SLO Team

We have assembled an unrivaled team of counselors, therapeutic and administrative professionals. Together, we bring decades of experience in connecting people with real solutions and lasting change. We are more than just clinicians, counselors, and mentors. We are driven by a fundamental belief that change is available to anyone who wants it and is willing to work for it. Our role is to help people find the solutions they seek, by closing the gap between rehab and real life. We share a heartfelt commitment to helping people get free of whatever has been holding them back, so they can live a life they are truly proud of.

STEPHEN CAMERON MD.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

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

LAURIE ELLETT, LCSW, CADC-IIChristi is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a career emphasis on psychiatry. She graduated from nursing school in 2012 with her BSN, and shortly after earned a doctoral degree in nursing from Montana State University. She has 8 years of critical care nursing experience and specializes in mental health as a provider. She believes that treating mental illness involves personalized care that is unique to each individual and requires attention to the genetic, environmental, and situational factors. Christi has personal and professional experience in the field of addiction medicine and specializes in treating underlying co-occurring mental health disorders. She creates individualized treatment plans for each patient and is passionate about assisting patients with defining and achieving their goals.

JOHN MORGAN, CADC II, QMHA, CRM

CLINICAL DIRECTOR
JOHN MORGAN, CADC II, QMHA, CRMJohn joined the recovery field in 2012 with the dream of someday developing and implementing a treatment center that supports the entire family system. John earned his Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) and CADC II as he worked in the field to support others. John serves on the Board of Directors for 3 non-profits and is the Chair of the Portland Community College advisory committee for the Alcohol and Drug program. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help facilitate positive change in the individuals that he works with. John identifies as a person in long-term recovery. He has been married to his wife for 21 years, has 5 children and 2 grandchildren that support him as he continues his journey of recovery.

TODD FLYNN, MA, CADC-II

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TODD FLYNN, MA, CADC-IITodd Flynn holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology. His career has taken him to a variety of different professional experiences from correctional institutions to private and public clinics. Throughout his career Todd has promoted and encouraged evidenced-based practices as well as community support groups. Todd believes each individual needs individual care and understanding. Dedicated to excellence, compassion and constant self-improvement, he offers experience, strength and hope to the still suffering.

LAURIE ELLETT, LCSW, CADC-II

MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR
LAURIE ELLETT, LCSW, CADC-IIAs a veteran in social services, Laurie knows that people suffer through traumatic events and other circumstances that lead to substance use, mental health symptoms, and maladaptive coping habits. Current research indicates using a variety of evidence-based practices to help people heal and move to a next chapter in their lives. Laurie uses familiar methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), but as she says, “the most important thing I can do is to be a good listener to better understand an individual’s situation and build a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship.” Laurie graduated from the University of Oregon (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology) and Portland State University (Master of Social Work) as a prerequisite to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Oregon and Washington.

JESSE COBURN, CSWA, QHMP, CADC-II

MENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR

LAURIE ELLETT, LCSW, CADC-IIJesse earned his master’s degree in Social Work in 2019 from Simmons University, Boston, MA, and immediately began his work in the addiction field. His work in the field ignited a passion for mental health care, and he believes that addiction and mental health go hand-in-hand. Jesse is passionate about helping individuals live their best lives and supporting them fully along the way. He prides himself on helping patients clarify their goals for recovery and uses approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Task Centered, and Narrative Therapy. Jesse believes that each patient is unique, and works alongside each individual to create a tailored approach, best suited their needs. His qualifications include Certified and Qualified Mental Health Professional and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II.

SEAN NELSON, CADC-II

COUNSELOR

SEAN NELSON, CADC-ISean started his counseling career teaching Recovery Yoga. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) 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.


MARCY KOKINDA, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

MARCY KOKINDA, CADC-IMarcy is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon and has been a primary counselor for eight years. LBGTQI affirmative, Marcy’s style of compassionate understanding and patient centered care represents the ideals of SLO Recovery Center. Marcy is experienced in Motivation Interviewing and Trauma Informed Services.

JOHN BRISTOL, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

JOHN BRISTOL, CADC-1John Bristol is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon. John has worked in the behavioral health field for 2 years. His clinical practice draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). John understands the criminogenic nature some patients struggle with and brings hope to those willing to change.

DEFORREST JACKSON, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

DEFORREST JACKSON, CADC-RDeforrest has worked in the field of addiction for over 3 years and is an holistic, patient centered, interactive, solution-focused counselor. Utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Deforrest is able to provide support and practical feedback for patients.

ERIKA BUDD, CADC I, CRM

COUNSELOR

ERIKA BUDD, CADC I, CRMErika has an AAS Degree in Addiction Counseling and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the State of Oregon. She is also a Certified Recovery Mentor and has experience as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at a national Suicide Prevention center. Erika utilizes a variety of evidence-based practice modalities, including Motivational Interviewing (M.I.), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She believes in working side by side with patients to identify opportunities for change.

RONNIE HARTLEY, CRM

CERTIFIED RECOVERY MENTOR

RONNIE HARTLEY, CRMRonnie is a Certified Recovery Mentor in the State of Oregon (CRM). Ronnie possesses a strong skill set to successfully assist patients in their transition from inpatient settings back into the community. Ronnie assists patients with needs such as connection to community resources, housing, financial, medical, legal and employment issues as well as serving as a liaison for family members and probation officers.

BILLY LOOSMORE

CERTIFIED RECOVERY MENTOR

BILLY LOOSMORE, CRMBilly has worked as a peer mentor since August 28, 2015, and loves his career. He has been in active recovery since July 15, 2010, and has firsthand knowledge of how destructive addiction can be. Billy loves the outdoors, camping, dirt bike riding, kayaking, snowboarding, skydiving, and fishing, and brings his passion, experience, and commitment to his role as a recovery mentor.

JUSTINA RAMERIZ

CERTIFIED RECOVERY MENTOR

BILLY LOOSMORE, CRMJustina is a Certified Recovery Mentor in the State of Oregon (CRM). Originally from Denver, Justina moved to Portland to continue her sober journey. She is passionate about recovery and helping others enjoy a new sober life. As a CRM, Justina helps patients with their transition back into the community, and any other needs that will help keep them on the right path.

JASON JOHNSON

PRESIDENT
JASON JOHNSONJason is known in the recovery community for his expertise in Sober Living homes. He has helped numerous people over the years, getting them back on their feet. His main drive and passion is helping the newcomer navigate through the struggles and challenges of early recovery. Jason recognized a much-needed resource for treatment was missing in the Portland Oregon area and teamed up with experts in the field to open Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center.

TROY MCCHESNEY

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
TROY MCCHESNEYAs a person in long-term recovery, Troy has a passion for helping the still suffering addict/alcoholic. He is responsible for developing and maintaining referral networks and resources on a local level and oversees all admissions at Sober Living Oregon. Troy has always advocated for all who seek help, regardless of common obstacles that often confront those seeking treatment.

TODD HOFFMAN

MARKETING DIRECTOR
TODD HOFFMANKnown for creating the TV show Gold Rush on Discovery Channel, Todd has a heart for helping people. Being part of SLO Recovery Center has opened up an opportunity to explore new ways to get involved in the sober community.

PATT OCHOA

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

PATT OCHOAPatt Ochoa has worked closely with addicts and families of addicts throughout his career in order to help motivate change to occur. He has been a Program Coordinator, Adolescent Drug/Alcohol Counselor, Alumni Coordinator, as well as Program Director before becoming Outreach Director SLO. Patt got sober October 23, 2002 and began working with young people by putting on events, dances and conventions for them throughout the West Coast. Patt is also the founder of 11:11 Intervention Inc., and 11:11 Coaching, which has helped many make the decision to go to treatment.

JULIA EGGEN, CRM

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

JULIA EGGEN, CRMJulia has been working as the Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center Office Manager since March 2019. Julia is passionate about recovery and obtained her Certified Recovery Mentor Certificate (CRM) in order to help and direct patients on their journey to a sober lifestyle. Julia’s love for animals and compassion for the still suffering is contagious and can be felt throughout the clinic.

ARIE MORROW

OFFICE MANAGER

JULIA EGGEN, CRMArie is a PNW native, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She brings her extensive background in business development and employment to her role as Office Manager. Arie is truly an outdoor enthusiast and is determined to make an impact on others, one smile at a time.

MEGAN DELUCIA

HUMAN RESOURCES

JULIA EGGEN, CRMMegan 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 clients and staff alike.

JACLYN EVANS, CRM

PATIENT COORDINATOR

JACLYN EVANS, CRMJaclyn started as a women’s house manager for Sober Living Oregon and soon received her Certified Recovery Mentor Certificate (CRM) in the State of Oregon. Jaclyn is originally from Montana and loves the outdoors, fitness, and lives and active lifestyle. Jaclyn has been sober for three years.

CHERIE COATES

ACCOUNTANT

CHERIE COATESCherie has been a certified accountant for 25 years. She brings experience and a passion for recovery to the SLO Recovery team. Her positivity and enthusiasm for a better life are contagious throughout the center.

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