SARA MALLATT, LPC, LAC
CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Sara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She came to Colorado to earn her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from University of Denver, where she developed a passion for advocacy and developing programming to meet the community’s needs. At Red Rock Recovery Center, Sara supports the clinical team to facilitate person centered evidenced based practices aimed at developing a client’s purpose for change and reconnection to their community. She has experience in dual diagnosis treatment with a focus on trauma informed care, interpersonal effectiveness, and life skills building. In her spare time you can find her on a hike or taking care of her two dogs.
DOM ALVARADO, LCSW, LAC
ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Dom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor. He completed his Master of Social Work at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work in 2016. Through his graduate program and subsequent work experience, Dom has developed a passion for working with co-occurring disorders, particularly for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use concerns. He also has a passion for working with individuals who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community, acknowledging the unique struggles and impacts faced by those in the community. At Red Rock Recovery Center, he conducts individual therapy and facilitates groups. Outside of work, Dom enjoys spending time with his Tibetan Terrier or family and friends.
KYLI DAY, LPC
ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Kyli is a licensed professional counselor who moved to Colorado in 2019 from Buffalo, New York. Originally from Canada, Kyli completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology from the University at Buffalo and her Master of Science from Canisius College. Her experiences range from day treatment to community mental health and intensive inpatient eating disorder treatment to addictions. She is a firm believer that we all have the capability to make the changes we want to see in our lives and loves working with attachment and existential theories. Outside of work you can find her spending time with her dogs, cheering for the Buffalo Bills, and watching a Nascar race.
JOHN LEMONDS, LPC
UTILIZATION REVIEW DIRECTOR
John completed his Bachelors in Government at Nicholls State University while working at the Lafourche Juvenile Justice department. Then got his Masters at University of New Orleans in Education. After completing his graduate studies, he moved to Tampa, Florida to work in the Juvenile Justice Department and work in the field for 20 years. In 2015 he moved to Buffalo Creek, Colorado and eventually became licensed as a LPC in the state of Colorado. He started his substance abuse treatment employment at Arapahoe House as a utilization review specialist. He also worked as a Clinical director for their adolescent residential facility. Once Arapahoe House closed he became the Utilization review specialist for Red Rock Recovery and then promote to Utilization Review Director 2019. He has worked in behavioral health for the past 25+ years, and continues to ensure patients get quality care. He enjoys cooking Cajun cuisine, mountain biking, hiking, working out and fishing.
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Carolyn has been a member of the Red Rock community since June 2018. She is a Peer Recovery Coach and is working towards retaining a certificate in Business Leadership as well as a Bachelor’s in Social Work. Carolyn is an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and shares her experience, strength, and hope with our patients and staff. Carolyn credits her long-term recovery to building a strong fellowship and taking things one day at a time. Despite her Florida roots Carolyn is an avid hiker and skier in her free time.
CLINICAL OUTREACH MANAGER
Brian Tierney is our Clinical Outreach Manager at Red Rock Recovery Centers. Brain is a Certified Peer and Family Wellness Coach with the State of Colorado facilitating peer based recovery coach workshops and is also working towards a degree in Clinical Social Work. Most importantly, Brian is a person in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol and proudly maintains an active presence in various local and national recovery communities.
Brian began his professional journey in the addiction treatment space five years ago at Red Rock Recovery Center as a recovery support specialist. After a series of roles, Brian found his way into Alumni Services where he was able to combine his passion for direct client care and community engagement. This led to an opportunity working with The Harmony Foundation where Brian was a part of an initiative to increase and diversify peer recovery support services and community resources. Most recently Brian has joined the leadership team at Red Rock Recovery Center where he manages our community relations and clinical outreach initiatives.
Brian is also proud to function as an Advisory Board Member for the Recovery Cafe in Longmont and as a founding Board Member for Colorado Artists in Recovery (C.A.i.R.). Having embedded the recovery ethos within his own belief system, Brian is extremely passionate about helping others and creating intentional communities where recovery can thrive.
STEPHANE SERRANO, MA, LPC, LAC
STEPHANI THOMAS, LPC
Stephani is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After living in Texas for a couple of years, she and her family moved to Colorado in 2008 and have enjoyed Colorado living ever since. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1992. She worked for a few years in Utilization Review until it became clear that she wanted to work in the clinical realm. She returned to school and earned her Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1997. She has been licensed since 1999 and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Behavioral Health. Stephani’s professional experience is wide and varied. She has worked with a wide range of populations to include: children, adolescents, adults, adults and families in a vast variety of settings to include outpatient, inpatient, home-based, school-based, hospital emergency rooms and even corrections. Addiction and behavioral health challenges are often very closely entwined, and she is excited that she is able to bring her experience and passion of helping others to Red Rock Recovery Center.
When she is not working, she spends time with her family. She enjoys playing board games, watching movies, skiing in the winter and kayaking in the summer. Her oldest twin daughter plays competitive softball so she is a self-professed “Softball Mom” and spends many weekends at tournaments watching her play. She is thrilled to be part of the RRRC team and is looking forward to assisting clients on their recovery journey.
MORGAN CONNET, LPCC
Morgan is a licensed professional counselor candidate. Morgan is a Colorado Native, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Colorado University and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University. Her experience started with high risk children and adolescents and during her internship at Red Rock Recovery Center she developed a passion for addictions treatment. Outside of work you can find her mountain biking, backcountry skiing, wake surfing, or hiking with her dog.
MAX KENWORTHY, LPC, LAC
IOP PRIMARY THERAPIST
Max is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. He completed his Master of Counseling at the Colorado Christian University, College of Adult and Graduate Studies in 2017. His experiences range from residential treatment, experience in complex needs for criminal justice clients, and dual diagnosis treatment. He also has a passion for working with individuals within the legal system and veterans. At Red Rock Recovery Center, Max facilitates person-centered, evidenced-based practices in group and individual sessions towards the goal of developing motivation in their change process. In his free time Max enjoys bowling, volunteering, geocaching, and rooting for the Baltimore Orioles.
MARIAH J. DUPHINEY, LSW
Bio coming soon.
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.
Bio coming soon
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.
HEATHER PONICSAN, DNP, MPH, BSN, RN
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Heather, a Colorado native, received both her masters in public health and doctorate in nursing practice at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her experiences include working in mental health and substance use treatment facilities, corrections, and public health. Additionally, Heather has multiple years of teaching experience at the Anschutz Medical Campus; teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate level nursing degree programs. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and rock hounding, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.
TIA COMBS, RN
Brandon is an individual who gives his all in life. He strives to maintain balance in order to fulfill his passion of helping others. Brandon is in recovery himself, and values a whole health recovery standpoint. Maintaining mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing is what he believes makes this all possible. He is currently a CAC I, working towards becoming a CAC II and a certified personal trainer to help others live a balanced life in recovery. Brandon’s passion drives him to be of maximum support, and helps him meet every individual where they are at. He believes life is amazing and wants to share that light with others.
ASSISTANT UR 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.
FRONT DESK MANAGER
ADAM HORAN, REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
LAURA BETH BURKHALTER
COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
Laura Beth “LB” Burkhalter, is our Alumni and Community Relations Manager. She is a Certified Naloxone Administration Trainer, Recovery Coach, Co-Chair of TPAS Colorado and sits on the National Board of Directors for TPAS (Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services). LB is a founding board member of Colorado Artists in Recovery and serves as an inspector for the Colorado Association of Recovery Residences. LB is passionate about creating a recovery community through music, creating sober safe spaces in the LGBTQ+ community and helping individuals sustain recovery through connection. LB is a human in long term multi-dimensional recovery, who celebrated 5 years of sobriety in November 2020.
RONNIE SCHROEDER, CAT
LEAD RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Ronnie is a Certified Addiction Technician who is passionate about demonstrating clean living. A self-identified addict, Ronnie has maintained over 11 years of sobriety, having begun his own journey as a patient in treatment. Ronnie brings a strong understanding of the patient experience, and works to model healthy behaviors and communication, support personal/spiritual growth, and assist patients in re-engaging with hobbies, culture, and community. In his free time, Ronnie enjoys attending shows, hanging with his cats, and nerd/pop culture.