OUR STAFF

We’re a diverse and passionate team of professionals working to make effective mental health treatment more accessible to adults and adolescents

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Michele Canale

CEO

Michele is the Executive Director and part of the leadership team for Modern Recovery. Michele founded Modern Recovery to help support people long term in the recovery process. She has worked in treatment for over 17 years in many different capacities. Michele was born and raised on Long Island in New York. Michele’s own drug addiction and alcoholism has inspired her to help others. She ended up in treatment herself at the age of 18.

Michele surrendered immediately and started her own journey of recovery. She has been sober and active in recovery since January 24, 2000. After a few years of recovery, Michele pursued her degree in Counseling. Michele specialized in adolescents and young adults for 5 years. She also graduated from NAU and received her degree in Elementary Education. Michele taught 1st grade for 10 years but always missed helping others achieve long term recovery.

Michele left public education to enter back into the mental health and substance abuse treatment world. She saw a need for long term remote on call support for post discharge from a facility. Michele began Modern Recovery using a coaching model and has since grown it to what it is today; a full long term post discharge personalized program that includes: coaching, individual therapy, group work, and family support.

In her free time Michele enjoys spending time with her daughter, her husband, and their 3 dogs. She also loves yoga, hiking, and traveling. Michele loves being active and sharing the things that bring her joy and create positive mental health with others.

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Laura

CFO

Laura is part of the leadership team at Modern Recovery where she oversees the operations and finance departments. Laura has a passion for empowering others and ensuring that all levels of operations run as smoothly as possible. 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.

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Shawna

Clinical Director

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.

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Lena

Director of Community Relations

Lena Moses holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Lena also has extensive training and credentials in Child Development, Reiki, Birth and Postpartum Care, Peer Support and Adolescent and Adult Transport.

After working for years as an Early Childhood Administrator and College Admissions Counselor, Lena is now a Recovery Coach, Trauma-Informed Transporter and the Director of Case Management for Modern Recovery Services.

Lena strongly believes in meeting people where they are on their journey and treating each family she encounters with the same respect she would show her own.

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Joe

Director of Admissions

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.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Tanisha

Primary Therapist / Evening Group Facilitator

Tanisha Ray is a group facilitator and primary therapist for Modern Recovery. A Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) with a background in education, Tanisha adores collaborating with adolescents, adults, and their families. At Modern, she strives to create an atmosphere that’s supportive of change, new beginnings, and second chances (or as many as it takes!). Prior to joining the Modern family, Tanisha worked with middle and high school students for several years before transferring to Correctional Services.

Tanisha taught adult education and later served as a substance abuse counselor at an AZ state prison facility, where she produced the prison complex’s first theatrical production. Operating under a strengths-based approach, Tanisha believes that regardless of their circumstances, people have value. Honored to work with the extraordinary team at Modern Recovery, Tanisha is humbled everyday by her clients’ resilience, depth, and compassion.

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Chandra

Family Specialist

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.

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Diana

Associate Counselor

Hi! My name is Diana Rodriguez. I have my Masters Degree in professional counseling. I currently have my LAC (licensed associate counselor) and working on my LPC (licensed professional counselor). I have experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. I have worked in a psychiatric hospital, outpatient clinic and now Modern. I complete individual sessions for the teens and adults at Modern.

I am married and have a newborn baby. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and eating. I tend to be pretty shy but I also consider myself outgoing and friendly. I am very flexible and I love my job!”

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Matt

Group Facilitator

Hi! I am Matt Nofi. I am one of the adolescent group facilitators for Modern Recovery. I live in Gilbert Arizona with my Wife and our dog! I love getting to work with teens and help them find their path to recovery. As someone who is in long term recovery from substance abuse and someone who has struggled with depression I have a deep appreciation for what the teens are going through.

Teens desire to act like and be treated like adults so I try to treat them like first class citizens and respect their autonomy. There is no greater pain for a family when their child is struggling to survive. That being said I applaud families who participate in the recovery process, as mine did when I was getting sober at 18.

Today I am a husband, a son, an employee and a student and try to be the best I can be in all those arenas, living my life as an example that recovery is possible! I look forward to meeting you and welcome to Modern Recovery!

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Julie

Case Manager

Julie, born and raised in Arizona, serves as one of our Case Managers/Recovery Coaches at Modern Recovery. Julie brings her own personal experience of recovery into her role working directly with adults and adolescents who struggle with addiction and mental health. Julie focuses her energy on helping others in their recovery by offering guidance, encouragement and support to her clients and their families.

Julie has over 3 years working in behavioral health and is Certified as a peer support specialist. Julie has experience working as a behavioral health specialist in hospitals, medical detox centers and working in residential treatment as a bhs lead and case manager. Julie continues to expand her knowledge in behavioral health by training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Julie brings compassion and empathy into her role and is dedicated to helping her clients continue their recovery and achieve their goals.

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Luke

Case Manager

My name is Luke and I am a Case Manager here at Modern Recovery. I currently reside in Phoenix, AZ but I am originally from Minneapolis, MN. My experience with addiction began when I was a child. Growing up my father was an alcoholic and I eventually became one too. Later in life I went to college for Business Management but shortly after I graduated, I realized I had a passion for helping others that struggle with addiction and mental health issues.

I started my journey at a small inpatient facility and was eventually offered a position at a well-known facility in Northern Minnesota. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life, including celebrities. Addiction does not care how famous or how much money you have, it impacts everyone in a similar fashion. I moved to Phoenix to continue my journey and to enjoy the warm weather. In my free time I like to play hockey, travel, hike, and play chess.

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Mike Rudisill

Case Manager

Mike Rudisill is a Case Manager for Modern Recovery Services, who is also in Recovery from substance use disorder along with other disorders. Mike is originally from Ogden UT and moved to Wyoming to go to Nursing School. He began working at a residential treatment center during nursing school and found his passion for working with people struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

Mike enjoyed engaging with clients and planning weekend adventures including camping. He later decided working with those struggling with addiction and other disorders like himself was his calling and left the medical field. Mike is dedicated to continuing this path of recovery with sharing the Gift of Hope to others struggling and meeting them where they are. Mike enjoys helping provide resources to encourage others; recovery and knowing long term recovery is possible and beautiful. He encourages each client to let their voice be fully heard with support. Encouraging each client to be authentic, motivated through all the stages of recovery with long term goals of continued recovery

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Ariana

Clinical Assistant

My name is Ariana Breslin and I am a Clinical Assistant at Modern Recovery. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico but I moved to Phoenix Arizona when I decided to start my sobriety journey. I am currently a student at the University working on my bachelors in psychology. I have worked in the recovery field for two years and I truly love helping people gain and maintain their sobriety. I plan to stay in the recovery field after I graduate because I consider it a passion of mine. During my free time I enjoy trying new restaurants, going to the movies and hanging out with my teacup chihuahua named Chika.

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Te’Aira

HR Director

My name is Te’Aira Jones. I am the HR Director at Modern Recovery. I believe that success is all about growing well! I am excited to join a growing team and help build the foundation from the beginning! I currently live in Charlotte , NC but was born and raised in New Jersey. After getting a degree in Management & Accounting. I developed my love for HR and Payroll. It’s a little bit of numbers, making people happy, and making a difference! In my free time I enjoy watching football, new experiences and nature walks!

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Jordan

Therapist and Group Facilitator

Hey! My name is Jordan Boyce. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, facilitating groups and individual counseling at Modern Recovery. I attended Grand Canyon University obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma. I am passionate about helping others through their journey of growth and healing, understanding trauma, mental health, and behaviors. In my free time, I enjoy exploring a new city, attending concerts, weekend trips to the beach, spending time with my family, and going to church. I am looking forward to being a part of your healing at Modern Recovery!

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Stephanie

Counselor

Hello. My name is Stephanie Narramore Miller. I am an LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) and obtained my degree from TSTC in 2015. I started working in addiction treatment programs through the prison system. I am passionate about meeting each client’s needs to facilitate real change and assist in your recovery. Prior to joining Modern Recovery, I have worked in Detox, Residential, PHP, IOP, OP and MAT programs. I enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, and spending the weekends at softball tournaments with my husband and daughter. I believe that everyone has meaning, value and purpose and I can’t wait to help your journey by showing you there is hope in finding a new way to live.

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Jennifer

Primary Therapist

Hi! My name is Jennifer Fillmore, and I am a Primary Therapist at Modern Recovery Services. I have just come aboard to Modern Recovery Services and will be a therapist for the Adolescent PHP and Residential Program. I am licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have been in my field for 25 years. I received my Bachelor and Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. I have worked with children, adolescents, and their families regarding mental health issues for half of my career. I began to focus my career on addiction and mental health in 2008. I started my journey in my career in social work by trying to figure out my own issues that did not allow me to thrive in my own life. I discovered recovery in my own journey of life, and I am passionate about one discovering their own joy and peace in life. I have learned through my own recovery that addiction/ mental health can be managed in healthy ways if the individual is open to accepting their own issues and making changes that allows that process to further grow into a beautiful life. I am a mom of four amazing kids ages 7 to 19 years old. I find my own bliss in my connection to my kids and being of service to my clients. I am excited and can’t wait to help your journey by meeting you where you are at and for you to find the answers you have been searching for.

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Dani Losee

Recovery Coach

Hello, my name is Dani Losee, and I am a recovery coach/case manager here at Modern Recovery. I was born and raised in Arizona and love it here. Growing up I lived with mental health struggles, as well as had family and friends who have and still do live with mental health struggles and addiction. After realizing that I wanted to be able to show up in a bigger way for myself and those that live with mental health struggles and addiction, I decided to attend an advanced yoga teacher and healing arts practitioner program. This is where I studied yoga, sound healing, meditation, breathwork, life coaching, and more. I love giving people a safe place to self-reflect, heal, and grow through what they are going through. A place where they feel heard and seen. Outside of engaging with clients, I enjoy hiking, exploring, exercising, reading, and doing crafts. I look forward to supporting you in your recovery journey!

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BILLING DEPARTMENT

Jennifer

Billing Director

My name is Jennifer Brooks and I am the billing director for Modern Recovery Services. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great team with a passion to help others! I have been working in behavioral health insurance billing for 8 years, shortly after taking my own path to sobriety.

While working in this field I also went to school for coding and billing and furthered my education by working on my bachelors in health information management. Although, only working in the background I love hearing the success stories of those who have also struggled with substance abuse. In my spare time I love traveling, hiking, and kayaking with my two young boys.

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Carter

Medical Biller/Claims Specialist

Carter is the jack of all trades when is comes to our billing department, completing verification of benefits, weekly billing, and collections.  He has over 10 years of experience working in the behavioral health industry, from being a BHT and Case Manager to transitioning to the medical billing side of the industry. Currently, Carter is working on his B.A. in Science of Behavioral Health at Grand Canyon University in which he achieved a spot on the presidents list during his time of study.

Carter is also a great team player that enjoys helping co-workers and clients with achieving goals and assisting in fulfilling any needs that are requiring attention.  In his leisure time you can find him hiking, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Most of all, Carter loves being around and spending time with his loved ones

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Andrea

Medical Biller/Claims Specialist

Hi! My name is Andrea Stiner and I work in the billing department here at Modern Recovery Services. I’m so honored to be a part of this amazing team! I began my career in billing shortly after serving as an officer in the Navy. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and I have over 5 years of experience working in behavioral health insurance billing. It brings me such joy to help others in their journey! In my spare time, I love to be outdoors with my two young girls, or out training for my next marathon.

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