We are proud to have a knowledgeable,
dedicated staff to shepherd you through
detox and residential addiction recovery treatment
David Asher, MD
-Medical License #A67110
-Medical Board of Addiction Medicine
"Everyone deserves and needs a 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th chance - especially when it's someone struggling with addiction."
Dr. Asher graduated from Servite High School in 1986. From there he went on to complete his undergrad at Cal State San Bernardino. After graduating in 1993, he attended Medical School at Dartmouth University. Graduating Dartmouth in 1997, he then completed his Residency at White Memorial, located in East Los Angeles.
After his Residency, Dr. Asher immediately demonstrated his enthusiasm for medicine and changing lives. He started his own family practice and urgent care facility in 2000, specializing in sports medicine and hormone replacement.
In 2006, he started noticing many patients were coming in struggling with addiction. He immediately saw the devastation and destruction this insidious disease was causing. He realized that he was connecting with these patients and noticed the lack of ethical addiction treatment and care from society. He wanted to help these patients and the community. From 2006 – 2008, his patient volume increased to include more than 70% addiction. He started to work with local treatment facilities of all levels of care(detox, residential, and outpatient).
He worked very hard to help these patients throughout the years and in 2015, Dr. David Asher became a Board-Certified Addiction Specialist.
He does everything in his power to help each individual have a chance at a clean and sober life. He understands that the work comes from the individual. He also knows that everyone at some point needs someone to believe in them. He is that person.
Lisa Osendorf, CADC, MATC
On a very fundamental level, I believe my personal struggle with addiction and recovery is what drives me today. I will never forget where I came from or where I’ve been, how incredibly hard I’ve worked to be the person I am today. For that reason, I respect each person’s own struggle with addiction and the path that we all must navigate to become the person we know we can be in life.
I have over 7 years of recovery and find myself grateful and blessed every day that I’ve been lead to New Perspective Recovery.
Adrian DeBrey, RADT
I am the Facility Manager of New Perspective Recovery. I’m a certified life coach and group facilitator. I’ve been immersed in the recovery community since 2015, and find purpose and passion in helping those struggling with addiction. I strive to bring compassion, understanding, and awareness while providing hope and safety to the community. In addition, I am an affirming advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals exploring their authentic selves.
Equally important to my professional life, I have a zeal for art, music, philosophy, and writing. I delight in expanding upon my spirituality and reading books which allow me to broaden my perspective, that is, when my lovable wife, imaginative daughter, and Chiweenie “Atticus” are not pulling me away to collect
rocks and build forts in the backyard.
Barbara Phillips, CSC, CCAPP, RASII
Barbara’s instrumental skills as Case Manager capture the essence and vitality of recovery. Barbara’s accomplishments in the field of substance abuse have defined her recipe for success. Her own personal 28 years of recovery and education in substance abuse treatment are a direct reflection of her dedication and commitment to this profession.
Barbara began working in the addiction treatment arena while studying at Hancock College in 1990. With an Associate Degree in Human Services and a Certification in Drug and Alcohol studies, Barbara first interned with The First Steps program as a perinatal healthcare worker. Working with women and their children Barbara decided that she should add some education in program Early Child Development.
Barbara became part of a team of professionals that developed and implemented Project Premie, a program designed to treat women and their children who were affected by substance abuse.
After moving to Tennessee in 1997, she continued to work with men and women who had chemical addictions and co-occuring disorders. Barbara returned to California early in 2014 and began working at Reflections Recovery Center. There she deepened her dedication to clients/residents in recovery, and believes in living the philosophy she teaches. Barbara has continued to educate in area of study that will support her position. She is certified in co-occuring disorders, relapse prevention, anger management and clinical supervision. Currently, Barbara has completed all aspects of her studies and testing in medication assisted treatment, and is waiting to be awarded that certification.
Barbara will celebrate 29 years of continuous sobriety this year and believes that her own experiences have been her greatest asset when working with others. She often says: “There is no greater educator than personal experience.”
Director of Business Development
I enjoy being present for every moment…every, single moment of my life since I found sobriety. I’ve found that meditation and music fill my soul and that tapping into what fills your soul is key to success in recovery. My education in substance abuse, mental health and intervention training for men and women in recovery is a strong foundation, but my personal experiences are what make me so relatable and approachable. I find that being vulnerable and sharing my experience allows me to truly and authentically connect to others.
I’ve been working in the behavioral health field for over 7 years and I am very passionate about helping others struggling to find their purpose. I embrace the approach of “Let’s do this together” and looking at how we can make our lives better, to look forward to what you can achieve and not back at what you may regret.
Sue Mannos, MS, LMFT #110222
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years of experience working with substance abuse, trauma, dual diagnosis, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders. I have worked with clients in a variety of treatment settings, including detox, residential, intensive outpatient clinics, non-profit organizations, and private practice. I have a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Long Beach in 1994 and have been working primarily with clients in the acute trauma and substance abuse population. I bring a strength and evidenced based approach while using a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-based therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, mindfulness and relational therapy.
I believe we are all capable of growing and moving toward positive solutions while facing challenges. I work to create a compassionate and empathetic healing space that leads to deeper insight, positive change, and a healthier sense of self while helping clients learn to stand on the foundation of recovery.
Linea Chavez, CADC
I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working in the treatment field for over 10 1⁄2 years, I’m passionate about helping others overcome their addictions and learn a new & healthier way of life. My compassion and empathy stem from my own freedom from active addiction and I’m proud to say I’ve able to stay clean and sober for over 11 years. I’ve been very blessed to worked with a large diversity of other recovering addicts/alcoholics and have seen the amazing transformations that have manifested in their lives by trusting the process of recovery
Case Manager Intern
Danielle Drumm, RADT
Helping others who struggle from addiction warms my heart and it is so rewarding to watch them grow and succeed. I am a case manager here at New Perspective Recovery and I just completed my schooling for my CADC and my internship hours. I began this journey with
New Perspective as a client care coordinator and I’ve been working in the recovery field for 3 yrs. I love showing people no matter what you have been through, recovery and healthy relationships are possible for even the toughest cases. Homelessness and chronic relapse is a part of my story so know you are not alone. My goal is to help you believe and succeed, realizing you don’t have to live this way anymore. Remember, recovery is possible
I’ve been a Medical Assistant for ten years. I worked in mental health for 6 years. I really never felt at home until I started to work in treatment. There is something so rewarding about watching the darkness of despair fade away and the spark of hope start to illuminate in someone’s Life. If I have the privilege of being a part of that transformation in some small way it makes it all worth it. I don’t think I was made to do any else!!
Monique Edwards, LVN
My name is Monique. I have been a nurse for 7 years and have had the pleasure of working in recovery for 3 years. Although not in recovery myself, I chose to work in recovery because I’ve dealt with addiction in my family. I know the struggle and the heartbreak, I wanted to do something in my career that combines both my experience as a nurse and help patients through what is often a very difficult time for them. I take pride in caring for each and every one of my clients.
Shirley Perez Velazquez
One of the most rewarding experiences for me is working in addiction treatment. Witnessing the growth in others, knowing I played a small part in that is huge for me. Being able to assist each client with a tool that can give them a better chance towards a new life is the most fulfilling feeling. I’ve able to realize my passion while working with others who struggle with addiction. I have recognized that I have the ability to connect with almost all the clients who come through our drug rehab facility. It’s an amazing feeling to hear from each client that completes our program and seeing where they’re at on this new journey.
Care Coordinator Supervisor
Hi, my name is Beth Wonder. I am a recovering alcoholic with a sobriety date of February 21, 2009. I have worked all 12 of the steps and continue to do them on a daily basis to maintain my sobriety. I like working in treatment because I enjoy helping others that have suffered from the disease like I have and I want to show them that there is a better life beyond addiction. I recently finished college courses to get my CADAC. I’m currently working on my intern hours so I can become a case manager to better help others suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Phillip Hanakeawe, RADT
Cassidy Rice, RADT
Gabriel Rodriguez, RADT
Ryan Skinner, RADT
Student at California State University, Fullerton studying Environmental Health Science. Sobriety Date March 29, 2014. 4 years clean and sober. I am passionate about helping other alcoholics and addicts because I understand, I became clean and sober at age 22 after living in the throes of my addiction for 9 years. When I came to the realization that I was powerless over my addiction and surrendered my will to God, I was given a new way of living which has proven to be a life beyond anything I could have imagined. Working in recovery, I have been entrusted with caring for people who need compassion and love just like I did. My goal is to help clients at our drug and alcohol rehab discover they are worth so much more than they realize, and that they hold the ability to accomplish their dreams. I am devoted to helping our clients see the possibility of breaking the chains of their addiction, and in the process watching them transform their lives into a new way of living which can transmit into every part of their existence.
Jeremy Picon, RADT
Hey guys! My name’s JT. I’m a Southern California native and proud to say this is where I found my true Fellowship. A Roque Center Alumnus, I have a sobriety date of December 27th, 2017 and deeply believe in the idea of Recovery through Service. I have been involved in the growing LGBTQ+ AA Community for the vast majority of my sobriety, including the Pride in Sobriety Orange County Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (PISOCAAC) and several meetings in the North Orange County area. I have worked in many different fields, including the music industry and veterinary medicine, but have found my true calling in Treatment. To see others recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body on a daily basis will always be considered the biggest blessing in my life. Each and every day is a new opportunity to grow, learn, and ultimately help improve the lives of those around me. Through my own experiences, I have discovered a peace and serenity I never thought possible – hard earned, freely given – through which I have found an inner strength to overcome the ongoing battle of addiction.
Sara Neeld RADT
Hi, I am Sara. I am a recovering alcoholic with a sobriety date of August 20, 2018. After getting sober myself through the doors AA, the big book and the fellowship of other alcoholics I knew right away that I wanted to work in treatment. I love working with other alcoholics and addicts and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Being able to help a fellow alcoholic makes my job a rewarding experience everyday and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I am currently going to school for my Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification and I hope to continue to make a difference not only in the lives of other alcoholics/addicts but in lives of their families and communities that struggle with this terrible disease. Together we can do it one day at a time.
OUR SENIOR STAFF ALL SHARE COMMON VALUES AND EXPERIENCE
- Decades of work experience in recovery treatment.
- Certified/registered RRW/RADTIOR
- Licensed LCSW/LMFT.
- Professional conduct.
- Moral, ethical beliefs and behavior.
- The 12th step is a way of life, not a theory.
- Dedication to changing lives for the better.
- Team players who look forward to working with our Residents, as well as fellow staff members each day
- Decades of sobriety