Chelsie Shira is an accomplished leader in healthcare management, bringing with her twelve years of clinic and private practice experience to Southworth Associates. Her vast knowledge of business marketing and development provides Southworth Associates a great foundation for growth. Chelsie is passionate about her work and is constantly exploring more efficient processes. As a natural leader she values the integrity, compassion and dedication that the Southworth Associates staff brings to the office while assisting and monitoring our clients’ recovery. Chelsie strives to provide each client the best customer service and supportive tools to help them maintain their recovery.
Manager of Operations
Lori is the Program Advisor for the Idaho Physician Recovery Network, Program for Recovering Nurses, Program for Recovering Dental Professionals, Pharmacist Recovery Network, and Professional Recovery Network.
Quality Assurance/Data Advisor
Ashley began working at Southworth Associates in 2006 after graduating from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She began her work here as a Compliance Monitor and is currently the Senior Compliance Monitor for the Physician Recovery Network, Program for Recovering Nurses, Program for Recovering Dental Professionals, and the Pharmacist Recovery Network. She enjoys working with each respective State Board and finds working with Health Professionals especially gratifying. She currently oversees the day to day business of each State run program, manages fellow Compliance Monitors, and manages an active client case load herself. Ashley continues gaining education in addiction and its related issues through work experience, attending interventions, and field related conferences.
Senior Compliance Monitor
Katie began working at Southworth Associates in the fall of 2010, and will graduate from Boise State University Summer 2013. She will receive her bachelor's degree in General Studies, minoring in addictive studies. Katie also has an Associates in Science. She is working for the Physician Recovery Network, Program for Recovering Nurses, Program for Recovering Dental Professionals, and the Pharmacist Recovery Network as a Program Assistant. Katie has had the opportunity to travel with John presenting to ISU's Pharmacy Student, ISU's residency Students and talking through different scenarios with the various Wellness Committee at the hospitals. She enjoys continuing her education on addiction, and strives to educate the public on the disease of addition.
Amber Swander received a Health Science degree with focuses in Addiction Studies and Psychology from Boise State University. As an undergraduate Amber discovered her passion for serving those around her. She worked on campus promoting healthy lifestyles for residents of university housing, and volunteered extensively within the community. Shortly after graduation, Amber’s desire to expand her knowledge in the field of addictions led her to Southworth Associates, where she began as a Program Assistant for the Physician Recovery Network, Program for Recovering Nurses, Program for Recovering Dental Professionals, and the Pharmacist Recovery Network. Amber has since taken on the role of a Compliance Monitor and holds an active client load. Amber enjoys her work with her clients and medical boards, and finds fulfillment in seeing her clients achieve successful recovery.
Amber Swander, B.S.
J. Anne Cooper is a graduate of Boise State University with a degree in Psychology. Anne has a diverse work history in social services sector. This includes being a statistical and legislative research intern for a private company in the state of Idaho, working as a job coach with international refugees, providing residential and supportive services for a local family shelter and four years of experience working in various positions at Southworth Associates. She is currently a part time Compliance Monitor for the Program for Recovering Nurses, Program for Recovering Dental Professionals, and the Pharmacist Recovery Network. Anne is also pursuing master’s level certification as a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC).
J. Anne Cooper, B.S
Jessica began her work at Southworth Associates as a monitor for the private monitoring program after graduating from college with a degree in Psychology. She wanted to further her interest and knowledge in the field of helping others so she went back to school to obtain her Masters in Counseling while continuing her work. She participated in internships, counseling students in the school system as well as at-risk juveniles in an in-patient setting. She now works as a Program Advisor to the Recovery Enhancement Program; helping other monitors with their training, performing quality assurance, and many other miscellaneous duties. She also assists with different events and conferences that Southworth Associates hosts. What Jessica loves most about her job is the variety of tasks she undertakes daily and the satisfaction of supporting her co-workers so that they can support their clients.
Quality Assurance/Data Advisor
Megan has been working in the field of addiction and mental health for over five years now. She is a graduate of Boise State University and is a Licensed Social Worker. Megan has a strong passion for helping others and knew this would be her career path at a very young age. During her last few years of college, Megan worked at a shelter for women dealing with domestic violence and addiction issues. Shortly after graduation she was drawn to Southworth Associates. Megan began at the company in the monitoring program and has since grown a great deal in her position. She is now Senior Case Manager and is responsible for working with treatment centers all over the U.S. to combine inpatient care with our aftercare monitoring. “Working for John has been a gift and his passion inspires me daily. This job has taken me places I never knew possible. I get to support people during their first years in recovery and work with the most amazing treatment centers.” Megan is no stranger to the effects of addiction and strives to help others find the beauty in recovery, one day at a time.
Senior Case Manager/Compliance Monitor
Lisa Reeser graduated from Oregon State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with an option in Child, Youth and Family Services. After working for many years in the fields of administration and social services, she found her current position as Intake and Treatment Center Coordinator with Southworth Associates. She finds her current position to be an excellent combination the two fields. Lisa actively works with clients and their families during their enrolling them in our Recovery Enhancement Program, and also works closely with the treatment centers, providing education and support. Lisa also assists in the scheduling, implementation of our addictions and mental health interventions. She coordinates with the families during the initial stages of setting up interventions, works with inpatient treatment centers to assist in client admission and tracks our intervention clients progress while in treatment. Her role is quite dynamic and Lisa is a true asset to the team. Lisa enjoys speaking to family members on a regular basis, providing support and helping their loved ones begin their journey to recovery.
Lisa Reeser, B.S.
Intake and Treatment Center Coordinator
Holly came to Southworth Associates after graduating from Boise State University with a degree in Social Science. Her areas of focus were Psychology and Sociology. While in school Holly enjoyed volunteering with various projects supporting equal rights, registering voters and efforts to protect local natural resources. Holly also worked in a residential setting at a local domestic violence shelter providing support for women and children who were victims of domestic violence as well as being an on-call advocate for victims of sexual assault. A strong interest in the field of addiction lead Holly to her current position with Southworth Associates. For Holly, the most fulfilling part of her position at Southworth Associates is actively providing support and accountability for clients and their families.
Case Manager/Compliance Monitor
Tiffany has been working in the mental health field for the past 3 years. After graduating with a degree in psychology from Boise State University, she moved on to working with children and families with mental illness and now works as a case manager facilitating families dealing with addiction. Tiffany is passionate about helping people and aiding people who battle with addiction. “I think our program is so important because we not only help to keep our clients stay on track but we help mend family ties that have been damaged due to the disease. It’s a remarkable thing.”
Case Manager/Compliance Monitor