Our Staff

Executive Team

Michele Canale

Chief Executive Officer

Michele is the CEO and part of the leadership team for Avery’s House. She has worked in treatment for over 17 years in many different capacities. Michele was born and…
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Laura Nuss

Chief Financial Officer

Laura is part of the leadership team at Avery’s House where she oversees the operations and finance departments. Laura has a passion for empowering others and ensuring that all levels…
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Steve Laats

Chief Operating Officer

Steve is the COO at Avery’s House. He oversees all the different aspects of the marketing efforts and is heavily involved in the efficiencies and quality control of the business.…
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Robert Castan

Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Castan is a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Avery’s House. Robert started his professional career as a house manager and has become an industry leader and trusted…
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Shawna Chandler

Chief Clinical Officer

Originally from Wyoming, Shawna Chandler, MSW, LCSW, serves as the Chief Clinical Officer, offering our team and clients 27 years of experience working within the addiction and mental health industry…
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Clinical Team

Jasen Black

Clinical Assistant

Hello! My name is Jasen Black. I recently graduated from college with my bachelor’s in science of Nursing. I am from Montana, and I am new to the Phoenix area.…
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Sue Moring

Director of Nursing

Sue Moring is the Director of Nursing at Averys house.  She will work with our provider and oversee the medical and health needs of your loved one.  She brings a…
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Ariana Breslin

Program Manager

My name is Ariana Breslin and I am a Clinical Assistant at Avery’s House. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico but I moved to Phoenix Arizona when…
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Admissions Team

Josh Lemieux

Admissions Director

Josh Lemieux is Director of Admissions at Avery’s House. Josh oversees the admissions team and makes sure the admissions process is as simple and straight forward as possible. Josh really…
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Dillon Near

Admissions Coordinator

Dillon is an Admissions Coordinator at Avery’s House. As a person in long term recovery Dillon volunteers his time advocating to reduce the stigma of addiction in our communities. Dillon…
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Kristen McKenzie

Admissions Coordinator

Kristen is an Admissions Coordinator at Avery’s House. Fundamental to her ability to build trusting relationships is a commitment to unconditional empathy, an open-minded attitude, and a sincere passion for…
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Jason Sienicki

Admissions Coordinator

Jason is an Admissions Coordinator with Avery’s House and has been working in the substance abuse field for 4 years. Jason is in recovery himself and has a passion to…
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Billing Team

Andrea Stiner

Medical Biller/Claims Specialist

Hi! My name is Andrea Stiner and I work in the billing department here at Modern Recovery Services. I’m so honored to be a part of this amazing team! I…
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Jennifer Brooks

Billing Director

My name is Jennifer Brooks and I am the billing director for Modern Recovery Services. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great team with a passion…
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Crista Laats

Controller

Crista Laats is the Controller at Modern Recovery, coordinating employees HR needs as well as managing all accounts payable. Crista and her husband, Steve, relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona in January…
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Zachary Scott

Utilization Review Specialist

Zachary acts as a liaison with the insurance companies and advocated for our patients to receive authorization for treatment. Zachary is licensed as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor in the…
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Community Relations Team

Lena Moses

Director of Community Relations

Lena Moses holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Lena also has extensive training and credentials in Child Development, Reiki, Birth and Postpartum Care,…
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