Ryan was raised in Hudson NH by a wonderful family, no one would have suspected that Substance Abuse Disorder would shape his life. All activities, hobbies and life ambitions had fell victim to Ryan’s struggle with SUD and found himself in many treatment centers over the years. Finally March of 2008 the message of Recovery stuck with him and he has dedicated his life to helping other people find the freedom and happiness they seek through recovery from drug and alcohol addiction that he has found. Ryan believes completely in treating SUD by treating the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Since then Ryan has maintained and remained extremely active in his personal Recovery. He has also gone back to school for Criminal Justice at Great Bay Community College after only having a 6th grade education. His dream was to go back into the Correctional Facilities and develop models for Rehabilitation to help the people who are incarcerated for SUD related issues get the appropriate help they need. While in school took a job in SUD Treatment and fell in love with the work. Ryan started off by landing a role as a Case Manager, then fell into a Facility Operations Manager role where he worked his way into the Chief Operating Officer. Ryan also has experience being the Director of Admissions and Marketing where he established and maintained both local and national relationships with other Substance Abuse Treatment Providers. In October 2015 Ryan founded Live Free Structured Sober Living which provided highly structured supports and high levels of accountability for highly motivated residents. After seeing a need to have a higher level of care through the deaths around New England Ryan partnered with some like-minded folks and opened New England Recovery and Wellness in December of 2016. The Journey continues…
Joshua New is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Hampshire, as well as holding licenses in the state of Texas. He earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of New England specializing in the treatment of addiction services. Joshua has experience developing and managing programs in the private as well as the community mental health areas of service. He has 18 years of experience working with addicts and alcoholics personally and over a decade professionally working with individuals with addiction as well as mental health issues. He is trained in EMDR as well to help more complex issues of trauma. After a history of chronic relapse to substances and multiple treatment episodes and “failed” attempts at long term recovery, he was fortunate to find a provider that believed in a long term care model and was able to develop sustainable tools of recovery and a foundation for continued spiritual growth which he passionately still pursues to his day. He is not only trained in the clinical aspects of treatment that he loves to educate and teach individuals and families about, but he is also passionate about his presentation to motivate individuals about optimizing their life in all areas and teaching people how to be empowered, shedding limiting labels and creating a life second to none. Josh’s holistic approach to treating the whole individual physical, spiritually, and emotionally appears to have the most rewarding effect for those he works with. He started his recovery working in the financial industry working as a licensed stock broker for some years before finding his passion professionally to work and serve people seeking a way out of suffering. In that process he met and married his beautiful wife of 15 years and has three amazing children whom he enjoys spending his free time with whether it be at family functions, playing basketball, swimming at the lake, or going on adventures to other states and cities. He believes no matter what as long as he is with his family and strengthening his bonds with them, life is good. A native of New England he is also an avid sports fan and loves all things Boston, but holds a huge passion for football and enjoying the Patriots during the season with his two boys and daughter. Over the last 18 years working on himself professionally and personally through his own pains and joys in recovery three principles appear to guide him daily in his recovery. Living life on life’s terms and strengthening his faith in his higher power, cultivating gratitude and personal empowerment. His belief has been that Happiness is not a destination, but a creation. One which we control and create daily based upon our own humility to remain teachable and disciplined enough to take corrective action. Years ago he remembers sitting in an indigent detox in Southern California and reading an anonymous quote stenciled on the far wall across from him, that for him began the process of his awakening. It read, “Grateful People Are Happy People and Those Who Aint, Aint.”
Dr. DanielShreeve, MD
Dr. Daniel Shreeve began work with RAW as our first full time, on-site psychiatrist and was promoted to Medical Director on October 2, 2017. His transition from staff psychiatrist to Medical Director, has allowed him to be part of the management team by taking part in day to day operations and decisions. A role that Dr. Shreeve embraces. Some examples of this transition include, collaboration with our Clinical Director and Owner/COO and working more closely with clinical staff and case management to develop treatment plans.
In addition to his new role as Medical Director, Dr. Shreeve continues to work full time seeing each client at least once per week-sometimes for medications and sometimes for supportive brief psychotherapy. He has published in the field of psychotherapy including his textbook, Reactive-Attachment Disorder, a Case-Based Approach. His most recent clinical project involves the use of biofeedback in the treatment of tobacco craving, and he has initiated a smoking cessation track within our recovery program.
Dr. Shreeve received his BA from Washington University in 1971 followed by his Ph.D. in 1977 from Cornell University. He then obtained his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 1984. He has several Board Certifications including, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry both awarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as certification from The National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Shreeve retired from The United States Air Force as a Colonel (0-6) and remains in the USAF Retired Reserve. Dr. Shreeve has held several positions most notably as a Child and Adult Psychiatrist for The US Army while stationed at Vilseck Behavioral Health Clinic in Grafenwoehr, Germany where among other duties, he treated soldiers arriving from deployment in Afghanistan after active combat.
When asked why he believes RAW is different than other treatment centers, Dr. Shreeve remarks “I haven’t had this much fun since I was in the military because of the team feel here, I like the fact that we are open-minded to available treatments of mind, body, and spirit, within the framework of an abstinence model.
HeatherSmith, MA, LCMHC, MLADC, R-DMT
Originally from Alabama, Heather moved to New Hampshire after completing her BFA in Performing Arts/Dance at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to pursue a master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University New England. Heather’s professional career began at an inpatient psychiatric hospital where she worked with all psychiatric diagnoses and diverse populations from children to adults, leading up to program coordinator for the forensic adult unit. Eventually Heather understood the path God had planned for her and doors continued to open, and she went on to becoming a clinical coordinator for a NH county drug court. She gained much experiencing working with the criminal justice population. Heather is passionate about the person-centered approach to therapy and utilizing an individual’s strengths to build an increased awareness of self, learning self-compassion, and ultimately connecting to a Higher Power.
Amaris Jones is a master's level therapist in the process of becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a passion for the recovery field that is rooted in personal and family experience. Amaris completed graduate school with a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Cowell Theological Seminary. With care and creativity, she seeks to support and empower each client toward their goals. Amaris and her husband live locally and have a heart for New England and community renewal.
Steve lives in Concord but grew up in upstate New York and Northern New Jersey. He recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Addiction. He also holds an A.S. in Addiction Counseling and is presently seeking licensure as a LADC. Steve has worked in the field of addiction for 6 years in PHP, IOP as well as non-clinical and clinical residential settings as a Recovery Coach, Resident Instructor, Group Facilitator and now as an IOP Counselor. He has been active personally in the recovery community in NH and uses his 13+ years in recovery to help others in their journey. Along with 12 Step programs, Steve shares the Red Road with Native American Wellbriety as well as both Wellness and Mindfulness practices to offer clients several mix and match opportunities and experiences in their recovery. Steve is a member NAADAC, NHADACA and the William Glasser Institute and practices Reality Therapy.
Buddhist Path Facilitator/Clinician
Regina Burtt is an Integrative Therapist practicing holistic therapy beginning in 1999. Regina specializes in the mind, body continuum supporting others to connect to self in a healthy and compassionate way. Regina’s credentials and experience include a Masters in Applied Psychology, Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Somatic Experience Practitioner and has been affiliated with 12-Step Recovery since 1996. She is presently nearing completion for her license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Regina’s approach is the integration of 12-Step Principles with Buddhist Principles and Somatic Psychological modalities to support the inward exploration in finding and expressing one’s autonomy through their fundamental goodness.
Lead Case Manager
Taylor currently lives in the Seacoast of New Hampshire but grew up in Southern California. She is completing a Bachelor’s degree is Women’s studies with concentrations in social work and race and ethnic studies at the University of New Hampshire. Taylor has worked various jobs in the treatment field for around two years before coming to work at RAW. Her goal is to continue helping others empower themselves. As a case manager she works directly with clients assisting them throughout their time in treatment and providing them with aftercare planning. She is completing trainings and hours to obtain her CRSW and plans to continue into a Masters of social work program with hopes of being a licensed therapist.
Before becoming a case manager at Raw Brianna worked as a BHT. Brianna is a student at SNHU, in hopes to obtain her MSW, and one day become a therapist. When she is not at work or school, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and listening to music.
Brittanie presently serves a Case Manager in our Partial Hospitalization Program and has previously worked in a variety of positions in the treatment field as a direct support worker. She is currently completing her business degree and is certified for Naloxone training and certified in CPR/First Aid. Her greatest accomplishment is having the opportunity to be a mother in recovery and incorporating the principles of recovery into her everyday life. Watching others recover, restore broken relationships, establish self-respect, overcome their past and change their attitude toward life has been an invaluable gift that continues to grow. Brittanie believes wholeheartedly that even the smallest amount of willingness and courage can help those who suffer from this disease and rise from the throes and darkness brought upon by drug addiction and alcoholism. Brittanie’s role at RAW is to ensure that clients are treated with respect, provide them with internal/external resources that meet their individualized needs and guide them through their journey in early recovery, together.
IOP Case Manager
Grant Rowland started his path to recovery in 2013 when he moved to New Hampshire from Georgia. He began working for New England Recovery and Wellness as a clinical assistant/QA auditor at the beginning of 2017. He is currently a full-time student at the University of New Hampshire and is working towards getting a B.A. in business studies.
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Director of Operations
Matthew Schoenberg is the Director of Operations for New England Recovery & Wellness. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia. Matt worked in public accounting for 4 years after grad school, and after struggling for a while Matt came to New Hampshire to get sober in 2015. Since 2015 Matt has worked in the treatment and recovery setting, first as a recovery staff and then case manager at another treatment center. Matt came to New England Recovery & Wellness when it first opened its doors and he has played an important role helping ensure the financial integrity of the organization. Matt was promoted to Director of Operations after exemplifying effective management and leadership skills; in this role Matt oversees and manages the daily operations of the company and he helps ensure our clients have a successful beginning to their journey in lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Kris Lang is the Office Manager for New England Recovery & Wellness. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Management. Kris has worked in the Mental Health Field for over 20 years. She assisted in the development of a Substance Use Treatment Program in the local community recently and found this to be her passion. Her goal is to use her many years of experience to help build and maintain New England Recovery & Wellness’s success and respect in the treatment community.
BHT 2nd Shift Supervisor
A native of western Massachusetts, Justin has worked in the substance abuse treatment field for the past three years at several different New England facilities and is also in long term Recovery himself. His extensive personal & professional experience working with people from all walks of life are part of what makes Justin so effective in dealing with our client population. An attitude of understanding, empathy, and love for those struggling with substance use, as someone who has lived it, make him an indispensable member of the RAW team. As the head of the Intake Department, Justin's compassion can often make all the difference in setting the tone for someone taking their first steps on this path. He is a beacon of hope and a shining example of recovery that one hopes to meet when entering treatment.
Dan is our Intake Coordinator, and as such it is his role to make new clients feel welcome, supported, and hopeful as soon as they walk through our doors. Dan is also in recovery from substance use disorder and he believes that his first hand experience with the disease and its treatment is part of what makes him effective in identifying with our clients as they start their own journey. He started here at New England RAW as a Behavioral Health Technician in March 2017 before transitioning to the Intake Department full time in August. Dan emphatically states that he has never worked for a company where everybody is so diligently devoted in their efforts to help others find the freedom he has been blessed with.
Gary is an Army veteran and an ex firefighter / EMT. He’s been licensed builder and a building contractor for 35 years. He enjoys being an active member of the NH Patriot Guard Riders.