Meet the WSTC Supporting Staff

Drug Court

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Stephanie Smith, SUDP: Drug Court Coordinator

Bremerton

My name is Stephanie Smith. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional and currently hold the position of Drug and Veterans Court Coordinator at West Sound Treatment Center. I have been working with Kitsap County’s therapeutic courts for a couple years and really enjoy my position. I am passionate about helping the underserved and underrepresented members of our community. Unfortunately, there are not enough pipeline-style programs to help transition folks from incarceration to the community. My position allows me to do that in a seamless way that is beneficial to the person and to the community. In May 2021, I graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with my bachelor’s degree in science, including a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. I plan to attend grad school to get a master’s degree in mental health as my ultimate career goal is to be dual credentialed in substance use disorder and mental health treatment. I aspire to continue on and get a doctoral degree after that – I am a committed lifelong learner. In my free time, I enjoy binge watching true crime shows and spending time with my three children, ages 5, 6, and 14.

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Le’Roy Smith Jr., SUDP: Assistant Drug Court Coordinator

Bremerton

My name is Le’Roy Smith Jr. I am a Substance Use Disorder Professional working in the field of chemical dependency since April 2018. I started with West Sound Treatment Center in April 2018. Prior to WSTC, 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.

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Gina Leiss, MLIS, SUDP/T: New Start Recovery Counselor

My name is Gina Leiss. I work as a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee in the New Start Program. After working for many years as a librarian and medical researcher, I decided to turn my curious drive toward recovery in order to serve my community and fellow humans. I’m passionate about advancing addiction care by both pursuing the science and spreading the message of empathy and compassion.

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Rebecca Carr, MA

COMPASS Educational Vocational Navigator

Bremerton

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, and I’m also trained and certified in MRT and MRT Trauma, which are therapy approaches that directly target specific behavioral issues such as those that are common among SUD populations. 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 assist daily.

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Nakita Schoenbaechler, SUDP/T

Vocational Rehabilitation and Support Services

My name is Nakita. I am the SABG Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator and an SUDP/T group counselor. I have several years of lived experience in addiction and recovery. My addiction gave me the drive to obtain my associate’s degree in human services to help others who have struggles similar to the ones I once had. I hope that my story will bring light to others’ darkness in their recovery journey. The best part is to watch people grow and succeed in the goals they have made for themselves while in treatment.

Recovery, Empowerment, Advocacy, & Linkage (REAL) Program

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Michelle Vargo: Program Manager

Bremerton

Hello! My name is Michelle Vargo. I am the Program Manager for the REAL Program. I have many years of lived experience, and I look forward to sharing my personal experiences while breaking down the barriers and filling the gaps to help other people see that there is hope and that people do genuinely care. To me this is not a job; it is my passion.

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Lindsay Devitt: Lead Recovery Coach

Bremerton

My name is Lindsay Devitt. I am a Peer Recovery Coach for the REAL Program 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 two kids. I love cooking and laughing with my littles.

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Jeremy Whitlock: Peer Recovery Coach

Bremerton

My name is Jeremy, and I’m a Peer Recovery Coach on the REAL Team for West Sound Treatment Center. I am in recovery hoping to be able to give others hope to succeed in recovery. I’m a full time student as well, and I look forward to doing what I can to help the Team.

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Amanda Rodrigues: Care Manager

Bremerton

My name is Amanda Rodrigues. I am the Care Manager for the REAL Team at West Sound Treatment Center. I have several years of lived experience and know what it’s like to struggle. Being a part of outreach is such a blessing. It allows me to break barriers for those in need. Helping those in need is my passion!

Recovery Counselors

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Camden Suhay, SUDP

Bremerton

Hello, my name is Camden. I currently have a master’s in addiction counseling and was a clinician for over 3 years. I am a person in long-term recovery with many years lived experience with alcohol and other substance abuse. I have also experienced homelessness at different points in my life, as a youth, as an adult in my active use and in recovery too. I have a passion for connecting with others, for loving them until they can love themselves, and for walking beside them while they break barriers they may be facing in life. My goals are to help empower others by sharing my experience, spreading hope and connecting others to the resources needed in order for them to reach their goals.

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Kayla Moky, SUDP/T

Bremerton

Hi, my name is Kayla Moky and I am an SUDP/T at West Sound Treatment Center in Bremerton. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and recently moved to Washington this past year with my spouse who is in the military. I am currently receiving my BA in Alcohol and Drug studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato. I played collegiate softball for the University and once COVID took over, I decided to finish my last year online while moving out to Washington. I am passionate in helping people, and work to connect with each diverse individual. I strive to share my knowledge with others while empowering them. I am here to listen and empathize with each personal experience that is presented to me. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, friends, and family.

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Cynthia Brady, SUDP

Port Orchard

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 Ethnic, 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.”

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Allison Barkhurst, SUDP/T

Port Orchard

Hi! My name is Allison. I am an SUDP/T here at West Sound Treatment Center, and I’m also in recovery, myself. I am grateful to be alive and here today and get to experience life on the other side of addiction. I am passionate about evidence-based treatment models, and I believe whole-heartedly that there is no “one size fits all” in recovery. Our clients inspire me everyday, and I am so privileged to work with such amazing people, both clients and my co-workers!

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Joaquin Antoine, SUDP/T

Port Orchard

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 incarceration, I was 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 bachelor’s degree. 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.

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Keya Rohlman, SUDP/T: Poulsbo

I am an SUDP/T counselor at the Poulsbo location of West Sound Treatment Center. I received my education for this career field from Olympic College in Bremerton, and I also have a background in education through the University of Alaska. I have always been passionate about helping others and did that in the school districts for about 6 years working with behavioral students and in the Special Education Department. My goals now for this field are to help lift up and educate others in getting the help they need by sharing my own personal experience with addiction and to spread hope to those who need it and watch them reach their goals in their new life of recovery. In my free time you can catch me outside rain or shine hiking, fishing, running, (basically anything active), or inside baking and reading, and always with my kids in tow.

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Libby McCaskey, SUDP: Telehealth Counselor

My name is Libby. I’ve been practicing substance abuse counseling for 3 years and earned my education at Olympic College. I have a passion for helping clients understand what caused them to turn to using in the first place. I am a firm believer that addiction is just a symptom of a larger, underlying issue. I look forward to working with the clients of West Sound Treatment Center!

Accounting/Finance

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Office Assistants

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Bremerton OA: Betsy Lusby

My name is Betsy. In addition to managing the front desk at Bremerton and keeping things running smoothly here, I also enjoy gardening and baking.

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Poulsbo OA: Annette Johnson

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.

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Port Orchard OA: Desiree Fryer

My name is Desiree, and I am the office assistant in Port Orchard. I am a Kitsap native and am excited to be a part of a team that truly is helping our community get better. When I am not working you can find me reading or hanging out outside with my pet Bunny.

Housing Case Management

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Nia Fouts: Housing Case Manager

My name is Nia Fouts. I am the female Housing Case Manager at West Sound Treatment Center. I have lived experience of being in and out of addiction and incarcerated and now I am excited to be a part of this team helping women transition from homelessness and incarceration to a house where they can live the dream of being clean and sober and being able to set and reach goals for themselves. I love being a part of the solution and being able to help and empower others to discover their true potential.

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IT Specialist

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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.

Social Media Coordinator and Content Writer

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Beth Wilson, MLIS

My name is Beth Wilson. I’m the Social Media Coordinator and Content Writer for West Sound Treatment Center. I believe our society needs a greater awareness about mental and behavioral health. Joining WSTC allows me to share the stories and struggles, the data, and the needs of this population with the community and promote conversation that helps overcome the challenges that stem from a lack of communication and understanding.

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Meet the WSTC Supporting Staff