Bachelor of Science, Cal Poly SLO
Denise grew up in Santa Cruz and earned a BS from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She has been with ADI since 1990 as both a counselor and administrator experienced with DUI, Drug Diversion, Domestic Violence and Outpatient Treatment. She describes her ADI experience as follows: "My position is a blend of interacting with the clients and coordinating our compassionate and talented staff. No two days are ever alike; I am most grateful for the chance to guide our clients through the DUI process, and witness many life altering behavior changes as people progress through our program. The smiles, the thanks and the positive feedback upon program completion is awesome to witness! The addition of our new Outpatient Treatment Program will allow us to provide much requested additional services to the local community."
Melissa has been working at ADI since 2007 as an administrative manager. She is currently working towards a BA in addictive disorders. Melissa enjoys working with the large spectrum of clients enrolled here. She feels it is very rewarding to know that ADI offers a service that so many participants find helpful.
Carol has been working at ADI since 1978. Before that she worked at Intel for 16 years. When asked what she likes about working at ADI she responded, “everything!” In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, enjoys going to Capitola, and is a big fan of the Little River Band.
Melinda has been a case manager for ADI since 1997. She case manages multiple offenders, 9 month first offenders and outpatient clients. Melinda has a bachelors degree in sociology, and worked as a legal assistant for 10 years before coming to ADI. A native of California, she likes spending time with her family, going to the movies and reading.
Joan has been an administrator for ADI since 1980. She manages records for First Offender DUI clients and is responsible for our communications with the California DMV and the courts. Joan has a BA in Psychology from Seattle University. She says she is proud that the work here is precise and that the staff and clients are great to work with.
CADC-II, NCAC-I, ACRPS, SAP
Outpatient Services Director
Ed has been an alcohol/drug counselor since 1989, His credentials include state, national and international certification as an alcohol/drug counselor, and certification in relapse prevention therapy. He received a BA History, from UCSC 1992, and a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from UCSC in 1995.
Ed started his counseling career as a volunteer at Janus Detox in 1989. In 1993 he started DUI counseling. Since then he has worked in many different counseling settings, including being the clinical advisor for a residential treatment center in India.
Ed came to ADI in 2005. He currently teaches education classes, does assessments for first offenders, facilitates a first offender group, and is ADI’s Outpatient Services Director. Ed likes Working for ADI because DUI counseling offers a chance to work with people who are often headed for addiction but may not yet be there yet. He is also very excited about working in ADI’s new outpatient program. Whenever he can, Ed sneaks off to India to help out at the treatment center there and absorb the culture and cuisine of South Asia.
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Marjorie has been a counselor at ADI since 1989. She is a CADC-II certified alcohol/drug counselor. Marjorie facilitates both first offense and multiple offense DUI counseling groups. Originally from Illinois, she lived all over the world before settling in California. She became attracted to counseling because she feels a strong desire to help people. Marjorie has several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marjorie likes working at ADI because it feels like a family to her.
Archie has been a DUI counselor at ADI since 2010. He has a RRW certificate in alcohol/drug counseling. Archie has been an alcohol/drug counselor since 2001, including five years as a counselor for the Pathway Society of San Jose. He says he got into counseling because he came to believe his own experiences could benefit others. Archie likes working at ADI because of the open and understanding atmosphere. In his free time Archie likes to ski, work out in the gym and volunteer his time to worthy projects.
Kathleen’s counseling career spans over 35 years, and has been a counselor at ADI since 1999. She says that from an early age she witnessed alcoholism and other abusive behaviors, which made her want to learn more about them. Kathleen currently facilitates first offense, multiple offense and extension DUI groups. She says ADI gives her relative autonomy in her work which allows her to be creative in her style and delivery of services.
George has been a counselor since 1991. He came to ADI in 2003 George says a volunteer position at a treatment center led him to realize he would like to help people. He currently facilitates first and multiple offense DUI groups. A native of New York, he has been living in California since 1971. He says he likes working at ADI because of the diverse population of the participants here, and that he gets to help people avoid future problems with the law.
Ileen has been working at ADI since 2005. Prior to coming to ADI, She worked for fourteen years as a counselor at Juvenile Hall and at the Elmwood Men’s Rehab Facility. She currently facilitates first and multiple offender DUI groups. Ileen was attracted to counseling by her interest in helping others succeed, and likes working at ADI because she feels that this is where she can make a difference. When not working, Ileen can be found spending time with here family or riding Harley motorcycles.