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Maria Mollica

Maria Mollica

Executive Office Manager
Corporate

Maria Mollica is the Executive Office Manager at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Maria has been a crucial part of the Royal Life Centers…

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Lisa Tomsak

Lisa Tomsak, DO

Medical Director
Corporate

Lisa Tomsak, DO is the Medical Director for the Royal Life Centers treatment network. Since 2016, Lisa has overseen the medical services at each of Royal Life Centers' eight facilities without…

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Michelle Barrett

Michelle Barrett

Director of Purchasing
Corporate

Michelle Barrett is the Director of Purchasing at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Michelle's spunky attitude and good-natured heart is…

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Gina Firicano

Gina Firicano

Director of Human Resources
Corporate

Gina Firicano is the Director of Human Resources at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Originally born and raised in New Jersey, Gina has been…

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Joe Firicano

Joe Firicano

Director of Property Management
Corporate

Joe Firicano is the Director of Property Management at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joe is a Boston native who has been with Royal…

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Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Director of Billing
Corporate

Sam Thompson is the Director of Billing at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his work, Sam successfully coveys the proper practices and procedures…

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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Controller
Corporate

Michael Taylor is the Controller at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has over ten years of expert experience in controller and finance management.…

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Arianna Kosoglou

Arianna Kosoglou

Director of Digital Marketing
Corporate

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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Alexandra Kraska

Alexandra Kraska

Director of Digital Media
Corporate

Alexandra Kraska is the Director of Digital Media at the Royal Life Centers' corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. In her work, Alexandra successfully expresses our treatment network's message,…

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Aubrie Henry

Aubrie Henry

Content Creator
Corporate

Aubrie Henry is the content creator at the Royal Life Centers' corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Within her role, Aubrie produces engaging, educational material to inform individuals who…

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Admissions Director
Corporate

Andrew Thomas is the Admissions Director at the Royal Life Centers’ corporate office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Andrew’s patience and organization is a calming presence…

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Vaun Williams

Vaun Williams, PsyD, LPC

Regional Executive Director Operations | Arizona
Chapter 5, Royal Life Detox, Seaglass

Vaun Williams, PsyD, LPC is the Regional Executive Director for our three treatment centers located in the state of Arizona.  Vaun Williams earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona…

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Teresa Rorie

Teresa Rorie

Regional Executive Director
Cascade Heights, Puget Sound, Sound Recovery, Spokane Heights, The Haven

Teresa Rorie is the Regional Executive Director for our five treatment centers located in the state of Washington. As Executive Director of Spokane, Mead, Lacey, and Sumner, Teresa inspires guests…

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Rick Rorie

Rick Rorie, SUDP

Executive Director
Cascade Heights, Spokane Heights

Rick Rorie is the Executive Director for our Washington facilities in Spokane and Mead, ensuring our quality addiction treatment services. Rick Rorie oversees both our detox facility, Spokane Heights, and…

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Ashley Whitley

Ashley Whitley, MSc, CCMA

Program Director
Sound Recovery, The Haven

Ashley Whitley is our program director for The Haven and Sound Recovery, our facilities in Lacey, Washington. She holds a Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness (MSc); a…

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Jonathan Hood

Jonathan Hood

Program Director
Puget Sound

Jonathan Hood is our dedicated Program Director for Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound in Sumner, Washington. For almost 4 years, Jonathan has proven himself as an excellent leader. He…

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Kippy Jones

Kippy Jones

Clinical Director
Cascade Heights, Spokane Heights

Kippy Jones is the Clinical Director for our detox and residential facility, Spokane Heights, and aftercare facility in Mead. For more than 12 years, Kippy has poured her heart and…

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Kevin Markham

Kevin Markham, SAP

Clinical Director
Puget Sound

Kevin Markham, SAP, is the Clinical Director for our detox and residential inpatient program, Puget Sound, located in Sumner, Washington. As Clinical Director, Kevin oversees the delivery of clinical services…

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook

Clinical Director
Chapter 5, Seaglass

Dan Cook joined Royal Life Centers in May of 2022 as Clinical Director for our Arizona facilities. As Clinical Director, Dan utilizes over two decades of experience in the behavioral…

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Melissa Tarasoff-Hood

Melissa Tarasoff-Hood

Director of Corporate Relations
Cascade Heights, Puget Sound, Sound Recovery, Spokane Heights, The Haven

Melissa Tarasoff-Hood is the passionate Director of Corporate Relations for our five treatment facilities in the state of Washington. Within her role, she oversees our Lacey detox and Lacey aftercare…

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Yolin Tapia

Yolin Tappia

Director of Operations
Puget Sound

Yolin Tappia is the dedicated Director of Operations for our detox and residential facility, Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound. Yolin is an accomplished and goal-driven team member who offers…

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Shawn Wold

Shawn Wold

Director of Operations
Cascade Heights

Shawn Wold is the Director of Operations for our aftercare facility, Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights. Within his role, Shawn oversees the day-to-day functions at the facility.  Shawn has…

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Pamelia Williams

Pamelia Williams, SUDP, CPC

Therapist
Puget Sound

Born and raised in Gulfport, Pamelia Williams came to WA in 1962. Pamelia began going to school as a single mother of four, two girls and two boys.  Her journey…

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Debra McDermott

Debra McDermott, SUDP, CDP

Therapist
Puget Sound

Debra McDermott, SUDP, CDP earned her degree at Highland Community College as a Chemical Dependency Professional in 2013. Debbie has worked with outpatient non-profit treatment facilities, MAT facilities, and inpatient…

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Marguerite Christenson

Marguerite Christenson, SUDP, MBA, CPC

Therapist
Sound Recovery, The Haven

Marguerite Christenson is a SUDP at Royal Life Centers in Lacey, WA. In 2003, she earned her BA in Family Studies from Central Washington University​ and LA MBA from the…

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Emer Simpson

Emer Simpson, SUDP

Therapist
Spokane Heights

Emer Simpson, SUDP 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…

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Isabella Bianchi

Isabella Bianchi, SUDP

Therapist
Spokane Heights

Isabella Bianchi is a licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) who is a Primary Therapist for guests at Spokane Heights. She has graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's…

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Amelia Sohler

Amelia Sohler, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, MHP

Therapist
Sound Recovery

Amelia Sohler, is our Licensed Mental Health Professional in Royal Life Centers at Sound Recovery. Amy is a licensed mental health therapist and supervisor who holds certificates in and practices…

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Larry Reid

Larry Reid, SUDP, AAS, MRT

Therapist
Cascade Heights

Larry Reid, SUDP, AAS, MRT is a devoted Substance Use Dependency Professional Counselor for our guests in Cascade Heights. As a Certified MRT facilitator, Larry brings his extensive experience in…

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Lacey Ablin

Lacey Ablin, SUDP

Therapist
Cascade Heights

Lacey Albin is a licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional who dedicates her time as a primary Therapist at Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights. She graduated with honors from Spokane…

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Markell Petersen

Markell Petersen, SUDP

Therapist
Sound Recovery

Markell Petersen, SUDP is a Substance Use Disorder Professional and therapist at our Lacey aftercare facility, Sound Recovery. At the start of her career, Markell graduated with an Associate’s degree…

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Leslie Dodd

Leslie Dodd, SUDPT

Therapist
Sound Recovery

Leslie Dodd, SUDPT is a therapist and mental health counselor for our guests in our 12-week aftercare program in Lacey, Washington. As a mental health professional, she focuses on individual…

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Jeffery Ray

Jeffery Ray, SUDP

Therapist
Puget Sound

Jeffery Ray, SUDP is a devoted Substance Use Dependency Professional Counselor and therapist for our guests in Puget Sound. First graduating from Evergreen State College with a BA Degree in…

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Tanisha Taylor

Tanisha Taylor, SUDPT

Therapist
Cascade Heights

Tanisha Taylor is a dedicated SUDPT at Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights in Mead, Washington. Her skills lie in identifying cognitive distortions and responding well to clients in crisis. …

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Cristy Fain

Cristy Fain, CDP, SUDPT

Therapist
The Haven

Cristy Fain, SUDPT is one of our therapists for guests working through detox and residential care at The Haven in Lacey, Washington. Cristy has been with Royal Life Centers for…

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William McClain

William McClain

Group Facilitator
The Haven

William McClain is one of our Group Facilitators for guests progressing through detox at The Haven Detox in Lacey, Washington. In his role, William assists our team of medical professionals…

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Patric LeVang

Patric LeVang

Group Facilitator
Chapter 5

Patric LeVang is one of the guest's favorite group facilitators in Prescott, Arizona. The therapeutic healing that he provides for the guest exceeds all expectations. In and outside of his…

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Caide Hunt

Caide Hunt

Case Manager
Spokane Heights

Caide Hunt is the case manager in our detox facility in Washington state, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Caide was born and raised in Utah and moved to the…

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Mary Ward

Mary Ward

Case Manager
The Haven

Mary Ward is one of our dedicated case managers at Royal Life Centers at The Haven Detox in Lacey, Washington. Mary is an asset to the organization she is able…

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Andria Alivio

Andria Alivio

Case Manager
Puget Sound

Andria Alivio is one of our most veteran employees, she has been an enormous help to the team at Puget Sound for six years. Andria is our go-to case manager,…

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Marci Larsh

Marci Larsh

Case Manager
Puget Sound

Marci Larsh is one of our wonder case managers. For over a year, she has proven her dedication to helping guests with compassion and devotion. Within her role as a case…

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Lindsay O'Bryant

Lindsay O’Bryant

Case Manager
Cascade Heights, Spokane Heights

Lindsay O'Bryant is one of the case managers for our detox and residential facility, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights.  Additionally, Lindsay is a valued member of the Royal Team…

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Rachel Covington

Case Manager
Chapter 5

Rachel Covington is a hardworking case manager who assists our female guests during treatment at Royal Life Centers at Chapter 5. She is a passionate and hardworking case manager who…

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Rachel Hamaker

Rachel Hamaker

Case Manager
Spokane Heights

Rachel Hamaker is one of the case managers for our detox and residential facility in Washington state, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Currently, she is in school for her…

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Montsho Corppetts

Montsho Corppetts, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Cascade Heights, Spokane Heights

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

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Natalie Buchanan

Natalie Buchanan, LPN

Nurse Manager
Spokane Heights

Natalie Buchanan LPN 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…

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Braden Ford

Braden Ford, RN

Nurse
Spokane Heights

Braden Ford is a Registered Nurse at Royal Life Centers Spokane Heights who recently completed all the classes and requirements for his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lewis-Clark State…

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Kristy Miller

Kristy Miller, LPN

Nurse
Puget Sound

Kristy Miller, LPN is a devoted nurse who assists the guests in medical detox and residential care at Puget Sound. Kristy Miller has worked for Royal life centers for 4…

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Deborah Bledsoe

Deborah Bledsoe, RN

Nurse
Royal Life Detox

Deborah Bledsoe, RN is one of our amazing nurses at Royal Life Detox in Prescott, Arizona. Debbie earned a bachelor's degree in nursing, as well as a bachelor's degree in…

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Jennifer Carte

Jennifer Carte, LPN

Nurse
The Haven

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

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Benjamin Ford

Benjamin Ford, RN

Nurse
Spokane Heights

A Spokane native, Benjamin Ford, RN joined the Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights team in with four years of nursing under his belt. Within his role, he provides compassionate…

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Deangela Hume

Deangela Hume, LPN

Nurse
The Haven

Deangela Hume, LPN is one of our committed nurses who assist guests in our medical detox facility in Lacey, The Haven Detox. Deangela has experience as a nurse for over 6…

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Roger Ward

Roger Ward, LPN

Nurse
Spokane Heights

Roger Ward, LPN joined the Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights team in 2022. He obtained his nurse's licensure through the Army. As a veteran himself, Roger understands the trauma-related…

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Monique Sartain

Monique Sartain, RN

Nurse
Spokane Heights

Monique Sartain, RN is one of our registered nurses for Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Raised in Spokane, Monique graduated from Washington State University in 2011. She has worked…

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Britney McDaniel​

Britney McDaniel​

Clinical Secretary
Spokane Heights

Britney McDaniel is the clinical secretary for Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Britney has proven herself to be an invaluable member of the team in the short amount of…

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Kirsten Gilead

Kirsten Gilead

Clinical Secretary
Cascade Heights

Kirsten Gilead is the Clinical Secretary for our aftercare facility in Mead, Cascade Heights.  Her bright personality and smiling face are among the first to greet the guests. Kirsten works…

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Kylah Arrington

Kylah Arrington

Lead Behavioral Health Tech
Puget Sound

Kylah Arrington is the Lead Behavioral Health Technician for our detox and residential facility in Sumner, Washington, Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound. Kylah is always willing to put in…

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Sean Connor

Sean Connor

Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor
Puget Sound

Sean Connor is the Behavioral Health Technician Supervisor for our 12-week aftercare facility, Puget Sound. Originally, Sean started at our Arizona facility and now works at our Sumner facility. As…

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Lukas Davison

Lukas Davison

Behavioral Health Technician
Royal Life Detox

Lukas Davison is one of our dedicated Behavioral Health Technicians at Royal Life Detox in Prescott, Arizona. Lukas is a newer member of our team but it hasn’t stopped him…

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Max Corthell

Max Corthell

Behavioral Health Technician
Puget Sound

Max Corthell is one of our newest behavioral health technicians and has already shown his excitement and passion for this field of work. Max has shown he's eager to learn…

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Danielle Clarke

Danielle Clarke

Behavioral Health Technician
Puget Sound

Originally, Danielle Clarke was referred to us by another employee who recognized her dedication to providing quality care. Now, Danielle is one of the most reliable techs. As a team…

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Elizabeth Ottosen

Elizabeth Ottosen, CPC

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Cascade Heights

Elizabeth Ottosen, Liz for short, originally began working at our detox facility as a behavioral health technician. Now, she is the Lead Behavioral Health Technician for Cascade Heights in Mead,…

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Jacob Thompson

​​​Jacob Thompson

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Puget Sound

Jacob Thompson has been with the company for three years now helping our team in Sumner. He continues to work hard at becoming an integral part of the team. Originally…

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Michael Cochran

Michael Cochran

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Sound Recovery

Michael Cochran is one of our Lead Behavioral Health Technicians for our outpatient sober living homes at Sound Recovery in Lacey, Washington. Having spent most of his adult life battling…

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Myresa Kelele

Myresa Kelele

Behavioral Health Technician
Spokane Heights

Myresa Kelele joined the team at Royal Life Centers Spokane Heights because she enjoys helping others.  As a Behavioral Health Technician, Myresa comes to work every day and helps create…

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Kristin Schooler

Kristin Schooler

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Cascade Heights

Kristin Schooler started her Recovery career in 2018 and joined the Royal Life Family as a Behavioral Health Technician in early 2019 at Cascade Heights. She has displayed the meaning…

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Alissa Pine

Alissa Pine

Behavioral Health Technician
The Haven

Alissa Pine is one of our Behavioral Health Technicians for The Haven, our detox and residential facility in Lacey, Washington. Having grown up in an addiction-torn household, Alissa’s decision to…

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Emily Kozey

Emily Kozey

Behavioral Health Technician
Sound Recovery

Emily Kozey is one of our Behavioral Health Technicians working with guests staying in our sober living housing during our 12-week aftercare program in Lacey, WA. With personal experiences in…

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Lexus Oden

Lexus Oden

Behavioral Health Technician
Puget Sound

Lexus Oden is one of our dedicated Behavioral Health Technicians at our detox and residential facility in Sumner, Puget Sound. For over two years, Lexus has worked for Royal life…

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Samuel Everett

Samuel Everett

Lead Behavioral Health Technician
Spokane Heights

Samuel Everett is the Lead Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) at Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. Originally joining us as a Behavioral Health Tech, Sam's promotion to lead is a…

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Tiffany Nelson

Tiffany Nelson

Lead Behavioral Health Tech
Puget Sound

Tiffany Nelson is our Lead Behavioral Health Tech at Royal Life Centers at Puget Sound in Sumner, Washington. Recently promoted to her role as supervisor, Tiffany Nelson goes above and…

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Daniel Shelton

Daniel Shelton

Behavioral Health Technician
Spokane Heights

Daniel Shelton is one of our compassionate Behavioral Health Technicians assisting guests as they work through detox and residential care at Spokane Heights. Daniel is also a certified recovery coach…

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Adrienne Le Bleu

Adrienne Le Bleu

Behavioral Health Technician
Spokane Heights

Adrienne Le Bleu joined the team in 2021 and plays an integral role in our team of Behavioral Health Technicians at Spokane Heights. Her ability to support our guests during…

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Elizabeth Mawson

Elizabeth Mawson

Behavioral Health Technician
Puget Sound

Elizabeth Mawson is one of our dedicated Behavioral Health Technicians for guests undergoing detox and residential care at Puget Sound in Sumner, Washington. While Elizabeth is new to the royal…

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Natasha Rogers

Natasha Rogers

Behavioral Health Technician
Puget Sound

Natasha Rogers is one of our Behavioral Health Technicians for the nightshift team during detox and residential at Puget Sound. Within her role, Natasha ensures that the facility and guests are…

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Michael Burch

Michael Burch

Behavioral Health Technician
Cascade Heights

Michael Burch is one of the veteran Behavioral Health Technicians for our aftercare facility, Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights. Michael's involvement in the field of addiction recovery spans the…

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Kyle Woodard

Kyle Woodard

Behavioral Health Technician
Spokane Heights

Kyle Woodard on of our compassionate Behavioral Health technicians assisting guests as they work through detox and residential care at Spokane Heights. Originally from South Alabama, Kyle brings his southern…

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Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Behavioral Health Technician
Cascade Heights

Jason Smith has a wonderful personality that others will soon not forget.  He is one of the dedicated Behavioral Health Technicians at Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights.  Jason Smith…

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Rena Elliot

Rena Elliot

Behavioral Health Technician
Spokane Heights

Rena Elliot is one of the newer Behavioral Health Technicians for our detox and residential facility, Royal life Centers at Spokane Heights. Rena Elliot assists our medical team throughout the…

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Michael Tagliareni

Michael Tagliareni

Behavioral Health Technician
Chapter 5

Michael Tagliareni is one of the Behavioral Health Technicians at our male-only residential facility, Chapter 5, located in Prescott, Arizona. He is as loyal and dedicated to upholding our motto,…

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Brooke Graves

Brooke Graves

Behavioral Health Technician
Seaglass

Brooke Graves is one of our dedicated Behavioral Health Technicians in Prescott, Arizona at our women's residential inpatient facility. Brooke has gone above and beyond by handling everything that is…

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Carlin Rickard

Carlin Rickard

Human Resources
Cascade Heights, Spokane Heights

Carlin Rickard, better known as Carly, has worn many hats while employed at Royal Life Centers. Carly tried her hand at Behavioral Health Technician, Secretary, Cook, and Case Manager, and…

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Catelyn Green

Catelyn Green

HR Representative
Chapter 5

Catelyn Green is our amazing HR Representative for Royal Life Centers at Chapter 5, our men's residential inpatient facility in Prescott, Arizona. Not only does she handle being the full-time…

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Spencer Newman

Spencer Newman

Executive Chef
Spokane Heights

Spencer Newman is our talented executive chef for our guests in our detox and residential facility, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights. With over seven years of sobriety, Spencer uses…

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Staff Terminology

Clinical Certifications & Titles

SUDP - Substance Use Disorder Professional
A Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) is the title of an individual who is certified according to the current laws stated within The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the certification requirements of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to provide SUD services. Substance Use Disorder Professionals are regulated by the Washington State Department of Health.

SUDPT - Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee
A Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) is the title of an individual who is enrolled in an approved program and actively gaining the required education and experience to receive a Substance Use Disorder Professional certification. These requirements are defined by the RCW and WAC and are regulated by the Washington State Department of Health. See SUDP.

LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) is the title of an individual who has received a master’s or doctoral degree in mental health counseling or a related science degree based on the scope of practice equivalency within the state of Washington.  Licensed Mental Health Counselors are regulated by the Washington State Department of Health.

With an education heavily based on professional ethics, MHC-certified practitioners are equipped to assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders.

CDP - Chemical Dependency Professional
A Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) is the title of an individual who is certified by the Washington State Department of Health according to the current laws stated within The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the certification requirements of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to implement individualized service plans for SUD services. 

CDP-certified practitioners use addiction counseling methods to assist an individual or group to develop an understanding of alcohol and drug dependency problems. Additionally, CDPs work with people undergoing treatment to define goals and plan action that appropriately reflects the guest's interests, abilities, and needs during the early stages of the rehabilitation process.

CPC - Certified Peer Counselor
A Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) is the title of an individual who is certified according to the certification requirements of the Healthcare Authority’s (HCA) Peer Support Program and the training qualifications of the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) to provide peer support within the scope of substance abuse treatment and recovery in the state of Washington. Certified Peer Counselors are regulated by the Washington State Department of Health.

CPCs work with their peers as they receive mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment services. Due to the nature of the certification, these Peer Counselors have the ability to draw upon their personal experiences with previous mental illness and/or substance abuse to engage and motivate those in early recovery. 

MRT - Moral Reconation Therapy Certification
A Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Certification is obtained by clinical practitioners who participate in the certification requirements originally developed by Dr. Greg Little and Dr. Kenneth Robinson in 1985. Moral Reconation Therapy is approved as an evidence-based treatment practice in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders through SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Founded in the key principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Moral Reconation Therapy is a tailored treatment modality for individuals with a history of substance use and/or offender populations. Utilized by the United States Probation and Pretrial Services, MRT offers a step-based treatment method to enhance self-image, productivity, and reasoning to decrease the chance of relapse and/or re-incarceration.

MRT-certified practitioners use moral reasoning—a function established in Kohlberg’s levels of cognitive reasoning— to encourage guests to participate in the act of making conscious decisions. MRTs guide guest’s through cognitive-behavioral exercises to adjust their moral perspective and base decisions and actions on the new sense of morality. In essence, the person reframes their idea of right and wrong, develops a higher sense of importance for doing what is “right”, and practices their right-vs-wrong recall prior to acting on impulse. In turn, guests gain an enhanced sense of moral reasoning, improve their decision-making abilities, and display healthier behavioral patterns. Studies recording the success rates of MRT practitioners show the therapy significantly reduces recidivism, decreases substance use and abuse, reduces disciplinary infractions, and increases program participation and completion.

Medical Certifications & Titles

DO - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) is the title of an individual who has successfully completed the curriculum offered in an osteopathic medical school. In receiving their medical license, DOs are trained to recognize the interrelated functions of the body within courses based on preventive medicine and comprehensive patient care. 

DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system of nerves, and the interconnected nature of the body’s health and wellness. This training is beneficial to guests with a substance use disorder because Osteopathic Medicine looks beyond the individual’s symptoms to gain a full understanding of the impacts of lifestyle and environmental factors.

PA-C - Physician Assistant-Certified
A Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) is the title of an individual who has graduated from an accredited physician assistant educational program. This certification is acquired following the successful completion of the PANCE exam provided through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Washington state licensure permits all PA-Cs to practice medicine at remote sites with a supervising physician.

MPAS - Master of Physician Assistant Studies
A Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) is the degree held by a Physician Assistant (PA) who is currently enrolled in a continuing education program to learn and practice patient care, clinical care, and healthcare in general.  See PA-C.

RN - Registered Nurse
A Registered Nurse (RN) provides and coordinates patient care, educates patients and the public about various health conditions, and provides advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Most registered nurses work in a team with physicians and other health care specialists in various settings.

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides supportive care to other healthcare providers, such as preparing diagnostic tools for medical practitioners to use in the treatment of guests. LPNs directly interact with guests, carrying out clinical responsibilities including collecting lab samples, checking vital signs, sterilizing medical equipment, and recording and reporting guest histories and concerns to registered nurses, doctors, and other medical practitioners.

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