Scottsdale Recovery Center Staff

Introducing Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona’s premier drug, alcohol and dual-diagnosis addiction treatment professionals, committed to your enduring recovery success

Everyone at Scottsdale Recovery Center has years of experience in drug and alcohol addiction, either in a management role or as a recovering addict. From the CEO to the yoga instructor and house managers, we have been where you are, so we can relate to and facilitate your recovery. Our deep understanding and commitment to each client’s treatment process sets us apart from your traditional drug rehabs. We learned the hard way, what works and doesn’t work in the realm of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, enabling us to create Arizona’s finest addiction recovery center; Scottsdale Recovery Center! Our staff is more like a large family rather than merely employees; The clients feel this family concept as soon as they walk in our doors and immediately start feeling the love and support. The success of your recovery is our passion…

Chris Cohn, Scottsdale Recovery founder

Chris Cohn, Founder, Owner

Chris Cohn holds a Masters Degree in Addiction Counseling, (MAC) and has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of Arizona in Tucson – Bear Down! Chris brings strength, hope and inspiration to the organization as well as a strong desire and passion to help people get and stay sober. Chris was born and raised in Arizona and is well connected in the recovering community. Chris went to Brophy College Preparatory then graduated from the University of Arizona with a Sociology Major / Psychology Minor. Chris wanted to continue his education and study addiction more thoroughly, so he attained his Masters Degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

Apart from being the Founder and Owner, he is highly involved in the therapeutic processes; utilizing his personal journey as well as his education. Chris is in this business for one reason: To help the still suffering alcoholic and addict get and stay sober. Furthermore, his ability to think outside the box and employ the best network of licensed therapists, substance abuse counselors, sober coaches, detox doctors, medical doctors, Interventionists and psychiatrists, opens the door to an all-encompassing recovery program that goes far beyond just Inpatient Drug Rehab. The programs implemented are all PROVEN to keep people sober and attain life-long sobriety. We give you the tools needed to get and stay sober; the willingness, acceptance and ones ability to surrender must come from within.

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Lee Yaiva, Program Director

Lee Yaiva possesses the desire to go above and beyond all expectations to ensure client satisfaction and strives to keep our treatment centers “Sanctuaries For Sobriety.” Lee is committed to helping people stay sober and is a huge asset to our organization. His love for his fellow employees and the clients are paramount in Lee’s ideology to try to fix the drug addiction epidemic; to not just put a band aid on it and say its healed. Healing takes time and Lee, as well as our Clinical Directors, have developed a world renowned long-term treatment program here at Scottsdale Recovery Center.  Lee brings to the table tremendous business and recovery experience, passion, commitment, honesty and integrity. He has been in the substance abuse field, in many different capacities, for the past seven years.

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Dan D. Sours, MC, LPC, Head Therapist

Dan has a Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA) and a Master of Counseling (MC) degree from the University of Phoenix. He is a Licensed Professional Therapist (LPC) in Arizona with over 20 years experience working as a Clinician and Clinical Director, actively involved in program development. His professional experience has been primarily focused on substance abuse disorders, but he specializes in all mental health issues, addictions (chemical, eating disorders, compulsive sexual behaviors, etc.), dual diagnosis, trauma, grief, individual, group and family therapy.

He believes that all addicts need individual therapy to identify core issues in their lives that lead to the dysfunctional behavior patterns linked to their addictive behavior. He uses a wide range of therapeutic modalities, but he has special training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and psychodrama (Action Focused Therapy). Dan believes that it is very important to educate family about codependency and enabling so they become aware of how to be a healthy support system for the recovering addict.

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Dr. Randy Gelow, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Gelow is the current Medical Director for Scottsdale Recovery Center. Originally born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Gelow received his Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from American University of the Caribbean. After getting a taste for the sun, and moving around the country a bit, he has found his way to Scottsdale, Arizona and completed his Residency at Scottsdale Healthcare (now HonorHealth) in Family Medicine. His motivation and varied interests in medicine show as he advocates for his patient’s health and success. Dr. Gelow has profound and extremely knowledgeable experience in substance abuse addiction disorders as well as medications pertaining to addiction treatment and recovery. Dr. Gelow joined Scottsdale Recovery October 2015.

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Charlene Sarraf, Certified Life Coach, Director of Phase II

Charlene is a Certified Life Coach specializing in helping others go beyond their current circumstances. By addressing life skills, while utilizing recovery tools, she maximizes on the strengths of our clients to reach their full potential and achieves results by her direct approach. She lends compassion, love and professionalism to each individual and meets them on their journey of recovery.

Charlene brings 15 years of sobriety with four years of private coaching experience to our center. Her enthusiastic love for living a sober life is apparent in every aspect of her life. Her interests include hiking, tennis, meditation and time with family and friends. Scottsdale Recovery Center is delighted to have Charlene to enhance the well-being of those who are seeking to reclaim their lives, particularly those clients who have completed Phase 1 of our program. Charlene helps Phase 2 clients with finding suitable jobs, applying for schools, interviewing techniques, resume building and how to utilize the tools learned in Phase 1 and apply them to the outside world. Charlene is often referred to as the “heartbeat of SRC.”

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Lisa Moody, MA, LISAC, Clinical Director

Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of counseling and fourteen years in the management of outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings, most often in the area of substance abuse treatment. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling with a Specialization in Addiction from Marywood University in Scranton Pennsylvania and has been BBHE licensed in Arizona since 2004.

Lisa has worked as a Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Operations Director and Clinical Director. Lisa was chosen to be 1 of 15 professionals (from over 100 applicants from the southwest region of the country) to attend the Leadership Institute in California sponsored by UCLA. She has extensive experience serving both juveniles and adults with substance abuse issues in the criminal justice system. She specializes in addiction treatment and trauma, she is trained in EMDR which is an integral part of her therapy services.

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Jim Sapp, MS, LPC, Therapist

Jim Sapp has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana since 2014 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona since 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL 1995. He has been working with persons who battle Substance Abuse Addiction and their families since 2004. He received a Master’s of Science in Counseling from Indiana University South Bend in South Bend, IN 2010. Jim has been certified as a Group Facilitator in the Batterers Intervention Program (working with male offenders of Domestic Violence) by the Indiana Coalition against Domestic Violence.

Also, he is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Course. The main focus of his work in counseling is with Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence. Jim is an Army Veteran. He served 3 years as an Infantryman stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Schofield barracks, HI. Also, he was a Clinical Case Manager at the Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veteran Center in South Bend, Indiana for 2 years. The Vet Center is a 24 bed facility for Homeless Veterans connected with the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, IN.

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Russell Ferrara – Chief Executive Officer

Russell is an accomplished Chemical Dependence leader with 13 years of expertise and success at all levels of execution pertaining to chemical dependency, mental and behavioral health, and addiction recovery with a goal to drive profitability and growth. He is recognized by colleagues for having an invaluable combination of addiction recovery savvy and diverse business acumen that benefits all areas of the company. His career has been built by creating and structuring 11 different substance abuse programs, spanning all levels of care, across 6 different states. He is a passionate innovator and mentor who inspires others through compassion and integrity. Russell is a results-oriented manager and solutions-oriented problem solver whose success in the substance abuse industry can be attributed to the ability to develop a vision and a plan, and the tenacity to execute a plan to fruition.

He attended Florida State University, where he played baseball and studied psychology which has given him the ability to grasp the dynamics of the addiction recovery industry and the confidence to strive for continued success.

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Dave Gleghorn, LISAC, Therapist

Licensed in the state of Arizona at the Masters level (Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor). Over thirty years of uninterrupted recovery from alcohol dependency and over thirty years experience in the helping field of addiction. Over the years I have served as Clinical Director for a large agency and later as founder and Executive Director of an outpatient treatment facility. I experienced a brief period of retirement, but my passion for working with those who suffer from addiction quickly led me back to the role of therapist. I feel blessed to have lived two lives thus far and to be able to share my experience in leading others to recovery.

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Tina Jones, Office Manager, HR Assistant

Tina has been with Scottsdale Recovery Center for seven years now. She is often referred to as “The Quarterback” because she handles all of the internal scheduling, notes, communication with therapists and employees and keeps the company organized. She is also highly experienced in insurance billing and handles a lot of the Utilization Review for Scottsdale Recovery Centers billing department. Tina’s dedication and commitment to help the still suffering alcoholic and addict is paramount in her daily life; she absolutely loves Scottsdale Recovery Center and more importantly, she loves helping people get sober and into our facilities.

Tina also deals a lot with the families of clients and works with them diligently to ensure client and family communication, happiness and success. Tina is an avid sports fan and Loves the Chicago Bulls, which seems to be the NBA team of choice here at Scottsdale Recovery Center. Tina is constantly smiling and making people laugh around the treatment facility. She is a great asset to our team and we are blessed to have her!

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Sarah Daubert, BS, Family Liaison and Case Manager

Sarah Daubert is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native whose own personal journey in recovery brought her to Arizona in 2014. She has always been passionate about helping others and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Philadelphia University in 2010. After graduating, Sarah worked in community mental health as well as adolescents before beginning work in addiction treatment. She quickly developed a passion for drug and alcohol treatment as she simultaneously went through her own recovery from alcohol addiction. Since moving to Arizona, she has helped many addicts start their own personal journey into recovery. When she is not working with those suffering from addiction, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Duane Rupp, Head House Manager, Men’s Program

My journey in recovery started on November 5th of 1995. I struggled being sober for the next 5 years and finally reached the point where I realized, I couldn’t do this on my own so, I put myself in treatment. It was there that I learned that I had a disease and not a moral deficiency. I was introduced to another 12 step program and was told that if I put forth the effort that I could recover from a hopeless state of mind and body and if I wanted to stay clean and sober, I had to give away what was so freely given to me. It was on February 15th of 2007 when I made the biggest commitment of my life. My father passed away unexpectedly back in Michigan. I didn’t have the money to get back there to be with my family. I went to a meeting and shared what had happened. Immediately after the meeting, people were coming up to me and putting money in my pocket and within an hour after the meeting, someone had purchased an airline ticket for me to fly back to Detroit and be with my family.

I was on a flight that night. All they told me to do was to pay-it-forward one day. It was at that moment that I made the conscious decision to do the work necessary to stay sober, one day at a time. I have been sober for over 10 years now and I’ve been working in the recovery industry ever since. I try to carry the message of hope to every person that comes into Scottsdale Recovery Center. I started my journey here on July 7th of 2015 and have been working with some of the most amazing people that I’ve ever worked with in my life. We go to battle for our clients here every day to help show them that there is a life worth living today. I hope and pray that if you have a loved one that is struggling with an addiction, that you choose Scottsdale Recovery Center so, we can have the opportunity to show them that there is a better way live today.

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Jordan Denae Macbeth, Recovery Based Yoga Instructor, Spiritual and Meditation Guide

Having dealt with anxiety and depression personally, Yoga has been my saving grace. I’ve learned to use the wisdom of my body, gain better control over my mind and calm my nerves and emotions. Yoga has brought me so much awareness and clarity of my body and mind and the link between the two. It has helped me to remember that creating this life is up to ME. We can’t control life but we can Look inward, Stop placing blame on outside sources, Begin to take our power and responsibility back, Focus on growth & improvement, and Practice acceptance of who we are.

I am a Yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner and Cosmic Consultant. I began my Yoga practice in 2002 and in 2009 completed my 200hr certification at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ, received my YogaWorks certification in 2012 and in 2013, I became one of only 2 certified Naam Yoga Therapists in the state of Arizona. A newer practice on the West Coast, Naam is a Meditative practice that uses the powerful healing of breath {pranayama}, basic movement {asana}, chanting {mantra} and rhythmic movement to heal and balance the body and mind. We literally change our energy from the inside out.

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Randi Keiper – Women’s Program,House Director

When I entered treatment I was lost, broken, broke, and had burned all my bridges with my family. I truly believed I was a lost soul who hit rock bottom.
Now almost 10 years later I can’t begin to describe how different my life is. With a lot of hard work, and a program of recovery, and gratitude, I went back to school to get my certificate in Addiction Studies and have been working in treatment for 6 years. My passion is helping others who struggle with substance abuse and especially those who feel they are too old to change. I’m living proof it’s never too late. I help women find their true calling and passion and assist them with everything while here at SRC.

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Nkisi PiRo – Wellness Director, Yoga and Meditation Instructor

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Megan Stuart – Utilization Review Specialist

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Sam Haines – Insurance Specialist

Sam has been with Scottsdale Recovery for 2 years. She has been a certified coder for 23 years. She is in charge of all of the verification of benefits, Insurance claims, follow-ups and collections for SRC. She is a true pleasure to have in our office. She enjoys the outdoors and her hobby is building cabinets.

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Courtney Cunningham – Intake Coordinator

Courtney is a Massachusetts native, whose journey in recovery started at Scottsdale Recovery Center. From a starting point of hopelessness and brokenness, she was able to turn her life around. Courtney’s life experiences taught her to be her own advocate, and shaped her into the woman she is today. A woman of strength and compassion. Courtney has a true passion empowering others, and helping addicts achieve their greatness. She is beyond grateful to work for the same treatment center that saved her life. BOOM! #TEAMSRC

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Kevin Loughran – Peer Advisor Men’s Program

After moving to Arizona from Boston, MA in 2016, Kevin has been thoroughly involved in the recovery community. He received his BA in 2007 from St Josephs College of Maine. His passion and experience in recovery has led Kevin to make a professional change and work with others in addiction. He is devoted to helping men and women and their families as they struggle with the confusion and frustration of addiction by applying his love and knowledge of recovery. Outside of work Kevin is a member of a sober softball team and enjoys hiking the beautiful landscapes of Arizona.

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Cameron Steehler – Intake Coordinator

Cameron was born and raised in Tucson Arizona and moved to the Scottsdale area in 2011. He started his journey working in recovery as a behavioral health technician, where he utilized his knowledge and experience to aid the clients on their road to recovery. Now working as an admissions coordinator, Cameron is responsible for establishing the initial clinical relationship between a patient, their family, and the treatment staff. He handles the bulk of the intake, admissions, evaluations, and initial assessments for all patients entering treatment. Cameron prefers to take a client-centered approach in working with patients and their families by aiding each individual to maximize their full potential in every area of their lives. His passion for helping others combined with his personal sobriety experience make him an indispensable asset to Scottsdale Recovery Center. Cameron enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, playing sober softball with men and woman in the sober community, and working out in his free time. #TEAMSRC

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Doris Beltran – Administrative Assistant

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Kelsey Sayers – Peer Advisor Women’s Program

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Joe Bernazzani – Intake Coordinator

Joe is a northern California native and has been living in the Scottsdale area since 2011. He brought with him a wealth of combined admissions, finance, marketing and utilization review experience in the addictions treatment field. His philosophy of effective, trauma informed treatment for those struggling with addiction combines personal accountability with care and compassion. Joe believes that effective, open communication with referents, families and clients is the most integral part of the admissions process at Scottsdale Recovery Center. Joe is skilled in residential substance abuse and mental health treatment after working in various treatment centers and intervention services for the greater part of the last 7 years. He holds a vast perspective of admissions, insurance (verification and pre-certification) and relationship building. He has the proven ability to flourish in high pressure, deadline-oriented environments, while possessing a high level of organizational and communication skills. Professionally, Joe is drawn to situations that provide hands-on access to the admissions process, allowing him to build symbiotic relationships that support the identified loved one’s admission to a program that benefits their sobriety and lifelong healing. In his spare time, he loves playing softball, fishing, and watching sports. He is a board member in a local recovery based sober softball organization in which he coaches the two SRC teams.  #TEAMSRC

Patrice Roy

My primary personal and career objective is to contribute therapeutic interventions due to substance use disorders and/or mental health issues to individuals and their families. After 11 years as a High School Art Teacher, I attended and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling at NAU and became a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC).  I gained a wealth of knowledge in the behavioral health field since 1992, as a Therapist and Clinical Director for 26 years. My career started in Northeastern Arizona, privileged and actively involved in the lives of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly and their families in Navajo County. Also, became Professional Therapeutic Foster Parents for 14 years. We opened our home and family environment to adolescents with behavioral, CPS and often criminal justice involvement, the opportunity to learn and live life on life’s terms, thrive to find they truly do belong, and turning 18 to become independent. In 2007, I was elected by the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce “Holbrook Man of the Year,” an honor of recognition for giving back to others. As Therapist and Clinical Director for five Outpatient Treatment Centers, is a gift that I will share to all that are seeking change; to lead a better life. My driving force is based on three principles of an honest, open minded, and willingness; to provide ethical quality treatment, with professionalism and understanding to patients and families for wholeness and wellness in life.  I look forward to the journey of recovery, by embracing where people are in life, listening to their needs and to empower with tools to discover their true inner power. In 2018, I celebrated 30 years clean, with extensive involvement in fellowships of 12 step recovery; community resources. My last service commitment; on the Board of Directors, completing my third term as CEO of NA in the Arizona fellowship in 2015.

Eugene “Ed” Gonzales M.Ed., LISAC

My primary personal and career objective is to contribute therapeutic interventions due to substance use disorders and/or mental health issues to individuals and their families. After 11 years as a High School Art Teacher, I attended and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling at NAU and became a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). I gained a wealth of knowledge in the behavioral health field since 1992, as a Therapist and Clinical Director for 26 years. My career started in Northeastern Arizona, privileged and actively involved in the lives of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly and their families in Navajo County. Also, became Professional Therapeutic Foster Parents for 14 years. We opened our home and family environment to adolescents with behavioral, CPS and often criminal justice involvement, the opportunity to learn and live life on life’s terms, thrive to find they truly do belong, and turning 18 to become independent. In 2007, I was elected by the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce “Holbrook Man of the Year,” an honor of recognition for giving back to others. As Therapist and Clinical Director for five Outpatient Treatment Centers, is a gift that I will share to all that are seeking change; to lead a better life. My driving force is based on three principles of an honest, open minded, and willingness; to provide ethical quality treatment, with professionalism and understanding to patients and families for wholeness and wellness in life. I look forward to the journey of recovery, by embracing where people are in life, listening to their needs and to empower with tools to discover their true inner power. In 2018, I celebrated 30 years clean, with extensive involvement in fellowships of 12 step recovery; community resources. My last service commitment; on the Board of Directors, completing my third term as CEO of NA in the Arizona fellowship in 2015.

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Michelle Sproule, LAC – Primary Therapist

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Aleron “Al” Toledo – Primary Therapist

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