Ashwood Staff

Photo of Robert Castan

Robert Castan

President and COO

In 2010, after finding his own recovery, Robert dedicated his life to helping others find freedom from addiction. Since then, he has created innovative, and successful addiction treatment programs, across the Western US. Robert has extensive experience with marketing, brand management, web development and intake coordination.

In 2014 Robert co-founded Northpoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho. From Northpoint’s inception, Robert oversaw the facility layout, marketing campaigns and key team development. With Northpoint’s growth and success, Robert assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. Today he is responsible for supervising daily operations of the administrative, marketing and intake teams, as well as; assisting in key growth initiatives.

“I am extremely proud of what we have created at Northpoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives.” Robert’s vision and determination are evident throughout Northpoint’s services.

Photo of Erica Lopez

Erica Lopez, LCSW

Clinical Director

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within Ashwood Recovery.

Photo of Coire Weathers

Dr. Coire Weathers

Medical Director

Dr. Coire Weathers was born and raised in Boise's north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weathers enjoyed Baltimore and chose to remain there for his Residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Weathers has always been particularly interested in community psychiatry. As part of his training, he was able to accompany members of different specialties as they went out into the Baltimore community offering psychiatric care to the underserved. Dr. Weathers developed an immediate respect for the mental health providers in Baltimore's inner city who were dedicated to helping people with addiction and psychiatric illness when they had no where else to turn. After completing his residency, he chose to return home to Boise, working as both an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist. Dr. Weathers is excited to be part of the Ashwood team, working to help people in the city he loves.

Jennifer Freeman

CFO

Jennifer Freeman joined the NorthPoint Recovery team in 2017. Since that time, her vision and commitment to excellence has propelled us forward as she took on the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Jennifer has worked in the healthcare field for the last 13 years. Her passion for the chemical dependency treatment field is what brought her to our facility. It is because of her experience and expertise that we are able to reach such a wide audience of individuals who are desperately in need of our services. Currently, under Jennifer’s leadership, we are able to offer help to people suffering from addiction in several states.

Jennifer has become a valuable part of the team here at NorthPoint Recovery. Her motivation and compassion for patients in need of our services shines through in every task she accomplishes; both on a day-to-day basis, and as we prepare to enhance patient care in the future.

Photo of Gaylee Hoff

Gaylee Hoff, LCSW

Lead Counselor

Gaylee Hoff is a primary counselor on the Ashwood Recovery clinical team. She is skilled at helping clients identify ways to work around barriers to their growth and engage in the process of recovery. Gaylee is passionate about recovery and is able to reach those struggling with symptoms of their addiction. She is a graduate of Boise State University where she graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work. Gaylee's role at Ashwood is facilitating groups, individual sessions and educating clients about recovery.

Photo of Brittany Heyrend

Brittany Heyrend, LPC

Lead Counselor

Brittany possesses the ability to help clients resolve difficult circumstances and emotions in a meaningful and supportive fashion. She comes to the Ashwood team via The Meadows, a highly revered treatment program, in Wickenburg Arizona. As Primary Therapist at Ashwood, Brittany facilitates group, individual and family sessions.

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University. Brittany then completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. We are honored to have her on the clinical team.

Photo of Marilyn Brown

Marilyn Brown, LMFT

Primary Counselor

Marilyn gained her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in counseling from California State University, Fullerton. She is a licensed marriage and family counselor in both Idaho and California. Marilyn has been in private practice for over 25 years and she also maintains employment with Ashwood Recovery. She has worked in the addiction field throughout her career and she has additionally gained certification for addiction counseling through the Harvard School of Medicine. Marilyn contributes greatly to the team at Ashwood with her vast knowledge of the 12 step recovery community and through her own recovery experience.

Photo of Robert Hadley

Robert Hadley, LMSW

Primary Counselor

Robert Hadley is a Licensed Masters of Social Worker. Robert Graduated from Lewis-Clark State with his BSW and later from Boise State University with his MSW. Robert has had experience in residential settings, corrections and in medical detox facilities. He believes that every person is capable of change and values accompanying them along their journey. At Ashwood Recovery, Robert Facilitates groups and sees clients individually to help them find and understand their personal motivations for change and begin the change process.

Photo of JoLynn Tracy

JoLynn Tracy

Primary Counselor

JoLynn is a graduate of The University of Great Falls, MT. JoLynn has a long history of working in the substance abuse field, having experience in co-occurring residential, medical detox, outpatient settings, and Drug Court. JoLynn is passionate about helping those struggling with the disease of addiction and helping them begin their journey of recovery. As Primary Counselor, JoLynn completes assessments, facilitates groups, and sees client’s individually. JoLynn is excited to be a part of the Ashwood team.

Photo of Courtney Lossmann

Courtney Lossmann

Intern - Chemical Dependency Counselor

Courtney is excited to have the opportunity to be interning at Ashwood Recovery while she pursues a master degree in Social Work at Northwest Nazarene University. Courtney comes to the Ashwood team with 10+ years of working in the medical field. Her most recent experiences include suicide prevention and advocating for families in the court system. Courtney is passionate about promoting healthy family relationships. In her free time, Courtney enjoys camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband, children, and pets.

Photo of Tonja Nored

Tonja Nored

Case Manager

Tonja comes to the Ashwood team as a recent graduate from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a focus in Addictions Studies. Tonja has lived in the Boise are for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge of the resources available in the community. Tonja has a passion for helping those who are struggling with addiction and connecting them with resources necessary in reaching goals for success in long-term recovery.

Photo of Thomas Scott-Childers

Thomas Scott-Childers, LSW

Social Work Intern

Thomas feels privileged to have the opportunity to be interning at Ashwood Recovery as he pursues a master degree in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. Thomas hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, with a minor in Gender Studies, and is currently licensed in the state of Idaho to practice social work. Thomas is passionate about helping others improve their lives and strives to help break down barriers to change. Utilizing his education, training, and personal experience, Thomas hopes to be a valuable resource to both the clients as well as the Ashwood Recovery team.

Photo of Bret Quarles

Bret Quarles

Administrative Supervisor

Bret is an Administrative Professional at Ashwood Recovery and takes great pride in her role. She understands the sensitivity and compassion required in helping others address serious issues in their lives. Empathy drives Bret’s commitment in providing resources for all clients and colleagues. She is proud to serve on the amazing team at Ashwood and loves the results of that of healthy recoveries.

Photo of Petra Sanchez-Tactacan

Petra Sanchez-Tactacan

Reception

Petra is an Administrative Professional at Ashwood Recovery. Petra joined us in November of 2016 and is one of the friendly faces that visitors might see when entering the building. She is very exuberant when it comes to helping others and is very passionate about assisting our clients in the road to recovery. She plans to return to school to get a Master Degree in Counseling.

Photo of Lindsey Elkington

Lindsey Elkington

Reception

Lindsey is an administrative professional at Ashwood Recovery. Lindsey joined us in May of 2017 and is very excited to be one of the friendly faces you meet when you enter Ashwood. She is extremely knowledgeable about recovery and passionate about helping others. Lindsey is looking forward to helping clients on their road to recovery and is proud to be a part of the amazing team at Ashwood.

Photo of Dillon Stewart

Dillon Stewart

Reception

Dillon is an administrative professional at Ashwood Recovery. Dillon joined us in August of 2017 and is excited to be one of the friendly faces you meet when entering our facility. He has a passion for helping others and developing a personal rapport with every client. In his downtime he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and two dogs.

Photo of Steve Laats

Steve Laats

Vice President of Operations

Prior to joining Northpoint Recovery, Steve had been part of large corporations for the past 16 years. Since joining Northpoint Recovery, Steve is truly able to combine his learned skill set with his true passion, helping people effected by the disease of addiction. He is driven to help Northpoint Recovery reach as many people as possible find relief from their addiction.

Evan Beales

Admissions

A firm believer that every addict and alcoholic deserves help, Evan uses his personal experience and his professional skillset to meet every caller where they are at. Evan works with patients, families and local professionals to come up with practical and effective treatment plans tailored to each individual. When not at work, Evan enjoys volunteering in the Boise community and spending time in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors.

Photo of Levi Severns

Levi Severns

Admissions

Hi my name is Levi and I am the youngest of three boys. I grew up in a small town - the kind that has more antique stores than stoplights and grocery stores. I have always had a passion for helping people for as long as I can remember. After completing high school, I went into the dental field. I worked in the field for nearly 10 years helping others with their dental needs. In 2012, I reached out for help to get sober because I didn’t want my daughter growing up with a drunk daddy. It was never my intention to find a career in substance abuse, as I always felt it was such a cliché. The one thing I have found in my life is that like getting sober at 30, and finding a profession in substance abuse, has not always my plan but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right plan. Not only is it my job to help people find treatment but it is a privilege, as well.

Sean Mills

Admissions

As a longtime Idaho resident, Sean is extremely excited to be a part of NorthPoint Recovery’s admissions team. Sean believes every addict and alcoholic deserves a chance to get their life back and loves to help them find the right facility to kick-start their recovery journey. As the wife of an addict who is now in recovery, Sean is extremely empathic to the needs of families whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. During her free time, Sean enjoys hiking, skiing, and fiber arts.

Zach Peterson

Admissions

As a former patient of NorthPoint, Zach is now blessed with the opportunity to help other addicts and alcoholics receive the help that they need. He shows passion and understanding to everyone that calls in, as he is a strong believer in giving back what NorthPoint so freely gave to him. When not at work, he likes to play sports, go slack-lining, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Idaho.

Mike Sipiora

Admissions

Mike was Born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He has been tied to the recovery community since 2010 and strives to help people daily. He has a background in sales having worked in the real estate industry for the past two years. In his down time, he enjoys volunteering at local support groups throughout the Treasure Valley.

Cooper Lyons

Alumni Coordinator

With the support of his family, friends and Ashwood Recovery Cooper was able to get clean at the age of 16. Following his one year anniversary of sobriety Cooper has worked as a co-peer facilitator and a Psychiatric Technician for Ashwood and Northpoint. As the Alumni Coordinator he hopes to draw on his experience in sobriety and his support network to build a truly supportive alumni group for every one of our patients embarking on the journey of recovery.

Photo of Ben Halverson

Ben Halverson

Account Recovery Specialist

Ben was born in Elko, NV but relocated to the Treasure Valley in 1994. After graduating hight school in 1999, he worked in construction for several years, before enrolling at BSU, where he graduated in 2012 with a BA in Organizational Communication. During his time at BSU, Ben was the president of the Club Baseball Team and received many awards and commendations. He enjoys staying active, playing softball in Boise City League during the summers, and snowboarding and other activities in the winter months. His desire to help those in the recovery community was inspired by his own experience with addiction and recovery, which is what ultimately brought him to Ashwood Recovery.

Vicki Lilly

Accountant

Vicki is a Boise native who enjoys all our beautiful city has to offer. Her desire is that all our clients come to enjoy life to its fullest. Her background in small business accounting is varied and extensive so she has offered solid set of accounting skills since joining Ashwood Recovery in 2015.

Julia Holmes

Director of Billing Services

Julia comes to us from Arizona, where she was born and raised. In 2014 she was offered the opportunity to move to Boise to help open Northpoint, and has been with us since inception. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2008 with a BA in political science, and is currently pursuing her Masters in public health. Working in the substance abuse industry for over four years, she had the opportunity to explore various positions before landing in the billing department. Her favorite part about working as Director of Billing for Northpoint is the ability to offer flexible payment plans to patients.

Photo of Autumn Hornsby

Autumn Hornsby, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Autumn joined Northpoint Recovery in 2017 bringing 10+ years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition, employment law compliance, HRIS implementation, employee relations, and benefits administration. When not at work, Autumn enjoys spending time with her two children and dabbling in home design. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Idaho. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley (HRATV).



Drug and Alcohol Recovery Starts Today!

Call us now at (208) 906-0782 and get the help you need now. You don't have to recover alone!


Learn More About Addiction


Read About Treatment and Counseling at Ashwood


Insurance Accepted!

Verify Your Insurance