Meet the Staff Your Treatment Team at The Hope House

The Hope House Staff

The Hope House addiction treatment team is comprised of independently licensed, inter-disciplinary staff dedicated to helping clients heal their mind and body.

Upon admission, all clients meet with our addiction treatment experts to establish substance abuse history, identify any mental health issues, and understand personal motivations. Armed with an in-depth analysis, our treatment directors are able to develop a highly personalized treatment plan to help clients achieve long-term success.

While in rehab, clients receive round-the-clock care as well as regularly schedule individual and group therapy sessions in accordance to their personalized treatment plan. Shortly after admission, clients are paired with a dedicated case manager to assist with outstanding professional or court obligations and begin to develop their aftercare program.

Learn more about what to expect during treatment at The Hope House, here.

Medical Team

Dr. Randy Gelow, Medical Director on The Hope House Staff

Dr. Randy Gelow

Medical Director


Dr. Gelow is a well respected physician known for his outstanding patient care and has a wealth of experience in family and addiction medicine. He is dual board certified with certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine and board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Gelow is involved in and guides the medical care plan for all clients at The Hope House.

Alex Spritzer Nurse Practitioner on The Hope House Staff

Alex Spritzer

Nurse Practitioner


Alex Spritzer is an AANP board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner & ANCB Certified Advanced Practice Addiction Medicine Nurse Practitioner. Spritzer obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2011 and completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2014 from Grand Canyon University.

Avery Champagne Registered Nurse at The Hope House

Avery Champagne

Registered Nurse


Avery completed her Bachelor’s and obtained her Registered Nursing certification from Arizona State University and has been a nurse for the last 5 years. Avery’s emphasis is on assessing an individual’s physical and mental health needs while also implementing a collaborative plan for treatment. She is an enthusiastic and highly motivated RN who loves to create a compassionate environment for her patients.

Charissa Peraud

Charissa Peraud

Registered Nurse


Charissa has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN, R.N.) and has been caring for her patients for the past 4 years. She is compassionate and assertive, and her comprehensive approach to nursing ensures each client receives individualized care and education to fit their needs. Her passion is empowering patients to have autonomy over their health during in-patient care and beyond.

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Rochelle Triggs

Registered Nurse


Rochelle completed her Degree in Nursing from Forest Park College in St. Louis Mo. She has been a nurse for 17 years, with 14 of those years practicing Beside Nursing as well as being in managerial roles. The past 3 years in Mental Health and Addiction have allowed her to see other ways to help people. While making emphasis on the client’s assessment and care plan, she is also lending a listening ear.

Clinical Team

Brenna Gonzales Clinical Director on The Hope House Staff

Brenna Gonzales

Clinical Director


Brenna Gonzales is a masters-level clinician with more than a decade in the addiction treatment space. She has been specifically trained in Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, NADA Auricular Acupuncture, EMDR, Post Induction Therapy Trained, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

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Melanie Rigsby

Clinical Therapist


Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Melanie’s main therapeutic goal is to help every client realize their inner potential through an interactive, supportive and relational connection within a safe and supportive environment.

The Hope House Clinical Therapist David Ballard

David Ballard

Clinical Therapist


David has a Masters in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University. He has worked with populations ranging from individuals with SMI, veterans, & LGBTQIA individuals. He focuses on treating addiction, trauma, mood disorders, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, & much more. David utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach including ART, TASK model, somatic interventions, & more.

Larry Harris, Clinical Therapist on The Hope House Staff

Larry Harris

Clinical Therapist


Larry has been working in the mental health and addiction field for more than 30 years. Completed Masters degree in Professional Counseling (MSC) with emphasis in addiction counseling, 10/2018. Obtained a Professional Counselor License (LPC) with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Also, a member of the American Counseling Association.

Client Care Team

The Hope House Admissions Director Patrick Chapin

Patrick Chapin

Director of Admissions

Patrick has worked as an addiction professional for 9.5+ years. As a person in long-term recovery himself, he is passionate about helping others overcome addiction. He has a deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of recovery, garnered over his decade of sobriety. In his free time, Patrick enjoys hiking, traveling, and off-roading in his Jeep with his wife.

Jada Shorty Director of Operations at The Hope House

Jada Shorty

Director of Operations & Compliance

Jada has a passion for helping people struggling with addiction and a strong commitment to leading in behavioral health. Her dedication to improving the lives of others is evident in her work as she strives to provide the best care possible. Jada believes in empowering & mentoring other professionals to ensure they have the skills & knowledge necessary to provide effective treatment.

Clay Williams Case Manager at The Hope House Staff

Clay Williams

Case Manager


Clay is an Arizona native and graduated from The University of Arizona with a BA in Psychology. He found a passion in helping individuals with addiction & mental health issues after overcoming challenges in his own life. Clay is a firm believer in addressing all aspects of recovery & self-improvement. He works hard to connect clients with the most appropriate aftercare plan to suit their individual needs.

The Hope House Cameron Ghaffari

Cameron Ghaffari

Case Manager

Cameron began his career in addiction treatment with The Hope House in 2019. His training in Sociology has helped in his commitment to helping people overcome addictions, depression, anxiety, & other stressors. Cameron believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor without judgment. Cameron uses a personalized approach by treating individuals with empathy, respect, & understanding to create a tailored plan of care.

The Hope House Client Coordinator Sophie Badgett

Sophie Badgett

Client Coordinator

Sophie is a Hope House alumni originally from Nashville, TN. Upon completing her program, she was so empowered she decided to be a part of the team that changed her life. Sophie’s strives to integrate her personal experience and create a safe and understanding space. She strives to challenge comfort zones, partner through growth, and cheer you on along the way.

Melissa Scales Lead Behavioral Health Technician at The Hope House

Melissa Scales

Lead Behavioral Health Technician

Melissa was born in Germany, but raised in Arizona for most of her life. She’s been in active recovery since 10/26/2017 and has worked in recovery facilities since 2018. She is an active student getting her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis on Substance Abuse through Grand Canyon University. Melissa strives to integrate her personal, school, and work-life experiences when connecting with others. She strives to maintain balance in her life and demonstrate to others that it is possible to keep. Melissa’s goal is to help you find your recovery story.

Adjunct Therapists

Dr. Cassandra Gallegos, Acupuncture Therapist on The Hope House Staff

Dr. Cassandra Gallegos

Acupuncture Therapist


Cassandra graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture (DAc.) from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA) & is certified in Acu-detox & NADA protocol. She joined The Hope House with the goal of benefiting others with acupuncture as a complementary therapy. When not at the clinic, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her husband & fur babies. She is an animal lover, sports fan, and live music enthusiast.

The Hope House Equine Therapist Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson

Equine Therapist


Ann Wilson, LPC, MSC graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ann specializes in PTSD, Equine Assisted EMDR (Equilateral™) by Dragonfly International, Structural Dissociation Theory integrated with Equine Psychotherapy, ASIST applied suicide intervention skills training. She is passionate about helping her clients and bringing awareness to mental health.

Laura Goethe Rankel Yoga Instructor at The Hope House

Laura Goethe Rankel

Yoga Instructor

E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP, Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator

Since 2006, Laura has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of yoga. She has devoted her life to the study and teaching of this ancient practice, completing Yoga Pura’s 500 Hour master-level yoga teacher training program, including going on to become a mentor and teacher in that very same program. Laura has been teaching Trauma Informed Yoga and Yoga Nidra in the recovery space for more than a decade.

Terri Kaiser, meditation/sound therapist on The Hope House staff

Terri Kaiser

Meditation/Sound Therapist

Terri is certified in Advanced Amrit Method Yoga Nidra, Transformational Sleep, Sound Healing, & Mindfulness. She currently guides Yoga Nidra, Sound Immersion, Meditation, & Reiki to reduce stress and anxiety. “I truly believe that we attract whatever we focus on. My joy is working together to be more mindful,change the negative into positive, & start directing energy into all the right places so that you can attract all of those things you dream of!”

Alicia Krussow Massage Therapist at The Hope House

Alicia Krussow

Massage Therapist

Alicia graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in 2006 and has been a passionate practitioner ever since. As a Licensed Massage Therapist with experience in trauma-informed care and recovery, she believes that healing truly occurs when mind and body are in unison. Whether the focus is therapeutic in nature or much-needed relaxation, she takes pride in providing a customized experience tailored to each individual’s needs.

Patricia Miller Art Therapist at The Hope House

Patricia Miller

Art therapist


Miller has trained as both an art therapist and in psychotherapy to maximize the benefits of art therapy. All of humanity has a desire to self-express, which often transcends basic needs. When the world appears to be chaotic, unjust, and senseless, self-expression offers a means to experience hope, which leads to health and well-being.

Operations Team

The Hope House CEO Quinn McCullough

Quinn McCullough


Quinn was a founding member of The Hope House, and continues to spearhead daily operations & overall direction. He emphasizes an unwavering commitment to providing the highest-level quality of care with an understanding that providing clients with the most opportunity for success is the single most important facet of The Hope House’s mission. Quinn stresses continuing education for The Hope House staff to ensure all clients receive expert care.

The Hope House Director of Business Development

Seth Miller

Director of Business Development

Seth is the Director of Business Development with 7 years experience. Seth passion for community impact drives him. When not spending time with his wife & four children, he actively engages at church & supports the Ohio State football team. Seth’s unwavering commitment to helping families makes him an invaluable asset to The Hope House and the community.

LaMitchell Person Director of Business Development at The Hope House

LaMitchell Person

Director Business Development


LaMitchell started his education at Jacksonville State University, where he majored in Health Administration. LaMitchell currently holds behavioral health certifications through, ICRC, California Consortium of Addiction Professionals, Breining Institute and Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. LaMitchell has worked in various roles to help those suffering and their families.

The Hope House Content Manager Peyton Gallovich

Peyton Gallovich

Content Manager

Peyton has 10 years experience in the communication industry with the last 3 years in the addiction space. She is dedicated to making complex topics feel easy to understand. At The Hope House, Peyton is focused on empowering individuals and families in finding addiction rehab and fact-based drug and alcohol treatment information.

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