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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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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Charles is our Admissions Director. He moved from Los Angeles, CA to North Carolina in 2022. Before his move, he spent years in the Program Director role for structured sober living in the Los Angeles area. His journey began within 6 months of first entering a long term sober living environment where he began working in the recovery industry and realized his passion was working with others in early recovery. Charles has since spent the past 10+ years working in the field. In his free time, he enjoys writing music and short stories.
Renee Picone, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Renee is our Primary Therapist. She began her career with social work in New York working with children and families in residential facilities and in homes where she provided resources and therapy. From there, she worked in the child welfare system, which eventually led her into working with those impacted by substance use. She soon found Next Step Recovery and instantly fell in love with the staff and clients the moment she met them. In Renee’s free time, she loves adventures such as skydiving and want to take on scuba diving.
Ashley Carr, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
is our Counselor who moved here from Virginia in 2017 to be closer to her family. She previously worked as a play therapist for at-risk children with severe trauma and then continued her work as an in-home Family Intervention Specialist. Ashley then moved on to working for the state of NC Vocational Rehabilitation Services for 5 years where she helped individuals with chronic disabilities get connected to resources and support that would allow them to find suitable and sustainable work. Ashley’s entire family has lived in WNC for decades. She has two children and has been with her high school sweetheart for 21 years. Ashley loves to spend her time outdoors including hiking, long evening drives, and is also an animal lover and a foodie.
Jashun Uberoi, CADC
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.
Bo Hess, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
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
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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.