Staff

Northbound takes great pride in providing the best possible care to our clients and we believe a wonderful staff is the foundation of this success.

Our Unmatched Team

The Northbound team is a collective of the best and brightest in their fields. Our staff is eager and passionate about their roles and believes in the Northbound Experience. We are a well-staffed treatment center offering a greater than 1:1 client to staff ratio. We believe that client centered individual care is at the core of successful recovery. Below is an outline of a portion of our staff. Our team is continuously growing and expanding. We believe in right people, right positions.

Executive Team

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Michael Neatherton

CEO

Mike Neatherton is an industry leader with a career spanning more than 30 years. When Mike joined Northbound he immediately began to transform the corporate culture by building on the transformational leadership principles of transparency, authenticity, and collaboration. Mike believes that successful leadership requires not only vision, but the ability to gain the agreement and […]

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Paul Alexander

President/COO

Northbound’s founder, Paul Alexander, has been at the helm leading the organization since its inception in 2008. An astute clinician, conscientious businessman, and compassionate leader, Paul has shown willingness to take risks both personally and professionally in the service of developing a treatment environment where clients and staff alike can truly thrive. He believes wholeheartedly […]

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Ray Pacini

CFO

Ray Pacini joined Northbound in June 2013 after a 30 year career in various roles with publicly traded companies. Ray has been a board member for three public companies during the last 17 years, served as the CEO for a residential developer for 13 years and as the CFO for a commercial and residential developer […]

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Devon Wayt

Vice President of Operations

With more than a decade of experience in managing behavioral health treatment facilities, Devon Wayt’s expertise ranges from quality and compliance, to operations and change management. He graduated from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in Southern California where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management and a Master of Business […]

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Ilana Zivkovich

Chief Clinical Officer

Ilana Zivkovich joined Northbound in January 2015. An experienced clinician, executive, and clinical development officer, Ilana celebrates and emboldens Northbound’s renowned focus on fostering a flourishing and healthy organizational culture. Trained in positive psychology, Ilana believes in the strengths and potential of every client and team member she has the opportunity to work with. She […]

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Emily Orrick

Director of Referral Relations

Emily Orrick has returned to Northbound as the Director of Referral Relations after a year as an independent behavioral healthcare consultant. She entered the behavioral healthcare industry as an academic director for two programs, including Northbound’s Collegebound, where she designed and implemented unique academic curriculum for clients to engage in their educational journey while in […]

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Clinical Staff

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Dr. Edward Kaufman

Medical Director

Northbound Treatment Services is proud to announce the addition of Edward Kaufman, M.D. to the clinical team. Dr. Kaufman assumed the role as Northbound’s Medical Director in February 2012. The medical director position was created in response to the growth and expansion of Northound programs and the sub-acute residential detoxification services. Dr. Kaufman’s appointment further […]

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Ernalyn Montgomery

oneEIGHTY Nurse Practitioner/ Nursing Manager

Ernalyn has been with Northbound since July 2012 and brings over 10 years of experience. She is dually licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Child/Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She completed her undergraduate studies at Hawaii Pacific University, received her MSN/FNP at Univ of Phoenix, and post-grad PMHNP at Arizona State […]

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Matthew Kinoshita

Clinical Director – Women’s CORE, Collegebound, and Careerbound

Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 4 years of experience working with clients struggling with addiction. He came into the field of treatment with clinical training as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern. As an MFT-Intern he led Proposition 36 substance abuse classes and worked with court ordered youth from the […]

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Ari Drosman

Clinical Director – Men’s CORE, LINKS, and Outpatient Programs

Ari comes to Northbound with over a decade of experience working in the addiction field. As an experienced therapist and case manager, he has worked in a variety of addiction centers treating women, adolescents, and adults. His leadership skills are fine-tuned as well, having served as clinical and program director for all levels of treatment. […]

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Kelsey Huberty

Clinical Coordinator

Kelsey Huberty received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Sociology from St. Catherine University. She worked with the Jeremiah Program, a nationally recognized non-profit organization aimed at helping women and children transform their lives from poverty to prosperity. Recognizing the impact and rewarding nature of this work, Kelsey left the organization and began […]

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Ilana Zivkovich

Chief Clinical Officer

Ilana Zivkovich joined Northbound in January 2015. An experienced clinician, executive, and clinical development officer, Ilana celebrates and emboldens Northbound’s renowned focus on fostering a flourishing and healthy organizational culture. Trained in positive psychology, Ilana believes in the strengths and potential of every client and team member she has the opportunity to work with. She […]

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Clinical Program Managers

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Matthew Kinoshita

Clinical Director – Women’s CORE, Collegebound, and Careerbound

Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 4 years of experience working with clients struggling with addiction. He came into the field of treatment with clinical training as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern. As an MFT-Intern he led Proposition 36 substance abuse classes and worked with court ordered youth from the […]

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Colin Maher

Men’s CORE Program Manager

Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, Colin began working at Northbound in January, 2013. Colin initially obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology at Radford University. After battling his own addictions for many years and finally finding sobriety, he began volunteering at an Outpatient facility in his hometown of Roanoke. After deciding to pursue a career in […]

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Ryan Winberry

LINKS Program Manager and Assistant Director of Operations

Ryan is a 2010 Northbound alumni with an incredible passion for working in the field of addiction. He attended the Academy at Northbound where he became a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and now runs the Men’s CORE Program and the Christian-based LINKS Program. Prior to coming to Northbound, Ryan was involved in structural engineering, […]

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Michael Boyer

Collegebound and Careerbound Program Manager

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver in 2014 as a direct result of his involvement in the program he currently manages, Northbound’s Collegebound Program. He is a 2013 Northbound alumni who is thrilled to be involved in the program that rejuvenated his passion for education. Education was a crucial piece to […]

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Elizabeth Steele

Outpatient Services Program Manager

Elizabeth Steele obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Cal State Fullerton and worked for two years at a community health center providing case management services to clients with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses, many of whom were dually diagnosed with substance use disorders. She has a true passion for working with individuals […]

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Therapists

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Barek Sharif

Therapist

Barek joined Northbound as a Therapist in 2014 and has been working in the field of chemical dependency since 2011. Prior to joining Northbound, Barek worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and families, focusing on emotional, cognitive, relational, and chemical dependency issues. His experience encompasses problems such as depression, anxiety, violence and sexual assault, anger management, […]

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Crystal Delaney

Crystal Delaney

Therapist

Crystal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in counseling. She has experience working with several different populations including mentally ill adults, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, senior citizens with memory loss, people with legal problems, and dual diagnosis clients. Crystal believes in empowering her clients to develop the […]

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Ericka Bettge

Therapist

Ericka joined Northbound as a Therapist in 2015 and completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at National University. Ericka also holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to coming to Northbound, Ericka worked with court-ordered female adolescents […]

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Farah Yaghobi

Therapist

Farah completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University and received her Bachelor’s degree from UCSD. Prior to joining Northbound, she worked as a clinical therapist at Phoenix House working with individuals, couples, and/or families who dealt with both mental health and chemical dependency issues. During her time there, she […]

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Gayle Kaminsky

Gayle Kaminsky

Case Manager

Gayle brings years of experience successfully coordinating, implementing, and managing research-based intervention and prevention programs related to mental illness. She has her Master’s in Science from Hofstra University and is practicing as a registered BBS Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. She is currently working on her doctorate in School and Community Psychology. Areas of specialty […]

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Joanna Filidor

Therapist

Joanna completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, and received her Bachelor’s from UCLA. Prior to coming to Northbound, Joanna worked at Phoenix House providing therapy to court-ordered adolescents and their families in English and Spanish. She is EMDR trained and specializes in treating both adults, adolescents […]

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Nicole Caseres

Therapist

Having worked in the mental health industry since 2006, Nicole comes to Northbound after working in a variety of settings such as Adolescent Behavioral Hospital, Group Homes for foster care females, Non-profit organizations, Institutes for the Mentally Disordered, Sex Offenders Clinic, and an Internship at Orange County Jail. She graduated from Alliant International University with […]

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Shannon Helmle

Therapist

Shannon is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Shannon has worked in the field of addiction and dual diagnosis for over 4 years. She believes that helping clients examine and address underlying causes for their addiction is the best way for them to achieve long term […]

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Stephen Creel

Stephen Creel

Therapist

Stephen Creel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the field of chemical dependency for over 12 years. Stephen earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2001. After his graduation, Stephen went to work as a family therapist at Phoenix House. It was here that his […]

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Libby Supan

Case Manager/Therapist

Currently a BBS certified therapy intern, Libby received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. She is also an alumnus of Long Beach State where she focused on Communication Studies. Before Northbound, Libby worked as an Elementary School Counselor in Orange County with children of a low socio-economic status, many of whom […]

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Case Managers

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Trisha Winberry

Case Manager

Trisha’s personal experiences in recovery have played a significant role in her professional pursuits with working with young adults at Northbound since 2009. Trisha’s knowledge of alcoholism and drug abuse, her passion for her work, and her commitment to her clients play a big part in guiding and educating the students in the Academy. Trisha […]

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Gayle Kaminsky

Gayle Kaminsky

Case Manager

Gayle brings years of experience successfully coordinating, implementing, and managing research-based intervention and prevention programs related to mental illness. She has her Master’s in Science from Hofstra University and is practicing as a registered BBS Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. She is currently working on her doctorate in School and Community Psychology. Areas of specialty […]

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Dusty Watson

Dusty Watson

Case Manager

Dusty Watson has been in recovery for more than 20 years. After a 35-year career as a professional touring drummer, his passion for recovery led him into the treatment field. Dusty studied at the CAARR Institute and DLCAS where he completed his Drug and Alcohol Counseling coursework. Dusty is currently registered with CAS and CAADAC […]

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Garrett Bracken

Case Manager

A former client in the Links program, Garrett has been with Northbound since day one of his sobriety. He believes in the Northbound culture and his goal is to assist and advocate for his clients’ recovery one day at a time. Garrett has developed several new curriculums for the Links program since he joined the […]

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Garry Olson

Case Manager

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Heather Black-Coyne

Case Manager

Heather joined Northbound from Washington State where she has six years’ experience working as an addictions counselor. Additionally, Heather has served on the board of CDPWS, Washington affiliate for NAADAC, served on the committee for NAADAC’s national conference, and has been published in the Washington State Treatment Update. Heather has a deep passion for working […]

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Jamie Leonard

Case Manager

Born and raised in Orange County, Jamie Leonard is familiar with not only the surrounding areas but the resources necessary to begin recovery here in her hometown. Jamie comes to Northbound with knowledge not only from the classroom but from personal experience as to what it is like for the addict. When first getting sober […]

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Kristen Pinedo

Case Manager

Kristen joined Northbound in 2014 as a Case Manager. Prior to Northbound she worked at a non-profit in Pasadena with DMH and DCFS with children and families who are in the system. Her experience working in treatment for addictive disorders includes working as a Patient Coordinator at A Mission for Michael in Dana Point. Kristen […]

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Libby Supan

Case Manager/Therapist

Currently a BBS certified therapy intern, Libby received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. She is also an alumnus of Long Beach State where she focused on Communication Studies. Before Northbound, Libby worked as an Elementary School Counselor in Orange County with children of a low socio-economic status, many of whom […]

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Scott Woehler

Case Manager

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Shelly Wilson

Case Manager

Born in La Mirada, California, Shelly feels most at home near a) her family, b) her Orange County recovery community and c) the Coast. Shelly is the second born of three girls and is mom to an 18 year old son, Trevor. Her friends would describe her as gregarious, direct, witty, animated, thankful, hard-working, and […]

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Kellie Berry

Kellie Berry

Spiritual Advisor

Kellie Berry is the Pastoral Counselor in the Links Program at Northbound. Kellie brings a passion and commitment to treatment based on her desire to see transformation happening in the lives of clients. She likes to see positive change come to those whose lives and relationships have been damaged by addiction. Kellie gets energy from […]

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Client Advocates

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Jimmy Weiss

Client Advocate Manager

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Danielle Theriot

Danielle Theriot

Case Manager

Danielle grew up locally, and as a young adult she had aspirations to run track for UCLA. When her addiction took over, her life took a drastic turn. She struggled with addiction for five and a half years, which ended her track career and led to multiple treatment episodes. Eventually she was beaten into a […]

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Missy Reasor-Jace

Client Advocate

Above all, Missy is committed to her personal recovery, which has allowed her the opportunity to be passionate about helping others. Having worked at the Betty Ford Center for five years, she brings her experience working with individuals of many different backgrounds to Northbound. Missy also worked as a substance abuse counselor for state required […]

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Detox and Healthcare

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Gina Rigoli

oneEIGHTY Program Manager

With more than eight years of experience working in the field of addiction, Gina brings her degree in Human Services and Mental Health, and her hands-on community approach to the doors of Northbound Treatment Services. A Southern California native, Gina has worked in a variety of residential and detoxification treatment centers, mentoring addicts in their […]

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Sandra Barela

LVN oneEIGHTY

Born and raised in Southern California, Sandra came to Northbound as an LVN at oneEIGHTY detox in 2013. She attended private school for nursing training and passed her state boards in 2012 to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Sandra specializes in assessment, medication management, withdrawal, and stabilization for all clients entering Northbound who need detoxification […]

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Joel Weiss

Lead Detox Tech

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Stacy Baugh

oneEIGHTY Cook

Stacey was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California and came to Northbound in 2012. She attended Butte College and Chico Beauty College in Chico, CA. Prior to coming to Northbound, Stacey worked in a salon until she met her husband and started building a family. Today she is the mother of five wonderful […]

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Galina Jossen

LVN oneEIGHTY

Galina went to school locally and received her AA Degree from Orange Coast College. She then attended ROP in Anaheim for vocational nursing training. Prior to joining the Northbound team at oneEIGHTY detox Galina worked in hospice. She truly enjoys the work that she does working with the clients during their first phase of treatment […]

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Megan Sabatino

oneEIGHTY Tech

Megan joined Northbound Treatment Services oneEIGHTY detox team in March 2012. She attended Golden West and Orange Coast College for her general education, and she is CPR and First-Aid Certified. She has spent the past four years working in the treatment field, primarily detoxification, and has found her job to be very rewarding in many […]

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Admissions

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Greg Rosenbaum

Admissions/Intake Coordinator

Greg comes to Northbound from Birmingham, Alabama. Before joining Northbound, Greg’s professional experience included corporate life insurance, residential real estate, and small business management. He earned a degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 2009, and has been a member of the team since January 2013. Since joining Northbound, Greg […]

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Ashton Abernethy

Insurance Coordinator

Ashton has been working in the field of addiction for nearly a decade. During her career, she has held positions in all departments from clinical to accounting. On a daily basis she handles all aspects of insurance from verification to authorization to claims processing. Ashton also oversees the intake process. She assures that the initial […]

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Connor Quinn

Admissions Coordinator

Connor Quinn is a 2013 Northbound alum who is extremely grateful to be in a position where he can give back to a program and group of people that have helped him immensely. He was educated at the University of Tennessee before finding his way out to the west coast where he has since pursued […]

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Shannon Davis

Admissions Coordinator

Shannon comes to Northbound with over 20 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood Education, and is passionate about helping people. Owning and operating her own Preschool and Early Enrichment Care for Children since the late 90’s, she has an innate sense of leadership and strong commitment to excellence. Shannon utilizes the transparency of the […]

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Paul Manley

Admissions Coordinator

Paul Manley comes to Northbound from Tucson, Arizona. Prior to Northbound Paul worked in the oil & gas industry as well as the auto industry. Paul earned a Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California in 2012. Passionate about giving other young adults the same second chance he was afforded, Paul dedicates […]

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Referral Relations

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Eloise Gene-Black

Referral Relations Manager

Eloise joined the Northbound team in November 2014 as a Referral Relations Manager after 13 years of experience working in the field of addiction, as well as 16 years of personal recovery. She began her career in the field of addiction in 2002 at the Betty Ford Center, starting as a chemical dependency unit technician, […]

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Jennifer Kleinberg

Jennifer Kleinberg

Business Development Manager

Jennifer joined the team at Northbound as Business Development Manager, bringing over a decade of marketing experience and creating relationships to promote recovery in the addiction treatment field around the country. She has a degree in business management and marketing, which has propelled her pursuits throughout the entirety of her career. Jennifer spent over ten […]

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Karen Happel

Referral Relations Coordinator

Karen Happel joined the Northbound marketing team early in 2015. She truly enjoys her position as it compliments both her organizational and creative strengths. After nearly a decade of work in the television industry with a list of casting credits including “The Biggest Loser” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” she is excited to bring her fierce work […]

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Nikki Saurage

Referral Relations Manager

Nikki Saurage is a Texas-native, mother of two, and wife of one. She brings empathy and compassion to the chemical dependency treatment world with years of experience working for such organizations as CRC Health, Phoenix Monitoring, and La Hacienda Treatment Center. She was the proud owner of Lotus Recovery Homes in Texas, and admits that […]

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Tim Adrian

Referral Relations Manager

Tim Adrian is an experienced addiction professional in the Pacific Northwest. He finds great satisfaction working in the addiction treatment field and especially enjoys helping families navigate the challenges of early recovery. Tim is quick to share his experience, strength, and hope with others and believes that working the 12 Steps and developing a dynamic […]

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Val Tripi, MRSS

Referral Relations Manager

Val Tripi joined Northbound in 2015 as a Referral Relations Manager for our St. Louis office. Val came to Northbound with an extensive background in healthcare business development and strategic marketing/communications. Her past experience includes serving as Director of Business Development for a large faith-based healthcare corporation; Senior Account Director for an advertising agency responsible […]

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Emily Orrick

Director of Referral Relations

Emily Orrick has returned to Northbound as the Director of Referral Relations after a year as an independent behavioral healthcare consultant. She entered the behavioral healthcare industry as an academic director for two programs, including Northbound’s Collegebound, where she designed and implemented unique academic curriculum for clients to engage in their educational journey while in […]

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Coordinators

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Pamela Lisizin

Corporate Administrative Assistant

Pamela has worked in multiple positions within the Operations Department over the course of 3 years. She began her career with Northbound as a Treatment Technician, moved toward The Behr Center Coordinator and is currently working at Headquarters. Pamela treasures the heart of Northbound believing that people can learn from each other, realize they’re not […]

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Nikki LeVasser

Behr Administrative Assistant

Three years ago Nikki moved to Orange County from Colorado; she began her career in the treatment industry only six months later. She is excited to begin her new role at the Behr Center and the responsibilities it entails. She worked as a treatment tech at Northbound for a year before moving into an administrative […]

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Finance and Accounting

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Ray Pacini

CFO

Ray Pacini joined Northbound in June 2013 after a 30 year career in various roles with publicly traded companies. Ray has been a board member for three public companies during the last 17 years, served as the CEO for a residential developer for 13 years and as the CFO for a commercial and residential developer […]

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John Mumm

Controller

John joined Northbound in October of 2013, after spending 11 years as Controller for a cellphone accessories distributor, and several years in public accounting. As Controller, his role is to keep accurate records of the company’s expenses and revenues, and to provide management with the financial reports needed to make decisions. Prior to his accounting […]

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Michelle Cho

Senior Staff Accountant

Michelle joined Northbound in 2014 and has been doing finance for more than 8 years. Her knowledge of accounting and finance comes from her education at University of California, Riverside. She has her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Michelle’s responsibilities include: all billing, collections, managing expenses of the company, and making […]

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Max Reznik

Staff Accountant

Max Reznik is a 2014 Northbound alum who is ecstatic about the opportunity to be a part of the program that gave him so much. Prior to working at Northbound, Max attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA where he studied Marketing and Finance, which lead him to a career in Financial Consulting at a Big […]

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Human Resources

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Sally Pahl

Human Resources Manager

Sally Pahl manages the human resources department at Northbound. She has worked in social services and medical management, finance, administration, and business development for more than 15 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo where she concentrated on social and business psychology and conflict resolution. […]

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Ruby Todd

Human Resources Coordinator

Ruby joined Northbound in 2014. Her previous work includes benefits counseling, research in the fields of art and environmental issues, and teaching yoga. Ruby attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies and Art History. After working in museums and art galleries, she chose to focus her […]

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Paul Tangonan

IT Support Technician

“Computer Paul” joined Northbound in 2012 as a treatment technician and is now a valued team member in Northbound’s internal IT Department. Prior to Northbound, Paul worked in accounting and IT/Computer Tech services for Yellowstone Recovery in Costa Mesa, CA. In 2005, Paul received his Comptia A+, Comptia Network+ and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certifications […]

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Court Services

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William Walker

Admissions/Intake Coordinator

William Walker joined the Northbound team in 2012, after working as a Community and Detox Program Coordinator in a nationally recognized facility. His current position as admissions coordinator and court liaison utilizes his professional background in treatment and his extensive knowledge of the legal system. William shares his passion for recovery in helping individuals with […]

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Raymond Conrad

Court Liaison / Alumni Coordinator

Ray has been with Northbound since 2012. He has held positions as a Driver Supervisor, and Client Services Manager, during which he planned and supervised all client activities, appointments, and events. Ray currently advocates for Northbound clients who are facing legal consequences due to addiction and alcoholism. He assists the admissions team in arranging for […]

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Quality and Compliance

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Jaana Woodbury

Client Advocate

Jaana comes to Northbound with over three years of personal experience in recovery and a passion for making a difference. She is an integral member of the Northbound team , working as a client advocate and conducting client orientation and exit interviews, in addition to facilitating client alumni meetings. Jaana is highly skilled at crisis […]

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Tim Miller

Tim Miller’s expertise ranges from electrical, heating, and air conditioning, to health/safety and risk management. He also has an in-depth knowledge of general maintenance stemming from more than twenty years’ experience in the construction industry. Tim graduated from California Polytechnic University of Pomona where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management and human […]

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Residential Healthcare

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Darcie Duhr

Health Care Coordinator

Born and raised in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, a small farm community in the Midwest, Darcie started her work experience at one of her favorite positions – as a Groundskeeper for a 36 hole golf course! Venturing on to bigger and better things, she moved to Houston, TX. working for a major oil company, Transco Oil, in […]

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Rachel Gergen

Health Care Supervisor

Rachel first began working with Northbound in 2012. She worked for over two years as a nurse at our detox facility, OneEIGHTY. During this time, she gained invaluable experience working with clients undergoing withdrawal from various substances. Rachel now works as the Healthcare Supervisor, overseeing the Residential Healthcare team to ensure our clients receive continued […]

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St. Louis Team

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Devon Wayt

Vice President of Operations

With more than a decade of experience in managing behavioral health treatment facilities, Devon Wayt’s expertise ranges from quality and compliance, to operations and change management. He graduated from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in Southern California where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management and a Master of Business […]

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Ryan Winberry

LINKS Program Manager and Assistant Director of Operations

Ryan is a 2010 Northbound alumni with an incredible passion for working in the field of addiction. He attended the Academy at Northbound where he became a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and now runs the Men’s CORE Program and the Christian-based LINKS Program. Prior to coming to Northbound, Ryan was involved in structural engineering, […]

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Tib Albach

Program Director

Tib has been a professional in the addiction recovery field since 1986. Having worked as an inpatient and outpatient adult, adolescent aftercare, and family program counselor, Tib is well qualified to facilitate clinical evaluations as well as family and workplace interventions. His exposure to many uniquely experienced professionals over the course of his twenty-eight year […]

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Geno Martino

Case Manager

Geno recently joined Northbound’s Intensive Outpatient Program in Saint Louis where he provides one-on-one counseling and facilitates educational and family groups. Prior to joining the Northbound team, Geno worked with Criminal Justice Ministry – Saint Louis as a Case Manager for the Release to Rent program ensuring intensive case management to gentlemen returning home from […]

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Scott Kearney

Activities and Events Supervisor

After working for six years as an event coordinator in 2013, Scott made the decision to come to Northbound in search of a more meaningful career path. As an alumni of the Betty Ford Center, Scott is active in the recovery community and believes wholeheartedly in Northbound’s mission to help young adults achieve sobriety. He […]

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Dave Crawford

Transportation Manager

Dave joined the Northbound team in 2011 as a house tech. He has since then worked as a driver and a driver supervisor, and he now plays a large role in the operations division as a shift manager, overseeing 15+ drivers, 10+ vehicles, and over 50 clients. Dave is responsible for ensuring that Northbound clients […]

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Colleen Moeller

Transportation Superviso

Colleen came to Northbound in 2010 as a live-in house tech at The Broadway House. During her time there, she was responsible for the training and scheduling of all female house techs. She has since been promoted to her current position as Supervisor in Northbound’s Transportation Department. She oversees a team involving multiple drivers, vehicles […]

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Clifford Hickman

Tech/Evening Supervisor

When Clifford came to Northbound as a part time employee December of 2009, he started seeing all the positive changes that were happening in clients’ lives and wanted to be a part of it full time. He now manages the night shift operation and enjoys all the nightly challenges. He likes sharing his experience in […]

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