Passionate – Dedicated – Committed

We have an amazing staff here at Solutions. Each team member has the personal experience, passion, determination, and selflessness that every organization strives to have on their staff. These individuals are uniquely qualified to work with those in recovery because they’ve been there themselves. They have lived in the trenches and come out the other side happy, joyous, and free. There is no end to the dedication that these people show to our clients and their families. Day by day, the Solutions family makes it their life’s work to guide people toward freedom from their addiction.

Regan Browne – Intake Coordinator at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Regan Browne

Intake Coordinator

Regan is the Intake Coordinator at Solutions and oversees the intake process for incoming residential and clinical clients and provides assessments and evaluations for attorneys, probation, and other entities. Regan was accepted to East Central University with a full athletic scholarship and she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. After graduation, Regan took part in the COPS program. What Regan was not prepared for was her addiction to alcohol and the three DWI’s she received within 5 years, which of course, derailed her career in the law enforcement industry. After attending detox and then rehab, Regan switched her focus to working in the substance abuse industry, which is when she came to Solutions. She now dedicates her life to helping others that are experiencing the disastrous circumstances of their addiction. Regan is an amateur botanist, forever growing her garden and she also has a passion for the Special Olympics and helps out in that sector as much as she can.

Jason Church – Director of Operations at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Jason Church

Director of Operations

Jason is the Operations Director of Solutions of North Texas. He oversees daily residential operations, program development, and compliance standards. As a person who struggled with substance abuse for 18 years, Jason is devoted to guiding those who seek the same freedom he found in his own sobriety and believes every person suffering from addiction should have the opportunity to grow into the life they are meant to have. Jason has a passion for cooking, and he is a talented drummer.

Rahna Cutting, LCDC, CFLE, LPC - Solutions of North Texas

Rahna Cutting, LCDC, LPC

Counselor

Rahna has been in private practice for 30-years, initially starting in addictions counseling then adding other populations to her client base. She came from a family of counselors, as her father and brother were both LPC-Supervisors and LMFT-Supervisors also.

Her background in education allowed her to teach school; she has a Masters in Addictions Counseling as well as a Masters in Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her training and experience have given her unique opportunity to be involved in both family court cases as well as criminal evaluations and counseling. Rahna’s credentials will soon expand to include LPC-Supervisor.

Rahna is privileged to be the original clinician on both the Denton County DWI Repeat Offender Court program and the Veterans’ Court Treatment program. After a brief hiatus with the Veterans’ Court, Rahna has returned to serving with that team. Previously she served as selected a juror on the Denton County Grand Jury.

Rahna has been married for more than 20-years to her Navy-veteran husband; she has six-children/stepchildren and four grandchildren. She is blessed beyond measure!

Dominique Derden, MS, LCDC – Counselor at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Dominique Derden, MS, LCDC

Counselor

Dominique is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor working with SONTX since 2016. She earned both her bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in counseling from Texas Women’s University. Dominique is a member of Denton County’s Family Drug Court Treatment Team and has a passion for helping reunite families after the disease of addiction has separated them. She has presented on the topics of Professional Boundaries, Enabling v. Helping, and Gospel Centered 12-steps across social services fields locally. Dominique enjoys live music and spending time outside with her family.

Brenda Garza – Office Generalist at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Brenda Garza

Office Generalist

As Office Generalist, Brenda Garza is dedicated to greeting and assisting everyone who walks through the door. She also completes assorted administrative tasks to help maintain an organized and efficient workplace. Brenda especially enjoys her interactions with clients, and she values being able to support others with authenticity and humor. Her previous work experiences have prepared her well for the varied functions she performs as Office Generalist, and she is happy to be able to make a contribution to the organization’s mission of helping people achieve and maintain sobriety. Brenda enjoys detailing cars and playing video games in her spare time.

Elisha Gilley, LCDC-I - Counseling Intern at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Elisha Gilley, LCDC-I

Counseling Intern

Elisha is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern who came onto the Solutions team in late 2020. She is in the process of completing her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University in Commerce. After struggling with her own addiction and working a recovery program herself, Elisha started working with other individuals in recovery. This has motivated her to pursue a career working with those who struggle with addiction. Elisha’s main interests include spending time with her two children and reading a history book while enjoying nature.

Ryan Mitchell, MS, LCDC – Clinical Director at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Ryan Mitchell, MS, LCDC

Clinical Director

Ryan is the Clinical Director for Solutions and oversees all outpatient services for our clients. After completing his Master of Science in Psychology, he returned to his hometown of Denton to make a positive impact on the community where he grew up. Ryan is dedicated to applying his knowledge base and counseling skills in the nonprofit industry, where he can be of maximum benefit to everyone. His goal is to help everybody live a full life, with value and meaning, using his experience with a wide range of addictive and substance-related disorders. In his spare time, Ryan can be found reading a science fiction or fantasy novel or practicing Jiu Jitsu.

Christina Nichols – Accounting Manager at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Christina Nichols

Accounting Manager

Christina has worked at Solutions for 9 years, going from Intake Coordinator to Admissions Director to her current position as Accounting Manager. Christina oversees all financial matters with vendors, clients, staff, and donors. Christina came through Solutions in 2009 and she recently celebrated 10 years of recovery from her addiction and now uses her experiences and her passion for helping others to aid her in her journey with our organization. Christina spends her free time hanging out at the beach/ BSR in Waco, spending time with her kids and grandkids, and loves sewing and doing crafts.

Sharon Primavera, MA, LPC, LCDC - Counselor at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Sharon Primavera, MA, LPC, LCDC

Counselor

Sharon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1998 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Academics and in 2013 with an M.A. in Counseling. Sharon became certified in Trauma through The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma/Trauma Model Therapy in 2017. Prior to Solutions, Sharon worked as an outpatient therapist with teens and their families and worked inpatient as a Trauma therapist with adults and their families at a local mental health company. She provides a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that may be keeping you stuck in the cycle of addiction. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with family and friends, and yoga.

Casey Reilly - Community Engagement Specialist at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Casey Reilly

Community Engagement Specialist

Casey is the Community Engagement Specialist for Solutions and oversees donor relations, social media and print marketing, events, and the grant writing processes. Casey makes a tremendous impact on Solutions by bringing our internal and external communities together, spreading awareness of how we can help, and getting other organizations involved. Casey started her relationship with Solutions in 2006 as a volunteer and held that role until 2019, when she was ultimately offered a position on the staff. Casey holds a degree in Accounting and worked in the restaurant industry for 13 years before joining our team. She is a big fan of fantasy novels, comic books, and video games, and a collector of novelty coffee mugs and LEGO.

Jenn Schoner – Case Manager at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Jenn Schoner

Case Manager

As our Case Manager, Jenn helps residential and clinical clients navigate the waters of early sobriety by issuing referrals, monitoring progression, and collaborating with support systems such as family, probation, and specialty courts.  Jenn’s life has been marked with a rich diversity in experiences which she credits for appreciation of each person’s unique story. She worked in Staffing and Recruiting for 10 years, followed by 12 years of work in the field of Human Resources. This work experience, combined with her own story of addiction, lends beautifully to her role of Case Manager where she has an opportunity to encourage people on their path to new purpose. Jenn’s interests have always varied (show cattle, art history, hiking, sailing, sky diving, jet skiing) … so who knows what she’ll come up with next. Jenn is building a fun life with her husband, Ron – the SONTX Substance Abuse Program Tech, who is also active in the recovery community.  It should be noted that the stars of the show in their family are Apollo and Bunny – their beautiful puppies.

Ron Schoner - Substance Abuse Program Tech at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Ron Schoner

Substance Abuse Program Tech

Ron is the Substance Abuse Program Tech at Solutions and oversees maintenance and compliance, works closely with house staff, conducts orientation for new residents, and provides additional accountability for all clients. After struggling with his own addiction for 25 years, and experiencing a few passes through the Department of Corrections, Ron found freedom from his addiction on April 12, 2017. Ron has seen the bottom and knows what it takes to climb out from a hopeless state of mind and body of any impossible future one might have. He has an absolute passion for working with others and it’s not only now his lifestyle – it’s become his career. In his free time, Ron enjoys riding his jet ski with his wife, Jenn – the SONTX Case Manager, and playing with his dogs, Apollo and Bunny.

Victor (Vic) Vines, MD, ABPM-Addiction, FASAM - Medical Director - SONTX

Victor (Vic) Vines, MD, ABPM-Addiction, FASAM

Medical Director

Dr. Vines is the Midwest Regional Medical Director for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Minnesota and is a board-certified Addictionologist (American Board of Preventive Medicine – Addiction) and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Prior to assuming the role in Minnesota he had a private practice in addiction medicine in Denton TX where he also continues to serve as the Medical Director for Solutions of North Texas, a non-profit outpatient addiction treatment program. Before his career in addiction medicine he was an obstetrician/gynecologist in North Dallas, with academic appointments to the departments of OB/GYN as Clinical Associate Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

After completing his own addiction treatment and entering recovery in 2009, his medical practice transitioned to mental health and addiction. Board-certified in addiction medicine since 2012, he has worked in Texas at the Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, the Greenhouse in Grand Prairie, and Sunspire/Serenity View in Princeton. In each of those locations he developed and refined detox protocols for patients withdrawing from opioids, alcohol and benzodiazepines. While on staff at the Santé Center for Healing he was a faculty member of the UT Southwestern CME Maintaining Proper Boundaries course for professionals, lecturing on the topics of “The Psychology of Licensed Professionals” and “Ethics and Boundaries.” His special interests lie in assessing and treating licensed professionals who are employed in safety sensitive careers and founded the Denton County Medical Society Caduceus Meeting, a 12 step-based support group of medical professionals in recovery.

The gift of family has continued to manifest in his life in recovery. He is married to Dr. Hannah Moussa, a private practice psychiatrist he met when they worked together at Santé Center. Her three children are still in school (12th, 10th and 6th grade), and their family also includes Vic’s two grown daughters and three grandchildren (2nd, 3rd and 4th grades) all of whom live in Dallas. He is thrilled for the opportunity to move his professional career to the North Country and join the Hazelden Betty Ford community in Minnesota.

Leslie Wisenbaker - Admissions Director at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Leslie Wisenbaker

Admissions Director

Leslie is the Director of Admissions and oversees the intake team at Solutions. She works with our clients when they’re at their most vulnerable – the day they enter our program. Leslie’s background is in telecommunications, coming to this industry in 2007 to join Solutions with her husband and our Founder, Scott Wisenbaker. Leslie has a passion for helping people find their way to a life of freedom and their families find their own freedom while loving someone who suffers from addiction. She makes a difference every day with our clients, their families, and our staff by being a consistent, supportive, and loving advocate for change. Leslie is an amazing cook and thoroughly enjoys a good mystery novel.

Scott Wisenbaker - Founder and Executive Director at Solutions of North Texas - SONTX

Scott Wisenbaker

Founder & Executive Director

Scott Wisenbaker is a speaker, author, and Founding Executive Director of Solutions of North Texas. Sober since 1995, Scott has worked in the addiction field since 1997. In 2006, he saw the need for a unique approach to fighting addiction on a community level and a robust re-entry program to integrate men and women recovering from addiction back into the community. Therefore, he founded Solutions of North Texas. Scott has integrated himself into the very fabric of Denton County and now prioritizes educating the public on how to address addiction. Since 1997, Scott has made it his life’s mission to help as many individuals who struggle with addiction as possible. His work has changed over 14,000 lives, reduced recidivism, contributed to the workforce, and altered the way addiction is viewed in North Texas.