Staff

Solutions of North Texas Staff, The Recovery Specialists.

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It is our dedicated staff that makes our success possible. Without these key staff team members, none of this would be possible. This is an All-Star staff wealthy in their personal experience, unique skill sets, and absolute passion. By design, some of our Live-In House Management Staff are recent graduates of our program, making them a beacon of hope to our newest residents and an example of what may be accomplished in a relatively short amount of time.

        

Scott Wisenbaker – Founding Executive Director, Crisis Interventionist

Scott spent much of his early years in the pursuit of his music career, often experiencing moderate success only to watch it all crumble due to untimely deaths of band mates as well as missed opportunities from other consequences related to his addiction. In 1995, Scott was introduced to the solution that changed his life forever and decided to dedicate his life to helping others find that same solution.  After years of working with addicts and alcoholics to find a solution to their problem, Scott opened Solutions of North Texas in 2006 in the hopes of providing more.  Scott envisioned a structured sober living environment that would be strong in principles and rich in solutions. He started working with men in 2006 and added a women’s facility in 2007.  Solutions of North Texas grew rapidly and programs were created to give addicts and their families the support and services uniquely designed for them.

Solutions of North Texas and its unique approach to re-entry captured the attention of The White House, the substance abuse industry, and the North Texas community. Solutions of North Texas, it’s recovery model and critical collaborations, have been featured on newscasts from KDAF 33, CBS 11, NBC-DFW Ch.5, and WFAA Ch.8. Scott has also been featured in a number of newspaper articles, radio stations talk show, and has had a number of articles published.


Leslie Wisenbaker – Admissions Director

Leslie comes from a project management background. She moved to the non-profit sector to become the Program Director of Solutions in 2006. Through the last ten years, Leslie has nourished Sontx and its staff  into a thriving organization filled with passionate employees who follow Leslie toward a central mission: Recovery for alcoholics and addicts.

Leslie brings  a wealth of experience to Solutions in Intake and Admissions, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Procurement, Business accounting and Non-profit management. She has a certification in Nonprofit Management from UT, and is a graduate of Project Blueprint.

Leslie also volunteers for many local organization in Denton.

  • Our Daily Bread, Board of Directors, Event Planning Chair, Finance Committee, 2012-13
  • Denton County Homeless Coalition, Steering Committee Chair, Point in Time Committee, Membership Chair, 2012-present
  • Guide StarAdvisory Committee,  – Present
  • United Way of Denton County2014 Project Blueprint Planning Committee, 
  • North Texas Alliance of Recovery and Prevention, Board Secretary, 
  • Giving Day Denton/North Texas Giving DayCommittee Member,  – Present

“I love working in the recovery field and starting new businesses and projects. I am quick to pull the trigger and need a diverse team to bounce ideas off of. Must be around free thinkers that can think outside the box. Love to cultivate leadership and I like being surrounded by people smarter than me. Extremely detail oriented. I think all the way through the project until I have beat it to death. “-Leslie


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Dr. Victor Vines, MD – Medical Director

Dr. Vines is an addictionologist who has written the addiction protocol for two well-known and respected local treatment centers. Dr. Vines will oversee the Solutions treatment services while building his private practice in the North Texas area.


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Rahna Cutting, MS, LPC, LCDC, CFLE – Clinical Director

Mrs. Rahna Cutting earned a Masters of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), and certified school teacher. Rahna is ‘PACE” trained (Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators). She endeavors to utilize her knowledge of addictions and her skills with conflicted families to assist in bringing peace to troubled lives.

Rahna is the clinical consultant for the ‘Denton County Repeat Offender DWI Court’ that provides special treatment options for misdemeanor and felony clients. She is one of two clinical consultants for the ‘Denton County Veterans’ Treatment Court Program’, providing specific substance abuse and family assistance to area vet offenders in need of additional counseling and support.

Rahna has served on the Denton County Grand Jury, as well as previously provided substance abuse training for the Denton County CASA volunteers. She is actively involved in her church as well as various community organizations.

Rahna and Ken have been married for 15+years; she is the mother and bonus mother of six children. She and Ken delight in their grandson, Hudson. Rahna is the daughter of a Korean War veteran, the wife of a Viet Nam veteran, and the mother of an active duty Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran.


Jason Church – Director of Residential Services

Raised in the North Dallas area, Jason was an avid music fan who pursued his passion to the globally renowned University of North Texas to study music.  Leading up to and through college, he has performed all over the country and played with several award-winning artists, achieving numerous awards and accolades.

Now living with the peace of mind and freedom from self that being recovered offers, Jason completed our program in March of 2011. He has a background in Hospitality\Sales\Sales Management and finds great joy in conceptualizing; tuning, achieving goals to better serve those around him.  Whether he is working in a sober living residence, speaking to a group of new people, or serving in a leadership role, Jason takes his understanding of being recovered very seriously and finds great peace in sharing his insight and learning from those seeking help.  He is one of many examples of how being honest, open minded, and willing can provide a new design for living that far exceeded any expectations.

Jason has been involved with North Texas Food Bank, Grace, and Habitat for Humanity. He is a great example of practicing what he preaches making him a great addition to our Team.


Jeremy Grace – Compliance Officer

Jeremy Grace entered our program in September of 2009. Having tried countless times to achieve sobriety, Jeremy reached the jumping off point; he reached out for help one last time and tried something different. After 5 months as a resident, he was offered a house manager position and eventually was hired on as a full time staff member. Drawing on years of management in the hospitality industry, Jeremy is currently our Compliance Officer. As a recovered alcoholic/addict, Jeremy has reached out to many suffering alcoholics/addicts in his personal life. Visiting hospitals and mental institutions to speak with those seeking help is one of Jeremy’s great passions. Jeremy is an active member of a 12-step fellowship and strives to practice spiritual principles.


Christina Nichols -Accounting Manager

With a background in the armed forces as a Legal Specialist with a number of recommendations, Christina also has experience in insurance, finance and banking before she entered into our program at Solutions of North Texas in 2009.

In 2011 she started her career with Solutions of North Texas as a House Manager and quickly moved into a full time staff position in the intake department and has most recently become our Accounting Manager.

Christina is the mother of 4 children and 2 grandchildren and loves spending time with family.

 


Julia Chase – Intake Coordinator

Julia is a recovered opiate addict and alcoholic from New Jersey/Philadelphia. After countless rehabilitation centers and hospital stays, she relocated to Texas in 2015 only to find herself once again caught in the grips of her addiction. She came to Solutions in September of 2015 hopeless and convinced she would never be able to recover from her addiction. As a resident in our program she found that there was hope and her whole attitude and outlook on life changed. She became a member of our House Staff where she learned new means of being of service to others. She enjoys making others laugh and expressing the ability to just be herself, something she never thought was possible. Julia is able to use her life experiences to relate to those who are struggling and has a passion to help others in hopes they receive the same freedom she has.


Michelle Boerst – Public Relations/Events

Michelle Boerst graduated from UTA with a B.A. in Public Relations. She stayed at home with her two kids for several years while honing her writing skills at the hometown newspaper, The Town Charter. Michelle re-entered the workplace on our staff as an Administrative Assistant in 2011 and moved into the Public Relations Coordinator position in 2012.

Michelle is our people person. She coordinates all the volunteers and the interns. She talks us up to anyone who will listen in the community. If you want a tour of the facility or just a laugh, she’s the one to see. Michelle makes sure that everyone knows Solutions, what we do and why we do it.

Michelle has been in the Denton/Aubrey community for 15 years and has volunteered for many organizations from Girl Scouts to local non-profit organizations. Michelle spends her free time raising two kids, two dogs, two cats and thousands of honeybees.

“I’m an outgoing person who is determined to make our part of the world a better place thru collaboration, communication, volunteering and hard work.”- Michelle


 

Jan Marie Pompei – Case Manager, Crisis Interventionist

After relocating from the New York Metropolitan area in 2005 to North Texas, Jan found herself once more shooting heroin and cocaine after a short period of sobriety.  13 detoxes and 27 treatment centers later along with several excursions through the hospitality of the correctional departments in 2 different states, she reluctantly came to Solutions in May of 2013 physically and mentally broken and has been clean and sober ever since.  Jan was educated at SUNY Westchester and Fordham University and plans to continue her education next year.  She spent a year as a featured Voices columnist at the Dallas Morning News and has experience in business management in both the private and health care sector and has worked for Daytop Village Rehabilitation Center as a Facilities Manager.  After being House Manager at our women’s facility, she became our Case Manager and Crisis Interventionist, working with families all over the state to move their loved ones, and themselves, towards treatment and recovery. Jan is also a member of the Denton County Mental Health Court Treatment Team, a diversionary court for offenders with significant mental health challenges, often times coupled with substance use issues.  Jan does outreach work with the Denton City Jail as well as the Denton County Jail, doing on-site initial assessments and interviews. She is the ridiculously proud mother of a 15 year old son and a giant Great Dane puppy, makes a mean meatball and is a very grateful member of the staff at Solutions

“What I have learned here saved my life and my family’s sanity, I didn’t think that was possible anymore.  I get to give that away everyday, share that hope every day… it blows me away.  I believe with all that I am that anyone can recover, if I can, anyone can.” – Jan

 


James Reisch – Case Manager

James is a California native who worked in the telecommunications industry for years. An avid music fan, he came through our doors as a resident in 2015 after 25 years of failed attempts at complete sobriety. and soon his leadership skills landed him a house manager position. James is an advocate for helping those with a criminal history and homelessness.  He is our newest case manager in the office and fits in well with his permanent smile and slightly warped sense of humor.

 

“I learned how to overcome my past and not let it define me, and I became the son, brother and man I never was.”-Jimmy

 


 

Ryan Mitchell, MS, LCDC – Counselor

Ryan is a native of Denton and developed his passion for helping others while earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas. After graduating with a Master of Science in Psychology, he returned to Denton to make a positive impact on the community where he grew up. In applying his knowledge base and counseling skills to efforts in the non-profit industry, Ryan is working where he can be of maximum benefit to those in his hometown who need it most. While specializing in work with addicts and alcoholics, he has experience with a wide range of mental health issues and seeks to help everybody live a full life, with value and meaning, in every day. In his spare time, Ryan is usually found reading a science fiction novel or training jiu jitsu.


Brandi Reinhardt, MA, LPC Intern-Counselor

Brandi left her career as a college admissions advisor to go back to school with the goal of helping others in a new capacity. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration from UTA, she earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, who has been providing therapy for people suffering from Eating Disorders and co-occurring mental health struggles for the past two and half years. It is her goal to assist in guiding those suffering from addictions on their journey to recovery. She is a believer that life is meant to be purposeful and celebrated, not suffered through. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two sons, practicing yoga, reading, traveling, and connecting with friends and family.

 


Kylie Mayfield – Administrative Assistant

Kylie is a recovered opiate addict and alcoholic from Ohio. She grew up with the challenges of living in an alcoholic home and relates very much with co-dependency. After finding herself in the depths of her addictions and in a hopelessly abusive situation she relocated to a recovery center in Tennessee in the summer of 2014. She completed her sober living in Florida where she was given the responsibility of being a House Manager. Moving to Texas has allowed her to continue building on her new lifestyle and applying everything she has learned along the way. She is very grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the Solutions of North Texas family. Ready to help the next addict or alcoholic in any way she can, she is eager to be of service.


All of our residential properties utilize Live-In House Management Staff

The Live-In Staff to Resident ratio is no more that 1:7

As a whole Solutions of North Texas Staff to Resident ratio is 1:3