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
Program Director
Frank Janousek
PDAP Program Manager
Clayton Sponhaltz
Community Outreach and Education Manager, YRCC Director
Josh Green
YRCC Peer Recovery Leader
Elizabeth "Liz" Todd, LCDC
PDAP Young Group Coordinator, PDAP Younger Group Peer Counselor
Edie Garza
PDAP Younger Group Peer Counselor
Zach Saunders, LCDC-I
PDAP Younger Group Peer Counselor
Melissa Delgado
PDAP New Generations Peer Counselor
Whitney Boeckmann
PDAP Collegiate Coordinator, PDAP Collegiate and Older Group Peer Counselor
Jamie Castellanos
PDAP Older Group Coordinator, PDAP 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
PDAP Family Group Peer Counselor
Becca Graham
Program and Development Liaison
Dawnya Janousek
Intake Specialist
Ann Carithers
Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
Capella University
Bernice Zamora
MSW Intern
University of Texas at San Antonio
Denise Ramirez
LCDC Practicum Student
San Antonio College
Topher Beard
LCDC Practicum Student
San Antonio College
Manual Galvan
LCDC Practicum Student
San Antonio College
Bea Blackmon
BSW Intern
Our Lady of the Lake
Eric Daxon
Voulnteer
PDAP Family Group and New Generations