NorthPoint Recovery's Staff

NorthPoint Recovery consists of a professional, experienced staff that can help you overcome addiction.

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Robert Castan

President and COO

In 2010, after finding his own recovery, Robert dedicated his life to helping others find freedom from addiction. Since then, he has created innovative, and successful addiction treatment programs, across the Western US. Robert has extensive experience with marketing, brand management, web development and intake coordination.

In 2014 Robert co-founded NorthPoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho. From NorthPoint’s inception, Robert oversaw the facility layout, marketing campaigns and key team development. With NorthPoint’s growth and success, Robert assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Today he is responsible for supervising daily operations of the administrative, marketing and intake teams, as well as; assisting in key growth initiatives.

“I am extremely proud of what we have created at NorthPoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives.” Robert’s vision and determination are evident throughout NorthPoint’s services.

Erica Lopez, LCSW, LCPC

Clinical Director

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within NorthPoint Recovery.

Coire Weathers

Medical Director

Dr. Coire Weathers was born and raised in Boise's north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weathers enjoyed Baltimore and chose to remain there for his Residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Weathers has always been particularly interested in community psychiatry. As part of his training, he was able to accompany members of different specialties as they went out into the Baltimore community offering psychiatric care to the underserved. Dr. Weathers developed an immediate respect for the mental health providers in Baltimore's inner city who were dedicated to helping people with addiction and psychiatric illness when they had no where else to turn. After completing his residency, he chose to return home to Boise, working as both an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. Dr. Weathers is excited to be part of the NorthPoint team, working to help people in the city he loves.

Jennifer Freeman

CFO

Jennifer Freeman joined the NorthPoint Recovery team in 2017. Since that time, her vision and commitment to excellence has propelled us forward as she took on the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Jennifer has worked in the healthcare field for the last 13 years. Her passion for the chemical dependency treatment field is what brought her to our facility. It is because of her experience and expertise that we are able to reach such a wide audience of individuals who are desperately in need of our services. Currently, under Jennifer’s leadership, we are able to offer help to people suffering from addiction in several states.

Jennifer has become a valuable part of the team here at NorthPoint Recovery. Her motivation and compassion for patients in need of our services shines through in every task she accomplishes; both on a day-to-day basis, and as we prepare to enhance patient care in the future.

Nycole Thomas BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Nycole is a registered nurse with a passion for providing unbiased quality care to underserved populations within the community. She brings care and compassion from her experience as a hospice case manager, as well as knowledge and experience in substance abuse from her time working in a unique detention setting. She is ACLS certified in emergency care in order to provide a medically safe detox. Nycole enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team based setting, and is passionate about providing a safe environment for clients to begin their new life. Nycole earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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Mike Biggins

CADC

Program Director

Michael Biggins M.Ed, CADC has been in the treatment services for the last 10 years. Michael has held positions as a crisis intervention specialist, counselor, assistant drug court coordinator, treatment supervisor and program director. Michael has worked in nearly all adult treatment modalities - from conflict resolution for violent offenders to court supervised treatment for a diverse adult addicted population to treatment care for opiate sufferers to self-determined outpatient services to inpatient adult treatment services to education for patients, families and the community. Michael brings a supportive, patient-centered, strength-based approach to the multidisciplinary team at NorthPoint Recovery. Michael recognizes the treatment focused, 24-hour structured, holistic care offered by the NorthPoint program affords patients the greatest opportunity for success and he is proud to be a member of the team of clinicians.

Dan Arnold, LPC

Counselor

Dan is a local product and feels very passionate about the work he gets to do with individuals seeking a new life in recovery by coming to NorthPoint. Dan brings with him a genuine concern for his patients, a very strong ability to connect with them, and communicates his knowledge about addiction effectively. Dan, once finding his own recovery over 10 years ago, has since earned his master's degree from the Counselor Education program at Boise State University, as well as a graduate certificate in addiction studies from BSU. He is also a adjunct professor at Boise State University teaching chemical dependency to graduate students in the counseling program, so he brings wealth of research-based, scientific information to the curriculum at NorthPoint Recovery, and is well-versed in evidence-based treatment modalities shown to be effective in the addictions arena. Dan loves his work, and thoroughly enjoys working with the entire staff because he knows they care just as much about the well-being of our patients.

Michael LaRocco, LCSW ACADC

Counselor

Michael LaRocco, LCSW ACADC has been involved with substance abuse treatment since completed his Bachelorette of Social Work from Boise State University in 2005. Michael started out working with adult residential patients in the Treasure Valley and upon completion of his Master of Social Work in 2009 he then transitioned to an outpatient setting working with patient with dual diagnosis issues. Michael has also been involved in supervision of clinicians and interns since 2009 however in his role at Northpoint Recovery he is pleased to have more time to focus solely on the needs of the patients. Michael thrives on conducting group sessions based on immediate patient needs and not structured out of a manual, giving patients the opportunity to discuss what is on their mind and heart in a positive construct environment. During his years in the substance abuse field Michael has flourished from a strengths based, patient focused ideology to use his education and practical knowledge to benefit patients of all walks of life and histories. Michael is determined to help patients understand no matter what too have the chance at becoming healthy.

Jonathan Meldrum, CADC

Counselor

Jonathan attended Syracuse University from 2007 to 2010 where he graduated. During his time at Syracuse he was a Big East All-American for the Syracuse Orangemen. After graduation Jonathan moved back to Boise, Idaho where he began working within the Idaho prison system. Jonathan took a range of Positions within the prison ranging from Unit Manager to Sergeant. Jonathan taught programs with the prison system until he decided to leave in 2016 and begin his journey of becoming a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. During the last several years Jonathan has worked to bring awareness to collegiate athletic programs when it comes to the mental health of their athletes. Jonathan has been published in several articles in regards to mental health for athletes. For self care, Jonathan enjoys golfing and singing karaoke.

Shawn Jensen, LCPC

Counselor

Shawn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She graduated from North West Nazarene University in August 2001, but was employed as a counselor for North West Nazarene University during her last year of her education. Shawn’s professional background includes treating those with mental health and substance use disorders in outpatient treatment settings. She has experience providing assessments and counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. She has worked with the homeless population to connect them to community services and has provided services to those who required community based interventions. Shawn joins North Point Recovery with 17 years of experience. Shawn is enthusiastic to work with those in need of treatment and believes all people are capable, and have the right, to fulfill their life goals.

Chelle Wilson

Counselor - Intern

Billie Holloway

RN, Assistant Nursing Director

"Billie is a registered nurse with years of experience working in behavioral health, addiction, and long term care. She brings warmth and compassion with her each day, and believes that providing quality care is what nursing is all about. Billie joined the NorthPoint team when it opened in May of 2015, and has been actively involved in developing nursing processes, systems, and developing the team to make NorthPoint Recovery the best place to receive substance use disorder treatment"

Chris Szabo

RN, Nurse Educator

Chris has 28 years experience caring for patients, his specialty being emergency and critical care. He came to NorthPoint when it first opened with hopes to make a positive difference in his patient's quality of life.

Amanda Wilson

RN, Charge Nurse

Amanda is a registered nurse who loves serving patients and helping them understand their full potential. She graduated from Boise State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Amanda loves spending time with her family and enjoying Idaho's beautiful outdoors.

April Barnett

RN

April is passionate about the care she provides to her patients. Outside of work, April enjoys going on bike rides, reading, crocheting, and traveling.

Dan Wilcock

RN

In 2009, Dan decided to make a lifestyle change and became a nurse. Since then, he has worked as a registered nurse specializing in psychiatric and addiction fields.

Brent Rightmeier

RN

Brent is an Idaho Native and has been an RN since 2004. When not at work he enjoys camping, fishing and motorcycles.

Anita Gavric

RN

Anita is a refugee from Bosnia, and found her new home in Boise. She has been a nurse for 31 years in 4 countries. She has culturally diverse experience in medical-surgical nursing for 14 years and psych and substance abuse experience for 17 years. She is able to connect with people and gain trust. She loves to cook and entertain friends. She has a great passion in gardening, house remodeling and traveling.

Trudy Utri

RN

Gertrude Utri was born in West Africa, Togo and moved to America with her family over 10 years ago. Her clinical competencies include geriatrics, cardiac and respiratory, home care, rehabilitation and nephrology nursing in the past seven years. She has been with NorthPoint Recovery as a staff nurse since May of 2016 and a member of American Nurses Association. She provides care through the caring philosophy of nursing and loves seeing patients' healed and transformed through medical interventions and education. She also provides individualized care and look forward to growing professionally and to serving her community one patient at a time.

Suzanne Larsen

RN

Suzanne is a registered nurse who is dedicated to provide the best care possible to her patients. She graduated from Northwest Nazarene College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Being a native Idahoan, Suzanne loves to go camping, kayaking and fishing with her family in the beautiful outdoors that this state offers.

Tracy Wilson

RN

Tracy has been a Nurse for 23 years. She has been working in drug and alcohol rehab for 5 years now, and she loves taking care of her patients. She says her greatest joy is watching the transformation from when someone first steps through the doors at NORTHPOINT RECOVERY until 28 days later, when they leave to have a life without drugs or alcohol controlling them. When Tracy is not taking care of her patients she loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Amber Hawkins

RN

Amber is a registered nurse with twenty years experience in the nursing field. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with Bachelors and Masters degrees in nursing. She loves working in recovery and caring for clients and their families. In her downtime, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Troy Coltrin, LPN

RN

Troy graduated from Boise state University with a degree in liberal arts, Spanish language, and went back to college 1 yr later to study nursing. He received his LPN and has enjoyed helping all the patients to get the most out of life. With his family, they have started a small farm and enjoy living out in the country as a family.

Candiss Hill, RN

RN

Candiss is a registered nurse who come to us from Wyoming! She loves caring for others and being a part of the transformation that takes place at Northpoint Recovery. She graduated from Northwest college with her associates and is currently working on her Bachelors. Candiss loves being outdoors, spending time with her family, and has a passion for running.

Chris Kinor, RN

RN

Chris graduated nursing school in Salt Lake City and soon thereafter worked at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute obtaining many of the skills he now utilizes at Northpoint Recovery. He has enjoyed living in the Boise area since 2015 and has passion for helping people through all phases and struggles of the recovery process.

Amy Olseth, RN

RN

Dan Seniw

LPN

Dan has been a nurse at NorthPoint Recovery since its opening. He comes from a Pain Management clinic and understands recovery from that side of addiction. Dan enjoys taking care of NPR patients and seeing their successes.

Kelly David

Tech

As a busy mother of 4 beautiful children, I find my serenity in the great outdoors. I enjoy going to the park, taking hikes, camping and exploring the city with my kids. It has been such a wonderful experience being able to work and truely connect with the clients here at NorthPoint Recovery over the last year. I always knew I wanted to help people, and there is much pride I have in taking a small part in the new chapter of many lives.

Aaron Torfin

Tech

Aaron entered the treatment field to assist others based on his own experiences in recovery. Due to these experiences Aaron recognizes the need for early intervention and ongoing support. Aaron brings a rich 12-step background into his daily service at NorthPoint Recovery.

Michael Kliewer

Tech

Michael has been a Tech at NorthPoint Recovery since opening in 2015, when he decided to change his life focus and help others through the recovery process. Currently he is a Counselor Intern and grew up in Boise, while taking advantage of all of everything Boise has to offer, including biking, hiking and traveling throughout the Northwest.

Samantha Pitock

Tech

Samantha comes to NorthPoint with over 7 years of experience working closely with those suffering from addiction, as well as other mental disorders. Due to personal experience, she has a strong ability to connect with our patients and family. Samantha truly has a passion for helping others.

Sam Hill

Tech

Prior to joining NorthPoint Recovery, Sam worked as a community-based rehabilitation specialist, working with children and adults with behavioral disorders. A lifelong Boisean, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University.

Cheryl Romero

Tech

Cheryl is a treasure valley native. With several years in recovery, she is a strong advocate for addicts in recovery, and is very passionate about what she does. Having 4 amazing teenagers at home, they help to remind her, every day, how far she has come.

Nik Potter

Tech

Born in Boise, ID and graduated from Centennial, Nik has taken a few semesters of collage and worked for a retirement community for the last 3 1/2 years. In his free time, he records music from home, hoping to make it a living one day. He also plays gigs with his band around the Treasure Valley. He hopes to enrich the experience for the patients and their time spent in recovery here at North Point.

Catherine Meisel

Catherine Meisel

Tech

Teresa McClure, LPC, ACADC

Program Director

Teresa McClure is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She brings to the NorthPoint Recovery team her strong ability to connect with her clients and their families. She has a strong background working with mental health and co-occurring disorders, as well as addiction. Teresa graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a Masters Degree in Counseling.

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Steve Laats

Vice President of Operations

Prior to joining NorthPoint Recovery, Steve had been part of large corporations for the past 16 years. Since joining NorthPoint Recovery, Steve is truly able to combine his learned skill set with his true passion, helping people effected by the disease of addiction. He is driven to help NorthPoint Recovery reach as many people as possible find relief from their addiction.

Evan Beales

Admissions

A firm believer that every addict and alcoholic deserves help, Evan uses his personal experience and his professional skillset to meet every caller where they are at. Evan works with patients, families and local professionals to come up with practical and effective treatment plans tailored to each individual. When not at work, Evan enjoys volunteering in the Boise community and spending time in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors.

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Levi Severns

Admissions

Hi my name is Levi and I am the youngest of three boys. I grew up in a small town - the kind that has more antique stores than stoplights and grocery stores. I have always had a passion for helping people for as long as I can remember. After completing high school, I went into the dental field. I worked in the field for nearly 10 years helping others with their dental needs. In 2012, I reached out for help to get sober because I didn’t want my daughter growing up with a drunk daddy. It was never my intention to find a career in substance abuse, as I always felt it was such a cliché. The one thing I have found in my life is that like getting sober at 30, and finding a profession in substance abuse, has not always my plan but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right plan. Not only is it my job to help people find treatment but it is a privilege, as well.

Sean Mills

Admissions

As a longtime Idaho resident, Sean is extremely excited to be a part of NorthPoint Recovery’s admissions team. Sean believes every addict and alcoholic deserves a chance to get their life back and loves to help them find the right facility to kick-start their recovery journey. As the wife of an addict who is now in recovery, Sean is extremely empathic to the needs of families whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. During her free time, Sean enjoys hiking, skiing, and fiber arts.

Zach Peterson

Admissions

As a former patient of NorthPoint, Zach is now blessed with the opportunity to help other addicts and alcoholics receive the help that they need. He shows passion and understanding to everyone that calls in, as he is a strong believer in giving back what NorthPoint so freely gave to him. When not at work, he likes to play sports, go slack-lining, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Idaho.

Mike Sipiora

Admissions

Mike was Born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He has been tied to the recovery community since 2010 and strives to help people daily. He has a background in sales having worked in the real estate industry for the past two years. In his down time, he enjoys volunteering at local support groups throughout the Treasure Valley.

Susan Cherry

Clinical Outreach Specialist

Since 2000, Susan has worked in all areas of addiction services. She is known for her passion for recovery and her ability to motivate and assist patients, and their loved ones, with placement in a treatment facility that fits their specific needs. Susan can also provide intervention services, transportation, specialty services and local community resources.

Cooper Lyons

Alumni Coordinator

With the support of his family, friends and Ashwood Recovery Cooper was able to get clean at the age of 16. Following his one year anniversary of sobriety Cooper has worked as a co-peer facilitator and a Psychiatric Technician for Ashwood and Northpoint. As the Alumni Coordinator he hopes to draw on his experience in sobriety and his support network to build a truly supportive alumni group for every one of our patients embarking on the journey of recovery.

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Ashton Corbit

Human Resources Coordinator

Ashton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources. She comes to NorthPoint Recovery with prior experience in Human Resources and Payroll with skilled nursing facilities in northern Idaho. She finds joy in being part of a team, problem solving, and supporting employees. Ashton has recently relocated to Boise from Seattle, Washington where she brings her passion for Roller Derby. Formerly skating with the Rainier Rollergirls in Seattle, she currently skates for the Treasure Valley Rollergirls here in Boise.

Alex Hecht

Executive Assistant

In recovery since 2008, Alex has been a great fit working at NorthPoint. Having been here since we opened in May of 2015, Alex enjoys working to help others find recovery. In his free time, he pursues a variety of hobbies including photography, music, and cycling.

Julia Holmes

Director of Billing Services

Julia comes to us from Arizona, where she was born and raised. In 2014 she was offered the opportunity to move to Boise to help open NorthPoint, and has been with us since inception. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2008 with a BA in political science, and is currently pursuing her Masters in public health. Working in the substance abuse industry for over four years, she had the opportunity to explore various positions before landing in the billing department. Her favorite part about working as Director of Billing for NorthPoint is the ability to offer flexible payment plans to patients.

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Autumn Hornsby, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Autumn joined Northpoint Recovery in 2017 bringing 10+ years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition, employment law compliance, HRIS implementation, employee relations, and benefits administration. When not at work, Autumn enjoys spending time with her two children and dabbling in home design. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Idaho. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley (HRATV).

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Cesar Rodriguez

Reception

Cesar is the Bilingual Administrative Professional at Northpoint Recovery and is the helpful front desk person that you will first encounter when you enter Northpoint. His energy and positive attitude helps to create a comfortable environment for the clients and his fellow staff. He always works hard to make sure he is providing the best level of service that he possibly can.When not at work. Cesar enjoys Videography , Dancing , Basketball , and Indoor Soccer.

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Ben Halverson

Account Recovery Specialist

Ben was born in Elko, NV but relocated to the Treasure Valley in 1994. After graduating hight school in 1999, he worked in construction for several years, before enrolling at BSU, where he graduated in 2012 with a BA in Organizational Communication. During his time at BSU, Ben was the president of the Club Baseball Team and received many awards and commendations. He enjoys staying active, playing softball in Boise City League during the summers, and snowboarding and other activities in the winter months. His desire to help those in the recovery community was inspired by his own experience with addiction and recovery, which is what ultimately brought him to Ashwood Recovery.

Russell Gluch

Accountant

Russell holds a BS degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University and brings over 10 years of corporate accounting experience to the NorthPoint Recovery team. He is a true team player and is happy to help wherever and whenever he is needed, not just in accounting. Russell takes pride in doing his job and providing accurate and timely assistance to those around him.



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