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Dedicated CooperRiis Healing Community

Our dedicated staff members are integral to our success as both a healing community and an actual working community. In addition to their qualifications, the CooperRiis Healing Community staff members bring experience and desire as clinicians, coaches, teachers, advisors, musicians, and guides.

We chose our talented and devoted staff for their kindness, their ability to believe in and have hope for our residents, and their mental health expertise and skills to find and appreciate the strengths of vulnerable people.

As of May 2022, CooperRiis Healing Community employs 180 full and part-time staff who serve up to 36 residents at the Farm, Mill Spring/Tryon location, and up to 24 residents in our insurance-based CooperRiis at Asheville Program.

The Asheville Community Program, located in Asheville, North Carolina, serves 25 residents in five community homes, each with 4-5 bedrooms and overnight staff, and daytime coaching.

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Central Services

Executive and Leadership Team

Dr. Eric A. Levine
Eric A. Levine, Ed.D.
President and CEO
Lisa Schraeder Schactman
Lisa Schrader Schactman, Ph.D.
Chief Program Officer
johnnie featherston
Johnnie Featherston, MA, LCMHC
Chief Clinical Officer
Kim Nelson
Kim Nelson, MA
Marketing & Outreach Director
stephanie stewart
Stephanie Wilensky, BA
Development Director
Amanda Mastroianni
Amanda Mastroianni, BS
Human Resources Director
Cathy Merrill
Cathy Merrill, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Stewart
Leslie Stewart, MA
Executive Consultant
Melissa Patterson
Melissa Patterson
Executive Assistant
Michelle Nirdé, LCSW, LCAS
Managing Director, PHP/ACP
Emma Lovejoy
Emma Lovejoy, BA
Managing Director, Farm Campus
Dana LaRue
Dana LaRue, MSW, LCSW
Managing Director, CooperRiis at Asheville
Bryan Giudici
Bryan Giudici, BS, QMPH
Residential Operations Director
Lisbeth Riis Cooper
Lisbeth Riis Cooper
Design Director, Vice-Chair & Co-Founder

Admissions Team

Emily Gray
Emily Gray, MA, MS, LMFT
Admissions Director
Amy Lee
Amy Lee, MSW
Senior Admissions Coordinator
Jake Wilensky
Jake Wilensky, LCMHC-S
Admissions Evaluator
Sharon Edwards
Sharon Edwards
Admissions Coordinator
Kelly Clyburn
Kelly Clyburn, BA
Admissions Coordinator
Anna Skinner
Anna Skinner, BA
Admission Coordinator
Sarah Carey
Sara Carey
Admissions Coordinator

Central Services Team

Jave Patterson
Jave Patterson, AA Interpersonal Communications/RTF
Marketing & Resource Development Associate
Auguie Henry
Auguie Henry, BA
Quality Assurance & Outcomes Coordinator
Heather Constante
Heather Constante
HR Recruiting & Training Specialist
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams, MPAcc
Senior Accountant
Nancy Skipper
Nancy Skipper
Accounting Coordinator
RaeAnn Turner
RaeAnn Turner, BS
Payroll Specialist
Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin
Finance Coordinator
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Brandi Owens
Insurance Liaison
Marie Horton
Marie Horton, MA
Office Manager, Asheville
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Mathew Flack
Office Manager, The Farm
lisa murphy
Lisa Murphy, MS
Training Specialist
colette featherston
Colette Featherston, BA
Training Specialist
tracey kelly
Tracy Kelley
IT Director
Ryan Cook
Ryan Cook, BM
IT Tecnician
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Diane Koehler, MA
Systems Analyst
Jim Hanson
Jim Hanson
Facilities and Design Manager
Tyler Hanson
Tyler Hanson
Facilities Manager, CooperRiis at Asheville
Tyrese Miller
Tyrese Miller
Facilities
José Bravo
José Bravo
Facilities
Isaias Akers
Isaias Akers
Facilities
Stephanie Dayberry
Stephanie Dayberry
Facilities
Belinda Hudlow
Belinda Hudlow
Facilities
Yvonne Waters
Yvonne Waters
Facilities
Kelly Gordon
Kelly Gordon
Facilities
SandraAlba-Chavez
Sandra Alba-Chavez
Facilities Team
George Pond
George Pond
Facilities and Transportation
Hercules the dog
Hercules
Welcoming Committee

Culinary Team

Donald Meimts
Donald Meints
Executive Chef
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Grant Patterson
Kitchen Manager, The Farm
Thomas Spicher
Thomas Spicher
Sous Chef, The Farm
Kim Cox
Kim Cox
Sous Chef, The Farm
Peggy Anderson
Peggy Anderson
Sous Chef, The Farm
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Rory Johnson
Sous Chef, CooperRiis at Asheville
Chris Blalock
Chris Blalock
Kitchen Assistant, The Farm
Tanner Trivett
Tanner Trivett
Kitchen Assistant, The Farm
Dale Kent
Dale Kent
Kitchen Manager, CooperRiis at Asheville 
Rosanne Capone
Rosanne Capone, MA
Sous Chef, CooperRiis at Asheville
Matthew Miner
Matthew Miner
Sous Chef, CooperRiis at Asheville
John Giles
John Giles
Sous Chef, CooperRiis at Asheville
Stephanie Buckley
Stephanie Buckley
Sous Chef, CooperRiis at Asheville
Ramon Carillo
Ramon Carillo
Kitchen Assistant, CooperRiis at Asheville

The Farm

Integrative Recovery Team

Sonya Montgomery
Sonya Montgomery, FNP-BC, PMHCS-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Carrie Hanson
Carrie Hanson, LMFT, LCAS, CSS, QS
Clinical Director
Colleen Green
Colleen Green, MSW, LCSWA
Assistant Clinical Director
Jason Hawbaker, MS, LCMHC
Integrative Therapist
Anna Boykova
Anna Boykova, MSEd, LCMHCA
Integrative Therapist
Lisa Florenzano
Lisa Florenzano, LCMHCA
Integrative Therapist
Sunny Huntsinger
Sonny Huntsinger, MA, LCMHCA
Integrative Therapist
Kimbrough Vitulli
Kimbrough Charbonneau Vitulli, MA, LMFT  
Integrative Therapist
Carol Maher
Carol Maher, MS, OTR/L
Neurodiversity Coordinator
Shauna Huber
Shauna Huber, MS
Care Coordinator
Pat Dockendorf
Pat Dockendorf, MA, MMH
Education Coordinator
Mary Kreider
Mary Strickland Kreider, MS, CIHC, CTTS
Integrative Wellness Consultant
Elaine Bailey
Elaine Bailey, MBA
Recovery Coach
Dara Conner
Dara Conner
Recovery Coach
Nancy Cyphert
Nancy Cyphert
Recovery Coach
Betsy Rife
Betsy Rife, LPN
Nurse
Angela Martinez
Angela Martinez, RN
Nurse
Johnnie-Sue Freck
Johnnie-Sue Freck, RN
Nurse
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Kristen Sheehan
Medical Assistant
Leslie McDowell
Leslie McDowell
Medication Technician

Residential Team

Tom Horne
Tom Horne, BS
Residential Operations Manager
Alisa Hutchins
Alisa Hutchins, AAS
Residential Manager
Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynolds, B.S., Human Services
Residential Manager
Mary Sibila-Lemons
Mary Sibila-Lemons
Lodge Advisor
Michael King
Michael King, II
Lodge Advisor
Connor Mack
Connor Mack, BA
Lodge Advisor
David MacLeod
David MacLeod, BS
Lodge Advisor
Makenzie Philips
Makenzie Philips
Residential Advisor
Glenn Freck
Glenn Freck
Lodge Advisor
William Arrowood
William Arrowood, BA
Overnight Awake Lodge Advisor
Chad Burnett
Chad Burnett
Overnight Awake Lodge Advisor
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Jason Bourne
Overnight Awake Advisor

Community Work and Services Team

Nolan Just
Nolan Just, BA
Farm Program Director
Markus Wullimann
Markus Wullimann, HTR
Community Work and Service Garden Crew Leader
colin wagner
Colin Wagner
Community Work and Service Woodshop Crew Leader
Emily Moyer
Emily Moyer, BS
Community Work and Service Animal Crew Leader
Ines Wullimann
Ines Wullimann
Campus Crew Leader
Tyler Wellmon
Tyler Wellmon
Garden Crew Leader

CooperRiis at Asheville

Integrative Recovery Team

Amy Zimmerman
Amy Zimmerman, DO
Integrative Psychiatrist
Heidi Hart
Heidi Hart, MBA, LCMHC
Clinical Director
Kimberly Traenkle
Kim Traenkle, Psy.D.
Clinical Therapist
Rhiannon Burk
Rhiannon Burk, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Integrative Therapist
Ellen Howe
Ellen Howe, MSW, LCSW
Integrative Therapist
Jay Maki
Jay Maki, LCSW, LCAS
Integrative Therapist
Megan Young
Megan Young, MS, LMFTA
Integrative Therapist
Lori McDuff
Lori McDuff, LCSW, LCASA
Integrative Therapist
Danielle Eavenson
Danielle Eavenson, BA, BS
Integrative Health Specialist
Maggie Harper
Margaret “Maggie” Harper, BA
Clinical Care Coordinator
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Vittoria Whitworth
Clinical Care Coordinator
Leah Griffin
Leah Griffin, BA
Clinical Care Coordinator
April Lewis
April Lewis, BA
Admissions Recovery Coach
Aster-Brunsting-Frazer
Aster Brunsting Frazer, BA
Clinical Recovery Coach
Rowan Collins
Rowan Collins, BA
Residential Campus Supervisor
Samantha Kachold
Samantha Kachold, BS
Clinical Recovery Coach
Lucas Cortest
Lucas Cortest
Clinical Recovery Coach
Kindra Owen
Kindra Owens, BSN, RN
Nursing Manager
Traci Van Ooteghem
Traci Van Ooteghem, RN
Nurse
Germaine Williamson
Germaine Williamson, RN
Nurse
Rachael Shileds
Rachael Shields, RN
Nurse
Kelly New
Kelly New, LPN
Nurse
Tasha Merrell
Tasha Merrell
Medical Assistant
Zoe Pasternack
Zoe Pasternack
Medical Assistant
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Raine Agner, RN
Nurse

Residential Team

Stephen Wolkman
Stephen Volkman
Residential Manager
John Harrison
John Harrison, BS
Residential Manager
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Stephen Moore
Overnight Awake Advisor
Caroline Petty
Carl Petty, BA
Residential Advisor
De Sean Horton, BA
Residential Advisor
Megan Munchnick
Meg Munchnick
Residential Advisor
Alex Baker
Alex Baker, BA
Residential Advisor
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Rush Dittbrender
Behavioral Health Technician
Acidalia Redditt
Acidalia Redditt
Residential Advisor
Natasha Sainsbury
Natasha Sainsbury
Residential Advisor
Christian Villanueva
Christian Villanueva
Residential Advisor
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Meredith Rosenbluth
Residential Advisor
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Gordon Levine
Overnight Residential Advisor

Asheville Community Program

Integrative Recovery Team

William "Bill" Anixter
William “Bill” Anixter, MD
Psychiatrist
Christina Jacob
Christina Jacob, MSW, LCSW
Integrative Therapist
Haley Cohen
Haley Cohen, MS, LCMHC, CRC
Integrative Therapist
Brenna Shea
Brenna Shea, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Integrative Therapist
Shannon Perry
Shannon Perry, MS, LCMHC-A
Vocational Counselor

Management and Residential Team

Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson
Residential Operations Director
Amy Kerns
Amy Kerns, BS
Recovery Coach Manager
Claudia Segal
Claudia Segal, BA
Recovery Coach
Megan Stockman
Megan Stockman, BS
Recovery Coach
Rachel Shepard, MFA, M.Div.
Recovery Coach
Caitlyn Picot
Caitlyn “Catie” Picot
House Advisor Supervisor
Lydia Clark
Lydia Clark, BSW
House Advisor
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Stevie Jones
Weekend Residential Support
Rachel Dinunzio
Rachel Dinunzio, BA
Recovery Coach
Bennett Finkler
Bennett Finkler
House Advisor
Roberta Greenspan
Roberta Greenspan, BS
House Advisor
Suzanna Wejbro
Suzanna Wejbro
House Advisor
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Christopher Baskins
House Advisor
Noel Swineburne
Noel Swineburne
House Advisor
Julian Kline
Julian Kline
House Advisor
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Alex Stead
House Advisor
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Chante Barnett
Weekend Residential Support

Partial Hospitalization Program

Audrey Morris
Audrey Morris, M.Ed., LCMHC, QS, LSAS-A
Clinical Director
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Randine Nadeau , MEd, MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Jenny Hayes
Jenny Hayes, MSW, LCSWA
Assistant Clinical Director
jen Brock
Jennifer “Jen” Brock, LCSW, LCAS
Integrative Therapist
Tom Wilder
Tom Wilder, LCMHC
Integrative Therapist
Desiree Frielingsdorf
Desiree Frielingsdorf, MSW, LCSW
PHP Therapist
Tyler Mudd
Tyler Mudd, MRC, LCMHCA, CRC
PHP Therapist
Will Carter
Will Carter, LCSWA, LCASA
Team Therapist
Marie Gaddy
Marie Gaddy, BS, Ed
Office Manager
Alysia Savoy
Alysia Savoy, BA
Assistant Office Manager