STEPHEN CAMERON MD.
Dr. Cameron stumbled into the field of addiction medicine in 2004 while living in Juneau, Alaska. Addiction quickly grabbed his deeper interest, “addiction seemed to perfectly reflect so much of what was wrong about a misguided materialistic society.”
It became increasingly obvious to Dr Cameron that people use substances to find relief from unresolved traumas of childhood and early adulthood. In the short term, substances work; in the long term, they only deepen and prolong suffering. Substances are a proxy for the happiness and contentment that we all long for, the happiness that can sometimes seem so very distant. Dr. Cameron’s goal is to help people regain that seemingly lost contentment. Dr. Cameron is also an avid student of non-dual, an experiential exploration of the nature of consciousness and reality.
CHRISTI O'CONNER, NP-PP
MEDICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER
SEAN NELSON, CADC-II
Sean started his counseling career teaching Recovery Yoga. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) in the State of Oregon. Throughout his career he has emphasized a holistic approach to recovery, combining body and mind. Currently Sean is the SLO Recovery Yoga Instructor, carefully teaching and encouraging those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves.
TODD FLYNN, MA, CADC-II
LAURIE ELLETT, LCSW, CADC-II
PAM BOND, CSWA, CADC I
MENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR
Deanna Schoppert, CADC I
Deanna began working in addictions 3yrs ago. She graduated from PCC with a Degree in Applied Science in Addiction. Deanna’s hope is to help others see their own worth, realize their full potential, help them realize that every life has value and realize it in its full measure. Deanna’s style utilizes patient-centered care, DBT skills, and Motivational Interviewing. Deanna holds a CADC I and enjoys spending her free time with her 4 children and grandchildren.
JONAH BERGER, CADC II
STEPHANIE HANNA, CADC I
Stephanie has been in the recovery field since 2016 and has a passion for overall wellness. She is committed to helping others recognize their worth and unconditional value. As Stephanie puts it, “My goal is to show people how worthy they are of love and that they are accepted just as they are." Stephanie enjoys time outdoors with her family and 2 kids and lives a very active lifestyle.
DAVE CROSBY, CADC I
LISA VESLEY, CADC-R
COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Serenna Beers MA, CADC III, QMHP
OPERATIONS / COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Serenna joined SLO Recovery Center in June 2021. She has a master’s in Psychology and Addiction and is an EMDR trained trauma specialist. She uses her training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and incorporates this form of trauma treatment into the work she does with SLO Recovery Center. Serenna has worked with every aspect of treatment from administration to clinical services and brings that experience to our staff and patients. Her clinical expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), crisis Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Relapse Prevention.
Megan is a native Oregonian with an extensive background in accounting and human resources. She brought her skills and enthusiasm to the SLO family to help grow and develop the team. Megan leads an active lifestyle and is passionate about faith, family, and recovery. She is a unique and integral addition to the center, and her work serves both patients and staff alike.