RCCS Staff

Paul Kustermann - B.S., A.A.

  • CEO/Program Director

"Being witness to the power of change is an awe-inspiring and humbling experience. Our clients deserve the best and our job at RCCS is to give it to them."

Nancy Carkhuff-Kern - LADC, LSW

  • Treatment Director


“I have hope for everyone I work with. When the LADC has hope, the client picks up on that, will make the hope theirs, and will believe a new lifestyle is possible.”

Jena Haggith - LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor


Jeff Davis-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor


Shelly Kuiper - LADC

  • Counselor Supervisor


"It is with great pride and passion for the clients we serve that I love coming to work everyday. Nothing to me is more amazing than seeing the miracle of recovery take hold in the lives of others. I consider it a great honor and privilege to be a part of that process. I have witnessed the most amazing transformations and love what I do. Working with a team of people who share that same passion is priceless and it is reflected in our commitment to our clients.”

Nichole Cardinal - LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

 " In order to go where you have never gone you have to be willing to go where you have never been."


Aziza Marshall - LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor


"Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you."

Roy Barker

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

Paivi Lee

  • Clinical Contractor

Juliet Mitchell

  • Clinical Contractor

  "Manners are Memorable. People remember what you say, what you do, and how you behave. So put your best foot forward."


  • Clinical Contractor

Nate Kalkwarf, MBA

  • Business Development Manager


  " Complications, problems, and mistakes are all a part of life and business. The true test is not in how we avoid them, but how we respond tothem."

Valerie Bashiri, ADC-T, Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor



“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” von Goethe

Kathy Lijewski

  • Billing Specialist



"Don't be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone."



Bruce Allen

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor



" I've never learned much while I was talking."



Pat Moore

  • Accountant

Pa Xiong

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

Roy Wade

  • Lead Chemical Dependency Technician

George Sanders

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

Susan Brown

  • Intern


  "It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do."

Pam Wright

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

Gina Towle

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

Karla Hugo-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

Amanda Newstrom

  • Administrative Assistant 

 "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live."

Chelsie McShane-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

Shaun Downerd-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

  "Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."

Liz Rolfes-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

Ryan Westrum

  • Mental Health Counselor

Holli Ellering-lLADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor/Contractor


"As an assessor, I am often the first person a client meets in the process of obtaining help for a chemical health problem. It is extremely fulfilling to see the change RCCS brings about in a a client, from denial to acceptance and finally, change."


Shandrell Duncan

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

Becca Spanton

  • Chart Auditor

Nick Young

  • IT

Nia Kustermann

  • Contract