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.

Michelli Ramon
LCSW, CDWF, Trauma, Grief, and
Expressive Arts Therapy


Program Director
Frank Janousek
PDAP Program Manager
Clayton Sponhaltz
LCDC, Recovery Messaging & Advocacy Trainer

Community Outreach and Education Manager, YRCC Director
Josh Green
YRCC Coordinator
Elizabeth "Liz" Todd
LCDC-I, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

PDAP Young Group Coordinator, PDAP Younger Group Peer Counselor
Edie Garza
PDAP Younger and Older Group Peer Counselor
Zach Saunders
LCDC-I

PDAP Younger Group Peer Counselor
Melissa Delgado
PDAP New Generations Peer Counselor
Whitney Boeckmann
LCDC-I

PDAP Collegiate Coordinator, PDAP Collegiate and Older Group Peer Counselor
Joshua Casso
Facilities Coordinator, PDAP Older Group Peer Counselor
Roy Reina
PDAP Older Group Peer Counselor
Wes Wright
PDAP Family Group Peer Counselor
Emily Bassett
LVN

PDAP Family Group Peer Counselor
Becca Graham
Program and Development Liaison
Dawnya Janousek
Intake Specialist
Bernice Zamora
University of Texas at San Antonio
MSW Intern
Denise Ramirez
San Antonio College
LCDC Practicum Student
Topher Beard
San Antonio College
LCDC Practicum Student
Manual Galvan
San Antonio College
LCDC Practicum Student
Bea Blackmon
Our Lady of the Lake
BSW Intern
Eric Daxon
PDAP Family Group and New Generations Volunteer