We are accepting new admissions but have implemented additional pre-screening procedures to ensure the health and safety of everyone at Cottonwood Tucson. **At this time, all family visitation has been suspended until further notice.**

Cottonwood Tucson is closely monitoring all coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and is following suggested best practices from the CDC to prevent the spread of the virus. For more information, please click here.
**Telehealth Providers: please fill out this Google form to be added to our list of resources for patients.**

Staff

Cottonwood Tucson

A Team of Caring Experts

At Cottonwood Tucson we are grateful to have been able to gather, from across the country and around the world, a group of uniquely talented individuals who have hundreds of years of combined experience in the treatment of behavioral health disorders. Please take some time to meet these highly trained and seasoned clinicians, many of whom are leaders in their fields. A number of our medical and program staff currently hold faculty positions at area colleges and universities, including the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Even as important as our professional qualifications, many of our addiction treatment professionals and clinical staff have felt the same pains and problems you or your loved one may now be experiencing. Some of us have suffered from depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, co-dependency, trauma, and other issues. For each of us, our greatest growth has come through facing our pain and learning the skills necessary to successfully overcome it. Through confronting and understanding the problems in our lives through addiction services or co-occurring disorders treatment, we have become happy, confident people. Our personal successes in recovery are a direct result of the ongoing effort each of us has put into developing the attitudes, beliefs and values that bring wholeness to our lives. Our hard work in the recovery process has been rewarded with contentment, balance and joy, and we are eager to share the benefits of our hard-won insight with you. Those of us who work at Cottonwood believe that nowhere in the world is there a better place to make the discovery of a happier, more productive you.

Leadership

Brandon Lasker - CEO of Cottonwood Tucson

Brandon Lasker

Chief Executive Officer
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Aaron Wilson, MD - Chief Medical Officer at Cottonwood Tucson Arizona drug rehab

Aaron Wilson, MD

Chief Medical Officer
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Melissa Hetzel, LCSW

Melissa Hetzel, LCSW

Director of Clinical Operations
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Tab W. Hoyt, MSN, FNP-C

Tab W. Hoyt, MSN, FNP-C

Chief of Medical Services / Nurse Practitioner
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Tessa de Bar, Director of Admissions

Tessa de Bar

Director of Admissions
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Christie McLean

Christie McLean

Director of Business Development
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Maria Broz, RN, BA

Maria Broz, RN, BA

Director of Nursing
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Thomas Mattimoe - Executive Chef

Thomas Mattimoe

Executive Chef
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Jaclyn Rosthenhausler - Business Office Manager at Cottonwood Tucson

Jaclyn Rosthenhausler

Business Office Manager
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Lisa Cook - Director of Risk Management/PI

Lisa Cook

Director of Risk Management/PI
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Ken Naig - Director of Plant Operations

Ken Naig

Director of Plant Operations
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Chanel Lopez, MBA

Chanel Lopez, MBA

Human Resources Manager
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Brittney Winkles - Milieu Manager at Cottonwood Tucson

Brittney Winkles

Milieu Manager
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Kendra Miller, BA - Medical Records Manager

Kendra Miller, BA

Medical Records Manager
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Clinical & Medical Team

Haley Linaman, PA-C - Physician Assistant - Cottonwood Tucson

Haley Linaman, PA-C

Physician Assistant
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Emily Papez, PA-C - Physician's Assistant at Cottonwood Tucson

Emily Papez, PA-C

Physician Assistant
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Carrie Scott, FNP - Physician Assistant at Cottonwood Tucson

Carrie Scott, FNP

Physician Assistant
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Stephanie Wallace, PA-C

Stephanie Wallace, PA-C

Physician Assistant
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Damon Watts- Physician's Assistant at Cottonwood Tucson

Damon Watts

Physician Assistant
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Cristina Beman, LAC, NCC, M.S., BA, EMDRIA - Specialty Counselor at Cottonwood Tucson

Cristina Beman, LAC, NCC, M.S., BA, EMDRIA

Specialty Counselor
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Bonnie Bordner, MSW - Primary Therapist at Cottonwood Tucson

Bonnie Bordner, MSW

Primary Therapist
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Meridith Cohen, LCSW - Primary Therapist at Cottonwood Tucson - AZ mental health treatment center

Meridith Cohen, LCSW

Primary Therapist
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Wendy B. Corrales, M.Ed.

Wendy B. Corrales, M.Ed.

Specialty Therapist
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George H. Daranyi, J.D. - Specialty Counselor at Cottonwood Tucson

George H. Daranyi, J.D.

Specialty Counselor
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Cathy Craig, RYT, RDN

Cathy Craig, RYT, RDN

Yoga Instructor/Dietitian
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Charles Gillispie, MFA, LISAC

Charles Gillispie, MFA, LISAC

Specialty Therapist
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Tess Haigh

Tess Haigh, LMSW

Primary Therapist
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Charlotte Holst Reilley, MA, LPC, LAC

Charlotte Holst Reilley, MA, LPC, LAC

Specialty Counselor
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Lilian Jacques

Lilian Jacques, MS, MA, LMSW, SEP

Specialty Counselor
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David McHenry, N.D. - Naturopathic Physician & Specialty Counselor at Cottonwood Tucson

David McHenry, N.D.

Naturopathic Physician & Specialty Counselor
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Shira Klayman, MsEd - Outpatient Therapist at Cottonwood Tucson

Shira Klayman, MsEd

Outpatient Therapist
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Mark Levine, BA

Marla Kuhn, LPC

Equine Director
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Mark Levine, BA

Mark Levine, BA

Evening & Weekend Counselor
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Maximilian Lim, LAC, CRC - Outpatient Therapist at Cottonwood Tucson

Maximilian Lim, LAC, CRC

Outpatient Therapist
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Susan Love, MS, LPC - Specialty Counselor at Cottonwood Tucson

Susan Love, MS, LPC

Specialty Counselor
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Holly McCarter, MS, LPC - Specialty Counselor at Cottonwood Tucson

Holly McCarter, MS, LPC

Specialty Counselor
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Rachel McCarthy, MA - Family Program Coordinator at Cottonwood Tucson

Rachel McCarthy, MA

Family Program Coordinator
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Rev Elwood McDowell

Rev. Elwood J. McDowell

Specialty Counselor
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Thomas Nickerson, BSW - Residential Support Counselor & Patient Advocate at Cottonwood Tucson

Thomas Nickerson, BSW

Residential Support Counselor & Patient Advocate
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Kylee Palmer, MS - Primary Therapist at Cottonwood Tucson

Kylee Palmer, MS

Primary Therapist
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Cindy Phillips, RDN, CEDRD

Cindy Phillips, RDN, CEDRD

Dietitian
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Randall Rutherford, BSW

Randall Rutherford, BSW

Primary Counselor
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Mayra Villalobos, BA - Specialty Counselor at Cottonwood Tucson

Mayra Villalobos, BA

Specialty Counselor
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Leslie Whitaker, BA

Leslie Whitaker, BA

Clinical Scheduler
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Admissions & Outreach

Musomi McDowell

Musomi McDowell

National Outreach Manager
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Dawn LaCarte, BA, ADV CASAC, CRC

Dawn LaCarte, BA, ADV CASAC, CRC

Senior Clinical Outreach
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Theresa Darty - Clinical Outreach Specialist - Business Development Southeast at Cottonwood Tucson

Theresa Darty

Clinical Outreach Specialist - Business Development Southeast
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Chelsea McCollum

Chelsea McCollum

Admissions Coordinator
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Nikki Duncan

Nikki Duncan

Admissions Coordinator
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Michele Morphitis, BSc(Econ) LSE; MA (Tavistock and Portman); MBACP

Michele Morphitis, BSc(Econ) LSE; MA (Tavistock and Portman); MBACP

Business Development Manager, Europe
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Grace León - Alumni Coordinator

Grace León

Alumni Coordinator
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Site Staff

Darlene Simpson - Outpatient Tech Manager/Family Program Assistant at Cottonwood Tucson

Darlene Simpson

Outpatient Tech Manager/Family Program Assistant
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Mikhail 'Misha' Freidkin - SLE Manager at Cottonwood Tucson

Mikhail 'Misha' Freidkin

SLE Manager
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Chris Branch - Maintenance Technician

Chris Branch

Maintenance Technician
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Margie Longoria

Margie Longoria

Front Desk Concierge
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Deana Seng

Deana Seng

Medical Office Manager
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Rosa Salguero

Rosa Salguero

Housekeeping Supervisor
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