, in Oakland County Michigan. During this year long experience Tom became passionate for issues of public health, most notably helping those suffering from addiction and mental illness. After following several other career paths, Tom decided to go all in and dedicate his broad life experiences to the field of co-occurring disorders. A graduate of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in April of 2019, with a master’s degree in Addiction Studies Advanced Practice, Tom holds an LADC license, and is continuing his work toward the LPCC. Toms areas of interest include working with families affected by co-occurring disorders, public advocacy and education, and helping to shape the next direction of treatment in the field. Toms is inclined to 12 Step Facilitation, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Narrative therapy. When not immersed in his work tom enjoys, equestrian sports, travel, creating art, and live music, as well as spending time with his dog hiking in the woods.

Rochester

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

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.

Carrie Madson

BS, LADC-S
Program Manager, Rochester

Carrie Madson

BS, LADC-S
Program Manager, Rochester

Carrie obtained her Associate’s in Addiction Counseling from MCTC and continued her education also obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Capella University. Prior to joining NUWAY, Carrie had 10 years of experience in behavioral health including providing direct client care and case management as a counselor as well as overseeing clinicians as a clinical supervisor. Current professional interests include the integration of mental and chemical health and supporting quality, client centered services.
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John Newman

MS, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, Rochester

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John Newman

MS, LPCC, LADC
Co-Occurring Counselor-Licensed, Rochester

John received his BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, and completed his MS in Clinical Mental Health at Winona State University in 2016. He has been an LADC since May of 2016, and became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in April of 2019. John has additional training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and his areas of interest include trauma, existential issues, and the role of personal values in recovery. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Duluth

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

Lindsay Battuello, Treatment Program Director

Lindsay Battuello

MA, LPCC, LADC
Executive Director of Outpatient Development

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.

Angela Gilbertson

BAS, LADC, CS
Program Manager, Duluth

Angela Gilbertson

BAS, LADC, CS
Program Manager, Duluth

Angela obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and continued her education by completing the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Chemical Dependency Program. Angela began her career as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and later became a Clinical Supervisor. Other than working within the Substance Use Disorder field, Angela has an extensive history of working as an advocate for Domestic Violence survivors. Angela loves to learn and is looking forward to continuing her education in the future