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Catherine Howell

Behavioral Health Technician

Catherine Howell has been an exemplary team member, covering shifts time and time again when called upon. She has shown phenomenal work in handling guest conflict with minimal supervision. Catherine…

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Leslie Dodd

Leslie Dodd

SUDPT

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Leslie earned her Master's in Psychology from the University of South Alabama. After that, she spent thirteen years counseling inmates as the Director of…

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Luis Medina

Luis Medina

Mental Health Counselor

Luis Medina is a very outgoing counselor and he goes up and beyond for the organization and client care. He is a good team player and is always looking for…

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Elizabeth Ottoson

Elizabeth Ottoson

Behavioral Health Technician

Elizabeth Ottoson is exceptional at helping all of our guest's needs. She generously answers emails and calls off the clock,  helps make Elliott bags, and picks up shifts when needed.…

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Samuel Everett

Samuel Everett

Behavioral Health Technician

Samuel Everett always shows up and goes above and beyond for guests and staff. As a Behavioral Health Technician, his main role is to assist his supervisors with daily tasks…

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Tiffany Nelson

Tiffany Nelson

Lead Behavioral Health Tech

Recently promoted to being a lead BHT, Tiffany Nelson goes above and beyond what her daily duties are for the benefit of both our guests and staff. She picks up…

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William McClain

William McClain

Lead Behavioral Health Tech

William McClain is the lead behavioral health tech in Lacey Detox. While the supervisor has been pulled in various other directions, Will has stepped up and effectively managed the staff…

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Rachel Covington

Case Manager

Rachel Covington is a passionate and hardworking case manager who cares about her impact on the lives of our guests. She pushes herself to always go above and beyond for…

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Gabriel Minchow

Gabriel Minchow

Alumni Coordinator

You would be hard-pressed to find someone more willing to jump in and help out his teammates. Gabriel Minchow is a team player, but more importantly, he has a heart…

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Jennie Pechia

HR Representative

Jennie Pechia is a very vital part of both Spokane Detox and Residential and at our Mead outpatient facility. For almost four years, Jennie serves as the HR representative. She…

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Lukas Davison

Lukas Davison

Behavioral Health Technician

Lukas is a newer member of our team but it hasn’t stopped him from taking charge of the day shift at detox. Lukas is always cleaning and keeping busy no…

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Mary Ward

Mary Ward

Case Manager

Mary is an asset to the organization she is able to build trust with guests when handling their issues be it legal, employer or aftercare concerns, and does it with…

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Crystal Gustafson

Crystal Gustafson

Behavioral Health Technician

Crystal is one of the most amazing and caring people we know. She is a lifesaver for our staff in Arizona. She handles the night shift like a boss and…

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Lindsay O'Bryant

Lindsay O’Bryant

Case Manager

Lindsay O'Bryant has proven to be a valued member of the Royal Life Team at Spokane Detox and Mead OP. As a Case Manager, Lindsay has the ability to work…

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Ashley Whitley

Ashley Whitley

Program Director for Lacey, WA

Ashley Whitley came to us not too long ago as program director at Lacey, WA. Since being hired, she excels at assisting our secretaries, doing HR duties, and stepping in…

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Lisa Tomsak

Dr. Lisa Tomsak

Medical Director

Lisa Tomsak has served as the Medical Director for the Royal Life Centers family since 2016. Board certified in both internal and addiction medicine, Dr. Tomsak earned her D.O. from…

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Natalie Buchanan

Natalie Buchanan

Nurse Manager

Natalie Buchanan is the Nurse Manager in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Natalie is a Washington native, born and raised in the city of Puyallup. Having earned her BA…

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Bien Nguyen

Bien Nguyen

Physician Assistant

Bien Nguyen is our Physician Assistant in Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound. Bien holds a graduate degree from Chamberlain University as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Originally born in…

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Montsho Corppetts

Montsho Corppetts

Physician Assistant

Montsho Corppetts, MPAS, PA-C is an established and highly skilled physician assistant with over 14 years of clinical experience. He joined Royal Life Centers’ medical team in 2017. Montsho completed…

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Deborah Bledsoe

Deborah Bledsoe

Nurse

Deborah Bledsoe is one of our amazing nurses at Royal Life Centers in Prescott, Arizona. Debbie earned a bachelors degree in nursing, as well as a bachelors degree in business…

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George Gillis

George Gillis

Nurse

George Gillis is one of our fantastic nurses in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. He has been part of the Royal Family since 2016, joining us with thirty-two years…

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Jennifer Carte

Jennifer Carte

Nurse

Jennifer Carte is one of our amazing and caring LPNs. Jen brings over ten years of nursing experience to our guests in Royal Life Centers at The Haven. She has…

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Sarah Wachlin-Perumal

Sarah Wachlin-Perumal

Nurse

Sarah Wachlin-Perumal is one of our caring nurses. Sarah earned her Bachelors Degree in Biology from Texas A&M and then went on to become a licensed LPN from NCTC in…

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Danile Nachampassak-a

Dani Nachampassak-A

Nurse

Dani Nachampassak-A is one of our amazing and caring nurses. Originally from the Hawaiian Islands, Dani believes that living the Aloha way has provided her with a diverse environment and…

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Kenneth Pimpleton

Kenneth Pimpleton

Clinical Director | Royal Life Centers WA

Kenneth Pimpleton is 59 years-old from Monroe, Louisiana. After visiting the Sea Fair in 1997, Kenneth fell in love with the northwest atmosphere and has been in the Seattle area…

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Kippy Jones

Kippy Jones

Clinical Director | Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights

Kippy Jones has been in the substance abuse counseling field for 12 years. Kippy has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services from Whitworth University, and is currently working towards her…

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Teresa Rorie

Teresa Rorie

Executive Director | Arizona

Since 2008, Teresa Rorie has been working in the field of substance use utilizing her BA in Addiction Studies. Within her role as Executive Director of our facilities in Arizona,…

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Melissa Tarasoff-Hood

Melissa Tarasoff-Hood

Director of Corporate Relations

Originally born and raised in New Jersey, Melissa Tarasoff-Hood got sober in 2011 and began working in field of addiction treatment shortly thereafter. Melissa is committed and driven to helping…

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Yolin Tapia

Yolin Tapia

Director of Operations

Yolin Tapia holds key experience in case management within our medical detox facility in Lacey, Washington. With her role, Yolin provides vital support to guests by assessing their needs and…

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Rick Rorie

Rick Rorie

Therapist

Rick Rorie is one of our esteemed therapists in Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights. Rick has worked in the field of chemical dependency since 2008. His interest in the…

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Emer Simpson

Emer Simpson

Therapist

Emer Simpson is one of our amazing and caring therapists in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Emer entered the field of Chemical Dependency treatment in 1998 and became licensed…

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Brian Henry

Brian Henry

Therapist

Brian Henry is one of our amazing therapists in Royal Life Centers at The Haven. Brian works closely with our tribal members in treatment and is a White Bison, group,…

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Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis

Therapist

Johnny Lewis is one of our therapists in Royal Life Centers at The Haven. Johnny is a licensed chemical dependency professional who has worked in the field since 1989 and…

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Amelia Sohler

Amelia Sohler

SUDP, MHC

Amy Sohler is our Licensed Mental Health Professional in Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound. With 30 years in the field, Amy Sohler holds two master's degrees, one from the…

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Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Director of Billing

Sam Thompson has over 30 years of experience in substance abuse billing. Sam is also a registered nurse, and an extremely valued member of the Royal Life Centers family. Sam…

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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Taylor has over ten years of expert experience in controller and finance management and five year's experience in banking. Michael oversees all Royal Life Centers finance and accounting practices,…

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Maria Mollica

Maria Mollica

Executive Office Manager

Maria Mollica has been a crucial part of the Royal Life Centers team for ten years. With a BS in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University in Queens, NY, she…

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Joe Firicano

Joe Firicano

Director of Property Management

Joe Firicano is a Boston native who has been with Royal Life Centers since 2015. He lends 20+ years of construction experience. He has been a superintendent in the union,…

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Gina Firicano

Gina Firicano

General Manager

Originally born and raised in New Jersey, Gina Firicano has been part of Royal Life Centers since 2012. Since joining, Gina has solidified herself as an integral part of operations…

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Arianna Kosoglou

Arianna Kosoglou

Director of Digital Marketing

Arianna Kosoglou heads the marketing department at our Corporate Headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Originally from Philadelphia, Arianna studied Advertising with an emphasis on Art Direction at Temple University.…

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Vladimer Ford

Vladimer Ford

BHT Supervisor | Royal Life Centers AZ

​Vladimer Ford is our caring and passionate BHT supervisor at Royal Life Centers in Prescott, Arizona. Having recently celebrated four years in sobriety himself, Vladimer brings guests his first-hand experience.…

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Spencer Newman

Spencer Newman

Executive Chef

Spencer Newman is our beloved executive chef in Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Spencer has been sober for over six years, and has always loved to cook. Spencer's passions…

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Jonathan Winkler-Hood

Jonathan Winkler-Hood

BHT Supervisor | Royal Life Centers at The Haven

Jonathan Hood is our BHT Supervisor in Royal Life Centers at The Haven. Jon brings many years of experience to leading teams. His caring nature always gains the respect of…

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Mimi

Guest Safety and Security Expert

Mimi is our newest staff member, tasked with the extremely important responsibility of making sure our facilities are alcohol and drug-free at all times. She is expertly trained in sniffing out narcotics…

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