Business Development Team

Scott Naples

Director of Brand and Business Development

Territory: Midwest and Eastern U.S.
Cell/Text: (630) 973-8169

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Scott Naples is passionate about working in the substance use disorder and mental health industry. He has a myriad of experience working in healthcare over the years, which lead him to his current position as Director of Business Development at Recovery Ways in Salt Lake City, UT. He is passionate about working with individuals and families to help them find appropriate treatment options to fit their needs.
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Amanda Walburger

Director of Business Development Utah & Western States

Territory: Utah
Cell/Text: (385) 315-0014

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Having experienced addiction and mental health challenges personally and with loved ones, I know how beneficial Recovery Ways is to the clients we serve. I started with Recovery Ways in 2011 and immediately became passionate about serving this industry. Soon after starting to work in this field, I have been able to work with the surrounding hospitals to ensure our clients receive the highest care. I have enjoyed building relationships, not only with our clients, but with doctors and staff at hospitals we partner with. My background is in outreach and admissions and I have been certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I enjoy being a mother as well as a professional in the recovery community.
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Steve Swanson

Steve M. Swanson

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: Northern California
Cell/Text: (916) 730-2398
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Felicia Dadamio

Regional Referral Relations Specialist
Territory: Arizona, New Mexico
Cell/Text: (617) 360-1632
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Matt McBrier

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: UT & surrounding central region
Cell/Text: (801) 809-9505

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I was born and raised in Erie Pennsylvania and moved to Utah in early 2011. I have been working in the treatment industry for 7 years 6 of which have been spent working with Recovery Ways. As an alumni of our program I care deeply for the work we are doing and believe in the approach Recovery Ways takes in helping build strong foundations for our patients. I enjoy skiing, crossfit and running. Getting out into nature with my dog is one of my favorite things to do with my off time. I work hard to have the opportunities to travel when I can and love finding delicious new food where ever I may be.
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Vickie Weiner

First Responder Specialist

Territory: National
Cell/Text: (801) 803-9962

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Vickie has an extensive background in healthcare administration, business development, and marketing with diverse experience in defining, designing, and developing behavioral health programming from inception through successful implementation. Vickie, with her thirty years of experiences, is skilled in development and implementation of innovative, cutting edge concept ideas into viable, accountable programs.
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Rudy Ascuncion

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: EAP Liason
Cell/Text: (773) 294-4990

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Rudy Ascuncion was hired by United Airlines in December 1969, and became a member of the International Association of Machinists at the same time. Rudy became involved with the Machinists EAP in 1984, and began full time EAP work in 1989.
He became the National Director of EAP for District 141 in 2003, representing members on United Airlines, USAirways, Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha, and Phillipine Airlines.
He retired from UAL in January of 2012 after 41 years of service. While Director, the IAM/UAL EAP program twice won the Ross Von Wiegand award for best labor/management program, and he was recognized as the Labor Member of The Year in 2009 with the John J. Hennessey award from EAPA.
He holds the following certifications, CEAP, NCAC1, SAP, LAP-C. Rudy has worked as a EAP consultant for the Grand Lodge of the International Association of Machinists from 2012 to 2014. Rudy now works as a Labor Liason consultant.
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Tyson Otuafi

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: Utah
Cell/Text: (520) 349-7405
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I have worked in the recovery industry for the last seven years from frontline staff, to becoming a referral specialist, and everything in between giving me the opportunity to see recovery from all angles. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, from watching and playing sports to spending quality time, we’ll always be found together! I have found it rewarding working with Recovery Ways because it gives me an opportunity to help people. Growing up, Loved ones all around struggled with mental health and substance abuse, because of those hardships I’ve seen the damage that can be caused between families, relationships, and marriages. It’s given me the drive to want better outcomes for those looking for recovery and to reach out to those not yet seeking.
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Janelle “JC” Cronk

Military and Veterans Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: CA
Cell/Text: (415) 572-9933

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Janelle specializes in developing and maintaining advocacy for mental health solutions for Veterans, Active Military, and First Responders. She has served on the Officer Safety and Wellness Committee for the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), Janelle has trained hundreds of first responders on resiliency, wellness, and resolution.
Janelle is a certified “Train the Trainer” for the United States Air Force’s Resiliency Program. Master Resiliency Training is a preventative approach to addressing the challenges that military members face by focusing on the four pillars of a healthy mind – mental, social, spiritual, and physical.
Possessing the unique ability to create fast and critical solutions, Janelle has earned a certificate of honor from the U.S. Capitol for having saved many lives within the first responder population.
Janelle is driven by a mission to connect superior behavioral health and substance abuse services to those who serve the community, while steadfastly keeping the individual needs of each of her clients in mind.
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Steven Desrosier

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: Washington, Oregon, Alaska
Cell/Text: (360) 551-3878

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Steven is a lifelong resident of Washington State and is a single father to two sons. He joined the treatment industry in 2015 as an administrative assistant in a state funded IOP facility. He rapidly moved up to a Program Director position working on a life skills program for enrolled patients. During that time, he also worked with the Kitsap County Drug Court as well as the Kitsap Provider’s Conference. In 2018, Steven branched out into business development and has represented facilities providing all levels of care. He has continued to foster new relationships throughout the region and has been educated on different modalities of treatment. Steven is also a Certified Peer Counselor within the State of Washington.
Prior to working in the treatment field, Steven was a private investigator serving the longshore industry from Seattle to Northern California.
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Nicole Topor

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: California, Nevada, Colorado & with Tribal Communities
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Nicole is an addiction specialist and has been in the behavioral health field since 2008 working in large corporations holding positions in every department that eventually led to the passion of building and creating new ways to connect with individuals in need of help in her business development roles and creating successful national alumni programs with participants nationwide.
She is skilled meeting the individuals where they are at while coaching clients and family members on making healthy decisions for the best treatment possible and continued success while understanding the family members also need support as well.
Her internal experience and genuine personality has helped her cultivate long standing relationships with providers and professionals across the country met with professionalism and willingness to do whatever it takes to support someone getting the help they need is always met with compassion and understanding, wanting to provide patient centered treatment to everyone in need ensuring quality care and being a national resource to struggling individuals has helped thousands of people to realize recovery and a better way of life is possible.
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Benji Bertsch

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa
Cell/Text: (218) 461-0282

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Benji is an inter-disciplinarian with diverse professional experience. He has worked in the earth sciences, tech industry, real estate and recovery services. He has over a decade in Recovery Services with experience ranging from establishing and running a collegiate recovery community to advising professionals on mental health care providers and programs.
Before coming to Recovery Ways, Benji supported behavioral healthcare organizations as an IT infrastructure and services sales consultant. Along with his wife and two kids; they enjoy the four seasons of Minnesota with a garage full of toys and gear.
Through his own recovery, Benji has been a student of addiction. His fascination with the disease led him to this field, with specific interest in the science of addiction and the spirituality of recovery. When asked about his work helping others, Benji commented, “What I hear at meetings reminds me why I do this work. But I need to remember, this work does not replace my meetings. Regardless of where the opportunity to help people originates, I share Dr. Bob’s sentiments in doing so: it’s a sense of duty, it is a pleasure, I can pay it forward, and it adds to my personal recovery.”.
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Dawanna Andrus

Referral Relations Specialist

Territory: Texas, Louisiana
Cell/Text: (337) 322-7955
Dawanna comes to Recovery Ways with a wealth of firsthand leadership, sales, and marketing experience expanding over 25 years. She began her career in sales in Lafayette, Louisiana through Citadel Broadcasting Cluster of Radio Stations now known as Cumulus Media.

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With her passion for helping people on a more personal level, Dawanna joined the marketing and business development team at Acadiana Addiction Center, where she remained for 3 years until receiving a promotion to the Treatment Placement Specialist Role for Acadia Healthcare in Houston, Texas for five years. She had finally found her “calling” working with individuals and families who were struggling with a mental health disorder and addiction. She concentrated her efforts regionally and on a national level. She has the innate ability to identify needs of her targeted population and help to see how her resources could help to get on the road to recovery and live a healthy life. Dawanna holds a bachelors degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a minor in Sociology. She is the mother of two wonderful adult children (Brennan and Jordan) and also a grandmother of two beautiful girls (Charily and Brinley).
Dawanna comes from the little town of Crowley, Louisiana better known as “The Rice Capital of The World”.