Our Staff

Learn more about the exceptional clinical and executive staff at Recovery Ways

Corporate Support Staff

Greg Kazarian

Greg Kazarian

– CEO –

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Greg Alberico

– Chief Growth Officer –

With more than 25 years’ experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields, Greg has extensive knowledge of behavioral healthcare operations. Throughout his career, Greg has held several leadership roles, including Director of Admitting at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Director of Alcohol and Drug Services, which included support for detox, dual diagnosis, PHP, IOP, aftercare and alumni services. After more than 20 years at Vanderbilt, he left to join HCA Behavioral Health.  His leadership roles continued including Business Development, Call Centers, Telepsychiatry and Regional Vice President of Behavioral Health Operations for the state of Texas. In his last role at HCA, he provided oversight for 19 inpatient/outpatient programs, 3 call centers and helped to support the Business Development representatives throughout the state.  Returning to middle Tennessee in the winter of 2018, he joined American Addiction Centers as the Assistant Vice President of the Admissions/Call Center.  He holds a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee.

Jessica Cruz

– Human Resources Manager –

Jessica Cruz is our Human Resources Manager.  Jessica graduated the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has a wide range of experience in the mental health working with adolescents, eating disorders, and substance abuse.  Jessica started with Recovery Ways in 2016 as a Resident Coordinator and also managed that department before stepping into her current role. She enjoys being outdoors, going to Jazz games, hiking, working out, traveling, drinking coffee and spending time with her daughters.

Ryan Sturdevant

– National Director of Business Development –

Bio Coming Soon…

Richard Gillette

– CFO –

Rich has an extensive background in Healthcare and Financial Management. He has worked with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the US (Intermountain, Ascension, Dartmouth, Baptist), and prior to was a partner at Accenture. Rich joined Recovery Ways 3 years ago, and is leveraging his operating and revenue cycle expertise across the organization.

Medical Team

Dr Duy Pham Recovery Ways

Dr. Duy Pham

– Medical Director –

Dr. Pham, one of few Board Certified Addictionologist in the state of Utah, graduated with an MD eight years ago from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Early in his career, he met his wife, another plastic surgeon, while working in Viet Nam repairing traumatic deformities as a plastic surgeon. He went on to complete his adult psychiatry residency at Carnitas Carney Hospital, Dorchester MA and finished his fellowship training in the subspecialty of addiction psychiatry at Boston University, Boston MA. He is certified by the ABMS® Member Board: The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology specializing in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. To better serve the complex patients he works with, he has gone on to get advanced training in ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and VNS (vegal nerve stimulation) – all for the adjunctive treatment of certain types of treatment-resistant depression.

Dr. Pham enjoys teaching and training psychiatric residents at the University of Utah and believes in helping them to see the importance of offering addicted patients choices and options for their recovery.

Carolynn Clement

– Medical Services Manager –

Carolynn has been working for Recovery Ways for over four years.  Having experienced addictions and mental health challenges with many family members and friends, she was led to work at Recovery Ways.  Her undergraduate degree is in psychology from Westminster College.  She enjoys working with the medical providers at Recovery Ways to provide the best care for all patients that are served.  She was raised a Wyoming country girl and always will be at heart; spare time is often spent in the mountains.  She enjoys photography, cooking and laughing as much as possible.  She is also loves to spoil her nieces and nephews to keep the favorite Aunt title.

Dr Matt Andersen

– Managing Director –

Dr. Matthew Andersen received Medical School and Residency training at the University of Utah in Family Medicine with board certification in addiction treatment.  He has extensive experience treating patients suffering from the disease of addiction.  He has been working in addiction medicine for 10 years.  Dr. Andersen is part of the team who will help deal with medical issues while patients are at Recovery Ways.

Darin Principe

– APRN –

Bio Coming Soon…

Admissions

DJ Padjen

– Director of Admissions –

DJ has worked for Recovery Ways since 2014 in various roles including direct care and admissions. DJ has lived in Utah his entire life and really enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and sports. He graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics before finding an opportunity to work with people in recovery. DJ enjoys working with clients and families to assist in starting them in the recovery process and has seen amazing transformations in people from all walks of life. Finding appropriate treatment can be a daunting task and his team welcomes the opportunity to help people start that process to change their lives.

John Michael Harris

– Admissions Coordinator –

John Harris was born and raised here in Salt Lake City. He has been with Recovery Ways for 8 years in several different capacities. He started at the Resident Coordinator position and eventually managed that team for some time before transitioning to Admissions. He has one daughter, whom he says is the most amazing person he has ever known. He attended college at the University of Utah where he received a bachelor’s degree in information systems. He is an avid skier; his home mountain is Snowbird. He enjoys heavy music and games of skill.

Clinical Team

Marci Phillips

– Clinical Director –

Marci R. Phillips, LCSW, has worked in the fields of addiction and mental health for over 20 years and avidly applies concepts and skills learned from her ongoing education in the fields of psychology and social work.  She has experience working directly with adolescents, adults, couples, families, geriatrics, organizations, underserved populations, and as well as families in the foster care system, to develop and enhance their knowledge of the disease of addiction and mental health issues at the various levels for the individual, the family, and society as a whole.

Marci’s ardent focus on the co-occurring nature of addiction and mental health effecting each other has enabled her to provide treatment towards people from the lens of jointly working through their struggles, and facing the problems together, rather than just providing education and information.  Marci perceives the team, or any supportive members, as more important and crucial to recovery than just one person’s own capabilities and knowledge. She develops a cultural experience surrounding treatment for both the clients and the staff alike, that demonstrates thoughtfulness and compassion. Although administrators are often in the background and uninvolved in treatment, Marci, as Clinical Director for Recovery Ways, is someone who consistently engages clients and staff all around her.  She assesses constantly for the nature of the difficulties that reside with treatment, such as developing protocols to ensure safety and a unique learning experience for all clients. Marci develops rapport and connection with clients by focusing on them as people, and not as a disease or a symptom.  

Marci has been trained in and offers treatment support for those that struggle with: Addiction, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, and Family Dynamics.  She directs and supports various clinical and administrative programs, all part of the network of 5 operating treatment centers at Recovery Ways.

Kyle Kone

– Clinical Lead –

Kyle Kone, LMFT is passionate about working with people who struggle with Addiction and Mental Health issues, in particular through the lens of understanding and treating the various complex dynamics that can help both individuals and their families find new, intentional and meaningful qualities of life.  Kyle has worked with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and views people as capable to gain awareness of previous and current patterns of dysfunction to promote both their short-term and long-term healthier lifestyle. Kyle engages people in educational and experiential interactions to foster rapport, feeling supported against the nature of the diseases of addiction and mental health, and developing skills to work through adverse issues instead of against them.  Kyle’s formal education has derived from the fields of psychology and marriage and family therapy, and he applies concepts and skills from these fields in the work of addiction and mental health, in particular the concern for developing healthy relationships for the self and all-encompassing relationships.  

Kyle has been trained in and offers treatment support for those that struggle with: Addiction, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and Intergenerational Family Dynamics.  As Clinical Lead, he oversees various clinical and administrative programs, including the Family Program and its ongoing support services for clients and their family members.

Jarad Ringer

– Clinical Lead –

Jarad Ringer, LCSW, received his BA in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1999 and his MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 2002. Jarad’s areas of expertise include co-occurring disorders, LGBTQ issues and substance use, harm reduction and medication assisted treatment (MAT), HIV, and trauma/anti-violence work. He has extensive experience in various clinical settings with various communities and populations; including hospital-based work, mental health clinics, and private practice. In addition, Jarad has extensive experience in various leadership, research, and teaching roles in non-profit, community-based, government, and academic settings in the fields of social work, mental health, HIV, and addiction. He utilizes an eclectic approach; including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed practice, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and patient-centered/solution-focused modalities.

Jarad is originally from New York City. In his free time, Jarad enjoys hiking, kickball, music, art, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeremy Schultz

– Director of IOP –

Jeremy has been involved in the treatment of substance use disorder for quite some time now. He feels there is no time to waste so he has developed the skill of moving quickly past the presenting symptoms and arriving at the real underlying contributing factors of substance use disorder. His skill and passion also lay in helping people themselves clearly understand the origin of these factors, how they relate to their current struggles and most importantly how to take the next credible steps toward sobriety. Jeremy relies heavily on the effective modality of Mind-Body Bridging to assist patients in taking on a more realistic view of themselves, their world and their personal challenges.

Residential & PHP Staff

Jennifer Whipple

– RC Manager –

Jen began working at Recovery Ways as a Residential Coordinator in early 2018 before moving into the RC Supervisor role. Jen has nearly seven years of experience working in the field of substance abuse and mental health. Not letting that time go to waste, Jen has developed a genuine passion for the work she does and an endearment for the people she serves. 

Born and raised in Arizona, Jen has sunshine in her blood and gets excited over life’s simple pleasures such as making the yellow light, a pull thru parking spot, making someone laugh and the view of Utah’s majestic mountains. 

After working hard, Jen likes to play hard by hiking, finding hidden trails, riding her bike, writing, traveling, and playing with the greatest thing on 4 paws, her Pitbull, Tovy.

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David Pauli

– RC Manager –

Dave has worked for Recovery Ways for over 8 years. Having experienced addiction with myself and family members I was lead in a direction to work in Recovery. I have a variety of experience working with youth and adults and really enjoy working with the patients we serve. I manage the RC team which I really enjoy and feel the RC are very important in the recovery process. When I am not at work I am spending time with my wife and three daughters.

Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration Staff

Stormy Hill

– Life Skills Program Director –

Dr. Stormy Hill is the Life Skills Program Director at Recovery Ways. Dr. Hill has worked for over nine years in the field of mental health as an occupational therapist. Stormy has a BA from Duke University‚ her medical doctorate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine‚ and her MS in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California with an emphasis in sensory integration. A main focus for Dr. Hill is to provide design and implementation of sensory rooms‚ staff training and education‚ and life skills program design for substance abuse/dual diagnosis treatment centers.

Recreation Therapy Staff

Emily Washburn Recovery Ways

Emily Washburn, TRS, CTRS

– Recreation Therapy Supervisor –

Emily Washburn, TRS, CTRS, graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked with people of all ages to help them rehabilitate and improve their lives physically and emotionally. She has experience working with the geriatric population, behavioral and psychiatric health, eating disorders, and most recently those with substance abuse/addiction. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, photography, art, and socializing with people.

Alumni Team

Matthew McBrier

– Alumni Director –

Matthew McBrier grew up in Erie Pennsylvania and relocated to Utah in 2011 to pursue a life in Recovery.  Matthew has worked in the treatment industry for 4 years putting his communication and people skills to work in different departments.  Matthew has been with Recovery Ways for 3 years and has worked with the Residential Coordinator Team, Recreation Therapy Team and now is the Director of the Alumni department.  On his off-time Matthew enjoys spending his time with family and friends, traveling, and also loves to play in the mountains with his dog Zeus.  

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