Joe Canale is Director of Admissions who works to provide leadership to the Admissions Department and cultivate the function of the department as an integrated team. Joe implements the strategic plan for the admission department as it pertains to admission to the facility and guide potential clients through the admission process.
Joe believes the work Modern does in pre/post-discharge guidance in treatment options helps clients during the most vulnerable times in the recovery process.
Joe is Peer Support Trained, DBT trained.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Chandra Dorsett is a Family Specialist who works with the parents and family members of our clients to learn how to best support their loved-one’s mental health and addiction recoveries.
Chandra believes that recovery is possible for everyone. She focuses on each person’s strengths to build new skills and promote resiliency within the family.
Chandra is a certified teacher who taught for 16 years. She has worked with special needs families and parents of children and youth with mental health diagnoses. She is also a mother to two children with mental health needs.
Chandra holds a degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
Originally from Wyoming, Shawna Chandler, MSW, LCSW, serves as the Clinical Director for Modern Recovery Services, offering our team and clients 25 years of experience working within the addiction and mental health industry as well as 12 years of leadership experience.
Shawna completed her master’s degree at Florida State University and began specializing in clinical social work. Having realized her passion for addiction and mental illnesses early on, Shawna began her journey providing clinical service to a diverse variety of populations in rural communities and residential treatment centers. Shawna is dedicated to providing high-quality care to meet the unique needs of clients and their families. With extensive training in trauma, EMDR, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, family-focused therapy, mindfulness, internal family system therapy, and leadership, Shawna provides Modern Recovery Services’ clinical team with intuitive, expert training and supervision.
In addition to her professional experience and training, Shawna utilizes her personal experience of family addiction and trauma in working with professionals, clients and families. Using compassionate understanding and acceptance, she is able to help clients and families heal from addiction and become whole again.
Laura brings almost a decade of experience in the drug and alcohol treatment industry to the organization. She has a strong working knowledge of the unique components that it takes to run a successful treatment center including, Joint Commission, policies and procedures, and Insurance billing.
Originally from Connecticut, Laura moved to Arizona when she was 20 to pursue her own journey of Recovery. In her free time, Laura likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible. She also has a passion for fitness, music, and cats.