Meet the West Sound Treatment Center Supporting Staff
Stephanie Smith SUDPT Therapeutic Court Recovery Counselor
My name is Stephanie Smith. I have worked for West Sound Treatment Center since August 2019. I enjoy my role as a Therapeutic Court Recovery Counselor working closely with Kitsap County’s Adult Drug Court Program and Veteran’s Therapeutic Court Program. I have a passion for working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system helping them to obtain sentencing alternatives in the form of Substance Use Disorder Treatment. My passion lies in helping individuals in the community overcome barriers and living happy successful lives. I am graduating from Washington State University in May 2021. I plan to pursue graduate school and credentials in mental health counseling. Outside of work, I enjoy doing any outdoor activities with my three children.
Rebecca Carr COMPASS Ed Voc Navigator
My name is Rebecca Carr. I completed my Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health, and Co-occurring Disorder in 2008 through Antioch University Seattle. I worked eight plus years as the Kitsap County Adolescent Coordinator before starting a position with West Sound Treatment Center. For three years I have been contracted though Kitsap County Drug Court as their Compass Ed Voc Navigator. I work hard to assist individuals to eliminate any barriers they may have to be successful in the Drug Court Program and beyond. I enjoy working with the drug team, the community, and the participants I assists daily.
Michael Allan SUDP
My name is Michael Allan. After a lifetime of addiction, I went to treatment for the last time in 2009. I went to college and earned my AA in Chemical Dependency Counseling. I have always wanted to give back and help people escape the chains of addiction. I started working at WSTC in 2016. I volunteered for 1.5 years at which time I was offered a paid position. I worked with WSTC until 10/2018. I came back in 9/2020 and have been working here ever since to help people get their lives back.
Annette Johnson Team Lead
My name is Annette Johnson. I have a lifetime of experience with people and helping others for as long as I can remember. I have worked in various fields such as hospitality, human services, communications and for a moment I was even a carney. Although my degree is in the Arts and Sciences, I have found that I am passionate about people and assisting those going through SUD treatment since my own recovery started in 2006. All these experiences have shaped me into the person I am today. I find myself drawing on these experiences to help lead my team at Washington Listens.
Victoria Davis Support Specialist
My name is Victoria Davis. I am a Support Specialist for Washington Listens at West Sound Treatment Center. I am passionate about helping people by providing a listening ear when they become overwhelmed with the stressors of their daily lives. I believe we all have our own story, and everyone deserves to be heard and treated with kindness and compassion. I have many years of experience with customer service and have found that helping people brings me the most joy in life. When I am out of the office, you can typically find me exploring the great outdoors with my Siberian Husky, Kita, or curled up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. I began my career at West Sound Treatment Center in December of 2020 after learning about the amazing resources that Washington Listens provides for our community. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing program and I am excited to see where this journey leads.
Lindsay Devitt Support Specialist
My name is Lindsay Devitt. I am a support specialist for Washington listens at West Sound Treatment Center. I have worked many years in customer service and have always had a gift for connecting with people. I love doing outreach, making connections within my community, and working to take the stigma off those asking for help with mental health. When I am not in the office or doing outreach I’m at home with my 2 kids. I love cooking and laughing with my littles.
Cailin Schupbach SUDPT LSWAIC
My name is Cailin Schupbach. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) and Licensed Associate Clinical Social Worker (LSWAIC). I have been working at West Sound Treatment Center since May 2020, providing MAT Care Coordination and co-occurring counseling. I grew up in Buffalo, NY (Go Bills), and have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services from University at Buffalo. In addition, I studied at Universitat de Barcelona and have a minor in Spanish. Following a year of working after completing my undergraduate studies, I moved to New York City for 2 years. There, I attended Columbia University and obtained my Master of Science in Social Work. Prior to moving to Washington and working at WSTCS, I worked in a variety of settings, including psychiatry, hospitals, drug court, and a mobile behavioral health team. Substance Use Disorder treatment has been my passion since I was 15-years-old, stemming from some of my own experiences as well as the struggles of friends and family members. My work is centered on a social justice lens, harm reduction perspectives, meeting people where they’re at, and emphasizing empathic rather than punitive approaches.
Kelley Lovelace SUDP New Start Compliance Officer
My name is Kelley Lovelace. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional. I enjoy working with individuals suffering from addiction, poor coping skills, co-dependency and low self-esteem. I utilize an interactive hands-on approach in which clients begin to explore healthy coping skills to manage stressors, triggers and cravings. I also work with incarcerated adults. I help them improve relationships by teaching them how to establish healthy boundaries and empower independence. I once had a second chance at life and believe in giving others the same opportunity.
Carlos Lopez SUDPT New Start Recovery Counselor
My name is Carlos Lopez. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee. I have lived in Washington state since I was 11 years old. After graduating High school, I became involved with counseling while attending Olympic College and finding sobriety. I continued my education from Western Washington University. In 2019 I graduated with a Bachelors’ in Human Services. I have been a part of this community for over 20 years and value healthy, safe communities. I continue to aid my community as a counselor and find this field very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, art, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
Cynthia Brady SUDPT
My name is Cynthia Brady, I am a Recovery Counselor at West Sound Treatment Center in Port Orchard, Washington. I was born in Pasco, Washington. I obtained my associates of arts & sciences degree at Olympic College in Human Services with an emphasis on Chemical Dependency Professional Training in Bremerton, Washington. While there I obtained a certificate in Case Aide, Manufacturing Technology and Chemical Dependency Professional Services. I obtained my bachelor’s degree at University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with an emphasis on Ethic, Gender and Labor Studies in Tacoma Washington. My professional goals are to continue to strengthen my community by affecting change in the lives of those impacted by drugs, the criminal justice system, poverty, homelessness, racial discrimination, and barriers that prevent social and economical growth and advancement. My personal goals are to build up and empower the lives I meet by encouraging others, sharing knowledge, information, and wisdom that comes from a Power Greater than myself, whom I choose to call GOD. My hobbies consist of reading, writing, cooking, and refurbishing old furniture etc. I love to see lives change for the better and one of my favorite quotes is: “Be the Change You Want to See.”
Le’Roy Smith SUDPT
My name is Le’ Roy Smith Jr. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee working in the field of chemical dependency since April 2018. I started with West Sound Treatment Center in April 2018. Prior to West Sound I worked as a clinician in a Medical Assistant Treatment (MAT) program and a behavioral health program in Seattle, WA. I have an Associate Degree with a Certificate of Proficiency in Chemical Dependency and I also hold a Certificate of Recognition in Human Services-Case Aide from Olympic College. I am a Phi Theta Kappa member. I am a veteran of the United States Navy and have a personal history with a Substance Use Disorder. My passion for the position of a clinician comes from my own personal history of alcohol and substance abuse. Working in Seattle made me realize that I needed to be doing more for the community in which I live, Kitsap County, and where I have strong personal ties with the recovery community. I believe the only reason anyone should be looking down on another person is due to them offering that person a helping-hand up or out of whatever has gotten them down.
Nakita Schoenbaechler SUDPT
My name is Nakita Schoenbaechler. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT). I have been working at West Sound Treatment Center since September 2020. I began pursuing my degree in nursing and chose to change my career path and work in addiction services. I enjoy guiding and motivating people through their recovery process to help them find faith and trust in the program. I have been in recovery for a little over five years and have endured many obstacle’s through both life and my recovery process. I truly believe that everyone is worthy and capable of living a life clean and free.
Joaquin Antoine SUDPT
My name is Joaquin Antoine. I am an Okanogan First Nations husband and father of eight. After my addictions and bad choices led to gangs and incarnation, I was granted and blessed with the chance for a new life. I graduated from Northwest Indian college with my AAS, Bates technical college with an AAT, Tacoma Community College with a Chemical Dependency Professional Certification, and The Evergreen State College Native Pathways Program with a Bachelors. My passion and reason for helping is to help people heal and raise healthy and happy families. In my free time I work on my family farm and raise turkeys, geese, ducks, and chickens.
Jennifer George SUDPT
My name is Jennifer George, and I am a native of Bremerton. I have an AA in Criminal Justice, and I am currently a licensed SUDPT for the state of Washington. I came to West Sound to give back to the individuals struggling with a substance use disorder in need of assistance and treatment. I consider myself lucky to be able to help those in need of treatment, and lucky to work with such an amazing staff within the walls of West Sound Treatment Center.
Kelly Richardson SUDPT Intern
My name is Kelly Richardson. I am a current full-time student pursing a Human Services Associate Degree in Arts. Since obtaining my Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee certificate, West Sound Treatment Center has provided me the opportunity to intern and learn how to support and treat individuals suffering from substance use disorders. I believe we, in society and as a culture, need to end the stigma associated with substance use disorders by providing ethical, compassionate, and effective care to people suffering from all disorders. After completing my required education and training, I look forward to supporting those in my community helping them receive the care they need and deserve. I have a special interest in sociology and psychology. Learning about people and how the brain works is so fascinating to me. In my free time I enjoy doing arts and crafts, spending time with my family, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Kelsey Mann Accounting Clerk
My name is Kelsey Mann. I was born and raised in Kitsap and love being part of this community. I am so proud to be included in the West Sound Treatment team supporting the organization as well as the people and purpose it serves. I thoroughly enjoy learning new things, which has been a highlight in my position here as every day brings something different.
My name is Michelle Macomber. I have been a Military Spouse for the last 19 years & proud Mom of two. I found my home here at West Sound with a passion for wanting to help others after watching my personal family history handle addiction. I love my job. It allows me to see our clients grow from booking the first appointment to successfully completing their treatment. That is the greatest reward we can all achieve as a team.
My name is Michelle Beach. I have been the Office Assistant for the Port Orchard office since April of 2021. I have always enjoyed working with people. Working at West Sound is allowing me the opportunity to extend my passion for helping people while getting to be part of an amazing team. I am lucky to be the mother of three amazing children. In my spare time, I am working towards my Associates degree in Criminal Justice. Washington has been my home my entire life. I enjoy all outdoor activities and always looking for new hidden gems in the Pacific North West to visit.
Housing Case Managers
My name is Yasman Williams. I am the Women’s Housing Case Manager for the O’hana House and the Women’s New Start House. I provide one-on-one case management and transportation. I do this because I love seeing people reach their goals and change their lives. For me the reward is getting to be a small part in my client’s success.
My name is Gary Thomas. I have been in Recovery for sixteen years and have worked for West Sound Treatment Center for 9 of those years this coming April. Prior to West Sound I worked for Olalla Recovery Center for six years. I received a call from my old counselor from Outpatient Treatment saying she had a job for me that would fit me perfectly. I interviewed and got the job. Working for West Sound was the purpose I was looking for in my personal and professional life. I have no regrets since day one. I am Honored to help the men and children in my community which has and is still fulfilling my purpose.
Left Hand Management
Kevin Brown PC Parts & Service
My name is Kevin Brown. As the owner of PC Parts & Service, I strive to provide the best IT support and consulting for West Sound Treatment Center so they can provide the best service to their clients. I am proud to have been working with West Sound Treatment Center since 2020 and I hope that my services can help West Sound Treatment Center continue to provide world-class services and support for all of those that depend on them.