Roy Viger, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Roy Viger has been involved with Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. since 2004. He is a person in long term recovery and a former patient of Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. He later found his way back to the organization during his time working in public accounting where the organization became a client of his. After a few years of being the organizations CPA he joined the ARR, Inc. family as the Finance Director and from there he was asked to lead the company as the Chief Executive Officer. Roy is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is distinguished as a certified public accountant. Roy has a strong passion for the field of addiction, the patients and families we serve, and proud to work with a talented and hardworking staff.
Geshia Hohbach, RN
Geshia Hohbach, RN, is the clinical director of ARR, Inc. Geshia has been working in the greater New Orleans area for the past 17 years. She earned her nursing degree from Troy State University in Alabama. Prior to working for ARR, Inc., Geshia’s experience in developing and treating patients in the therapeutic milieu has afforded her numerous opportunities for consultation, teaching, and program development over her career. Geshia has held various positions in comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, culminating as a hospital CEO.
Stephen Kessler, MHS, LPC, LAC, CRC
Director, Residential Treatment Program
Stephen has been working for Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. since 2003. During that time, He has worked every program, including Intensive Outpatient, Continuing Care, and Residential Treatment. After Hurricane Katrina, Stephen was promoted to the position of Residential Coordinator. In addition to managing the residential program, Stephen maintains a caseload of individual patients and runs group therapy on a daily basis. In 2013, Stephen acted as Interim Clinical Director. He continues to participate in the administrative strategic planning of the business. His particular interests in counseling include the cognitive therapies, especially rational emotive behavior therapy. Stephen received his Master’s degree from LSU in 2003.
Sharon A. Normand, LPC, LAC, NCC
Intensive Outpatient Program Director
Sharon graduated with a M.Ed. in Counseling Education from the University of New Orleans with a focus on Community Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor and has worked in Intensive Outpatient, Residential and Community Service treatment centers. Sharon is in recovery and applies personal experiential knowledge of addiction with Solution-focused, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment. Sharon has worked with a range of clients including all adult ages, court-mandated, and with chronic mental illness. Sharon completed her internship at Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. in the Residential facility working with clients in the Application stage of treatment. She strongly believes that mindfulness and creativity enrich addiction treatment and help prevent relapse by addressing unresolved core issues. Sharon enjoys working with clients with unresolved trauma.
Glenn first entered ARR’s doors as a patient 11 years ago. As he remained committed to recovery, he began his career in 2006 as Resident Manager then moved on to other positions such as Lead Resident Manager, Director of Facilities, and Co-Director of Transitional Living. Currently, he is serving as the Clinical Liaison. His journey and commitment to recovery motivates him to introduce others to the exceptional programs at ARR, Inc. His passion is giving back to others by assisting individuals suffering from addiction and their families through the emotional process of entering treatment. He has earned his Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse and is currently pursuing a Master of Healthcare Management from UNO. In addition to this, he is working towards becoming a Licensed Addictions Counselor.
Cynthia Cashman, NCC, LPC, LAC, LPC-S
Cynthia is a nationally certified, licensed professional and licensed addiction counselor who is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at UNO. She is a proud native New Orleanian who graduated from UNO before completing two masters’ degrees at Loyola, one in Education and one in Counseling. She has a private practice at River Oaks Hospital and is an independent contractor conducting DWI offender evaluations and DWI education groups for First Parish Court of Jefferson. She is also an approved provider for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing’s Recovering Nurse program. Cynthia has been the Application Director for Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. and a program counselor for the Dual Diagnosis Unit at River Oaks Hospital. She is active in her professional organizations and presents at conferences. Most recently she presented, ” Ten Creative Techniques for Chemical Dependency Groups” at the Louisiana Counseling Convention in Baton Rouge. She strongly believes that mindfulness and creativity enrich addiction treatment and help prevent relapse by addressing unresolved core issues.
Donna Doolen, LPC, NCC, M.Ed.
Donna graduated with a M.Ed. in Counseling Education. She pursued her graduate degree for one reason – to become a substance abuse counselor. Donna is in recovery and applies personal experiential knowledge of addiction with Reality Theory, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, and REBT. She previously practiced as a coordinator working with court-mandated clients and recipients of Access to Recovery I and II grant funding.
Kelsey Moore, LMCS
IOP Assistant Director – Gretna, LA
Kelsey is a Certified Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University. She spent her yearlong, graduate-level internship at Eden House, the first organization in New Orleans to serve women who are recovering from sex trafficking and addiction. Kelsey also has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Schreiner University. While working on her Bachelor’s degree, Kelsey served a term with AmeriCorps and received President Obama’s “Drum Major for Service” award. Currently, Kelsey leads the morning group of intensive outpatient therapy at “Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc.’s Gretna, LA location”.
Laura Gray, MHS, CRC
Laura received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University in 2011. She later received her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in May 2013 and is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Laura has an immense passion for substance abuse as well as working with families and children affected by this disease.
Originally from Kentucky, Whitney moved to New Orleans to pursue her passion for helping improve the lives of the people and communities of New Orleans. She previously worked as a Residential Counselor at a facility in Louisville, Kentucky where she assisted abused and neglected children to receive the counseling and foster placement needed. For the past three years at Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. Whitney has provided art/experiential therapy and intake/case management. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently working toward her credentials as an MSW and LAC.
Sharon Burgamy, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
Sharon graduated with a Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans with a focus on Clinical Mental Health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings, including other Intensive Outpatient and Residential treatment programs, as well as in psychiatric hospitals. Sharon’s approach to counseling is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with a blend of other techniques as best suited to meet the client’s needs and an emphasis on mindfulness, affirmations, and gratitude.
Shelby O. Rosenblum, MA, MMT, NCC, PLPC, CIT, MT-BC
Shelby has been a Board Certified Music Therapist working in the mental health and addiction fields in New Orleans since 2007. In 2011, she left her position at ARR, Inc. as an intake coordinator to attend Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. While there, Shelby earned Master’s degrees in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Music Therapy, as well as graduate certificates in Addiction Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy. Shelby is now a Nationally Certified Counselor pursuing her professional licenses in counseling and addiction counseling. Shelby has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, intensive outpatient and residential addiction treatment, and a college campus wellness center. Shelby has a variety of interests, including how creativity and nature can be used to enhance the recovery process. Shelby’s counseling style is based mainly in experiential and existential techniques.
Ashley Partridge, MSW, LMSW, LAC
Ashley received her Masters of Social Work from Tulane University. She has previously worked for Celebration Hope Center as an addiction counselor for their intensive outpatient facility. Her approach to counseling includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and other techniques specific to each patient’s needs. Ashley’s other interests include behavioral addictions, trauma, grief, and toxic shame. She enjoys working with groups, individuals, and the families of those with addictions.
Molly Holmes, MS, NCC, PLPC
Program Counselor – Metairie
Molly received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University in 2012. She later received her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans in May 2015 and is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She spent her yearlong, graduate-level internship here at ARR, Inc., working with the residential treatment team. Her other areas of interest include eating disorders and process addictions, and she aspires to continue researching and publishing.
Caitlin Bach, MS, NCC, PLPC
Patient Needs Coordinator
Caitlin received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. She later received her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans in May 2015 and is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. She spent her yearlong, graduate-level internship here at ARR, Inc., working with the residential treatment team. Her other areas of interest include eating disorders and process addictions, and she aspires to continue researching and publishing.
Whitney Rucker, NCC, PLPC
Patient Needs Coordinator/Utilization Reviewer
Whitney’s educational background includes a Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 2011. She is currently in supervision for her Licensed Professional Counselor credentials. Before coming to ARR, Inc. Whitney worked at River Oaks Hospital on the Dual Diagnosis Unit for two years. Whitney’s professional background includes individuals, group, family and couple sessions. Her theoretical approach to counseling is an eclectic use of Strategic, Systems, CBT, and Narrative principles. Whitney is also working as our Utilization Review Clinician.