Doug Gould

Doug Gould

Excutive Director

Susan Szczesniak

Susan Szczesniak

Women’s Administrator

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

Men’s Administrator

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

Director of Development

About Russell

Russell is a State Certified Peer Support Specialist and Director of Development with Foundations for Recovery. Russ has also completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, and volunteers his time as a Chaplain at Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. Russ and his wife Daisy have three wonderful children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, golf, gardening, 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 is currently enrolled as a full time student, working toward his AS Transfer Degree in Hunan Services to Southern Oregon University. Russ has a long-term goal to become a therapist and 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.”

Paige Harrison

Paige Harrison

Peer Support Specialist

Nick Weaver

Nick Weaver

Peer Support Specialist

About Nick

My name is Nick and on July 20th I celebrated 5 year of being clean & sober from meth, heroin, prescriptions drugs, and marijuana.  The story of my personal abuse started while attending high school.  It escalated into further addiction when I became discontented with just partying.  It was then I began a new endeavor with prescription drugs.  The next 6 years of my life was such torment as I began to live a life of self-seeking, dishonesty, theft and a felony conviction. I had tried to quit on my own before, only to find myself out using and running again.  I suffered over 10 years of addiction until I reached the doors of the Foundations for Recovery.  I continue to attend my weekly recovery coaching meetings and now am assisting others with their 12 step recovery program.  I thank the Lord for giving me a second chance and I hope I can give back to others who may be struggling today in addiction.  I never thought I could become the person I am today with a joy for living, a peace to handle daily living and a happiness that I never thought I could obtain.

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.

Paul Aragon

Paul Aragon

Peer Support Specialist

Kelly Burrows

Kelly Burrows

Peer Support Specialist

About Kelly

Kelly, a former Arizona resident, has lived in the Rogue Valley for the last 5 years. She accepted Christ as a 9-year-old girl in the Baptist church where she grew up. After moving to Oregon, she wanted to make a difference, so she signed up for Peer Mentoring training to become a Recovery Coach. Since completing her training in 2014, she has been volunteering at the Foundations for Recovery and has enjoyed connecting with the women she works with. She and her son “make a great team” and he is her greatest priority; after that comes her work in the recovery community. In her spare time, she loves walking her dog Gigi, watching movies with her son, and taking long drives to talk to God. In the future she plans to further her knowledge in recovery so she can better help people to find their way to health and healing.

MaryKay Powell

MaryKay Powell

Peer Support Specialist

About MaryKay

MaryKay has volunteered at the Foundations for Recovery since May 2014 as a Peer Support Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and has over twenty years in healthcare. She recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling. MaryKay is no stranger to the effects of addiction, as she comes from a family background of alcoholism. She has the desire to help those in addiction and realizes the effects that it can have not only on the individual, but those around the addict. Her desire is to help people loosen the grip of addiction and begin long term recovery as well as regain a positive, productive lifestyle.

Derrick Kinley

Derrick Kinley

Peer Support Specialist

About Derrick

Derrick and his wife of 12 years, Randi, have lived in Medford since 2012. Growing up in Fresno, Derrick has been a Christian since age 15, when he experienced the saving grace of Jesus at a youth meeting. Derrick recently earned his Master’s in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Derrick says he is “forever grateful for the opportunity to share my life experience and knowledge with others…to be a voice of inspiration to help motivate and encourage people in their recovery.” In his spare time, he enjoys movies, travelling, Bible study, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Mike Deats

Mike Deats

Peer Support Specialist

Jodi Geigle

Jodi Geigle

Peer Support Specialist

About Jodi

Jodi was raised in the Rogue Valley and graduated from Crater High School. After moving to Reno for 7 years, Jodi was drawn back to this beautiful place. Jodi says, “I’ve always had a heart for lending a helping hand. When I saw and experienced the miracle of recovery in my husband’s life I wanted to help others break free from the grip of addiction.” Completing her training to become a Peer Support Specialist in 2014, Jodi has committed to making a difference in the lives of the women she coaches. Jodi makes her home in Medford with her husband, Dave and their Golden Retriever, River.

Gabby Croizer

Gabby Croizer

Peer Support Specialist

About Gabby

Gabby has been volunteering with the Foundations for Recovery since November 2014. She is a 2007 graduate of Phoenix High School. Gabby has a big heart and loves to help others. In her spare time, you will find Gabby finding a worthy cause to fulfill; from babies to senior citizens, Gabby has a heart for them all! She is excited to be a part of the FFR staff, helping folks in their recovery.

David Ball

David Ball

Peer Support Specialist

About David

David is passionate about recovery, spirituality and family, so it was natural for him to include Recovery Coaching as part of his repertoire. He has lived in the area for 26 years, has been married for 15 years and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. David entered into his faith/recovery in 1992 and since then has devoted his life to “continuing to improve my life one day at a time.” David says, “I am encouraged in the direction the Lord has me heading. The mistakes I have made in my life are in the past and I am looking forward to the future one day at a time.” When David is not at AA, NA or GA meetings, he enjoys golf and sports.

Heather Jo Hunsley

Heather Jo Hunsley

Peer Support Specialist