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Robert Castan

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.

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Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian, MD

Senior Medical Advisor

Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian (or, “Dr. Harry,” as he is affectionately known by his patients) has helped individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction for nearly forty years via his role as doctor, author, lecturer, sponsor, and friend. Dr. Harry is an internationally known speaker and authority on topics of Addiction, and Recovery from the Disease of Addiction. He has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Drew on Call and The Dr. Phil Show.

Following a 30-year history of family and sports medicine in southern Vermont, Dr. Harry spent the next thirteen years as Physician Director of Professional and Residential programs at the world-famous Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Board certified in both Addiction and Family Medicine, Dr. Haroutunian worked with thousands of patients in treatment, ranging from high-profile celebrities and CEOs to stay-at-home moms and older adults. Over the years, Dr. Harry served as a consultant to major treatment centers, professional sports teams, and Fortune 500 Companies. As a recovery physician himself, he has great passion for helping other doctors and professionals, including entertainers, business leaders, members of Congress, professional athletes, and their families.

Most recently, Dr. Harry is President and founding director of Harry Haroutunian MD, a professional Corporation. He delivers addiction treatment services designed to help populations not well served by the traditional treatment model with offices in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, CA. His approach is discreet, focused, intense, and confidential. Dr. Harry works with a limited number of patients at any given time, so his attention is focused on the preparation and follow-up required for successful outcomes.

Dr. Harry continues to provide consultation services to other facilities, teams, and companies as they navigate Addiction Treatment and look to meet their full potential.

Dr. Harry is the author of Not as Prescribed: Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults (Hazelden Publishing, 2016) and Being Sober: Getting to, Getting through, and Staying in Recovery (Rodale, 2013). He is coauthor of Hijacking the Brain. He also created Recovery 101, a series of taped lectures on the topics of addiction medicine, recovery issues, communication skills, spirituality, and relapse prevention. This DVD series is used throughout the country by treatment facilities, family-care programs, and medical schools to educate new doctors.

Dr. Harry earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, California Academy of Family Physicians, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Medical Association, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and American Board of Family Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the Screen Actors Guild, on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the American Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Programs, and on the Advisory Board for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, supported by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.

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Christopher Gloor, CDP

Administrator

Christopher is credentialed as a CDP (Chemical Dependency Counselor). Chris has an extensive 12 year history as a counselor treating individuals with addiction/behavioral related issues. Chris is passionate about the work he does with individuals and has acquired not only counseling experience as a professional, but has also established a personal philosophy for “being of service” to the clients he serves. Chris has worked extensively in residential treatment, outpatient, as well as in the court system with a number of addiction related modalities. He understands that a firm foundation in the 12 steps, coupled with the tools necessary to confront and address irrational thoughts and behaviors, is the cornerstone to achieving sustained recovery and a better life. Chris himself is a member of the Tacoma, Washington recovery community and an example of success with over a decade in recovery. He resides locally in the Tacoma area with his family.

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Dwayne Skelton, CDP

Primary Counselor

Dwayne Skelton is a seasoned Chemical Dependency Counselor who has worked in the field for several years. He has worked in various clinical settings; including detox, inpatient, and outpatient services. He has a strength based approach to treatment and strongly believes in empowering individuals to take charge of their lives. He has worked along with probation, families, and lawyers to assist clients in meeting their recovery goals. In addition, he finds it rewarding to help people transition from active addiction into sustained sobriety. He personally has over a decade of recovery.

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Mark L. Rose

Primary Counselor

Mark came to the field of addiction counseling following a career as a music promoter for several years. A few years into his own recovery, Mark went to Hazelden Graduate School for Addiction Studies and worked there for a few years with adult women in the inpatient setting. Since then he has worked in various settings with adult men, impaired medical professionals, outpatient, and as a supervisor and treatment director. His approach to therapy is client-based, utilizing motivational interviewing. Mark holds a bachelor of arts degree in cross-cultural counseling from Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul. He enjoys active recovery and travel.

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Kesha Anderson–Evans, MBA

Administrative Supervisor

Kesha has over 11 years of healthcare experience with a background in administration and business operations management. She has degrees in Health Administration and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Kesha‘s background includes supporting hospitals, mental health and wellness clinics, in addition to recovery centers. Kesha has also worked extensively with aging adults, as well as undeserved and vulnerable populations. Kesha is passionate about supporting, encouraging, and empowering others to improve their quality of life, whether personally or professionally. Kesha has also served as a Medical Administrative Assistant Instructor for PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle. Kesha is excited to be a part of NorthPoint Recovery and believes that every day is an opportunity to change someone’s life.

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Levi Severns

Admissions Coordinator

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.

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.

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Steve Laats

Vice President of Marketing

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.

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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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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Victoria Bright

Director of Operations

Victoria moved to Boise in 2015 by way of California. She comes to us with more than 10 years’ experience working in healthcare administration and management. As operations manager, she works to ensure operations run smoothly across all facilities. This includes managing support staff and staying on top of supply and maintenance needs for each facility. Her top priority is to ensure operational aspects are sound, so that patient care is always the main focus of each facility. She is an alumna of Upper Iowa University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.