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.


Bryn Baumann
Executive Assistant
Mary Kate Brown, RSPS
Training & Partner Coordinator
Rebekah Krejci
Program Intake Specialist - Admin Support
Joanna Pierce
Grant Writer & Staff Attorney
Roxanne Sandoval
Operations Manager
John White

Youth & Telehealth Recovery Programs

Ricky Hill
Youth & Telehealth Program Manager
Armani Jé Balderas
Telehealth Youth Peer Recovery Coach
Adam Cavazos
Telehealth & Rise Inspire Academy Family Coach
Cathryn Daman
YRCC Peer Coach & CMBHS Data Entry Clerk
Savannah Coronado
YRCC Peer Coach
Jovan Gonzales
YRCC Peer Coach
Jason Nunez
Telehealth Youth Peer Recovery Coach
Farrah Proxmire
Youth Program Trainer, Stipulated Specialist & YRCC Peer Coach

Youth Empowered by Sobriety (YES) Program

Jessica Alcala, LCDC
YES Program Coordinator
Valarie McDonald, LCDC
YES Program Counselor
Triston Munoz, LCDC-I
YES Program Counselor

Young Adult Recovery Program

Katina Adcock, RSPS, PSS
Young Adult Program Coordinator
Skyler Deaver
Young Adult Peer Recovery Coach

Family & New Gens Recovery Programs

Nickie Allwein-Villanueva
Family Peer Recovery Coach
Eric Daxon, RSPS
Family Peer Recovery Coach
Frank Janousek, RSPS
Family Program Coordinator
Daniel Melchor, LCDC
Spanish Language & Family Counselor
Terry Valera
Family Peer Recovery Coach
Sarah Waltz, LCSW
New Gens & Intern Coordinator

Rise Inspire Academy

Bea Blackmon, LMSW, LCDC-I
Rise Inspire Academy Program Administrator
Ian Boarnet, RSPS
Youth Peer Recovery Coach
Lloyd Patterson
Youth Peer Recovery Coach
Paloma Sifuentes
Youth Peer Recovery Coach