About Us 2018-11-02T17:53:36+00:00


Rick is the Director of Adolescent Treatment and Prevention Services for Recovery Resources. He facilitates the Intensive Outpatient Treatment program in our facility. Rick meets with adolescents individually and with their families to assist in beginning the counseling/treatment process.   He is also the onsite counselor for Dinuba Unified School District. He is the onsite counselor in Exeter Unified School District for Kaweah High School and Exeter High School. In Visalia Unified School District he is the onsite counselor for El Diamante High School. He provides both NON-DOT and DOT assessments.

Jerri Thompson CADC-II, ICADC, NCAC-I, SAP

Jerri is currently the Adult Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment Director and Clinical Coordinator for Treatment Services.  She facilitates the family group in the intensive outpatient adult program and facilitates the adult IOP aftercare group.  Jerri is the onsite counselor at Wilson Middle School in Exeter. She conducts DOT and NON-DOT assessments.

In addition to S.A.P and IOP treatment, Jerri is active in the community educating spreading awareness about substance abuse.  She continues to be an invaluable asset to local agencies, schools and other substance abuse professionals by acting as a consultant on drug and alcohol use policies and engaging in various public speaking events.

Mike Reece – Office Manager

Mike Reece will most likely be the first person you talk to when you call Recovery Resources.  Mike will book your appointments, verify your insurance benefits and processes payments.  His goal is to calm your nerves and assist you in any way he can.

Deborah Saliem CADC-CAS

Deborah Saliem started out at Recovery Resources as the administrative assistant position as she obtained her educational requirements to become a counselor.  Deborah (Debbie) has been working at Recovery Resources for 17 years.  She has worked in every facet of the agency. Debbie works with the agency’s adult and adolescent clients however, she is currently the primary counselor for our adolescent program working side-by-side with Rick Thompson.  She is an onsite counselor in Visalia Unified School District.

Dana Suzanne Fortier, RN, LCSW (Suzanne)

Recovery Resources is thrilled to welcome Ms. Fortier to our facility as a highly trained and experienced licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and registered nurse (RN). Ms. Fortier has over 30 years of work in management, an educator and a clinician treating the full range of mental disorders in various settings. Her primary experience is in working with individuals and families in crisis, substance abuse issues, PTSD, pain management and grief and loss.
Her career encompasses private psychotherapy practices in individuals and in groups, hospital services, mid-level agency management, corporate management, business ownership, and private college instruction.
Ms. Fortier has served as an oral examiner for the LCSW boards in CA and is a published author or original research on eating disorders, as well as an author of an award-winning, published article on PTSD in Vietnam veterans. She certified by the Veterans Health Administration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain. Ms. Fortier meets with clients to determine suitability for intensive outpatient. She reviews medications and provides recommendation to clinical staff”

Ryan Bertao, BA, CADC-I

Ryan Bertao began working with Recovery Resources in 2016. Since that time he has worked in the adult and adolescent programs. He is in the process of obtaining his MA degree.

Andrew Morelock, BS, RADT

Andrew Morelock started his work with Recovery Resources as an intern through his practicum for his BS in Psychology. We were able to see in a very short period that he has a gift working with individuals in the substance abuse profession. He has become a welcome part of our facility. He provides adolescent prevention and intervention at school sites for Recovery Resources. As he grows professionally in our facility we are confident that he will be utilized in various areas of the facility.