Stephanie Smith, SUDP: Drug Court Coordinator
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.
Kayla Moky, SUDP/T: Drug Court Recovery Counselor
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.
Nia Fouts: COMPASS Educational Vocational Navigator
My name is Nia Fouts. I am the COMPASS Educational Vocational Navigator at West Sound Treatment Center. I love being a part of the solution and being able to help and empower others to discover their true potential.
Recovery, Empowerment, Advocacy, & Linkage (REAL) Program
Amanda Rodrigues: Project Manager
My name is Amanda Rodrigues. I am the Project 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!
Michelle Lamb: Care Manager
My name is Michelle Lamb, and I am the Care Manager for the REAL Team. After many years of being lost in active addiction, I finally made the decision to change my life. I graduated Kitsap County Drug Court and treatment here at West Sound Treatment Center. What once was my struggle is now my story. I live to impact my community in a positive way. Today my mission is to show others that there is a way out, and we do recover.
Jeremy Whitlock: Lead Recovery Coach
My name is Jeremy, and I’m the Lead 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.
Frankee Brezacek: Peer Recovery Coach
My name is Frankee Brezacek, I am a Peer Recovery Coach for the REAL Team and a West Sound Treatment Center Graduate. It is my belief that the opposite of addiction is connection, purpose, and pride. I am a big fan of Dr. Seuss.
Supportive Housing & Behavioral Health Services
Lindsay Howarth: Supportive Housing Liaison
My name is Lindsay Howarth. I am a Supportive Housing Liaison 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 four kids. I love cooking and laughing with my littles.
Camden Suhay, SUDP
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.
Gianna Adams, SUDP/T
Hello, my name is Gianna Adams, I am an SUDP/T at the Bremerton Office. I grew up in the Bay Area of the great state of California. I moved to Kitsap after I completed a bachelor’s in psychology at the University of California, Sacramento. I am currently a student at Olympic college, finishing the SUDP program. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals as well as encouraging self-discovery and healing. Some of my professional goals are to help those I work with see that they are capable of sustainable and healthy change by creating a safe place for healing to take place. My hobbies include spending time in the gym, swimming, learning new things, karaoke and cooking.
Julie Wood, SUDP/T
Hello. My name is Julie Wood and I am an SUDP/T Recovery Counselor with the Bremerton office. I am a resident of Kitsap County with ties to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Pacific Grove, California. In 2017, I changed my career direction from being a legal professional serving corporations to becoming a Recovery Counselor serving people. I graduated in 2019 from Olympic College with an SUDP/T license, an associate degree in human services, and a six-month internship with Suquamish Tribe Wellness Center. I applied to and was accepted by The Evergreen College’s Native Pathways Program, and I graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 2021. Prior to working for West Sound Treatment Center, I worked as a Recovery Counselor in Seattle in an intensive inpatient residential and withdrawal management facility. My hobbies include collecting antique furniture for restoration, collecting antique and heirloom plants for the garden, listening to music, and writing.
Cynthia Brady, SUDP
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.”
Corey Meigs, SUDP: New Start Assessor
My name is Corey Meigs, and I’m from Port Orchard/Belfair. My recovery date is 2/17/13, and I absolutely love that my job is giving back what was given to me. I help people find their way to a more positive lifestyle, and that in turn fulfills me, as well. My favorite recovery saying is “progress, not perfection.” When I’m not working, I’m enjoying my restored classic Chevy Impala and collecting old music LPs.
Joaquin Antoine, SUDP/T
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.
Janine Hernandez, SUDP/T
Hello, my name is Janine Hernandez, and I am an SUDP/T at West Sound Treatment Center in Port Orchard. I graduated with my degree in Technical Arts Human Services from Olympic College in June 2022. My goal as a counselor is to show compassion and empathy for anyone who walks through our doors. With my ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds and walks of life, I hope to make my clients feel comfortable discussing difficult topics and deeply personal issues. I have a strong desire to help motivate while encouraging others to see their full potential and learn how to live and be their best true authentic self.
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.
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.
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.
Office Assistant: Vava Suwannahem
My name is Vava. I’m from Bangkok, Thailand. I was an exchange student at South Kitsap High School during 2008-2009 and later decided to move to the U.S., to Port Orchard in 2023. My past work experiences was in Human Resources field. I hope to be able to contribute more to the community and help people those struggle. I love traveling to see the world. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.
Housing Case Management
Meredith LeTourneau: Lead Housing Case Manager
I came to West Sound Treatment Center with 8 years of experience at a memory care facility in the field of Life Enrichment – the core values and invaluable lessons I learned from the residents and family members throughout my time in the Life Enrichment and healthcare field are similarly crucial to the WSTC team and clients; the transition to Housing Case Manager felt only natural. I believe that every living thing deserves love, respect, and kindness, regardless of their background or circumstances. I am passionate about making the world a better place, and I believe that by helping those who are often overlooked or marginalized, we can create a more just and compassionate society. I also value self-care and personal growth. I believe that by taking care of ourselves, we can better serve others, and make a greater impact on the world. I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing mindfulness, and exploring new ideas and perspectives. My current hobbies are watercolor, wool felting, and lapidary work; I am at the beach (with pockets full of beach glass and rocks) every chance I get. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better. I am excited to see where my passion takes me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
Bre Darden: Housing Case Manager
Driven and compassionate are two words that I would use to describe myself. With a strong background in working with diverse communities and the public, I am committed to dismantling shame surrounding housing instability and empowering others to achieve stable, sober living environments. Everyone deserves to feel safe and to have a place they can proudly call home.
Sarah Soriano: Accounting Manager
My name is Sarah Soriano. I joined the WSTC family in February 2021. I have worked in the Accounting profession for 18 years and have handled managerial positions for more than 13 years. I came from Guam which was my first home prior to coming to the U.S. in 2006. I grew up in a family who serves the community, and I always have a soft spot to help others in my own little ways. Working with WSTC is another great means for me to extend help. I know that I can assist by providing reliable reports that will support the whole team’s purpose and noble aspirations to continuously help and improve people’s lives.
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
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.