Executives

Kaleigh Hunsaker
Executive Director
Pinnacle Peak Peak Recovery, LLC
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As Executive Director, Kaleigh oversees the operations and administrative departments at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Kaleigh previously served as Pinnacle Peak’s Director of Operations. In her new role, Kaleigh uses her remarkable organizational and leadership skills to manage housing, transportation, admissions and special events.

“I believe a foundational aspect of healing is for our clients to feel comfortable and secure in their living situation,” said Kaleigh. She is committed to creating a safe and comfortable space so clients can transition into a place of healing and lifelong recovery. Kaleigh inspires her team to create that space. As part of this process she helps people set expectations for their future living environments. She also enhances their sense of responsibility and pride in making living arrangements. “This prepares them for life outside of Pinnacle Peak Recovery,” says Kaleigh.

Kaleigh further contributes to the recovery community by facilitating 12-Step meetings in hospitals and other health institutions. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball and volleyball.

Clinical

Ashlea Taylor, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Clinical Director
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Ashlea is the Clinical Director for Pinnacle Peak Recovery. In this role, she manages the clinical staff and organizes and creates therapy curriculum to meet the unique needs of each person who walks through the door at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Her broad experience includes being a shift supervisor at a crisis psychiatric hospital, program supervisor, and marriage and family therapist.

Pinnacle Peak Recovery is like a large family. To that end, we strongly encourage acceptance and growth. We also work to help people feel comfortable with themselves and their surroundings. In this environment, one can truly become themselves.

You also will find that the environment is laughter and fun filled.  “I strongly believe in a community/family approach, to therapy and that laughter is a key part of recovery. My goal is for clients to feel like they are a part of something and to create their own goals. From there, they learn how to find their own solutions,” remarked Taylor. “Through our holistic approach to healing the mind, body, and soul, we give clients the opportunity to understand who they are and who they are within the world. We then help them gain the tools they need to be successful in recovery and to meet their goals in life,” said Ashlea.

Ashlea earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Advanced Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist.  In her free time, she enjoys a bevy of activities. These include spending time with family, going to the movies and concerts, and being involved in church and community organizations. She also enjoys being a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Incorporated, whose vision is to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. She’s also a bit of a foodie.

Megan Smith, MSPC, LAC
Clinical Team Lead
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Megan Smith is one of the first people clients meet when they arrive at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. Her calming presence brings a sense of serenity to clients as they begin their treatment. In her role as Clinical Team Lead, Megan gets an overview of the client’s struggles through her bio-psychosocial evaluations. She is the first person that clients will entrust with their story upon arrival.

With five years’ experience in the behavioral health field, Megan has lead court ordered SA groups and provided counseling in Opioid Maintenance Therapy. She loves coming to work at Pinnacle Peak Recovery each day. She is inspired by clients who come here and want to change their life.

Megan’s personal philosophy toward recovery work is that a strong foundation and a community of support makes the difference for clients to maintain lifelong sobriety. “Pinnacle Peak Recovery is a special place that provides community and places a high level of respect and appreciation for clients. Furthermore, we assist clients in learning strong coping mechanisms and finding their place within the larger sober community.”

All therapists at Pinnacle Peak have earned Master’s Degrees, including Megan. She was awarded her Master in Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

During her time away from Pinnacle Peak, Megan enjoys an active lifestyle running and playing with her kids.

Primary Therapists

Raquel DeLuccia, MA, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Primary Therapist
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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As a Primary Therapist at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, Raquel leads the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program. She has 10 years’ extensive experience in the behavioral health field — from working with drug court participants in opiate and poly-substance groups to serving clients in detox and residential treatment centers.

Raquel received her second Master’s Degree in Family and Marriage Therapy at Arizona State University in 2016. Her first Master’s degree in Psychology was awarded in 2009.

Her emphasis as a therapist is at the couple and family level. “Focusing on the entire system – the family – alleviates the pressure on the addict. I provide tools and encourage everyone to relate in new ways. When family members, including the addict, learn new ways to interact with each other it strengthens recovery.”

Raquel believes in the Pinnacle Peak’s philosophy of providing individual and holistic therapy. “We provide individualized therapy, not workbook-style treatment, and include yoga, mindfulness and reiki. This variety increases the chances of a successful and lifelong recovery. It also teaches the addict – and the family – to cope in healthier ways.”

Raquel is a native of both New Jersey and Arizona. Raising her son is a big part of who she is and how she spends her free time. She is a yoga and fitness enthusiast and loves dance parties with her son.

Trisha Kelly, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Primary Therapist
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Trisha serves as a Primary Therapist at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, specializing in systems theory, which uses the framework of how family of origin, environment, or culture impacts one’s worldview, identity, or presenting concern. In addition, she incorporates trauma education, motivational interviewing, and narrative modalities into each session.  In addition to individual therapy, Trisha holds process group therapy daily where she challenges clients to get comfortable with being uncomfortable without the need to use substances.

“I encourage authenticity with my clients and feel honored to be a part of their journey toward inner healing. My passion is empowering people, while being with them completely through their recovery process. Humor, honesty, and humanity are present in all my sessions.”

Trisha was awarded a Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University and is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. She holds certifications in PREPARE/ENICH (premarital counseling), Level 1 Training in Gottman Method couples therapy, and will achieve EMDR certification in January, 2017. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Arizona.

In her free time, Trisha enjoys being active, traveling and maintaining a well-balanced life. Trisha was formally a professional dancer before pursuing the career of therapy.

Rhashanna McCombs, MS, LAC 
Primary Therapist
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Rhashanna serves as a Primary Therapist and provides individual counseling to clients at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. She also teaches a two-hour Process Group each day. In the group setting, Rhashanna talks with clients about what is important to their recovery, what holds someone back, and what is in their heart and mind.

She began her career with the Phoenix Fire Department Community Assistance Program counseling those in crisis. Later Rhashanna worked at Arizona’s Children Association to helping children and their parents, many of whom had addiction issues. She has been in the addiction treatment field for four years.

“I’m impressed with the strong and healthy family dynamics at Pinnacle Peak,” Rhashanna says. “Plus, we take a multi-systemic and multi-cultural approach to meet the needs of everyone here. In fact, clients come to our meetings and have input. They learn skills they can bring back to their own communities.”

Awarded a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University, Rhashanna holds her Licensed Professional Counselor designation.

Rhashanna’s free time is filled with family activities with her husband, newborn and three-year old child. She is active at her church as a children’s teacher and choir member.

Group Facilitators

katie-thiesKatie Thies, BA
Group Facilitator
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Katie facilitates our Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ curriculum and also leads art therapy and yoga groups at Pinnacle Peak Recovery.  She has an extensive background in movement and art, and creatively intertwines these practices into her coaching. She is a skilled workshop facilitator and an accomplished public speaker.

Experienced with coaching live workshops and working with individual clients, her special areas of interest include Perfectionism, Codependency, Anxiety, Stress, Fear of Failure, Creativity, Authenticity, Movement, Addiction Recovery, Experiential Group Coaching & Workshops.

Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Santa Clara University. She is a certified life coach, member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF).

Admissions

Todd Epley
Director of Admissions
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Todd serves as an Admissions Specialist at Pinnacle Peak Recovery.  Todd has personally overcome drug addiction and has a passion for helping people begin their own journey of recovery. The first step is getting into treatment. He understands that the process of selecting the right treatment center can be a very confusing and scary time. Helping individuals and families through this process is where Todd shines.

Todd has held both management and admissions positions at well-renowned treatment centers in Arizona. In this role, he draws upon both his professional and personal experiences to help clients and families through this difficult time.

In his free time, Todd enjoys reading and playing golf along with staying connected to the strong recovery community in the Scottsdale area and helping others to live a healthy and sober life.   

Todd is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Arizona State University.

Meagan Fregeau, MA, LAC
Utilization Review Coordinator
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Meagan is the Utilization Review Specialist with Pinnacle Peak Recovery.  In this role, she reviews insurance policies and claims related to recovery at Pinnacle Peak. She works with individual insurance companies to ensure each client is getting the most benefit from their policy to meet their individual needs. Meagan enjoys her role in collaborating with insurance companies.

“When clients know that they have someone working with the insurance companies on their behalf,” she says, “it becomes one less thing for them to worry about and allows them to focus more fully on healing and recovery.”

Meagan excels as a member of Pinnacle Peak Recovery’s multi-disciplinary team. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, she assists our clinical team with new admissions. As such, she just may be among the first people that you meet during your stay.

“It’s very fulfilling to me to be able to merge my clinical skills with my passion for helping those seeking treatment to obtain the services they need to recover from addiction and to create the life of their dreams,” she says.

Meagan has worked in the behavioral health field for over 10 years, practicing as a therapist and later as a clinical director. Her focus includes substance abuse, domestic violence, and grief.  She also spent time working with children in the foster care system. 

Meagan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

Allison Stella
Intake Coordinator
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Pinnacle Peak Recovery has found that clients feel more comfortable and have a higher rate of success if they have someone to guide them through the treatment process. As Intake Coordinator, Alison greets each client upon arrival and assists them with the intake process. From there, she introduces them to their primary therapist, case manager, and other staff that will play a role in their individual treatment program. Alison’s focus is to be sure that Pinnacle Peak Recovery is meeting its goal of providing a point of contact for clients and effective client communication.

Through overcoming her own struggles with addiction, Alison became passionate about helping others navigate the process of working through their individual treatment plan. She understands that the first step can be scary and there will always be questions along the way. As the Intake Coordinator, Alison welcomes questions and concerns on the path to recovery.   

In her free time, Alison enjoys working with other women in recovery, playing volleyball, continuing to grow and enjoying life sober.

Case Managers

james-drewnowskiJames Drewnowski, BHT, BA
Case Manager
Pinnacle Peak Peak Recovery, LLC
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James Drewnowski is a Case Manager with Pinnacle Peak Recovery.  James is among the first people that our clients meet upon arrival. He works with individuals to create their very own road map to recovery, introduces them to our highly qualified team of experts, and continues to work them with right through completion of their recovery program. Case managers often serve as a liaison between clients and families, as well.

With more than five years of experience working in drug and alcohol treatment centers as well as the mentally-impaired community, James has a strong background in assisting patients in their transition from inpatient settings into the community.  

He is a certified peer support and a behavioral health technician credentialed with the state of Arizona.  With both professional experience and personal experience in overcoming his own struggles with addiction, James brings a unique a set of insights and perspectives to the table. His deep understanding of addiction and recovery allows him to meet clients where they are,  giving him the ability to assist them throughout the recovery process. His passion lies in helping people succeed in treatment so that they can live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kean University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Alumni Coordinator

zacharia-hobbiZacharia Hobbi
Alumni Coordinator
Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC
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Zacharia Hobbi serves as the Alumni Coordinator at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, LLC. As the Alumni Coordinator, he plans local events, activities and meetings to keep clients connected to the support of the PPR community once they have completed their stay.

Zacharia has held a variety of positions in the recovery field. However, his true passion lies in building relationships and helping clients transition into a healthy sustainable sober lifestyle. Because he is in recovery himself, he understands the challenges that clients face on their journey to recovery.  He strives to assist clients in creating an individual plan that will help them succeed on their journey to rebuilding a happy and healthy life.

In his free time, Zacharia stays involved in the 12-step community. Nutrition and fitness also play a major role in his process of growing spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Operations

Kelsey Jackson
Director of Operations
Pinnacle Peak Peak Recovery, LLC
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Kelsey joined Pinnacle Peak Recovery in 2016 as a house manager. Soon she was utilizing her organizational and people skills in a much larger way and has become the Director of Operations.

In this capacity, Kelsey is the behind-the-scenes director overseeing all aspects of housing, transportation, client grocery shopping and special events. “In many cases, ours is the first real home our clients have had, and I feel a real responsibility to set a good example,” said Kelsey.

The Operations Department plays a role in helping people use the skills they’ve gained living at Pinnacle Peak and take them when they leave. Kelsey continues, “We empower them with expectations of how to live and give them a sense of responsibility.”

Kelsey says that Pinnacle Peak Recovery is a special place. “We teach our clients to receive love and compassion – and that they deserve it. It’s important for me to help clients see that they’re destined for far more than they give themselves credit.”

A mother of a newborn son, Kelsey is a Phoenix native and spends all her free time with her family.

Human Resources

Lorraine Dye
Human Resources Director
Pinnacle Peak Peak Recovery, LLC
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In addition to complying with local, state and federal human resource laws and protocols, as Human Resource Director, Lorraine helps new employees gain the skills and knowledge needed to become effective and skilled in their individual roles here at Pinnacle Peak Recovery. As well, she develops policies and procedures to ensure that information is handled in a smooth, efficient and confidential manner.  

“The thing I like most about working at Pinnacle Peak is that this is more than a place to work. It’s a place where like-minded people who care about one another and our clients come together to create a place of healing,” said Lorraine.  “I understand what is like to struggle with and then overcome addiction. I’m amazed by the love and care that so many of our staff bring to the table every day. Lives change here. I’m honored to be a part of that,” said Dye.

When not at work, Lorraine enjoys outdoor activities, live music and strengthening her spirituality.