Rise 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, Peer Recovery Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches.


Deidra Basombrio
HR Generalist
Mary Kate Brown, LPN-TR, MHPS, PSS, RSPS
Training & Partner Coordinator
Cathryn Daman, MHPS, RSPS
Administrative and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Sofia Gonzales
Development Assistant
Anna Mascarenas
John White
Staff Accountant
Ryan York
Program Intake Specialist

Youth & Telehealth Recovery Programs

Ricky Hill, MHPS, RSPS
Youth & Telehealth Program Manager
Armani Jé Balderas, MHPS, RSPS
Youth Peer Specialist, Telehealth Outreach & Spanish Family Specialist
Savannah Coronado, RSPS
Youth Peer Specialist
Abby Martin
Youth Peer Specialist
Shauna Dorrell, MHPS, RSPS
Youth Peer Specialist

Youth Empowered by Sobriety (YES) Program

Jessica Alcala, LCDC
YES Program Manager
Ashanti Blackman, MHPS
YES Peer Specialist
Holly Freeman, LCDC-I
YES Program Counselor
Valarie McDonald, LCDC
YES Program Counselor
Daniel Melchor, LCDC
YES Program Counselor
Kristi Wagner, MHPS, RSPS
YES Peer Specialist
Tiffany Harper
YES Peer Specialist
Leslie Martinez
YES Peer Specialist

Young Adult Recovery Program

Katina Adcock, MHPS, RSPS, PSS
Adult Program Coordinator
Skyler Deaver, MHPS, RSPS
Adult Peer Specialist

Family & New Gens Recovery Programs

Frank Janousek, RSPS
Family Program Coordinator
Nickie Allwein-Villanueva, RSPS-I
Family Peer Specialist
Adam Cavazos, RSPS
Family and RIA Peer Specialist
Terry Valera, MHPS, RSPS
Family Peer Specialist
Mia Aguirre, RSPS
New Gens Program Coordinator
Lilly Huizar
New Gens Peer Specialist

Rise Inspire Academy

Bea Blackmon, LMSW, LCDC-I
RIA Program Manager
Mallory Olfers, MHPS, RSPS
RIA Peer Specialist
Chris Howard
RIA Peer Specialist
Lloyd Patterson, RSPS
RIA Peer Specialist
Paloma Sifuentes, RSPS
RIA Peer Specialist
Melissa Simpson, LPC-A
RIA Mental Health Provider