Our men’s recovery program is led by Executive Director Susan Stader, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Susan is supported by a professional and caring staff that includes Certified Substance Abuse Counselors and Peer Support Specialists, Case Managers, Life Skills Consultants, and a Career Coordinator. Residents have 24-hour onsite access to staff to ensure they are fully integrated in NSR of Asheville’s highly structured recovery community.
Our team includes all of our residents who live and work together in our supportive recovery community. Men who are farther along in their recovery process serve as mentors to newer residents and every resident has an AA or NA sponsor who supports them in their 12-step work.
Susan Stader, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
NSR of Asheville’s Founder and Executive Director. Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist who holds a master’s degree in community counseling. Susan oversees program and staff development and provides clinical support for residents. She founded NSR of Asheville in 2006 to fill a critical gap in structured Extended Care and Sober Housing for men recovering from substance use disorders.
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Terence Streeter, CADC
Program Director and has been with NSR of Asheville since 2008. Terry maintains the quality and structure of our daily programming by providing staff training and support, substance abuse counseling, and individual case management. He ensures residents comply with house policies and actively work on their recovery to witness miracles in their own lives. Terry completed Substance Abuse Counselor certification in 2015. He is passionate about spending time with his family and supporting others in recovery.
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John E. Ferris
Admissions Coordinator, having known Susan for the past 6 years within the treatment community, John understood the NSR of Asheville model for recovery and admired Susan’s passion and her unwavering desire to help anyone she can. With his experience of addictive disorders and the various approaches to treatment, he leapt at the opportunity to join the NSR of Asheville Team. John’s compassion and empathy for people in need are evident when he answers the phone. John cares about your journey and is passionate about helping you obtain recovery.
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Admissions Coordinator, with years of experience as an Admissions Director in the Substance Use Disorder Community, Luana has a masters level clinical education along with nine years of Al-Anon. This experience and education has equipped her to work with families and clients when they make that initial desperate phone call. She understands that a sense of urgency and compassion are needed to help every client and every family feel confident that they will get the help they need to ultimately lead their best life through recovery.
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Dr. Sandra Newes
is a licensed psychologist who supports clients in our intensive outpatient program by helping them develop self-regulation skills that calm the nervous system and increase distress tolerance. Sandy is a certified trauma resiliency trainer and uses somatic and neurofeedback approaches to help clients address the anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, and self-regulation issues that are often associated with substance abuse. She has also been involved in outdoor behavioral health for many years and brings an experiential approach to her work. In her free time, she loves introducing her 4- and 6-year-old boys to fun in the outdoors and loves to do anything that involves playing on or near water.
is a house manager who decided to make Asheville home after participating as a resident in the NSR of Asheville program. Elliot realized just how important it was for his recovery to stay in the community where he felt supported and accepted. He has completed one-third of his master’s degree in social work and enjoys working with people. Having worked in the past at a youth and family center, as well as, with children with developmental disabilities, he is excited to work with a group of people where he can have a positive impact.
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Alex Mandikos, MSW, LCAS-A
is a house manager and case manager at NSR of Asheville. As a former resident of the program, Clark is a testament to,”Walking the Talk,” of the steps of a strong recovery program. He values the kindness, compassion, guidance, and support that was shown to him. He welcomes the opportunity to extend these to the current residents in the community and is grateful for the opportunities his recovery has afforded him. Clark is eager to guide the residents in maintaining a life of sobriety.
Before arriving at NSR of Asheville, Jack worked as a Wilderness Therapy Guide, as well as, a staff member in other residential treatment centers. None of the programs were specifically focused on addiction and recovery, but he always felt that recovery had saved his life and he wanted to help other people with theirs. When he discovered NSR of Asheville, he realized this program was the perfect fit for what he wanted to do with his life. Jack really enjoys supporting others with addictions who are so motivated to make a change in their lives. As house manager and case manager, he is an effective resource for the residents of NSR of Asheville.
Delvin Kenion, CADC
Family Support Group Leader and one of our Substance Use Disorder Counselors who does zoom meetings with parents, as well as, providing individual counseling to our residents every week. Delvin was inspired to design a program to help bridge the gap between inpatient and outpatient programs to assist in preventing the vicious cycle of repeated treatment stays and relapses.
Bo Hess, BSW, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Bo is our DBT Clinician. He lives in Asheville, NC, and is a practicing social worker and psychiatric clinician in an acute psychiatric hospital. Bo also has a small private practice in downtown Asheville, NC. Other professional roles and activities include Lead Clinical Resident Trainer and member of the Acute Behavioral Emergency Response Team in a large psychiatry department, Board Member of North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, Clinical Staff Consultant at Our Voice, Co-chair with District Attorney Todd Williams, of the District Attorney’s Jail Reduction and Addiction Task-force, Curriculum advisor for the Human Services Department at Asheville Buncombe Community College, and Law Enforcement and First Responder Crisis Intervention Trainer. Currently, Bo is enrolled in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Master of Public Health, Leadership in Practice at UNC-Chapel Hill. Outside of professional roles, Bo enjoys playing drums, writing poetry, reading, relaxing on the beach, walking, cuddling with his miniature Australian Shepherd, road trips, hiking, flying in airplanes, and going out to eat and studying at coffee shops. Click here to learn more about Bo
Todd M. Bennington Jr.
Todd is a Team Member. Working with guys in the field of recovery has been the most fulfilling thing I have done thus far. Sharing the message of the 12 steps and recovery, and watching these men grow is a joy every day! Most the time it helps me just as much as it does them. Click here to learn more about Todd
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Start Your Recovery Adventure Today
Recovery is the Real Adventure. Embrace the journey with other young men on the same path. Lean on NSR of Asheville as your support network while you work toward sustainable sobriety. You don’t have to make the climb back to a life of meaning by yourself, but you do have to start. Take the next step toward your future today.