Susan Szczesniak

Susan Szczesniak

Interim Executive Director

About Susan

Susan has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1991. Originally from Michigan, Susan has 5 grown children and 7 grandchildren. She is in recovery from co-dependency, resentment, and a 20-year addiction to Diet Coke. Serving at the Foundations for Recovery as Office Administrator and Women’s Program Administrator, as well as a State-Certified Peer Support Specialist, Susan finds joy in helping others to experience healing and find their place in this world. She is passionate about the influence of grief and trauma in the addiction process. Susan graduated from Reese High School and received her Associate’s degree from RCC in June of 2014. A Christian believer since age 10, Susan loves spending time with her family, reading (especially books on personal growth), and playing softball. She attends Path Church in Central Point.

Scotty White

Scotty White

Office Manager

About Scotty

Scotty attended high school in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Rogue Valley in 2000. For the last 15 years, Scotty has worked extensively with Oxford Houses, Addictions Recovery Center, Narcotics Anonymous, and Celebrate Recovery. After experiencing a relapse in 2010, Scotty rededicated his life to recovery and remaining clean and sober in June of 2013. Since then, Scotty has had a renewed passion for helping people experience the recovery success he knows is possible. He enjoys “playing on the river” and “finding joy in EVERYTHING!” In addition to Recovery Coaching, Scotty also serves at FFR as Men’s Program Administrator. Scotty also says he would like to be a comedian when he grows up!

Russell Hearing

Russell Hearing

Program Director

About Russell

Russell is a State Certified Peer Support Specialist and Program Director with Foundations for Recovery. Russ has also completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, and works as a staff Chaplain at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. Russ and his wife Daisy have three wonderful children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, golf, and music.

Russ shares December 11, 2008 as the day with the most significance in his life. “That was the day I checked myself into a residential treatment program for alcohol dependency.” As a result of his recovery, Russ intends to continue his work in recovery and as a helping professional. Russ also notes that, “I consider it to be such a privilege to be invited into my clients’ inner lives, and to travel the journey with them through healing, change, and self-empowerment.”

John Sanders

John Sanders

Peer Support Specialist

About John

John was born in 1949 and attended Roseburg High School, Umpqua Community College and Oklahoma State. His work experience has ranged from licensed electrician to USPS postal worker. John is married with 5 children and 8 grandchildren. A former meth user and ex-biker, John is now serving as a leader with Celebrate Recovery and has been a Recovery Coach with FFR since 2012. He is active in the Black Sheep Motorcycle Ministry.