Daniel Henley has devoted his life to learning and carrying the message of hope to those afflicted by the ravages of drug addiction and alcoholism. He has worked in Drug and Alcohol Treatment in all different capacities and within different levels of care. Daniel has a passion for dedicating time and attention to get to know each patient on an individual basis, making him more effective in his role as Executive Director at Red Rock Recovery Center. His personal experience in recovery has enabled him to understand and connect with families and clients alike. Being an advocate for the 12 step treatment model, Daniel uses his cumulative experience in the field to better help those seeking recovery and a new chance at life. At Red Rock Recovery Center, Daniel maintains a great level of involvement, allowing him to uphold a high level of support throughout the patient’s stay at our program. Daniel’s mission is to bring another effective treatment model to his home state of Colorado.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Shawn Henley has been a dedicated member of the Colorado recovery community since his early adult years. He maintains a strong drive to carry the message to those still suffering from untreated alcoholism and drug addiction by sharing his personal experience, strength, and hope. Shawn has a continuing education in human services with a concentration on addiction studies, making him a wonderful asset among our clinical team as well as patients. A Colorado native, Shawn has made his purpose to provide a solution through services provided at Red Rock Recovery Center. As Administrator of Red Rock Recovery Center, Shawn handles all administrative duties for our facility while maintaining a supportive presence among our patients.
Patrick has over 25 years overseeing the financial and operational needs of addiction treatment and behavioral health programs throughout the United States. Patrick received his Bachelors in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and his Master’s of Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served as an executive and led the development of numerous programs for Acadia Healthcare, Pinnacle Behavioral Health Systems, Strategic Behavioral Health, American Addiction Centers, and the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center, where he led the development of the Center for Addiction Science. This program was recognized as our nation’s first “Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence” by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in November of 2016.
SYDNEY DURAN, LCSW
Sydney completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s of social work degrees at Colorado State University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Throughout her education, Sydney spent time immersing herself in the mental health field, serving youth with severe mental health disorders and cognitive disabilities. Sydney has extensive experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field, specifically with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, those struggling with IV drug use and young adults involved in the criminal justice system. Sydney has been a part of Red Rock Recovery Center since the summer of 2016, and has enjoyed establishing and running the case management department, developing group therapy curriculum, and supporting clients as they learn life skills and begin building a fulfilling life in recovery after treatment. Sydney is a Colorado native who is proud to be a CSU Ram!
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Deniz Ipbuken, born and raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts, began working in the Addiction Field in 2016 as an Operations Assistant for Red Rock Recovery Center. He has experience in a number of different capacities for the housing department, and has occupied the role of Residential Program Director since July 2017. Deniz has a passion for helping men and women recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, and is an advocate for a collaborative treatment approach to allow our clients to have the best client care services we can provide. Deniz is currently working to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, while also pursuing his Certified Addiction Counselor I certification. In his spare time, Deniz enjoys outdoor activities, playing sports, and rooting for the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots sports teams.
ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Tristan completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Counseling and double minor in Family Studies and Addiction Recovery from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2008. After moving back to her home state Colorado, she completed her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Furthering her education, Tristan completed a postgraduate degree from the Denver Family Institute. Following graduation, she began working in day treatment with high risk youth where her passion for long term recovery began. Tristan began specializing in her work with families, and working with co-occurring disorders with Addiction, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Attachment, and Mood Disorders. Continuing her training, Tristan became a Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, using horses in a therapeutic environment to facilitate recovery and change.
HESTER CAMPBELL, MA, LPCC
Hester completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia before moving to Colorado. After taking some time off to solidify her goals and passions she went back to school to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Regis University. She graduated from Regis in 2018, and is working towards licensure in professional counseling. Hester gained clinical experience working with the juvenile justice population and as an advocate for survivors of intimate partner violence, and finally as a masters level intern at Red Rock Recovery Center, discovering a passion for working with young adults dealing with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Hester is honored to be a part of the Red Rock clinical team, and excited to be a part of her clients journey towards recovery.
MEGAN HANEKOM, LPC, LAC
Megan found her passion for helping others while earning her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Before moving to Colorado to complete her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, she was raised in North Dakota where she worked with adolescents in a behavioral health residential facility. Following graduation from the University of Denver, she worked extensively with adults in medication-assisted treatment. It was there that her passion for helping those in recovery began. Megan is the facilitator for the CIOP group therapy and also sees clients for individual therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys life with her two German Shepherds and is passionate about fostering animals to find them new homes.
LAURIE WHISTLER, LCSW, LAC
Laurie completed a Bachelor’s degree in social work in 2006 and then went on to complete her graduate degree in social work in 2010. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Laurie has worked in the field of social work for over 10 years. She has worked with youth and young adults in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, a drop-in center for homeless youth, a sports/outdoors camp, schools, and she has worked as an on-call crisis clinician. While working as a therapist in a small mountain town in Colorado, she had the opportunity to work towards her license in addiction counseling. She began teaching DUI groups (which quickly became her favorite part of the week) and began seeing clients individually with substance use disorders. This is where she gained a passion for working with those recovering from addiction. Laurie feels privileged to be apart of the team at Red Rock Recovery Center where she is excited to see change and growth not only in the clients but in herself as well.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
Kristin Doherty, RYT 500 created Downward Dog Upward Spirits, LLC with the sole intention of working exclusively with clients in addiction treatment centers and mental wellness facilities. Kristin’s goal and passion is to create space for clients’ healing journeys and to provide them with tools to build resiliency and regulate their nervous systems during times of stress. Yoga provides a gentle path for working through “the issues in the tissues” in order to not only live in our bodies but to thrive in the process. A comprehensive program treats the whole person, and Red Rock Recovery Center honors the mind, body, and spirit by including yoga.
Kristin has her Master’s in Education from the University of Denver, Colorado. She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Additional certifications include Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Y12SR.
CLINICAL OUTREACH MANAGER
ARSHAD WILLIAM M.D.
Dr. William received his medical degree from University of Benin College of Medicine. He was Chief Resident at the University at Harlem Hospital Center, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia.
Dr. William is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and Member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society.
Shelbey Thomas, a Colorado native, strives to find purpose in life and share it with others. She is committed to helping women fight the battle of alcoholism and drug addiction to discover a new sense of freedom. Starting with Red Rocks from the beginning, Shelbey has worked in different aspects of the treatment field and spreads the message, not only to the women here, but in her own 12 step recovery. She has the understanding of what it’s like to become hopeless and broken, now having the amazing opportunity to give her experience, strength and most important, hope to those that need it. Her passion is to create new chapters in life and to never give up.
ADVENTURE AND ACTIVITY COORDINATOR
Brittany Miller, from Wisconsin, moved to the beautiful state of Colorado in 2016 pursuing a job at Red Rock Recovery Center. She has been working in the Treatment field since 2014. Starting as an Operations Assistant, she moved to Women’s Program Director before taking over as Adventure Coordinator. Brittany, in recovery herself, genuinely loves seeing addicts and alcoholics lives change for the better. Working in treatment has allowed her to witness the growth in others. She has always enjoyed the outdoors but found a passion for it in early sobriety. She believes that having fun and experiencing new things is vital for a life in recovery. Helping others see that life in recovery can be exciting and adventurous is why she wanted to work as the Adventure coordinator.