Program Staff

Carefully balancing professional training with the personal experience of overcoming substance use/abuse issues in their own lives, the Rise Recovery staff is one of the finest and most dedicated recovery teams available anywhere.  They are fully equipped to provide compassionate care to our members, their families, and the community.  Our staff is comprised of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Certified Restorative Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Prevention Specialists, and Recovery Coaches.

Bea Blackmon
Social Worker
Becca Graham
Program & Development Liaison
Clayton Sponhaltz
LCDC, Recovery Messaging & Advocacy Trainer

Community Outreach & Education Manager, YRCC Director
Dawnya Janousek
Intake Specialist
Edie Garza
PDAP Younger & Older Group Peer Counselor
Elizabeth "Liz" Todd
Counselor Intern, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

PDAP Family Group Coordinator & Peer Counselor
Eric Daxon
PDAP Family Group Peer Counselor
Frank Janousek
PDAP Program Manager
Josh Green
YRCC Coordinator & Peer Recovery Leader
Joshua Casso
Facilities Coordinator & PDAP Older Group Peer Counselor
Michelli Ramon
LCSW, CDWF, Trauma, Grief, and
Expressive Arts Therapy


Program Director
Nigel Cunningham-Williams
YRCC Peer Recovery Leader
Roy Reina
Peer Recovery Support Specialist

PDAP Older & Collegiate Group Peer Counselor
Travis Donaldson
PDAP Younger Group Peer Counselor
Whitney Boeckmann
Counselor Intern

PDAP Older & Collegiate Group Coordinator & Peer Counselor
Zach Saunders
Counselor Intern

PDAP Younger Group Coordinator & Peer Counselor