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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.

Administration

Brandon Lasker - CEO of Cottonwood Tucson

Brandon Lasker

Chief Executive Officer
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Tessa de Bar, Director of Admissions

Tessa de Bar

Director of Admissions
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Chanel Lopez, MBA

Chanel Lopez, MBA

Human Resources Manager
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Leslie Whitaker, BA

Leslie Whitaker, BA

Clinical Scheduler, Family Program Coordinator, Alumni Coordinator
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Medical Team

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

Aaron Wilson, MD

Chief Medical Officer
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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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Willard Lynch, PMHNP-BC

Willard Lynch, PMHNP-BC

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

Emily Papez, PA-C

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

Damon Watts

Physician Assistant
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Maria Broz, RN, BA

Maria Broz, RN, BA

Director of Nursing
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Brittney Winkles - Milieu Manager at Cottonwood Tucson

Brittney Winkles

Milieu Manager
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Sharon Powell, NSCA-CPT

Sharon Powell, NSCA-CPT

Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor
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Marla Perry, PhD, NP

Marla Perry, PhD, NP

Nurse Practitioner
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Cindy Phillips, RDN, CEDRD

Cindy Phillips, RDN, CEDRD

Dietitian
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Clinical Team

Kathleen Parrish, MA, LPC

Kathleen Parrish, MA, LPC

Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Community Outreach
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Charles Gillispie, MFA, LISAC

Charles Gillispie, MFA, LISAC

Program Specialist
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Olivia Hook, MA, LMFT, RYT

Olivia Hook, MA, LMFT, RYT

Specialty Counselor
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Rev Elwood McDowell

Rev. Elwood J. McDowell

Specialty Counselor
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Mark Levine, BA

Mark Levine, BA

Evening & Weekend Therapist
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Emily Mattimoe, MS, CTRS

Emily Mattimoe, MS, CTRS

Recreational Therapist
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Charlotte Holst Reilley, MA, LPC, LAC

Charlotte Holst Reilley, MA, LPC, LAC

Specialty Counselor
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Randall Rutherford, BSW

Randall Rutherford, BSW

Primary Therapist
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Michael Simpson, MSC, LPC

Michael Simpson, MSC, LPC

Family Program Coordinator
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Brian Slayne, MBA, MS, LASAC

Brian Slayne, MBA, MS, LASAC

Primary Therapist
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Michael Haltenberger, Primary Therapist at Cottonwood Tucson - alcohol and drug treatmtent center

Michael Haltenberger

Primary Therapist
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Laura Brinckerhoff, MA, LPC, Specialty Counselro at Cottonwood Tucson - alcohol and drug treatmtent center

Laura Brinckerhoff, MA, LPC

Specialty Counselor
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Fayna Pearlman

Fayna Pearlman

Patient Advocate
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Cathy Craig, RYT, RDN

Cathy Craig, RYT, RDN

Yoga Instructor/Dietitian
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Wendy B. Corrales, M.Ed.

Wendy B. Corrales, M.Ed.

Specialty Therapist
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Kristen Doe, LPC

Kristen Doe, LPC

Specialty Therapist
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Thomas Schaefer, MA, LISAC

Thomas Schaefer, MA, LISAC

Specialty Counselor
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Kim Sines, MFA, LISAC

Kim Sines, MFA, LISAC

Specialty Therapist
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Hannah Robb

Hannah Robb, LMSW

Specialty Counselor
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Lilian Jacques

Lilian Jacques, MS, MA, LMSW, SEP

Specialty Counselor
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Tess Haigh

Tess Haigh, LMSW

Primary Counselor
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Outreach Team

Christie McLean

Christie McLean

Director of Business Development
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Musomi McDowell

Musomi McDowell

National Outreach Manager
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Dawn La Carte, BA, ADV CASAC, CRC

Dawn La Carte, BA, ADV CASAC, CRC

Clinical Outreach Liaison
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Maggie Barber, M.A., AMFT

Maggie Barber, M.A., AMFT

Business Development Representative
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Erin Watt, MS CPC

Erin Watt, MS CPC

Business Development Representative
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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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