EXECUTIVE TEAM
Greg Hannley

Greg HannleyCEO/Founder

Greg Hannley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soba Recovery Center. His vision is to provide a safe, sober environment for those suffering from the disease of addiction, which emphasizes specialized aftercare for long term success. Greg leads the Company daily through his hands-on approach and dedication to provide a tailored recovery plan for each of our clients. He is a proven successful entrepreneur in many industries and has developed a series of treatment centers in four states that focus on the model of an affordable full-service treatment facility.

Jenn O’Hara

Jenn O’HaraCFO

Jennifer O’Hara serves as CFO for Soba Recovery Center and helps to manage the series of Soba Treatment Centers. She has been with Soba in multiple capacities of their treatment environment over the last 6 years. Jennifer holds a vast array of technical skills which have been acquired from working a decade in public accounting as well as growing with Soba from the beginning stages of the Company. Her goal with Soba is to create a program that benefits each client individually with their addictions, while enhancing the community as a whole. Helping addicts recover their lives continues to be her passion since she began working in treatment. Jennifer’s education includes a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California in Accounting, and she currently is a CPA.

Shannon Malish - LCSW

Shannon Malish - LCSWCOO

Shannon has a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas San Antonio in Social Work with an emphasis in addiction counseling. She has experience in running substance use disorder treatment facilities. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Management from Azusa Pacific University. She works closely with Clinical staff to provide Evidence Based Practice models to address an array of Dual Diagnosis disorders.

Shannon uses an integrative approach with clients and their families. Strengths-Based Practice is used where the inherent strengths of a person or family are assessed and built upon to aid in recovery and empowerment. This perspective along with Family Systems Theory and Ecological Theory emphasize that environmental factors play a part in development. She believes that a holistic approach to recovery is necessary for growth of the individual. Additionally, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are tools that she uses in her practice to be culturally competent to work with a diverse group of clients.

Alexander Draghici

Alexander Draghici Director of Operations/VP

Alexander Draghici is the Director of Operations/VP of SOBA Texas. A native of San Antonio, Alex has a degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting and an accomplished background as a film producer and business owner.

He’s worked very closely with SOBA CEO, Greg Hannley, to build the SOBA brand and culture since its inception, including web design, social media, marketing, television news and media coordination, video advertising, sales and operations and coordination SOBA’s expansion to San Antonio.

Alexander personifies leadership. He’s dedicated, creative, empathetic and strives for excellence in both his professional life as well as a husband and father.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
Ashley Lundquist, LMFT-A, LCDC

Ashley Lundquist, LMFT-A, LCDCCLINICAL DIRECTOR, INTERIM

Ashley Lundquist is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Ashley has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol since November of 2007. Her clinical interests include family and couples in recovery, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. Ashley believes thoroughly in long term treatment. In her free time, Ashley enjoys doing CrossFit and hanging out with her dogs, Baxter and Bailey.

Steven Blakeley

Steven BlakeleyLead Quality Assurance Coordinator

Steven has worked in the drug and alcohol treatment field since 2012, and has experience working directly with clients in treatment, ensuring clinicians and medical staff are maintaining a high standard of care, and facilitating the admissions process here at SOBA Texas. He has been sober since 2010, and uses his own experiences to understand and relate to what clients are going through while they are here in treatment. He has a degree in biology, and is a pre-medical student at the University of Texas San Antonio. Steven is the Lead Quality Assurance Coordinator and ensures that all medical and clinical documentation is completed using the standards set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and ensures that all documentation meets the high quality standard expected here at SOBA Texas. In between working full time and going to school full time, Steven enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with his famous dog Stella!

Valerie Brunner

Valerie BrunnerLead Patient Financial Coordinator

Valerie is a native of Green Bay, WI and a graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She has over 6 years of experience working in the medical field as a Quality Assurance Auditor. Valerie and her husband transferred to San Antonio, TX in early spring of 2015. This is when she began her career at Soba Texas and has since proven herself to be a valuable member of the Quality Assurance team. When the opportunity presented itself, Valerie was very eager to accept the position of Lead Patient Financial Coordinator. In this position she works one on one with clients and their families regarding all financial needs.

Winter Draghici

Winter DraghiciHuman Resources Supervisor

Winter Draghici is the Human Resources Supervisor at SOBA Texas. A native of San Antonio, for the last 10 years Winter has successfully worked in the medical and human resources field as an Office Manager and Medical Assistant for some of San Antonio’s premier medical and pharmaceutical companies. She brings her experience, passion and dedication to SOBA Texas staff and its client guests as she coordinates operations and runs the Human Resources department at the SOBA Texas. She has been with Soba Texas from day one of the operations and continues to excel with the growth of the company every day. She is a proud member of the Soba Recovery family.

Ashley Nicolich

Ashley NicolichHuman Resources

Ashley is a proud military brat from West Virginia. Growing up in an Air Force family that frequently moved from state to state and country to country, Ashley gained a unique perspective on human diversity and an appreciation for new experiences that has enabled her to succeed wherever she goes.

Ashley graduated from the Academy of Healthcare Professions in San Antonio, TX in 2010, where she earned her MA Certificate. She then worked for a prominent orthopedic surgeon in New Braunfels, TX for 3 years before joining the SOBA team. Ashley did not only assist the physician, she also coordinated and overlooked the front and back office and trained any newcomers within the company.

“A true Jill-of-all-trades” Ashley is the mother of a little girl who is her pride and joy. She has also confronted drug addiction within her own family, she tried desperately to help her cousin overcome an addiction, only to see her pass away in 2010, she was only 20 years old.

Ashley joined the SOBA team as a way to help others get control and live a happy, healthy life once again.

Stefanie Balderas

Stefanie BalderasHuman Resources

Stefani Balderas has over 6 years’ experience in the Medical Field and Administration.

Stefani moved from Houston Texas to San Antonio 3 years ago, leaving her work at North Cypress Hospital Sports Medicine.

There she managed the front and back department for over 2 years. Stefani started to excel working at UT. Medicine in San Antonio, when she advanced in the surgery department for Medicare patients.

Although it was an ideal position, Stefani decided to resign and work for Soba Texas.

She wanted the opportunity to expand her knowledge and gain experience, while giving back.

Andrea Mallozzi

Andrea MallozziAdministrative Finance Assistant

Andrea earned a diploma as a Medical Administrative Assistant and has over two years working in medical administration. Her duties include staff communication of services, new employee orientation and various accounting needs.

Christina Souther-Bruno

Christina Souther-BrunoClinical Support Specialist

Christina is a native to the San Antonio area and a graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is currently working toward her LCDC licensure. Christina is an active member in the local 12 Step community. She enjoys assisting others in their recovery and sharing in their success. Giving back is her greatest joy. In her free time, she also enjoys hiking, weightlifting and spending time with her two sons.

CLINICAL TEAM
Ashley Lundquist, LMFT-A, LCDC

Ashley Lundquist, LMFT-A, LCDCCLINICAL DIRECTOR, INTERIM

Ashley Lundquist is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Ashley has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol since November of 2007. Her clinical interests include family and couples in recovery, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. Ashley believes thoroughly in long term treatment. In her free time, Ashley enjoys doing CrossFit and hanging out with her dogs, Baxter and Bailey.

Deanna Foster, LPC-Intern

Deanna Foster, LPC-Intern Therapist - Supervised by Linda Barron, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Deanna Foster is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern (LPC-Intern) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- Intern (LCDC-I). She earned her Bachelor’s in Biology at the University of the Incarnate Word in 2010, and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University in 2014. Deanna has also been trained in Evidenced-Based Trauma Treatments and Interventions. Deanna has experience counseling various populations such as individuals, family, children, and groups. She has worked with individuals with alcohol abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Deanna utilizes an integrative counseling approach, applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing when working with clients. Empathy and compassion are emphasized as she builds a strong a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. Deanna fully believes in the power of the 12-Step program implemented with therapy as a way to achieve long-term sobriety.

Erin Gammon-Crossley, LMSW

Erin Gammon-Crossley, LMSWTherapist - Supervised by Marguerite Scott, LCSW

Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2012. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014.Erin has worked in several capacities within residential treatment facilities for individuals battling addictions, including counseling for individuals and programming for family members. She also has experience providing supportive counseling to individuals living with major mental illness.
Erin operates from a strengths-based perspective and utilizes a blend of techniques in her work with individuals. She uses solution-focused strategies and motivational interviewing to build rapport and encourage client processing. Erin integrates the 12-step philosophy into her sessions with clients to provide cohesive, recovery-oriented care. She has personal connections to the field of addiction and recovery, and she is passionate about helping individuals get well.

Jacilyn Bondy, LPC-Intern, LCDC

Jacilyn Bondy, LPC-Intern, LCDC Therapist - Supervised by Sue Clifford, LPC-S

Jacilyn received a Bachelor’s degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Services from Texas Tech University and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, specializing in working with individuals with disabilities. Jacilyn is as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-Intern).

Jacilyn has experience working in a variety of counseling settings including addiction, vocational, and mental health counseling. She is passionate about working with individuals with dual diagnoses in order to promote recovery and improve life functioning. Jacilyn uses an integrative approach to provide individualized services to clients and their families.

Jacquelyn Thompson, LCDC-I

Jacquelyn Thompson, LCDC-I Case Manager

Jacquilyn grew up in East Tennessee and relocated to Texas in 2014. Jacquilyn has been living a program of recovery since 2010 and has worked in the field of Addiction Treatment for the last 3 and a half years. She is very active in the recovery community and continues to work vigorously on her own recovery. Jacquilyn is a licensed LCDC Intern and will be attending Texas A&M San Antonio in the fall of 2016 to pursue her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Jacquilyn is passionate about helping others find freedom from active addiction. She works with her clients to provide them with information and support in their recovery process. Jacquilyn is dedicated to the field of addiction treatment and is eager to help those seeking recovery.

JJ Tucker, LCDC

JJ Tucker, LCDC Case Manager

J.J. has been involved in the field of addiction treatment since early in his own recovery. He has gained valuable experience in a myriad of roles including, Residential Technician Supervisor, and Case Management. J.J. embraces holistic practices and believes that anyone struggling with addiction can recover through proper treatment of mind, body, and spirit. His approach to healing includes helping another embody their feelings, thoughts, and perceptions from the inside out. He strives to help others access their authentic experience and process it emotionally, cognitively and spiritually.

Jimmie ‘Lou’ Kimmel, LCDC

Jimmie ‘Lou’ Kimmel, LCDC Case Manager

Jimmie “Lou” has over 20 years of experience in the substance abuse treatment field as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has experience in diverse substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment areas including residential and outpatient, working with dually diagnosed clients, women with children, adolescents, therapeutic community environment, criminal justice inpatient and outpatient, and long term residential. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and has worked in several cities across Texas. Her experience includes working with families of addicts and alcoholics, motivational interviewing, strength based counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and providing staff training. She has been involved in development, implementation, auditing, and monitoring of substance abuse treatment programs. She has since chosen to return to the work she loves most which is working with alcoholics and addicts wanting to learn to live a drug and alcohol free lifestyle in recovery. Lou is passionate about sobriety, her family, her two dogs and cat, any living creature, gardening and reading.

Katrina Moore, LPC-Intern

Katrina Moore, LPC-Intern Therapist - Supervised by Jennifer Pittman, LPC-S

Katrina Moore earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, specializing in Community Counseling, from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014. Katrina also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor of Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012.
Katrina has experience counseling individuals, couples, and family members in many different areas such as sexual abuse, domestic violence and trauma as well as mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and various personality disorders. Katrina uses relational cultural theory, motivational interviewing and some gestalt therapeutic techniques as she crafts interventions to bolster and empower her clients. Additionally, she also integrates a variety of therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapies, solution focused therapies, strength based techniques and self-compassion exercises to tailor a treatment plan that will be most effective for each unique client she has the privilege of working with. Katrina has also worked with children using play therapy, art therapy and other creative counseling techniques that she often pulls from to create
Katrina is passionate about her clientele in recovery and incorporates a 12-step model within therapy to support individuals throughout their healing at Soba Texas.

Kevin Fox, LPC, LCDC

Kevin Fox, LPC, LCDC Case Manager

Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor (LCDC), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has a M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Saint Mary’s University and a B. S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Kevin was in the Army for 21 years of active service and is now retired from the military. Kevin’s primary work in the military was a hospital technician and as a medic. Kevin has served as the senior enlisted noncommissioned officer in charge of several hospital clinics and as the Detachment Sergeant for a Headquarters company, 47 th Forward Support Battalion, 1 st Armored Division. In the military is where Kevin developed a passion for helping others. Kevin’s clinical approach focuses on cognitive, behavioral therapy; solution-focused therapy; motivation interviewing; and other approaches. Kevin believes in helping others with the development of their strengths and with the development of the necessary coping skills for recovery. Central to Kevin’s approach is, if one is going to stop or give up a negative in life, one must replace it with something that is positive.

Marlena Clemons, LCDC

Marlena Clemons, LCDC Case Manager

Marlena was born and raised in the Corpus Christi area. Along with Celebrating 25 years of sobriety, Marlena has worked in the field of Addiction Treatment for the last 23 years. She is very active in the recovery community and continues to work vigorously on her own recovery. Marlena is a licensed LCDC and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She provides an informative, comforting, welcoming presence to her clients. Marlena is compassionate and works to support her clients in the recovery process. Marlena has been and continues to be dedicated to helping those who suffer from addiction find a solution.

Lisa Aguilar - M.A., LPC-Intern, NCC

Lisa Aguilar - M.A., LPC-Intern, NCCSupervised by Jennifer Harris, M.A., LPC-S Therapist

Lisa Aguilar earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, specializing in Community Counseling, from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Lisa has experience counseling individuals, couples, and family members on many different stressors in life, including addictions, eating disorders, relationships, as well as mental health issues and other challenges. Lisa believes in the strengths of clients and utilizing these protective factors to explore new coping skills in treatment.​

Lisa uses person-centered theory and solution-focused theory to guide her clients through these times of transition.

Lisa Hale-LPC, LCDC, CSAT Candidate

Lisa Hale-LPC, LCDC, CSAT CandidateClinical Supervisor

Lisa Hale is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). She has an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University and B.S. from Texas A&M University. She has completed her training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and she has a special interest in helping clients identify cross-addictions. Lisa is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and

she uses EMDR to treat trauma.

Lisa has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization, psychiatric hospital, outpatient programs and community agencies. She also sees clients in her private practice. Lisa specializes in treating all addictions (including behavioral addictions), trauma, codependency, intimacy disorders, depression and anxiety.

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” ~ unknown

Robert Hornbeck, LCDC

Robert Hornbeck, LCDC Case Manager

For the last 10 years, Robert has worked in a variety of modalities and theoretical approaches in the treatment of addiction and its underlying causes. For the last 6 years, Robert has been teaching Counseling Theory and Counseling Skills and Methods in San Antonio and his vast experience in effective drug and alcohol treatment includes both inpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs, both of which SOBA offers. Robert has over 230 hours of intense Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry training, yet he is still committed to improving his ability to help others discover their own creativity, spontaneity as well as equipping them for successful lives of sobriety. Robert’s commitment to improving his own inner world has proven beneficial to helping others build that bridge to healthy and meaningful relationships with self and others.

Shannon O’ Donnell, LCDC

Shannon O’ Donnell, LCDC Case Manager

Shannon has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Park University and has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 6years. Shannon has worked in a variety of modalities and utilized several theoretical approaches in the treatment of addiction and its underlying causes. She has experience working with clients in residential, outpatient, and criminal justice settings. Shannon has worked with a number of different populations to include adolescents, adult men and women, families, and indigent young adult males. Shannon utilizes solution-focused strategies and integrates the 12-step philosophy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing into her sessions. Shannon seeks to empower clients by enabling them to gain a positive and healthy sense of self. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is important to Shannon and she’s views that as being a key element in the success of her client’s overall and ongoing success.

Stacey Rooks, LPC-Intern, LCDC

Stacey Rooks, LPC-Intern, LCDC EMDR Therapist - Supervised by Phillip Johnson, LPC-S, LCDC

After retiring from the United States Air Force in 2008, Stacey completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Park University in Parkville, Missouri and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in Plano, Texas. While completing her education, Stacey taught first grade, and later became an investigator with the State of Texas for the Adult Protective Services Division. Stacey is currently an EMDR trained therapist at Soba Treatment Facility, in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to her position at Soba, Stacey was the Director of Admissions for Starlite Recovery Center, in Center Point, Texas.

Stacey’s theoretical approaches are heavily founded in person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. However, she understands that each client is unique; therefore, she is able to pull from a variety of other approaches to ensure the client is heard and respected. Stacey’s technique is to work collaboratively with clients, empowering them to a life of positive growth.

Stacey has experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, transition and career opportunities. After serving in the military for over 20 years, Stacey also understands the military culture and affects it can have on individuals and the family unit. Another area of interest and experience for Stacey is Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), such as nail biting and skin picking.

Stacey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) in the state of Texas and is in the process of completing the supervised counseling hours required by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors. She is supervised by Phillip Johnson, MA, LPC-S, LCDC. Stacey is in the final steps to being a fully Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and will soon be a licensed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) counselor.

Chuck Messer, LCDC-I

Chuck Messer, LCDC-ICase Manager

Chuck has been involved in chemical dependency treatment for several years in a variety of settings. He has worked in detox, residential and outpatient programs. He has a particular interest in recovery issues unique to the LGBTQ community.

As a group facilitator he has led groups on topics such as men’s issues, LGBTQ issues, recovery

principles, solution-focused techniques, process groups, cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery skills development and step study groups.Chuck uses client-centered approach and cognitive behavior therapy to guide clients through their recovery journey.

HEALTH CARE
Dr. Christopher Healey, MD

Dr. Christopher Healey, MD Psychiatrist

Dr. Christopher S. Healey is from Cache Valley in northern Utah. He attended Utah State University where he earned his BA in Philosophy and a BS in Biology before attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX and is board certified in Psychiatry. He has worked as a Psychiatrist at SOBA since October, 2015.

Dr. Dmitry Listengarten MD

Dr. Dmitry Listengarten MD Fellow of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology , Fellow of American Board of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Listengarten has been practicing medicine since 1986, he immigrated to the USA from the USSR in 1989 and continued his career as a physician in the field of psychiatry and addiction medicine. Throughout his career, he has been mainly focusing on the issues of addictive disorders and the treatment of the patients with dual diagnosis. In that capacity, he served as an attending psychiatrist in several hospitals in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, then he moved back to Texas and continued working in San Antonio. He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of Chemical Dependence Treatment program at the HCA Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital. He continued his practice at San Antonio Behavioral Health Hospital and currently serving as a Director of Chemical Dependence Treatment Unit. He joined Soba Texas last year and since then in close cooperation with other Soba physicians and the staff members providing psychiatric and chemical dependency consultations and treatment to the patients at all the levels of the treatment program.

Richard P. Diaz, DNP, FNP/FPMHNP-BC

Richard P. Diaz, DNP, FNP/FPMHNP-BC Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Diaz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He joined the New York State National Guard a year after graduating high school and worked several jobs in the pharmacy retail business until he was 21 and moved to upstate New York, Albany. He was a Medical Laboratory Technician, which was the training he received in the military. He attended Albany Memorial Hospital School of nursing, where he graduated with his diploma in nursing with honors. He immediately took some bridge courses and started in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Sage Graduate School and graduated with his Master’s degree in Science and his certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998. He continued and received his Post Masters Certificate as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He went active duty as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Army and was stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center. In 2003, he was sent to Camp Casey South Korea, where he was the head nurse for a 10,000 patient military clinic. His next duty station was Tripler Army Medical Center in Oahu, Hawaii. This was his last active-duty military assignment and returned to San Antonio, Texas, where he retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps. He was accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee for his Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in Psychiatry, one of the few programs to offer a DNP in psychiatry in the country. He graduated this program with honors in May 2009, and received his DNP in Psychiatry. He is double Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He enjoys patient centered interaction and traveling with his son Jacob worldwide.

Garrett Welsh

Garrett Welsh Nursing Administrator

Garrett graduated in 2012 from St. Philips College with a Certificate of Vocational Nursing. Garrett has worked across many aspects of the healthcare industry including, long term care/hospice, medical sales, medical consulting, pharmacy relations and business application. Garrett is currently working on finishing his Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a focus in Healthcare Administration and hopes to one day reach the top of the medical industry. Garrett has deep seated passion for the health and wellbeing of people across the healthcare spectrum. Garrett has a personal connection to the recovery world because of the alcoholism in his extended family. Garrett’s main focus is to create the most comfortable and stress free environment for the clients as possible to ensure they are able to focus all of their energy on recovery. Garrett is a proud husband and father of a beautiful little girl. He enjoys spending his free time writing, reading, hiking and practicing martial arts.

George Dragichi

George Dragichi Art Instructor

An active member of the elite “high IQ society”, Mensa, George is known as the “Crazy Artist”.

His art is world renowned and he’s famous for his spectacular speed art done in live performances for multiple festivals around the world as well as on television.

George facilitates Art groups and provides consultation in the treatment and care of individual clients.

Enrique Perez

Enrique PerezClinical Liaison

Dr. Enrique Perez has more than 20 years experience as a clinical researcher in infectious disease and primary internal medicine.

Dr. Perez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from St. Mary’s University in 1985. He began his research career in 1987 while awarded a research grant from Cornell University Medical College. This research fellowship sparked his interest in academic medicine.

Dr. Perez received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center – School of Medicine in 1993 and completed his medical specialty in internal medicine in 1996. He is able to integrate all of his professional experience as the Clinical Liaison at Soba, Texas.

Lupe Gonzales

Lupe GonzalesAcupuncture Technician

Lupe Gonzales holds a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas, has been practicing Acupuncture for 14 years and has a passion for helping people with their health.

OPERATIONS TEAM
Michael Mickles

Michael MicklesDirect Care Operations Supervisor

Michael joined SOBA with over 8 years of experience as a Residential Manager for a MHMR facility. He has been with SOBA since opening in 2014 and has been an invaluable member of our operations team. Michael provides direction to all direct care staff to ensure the best care for our clients. He has a genuine passion for serving those in need.

Alicia Scott

Alicia ScottOperations Manager

Alicia comes to Soba Texas as our Operations Manager for our Sober Living. She has a proven conviction and compassion in the recovery arena with her experience working with different levels of care.

She is a gifted small group facilitator and is able to connect to the wounded spirit. Alicia brings to the Soba team many years of working in the industry, dedication to helping those who suffer with addiction, is a prolific public speaker, and empowers others to be their best.

Alejandro De La Torre

Alejandro De La TorreEXECUTIVE CHEF

Alejandro De La Torre has been cooking exceptional meals for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the world famous Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Alejandro, not only prepares delectable meals, he also teaches nutrition through his food. His curiosity and knowledge are always growing.

Jason Medellin

Jason MedellinLead Tech

Jason has been with SOBA since September 2014, and although he is not in recovery, his heart for helping others is evident in his dedication to the clients.Prior to working for Soba, Jason worked at Haven for Hope, one of the largest homeless shelters in the U.S. At Haven for Hope Jason was a Life Safety Officer and Residential Tech for almost 5 years. His time at Haven instilled in him the

desire to support others as they work towards their goals of transformation.

Jeremy O’Neil

Jeremy O’Neil Lead Tech

Jeremy has been with SOBA Texas since September 2014. He has been in recovery for over 7 years and is happy to be working in a recovery environment. He enjoys his job and takes pride in helping others to gain experience, hope and strength. Jeremy also enjoys spending quality time with his 2 children. “I love what I do and do what I love.” -Jeremy

Leslie Halks

Leslie Halks Lead Tech

For over a year, Leslie has been a Lead Tech for the weekend team at our sober living apartments. She has been an active member of the recovery community for the past three years and finds great joy in sharing her journey of healing with clients. She also finds purpose in helping to guide and serve them on their own path of recovery.

Michelle Willis

Michelle Willis Lead Tech

Michelle comes to the Soba Texas team with over 5 years of experience working with non-profit recovery organizations. She is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University San Antonio. Michelle is an active member in the recovery community and has service commitments for a local non-profit sober living. Her hope is to show through her own experiences that recovery is possible.

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