Amy began her career at CFR in 2012 as a treatment specialist while completing her bachelor’s degree at Buena University. She received her BA in Human Services with a minor in Psychology and Sociology in 2014. She went on to be a substance abuse counselor and received her CADC. Amy also has experience at CFR as being the residential intake specialist and then moved on to being the women’s residential supervisor and supervisor of the men’s recovery houses until 2021. She then took an absence from CFR to be home with children. She returned to CFR in 2022 as the men’s residential substance abuse counselor before moving on to be the women’s recovery house manager. Amy utilizes several evidence-based interventions such as Living in Balance, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Skills, and Matrix. She also has experience facilitating 12 step groups. She is passionate about helping those in substance abuse and having the opportunity to help them with their recovery.
In Amy’s free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies and pastimes include entertaining friends and family in her backyard by their pool, going on motorcycle rides with her husband, spending time with her three girls, chasing around the three dogs, making custom signs or t-shirts and taking pictures of the sky.
Connie H. is the Case Manager at CFR’s Men's Recovery House located in Fort Dodge. Connie began her journey with CFR in 2012 as an overnight Treatment Specialist at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program and worked for CFR until 2014, then returned to CFR in 2016 as a Residential Counselor. Prior to her current position at CFR, Connie worked at Friendship Haven as the activity person in the Alzheimer’s Unit. Connie completed her Bachelor degree in Human Services and Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Buena Vista University. She has a passion for people and loves what she does.
When Connie is not working she loves spending time with her 3 sons and 11 grandchildren. Connie loves attending as many of their events as possible. Connie also likes to work in her flower garden, sit on her porch and watch the hummingbirds.
Dr. McGregor joined CFR in February of 2022 as a Medical Healthcare Provider. She is certified in Psychiatry and Family Practice.
Dr. McGregor graduated from University of Iowa with her Doctor of Nursing degree in 2011 and her family nurse practitioner in 2004. She has worked in family practice, psych, ER, internal medicine, urgent care, and as a hospitalist. Dr. McGregor enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She most recently spent time providing care at Community Health Center in Fort Dodge.
In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has a husband of 32 years, a son, daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
Dr. Minion has practiced family medicine for over 40 years to include 12 years in Canada and 25 years in Fort Dodge. During his time in full time practice he worked in family practice, emergency medicine, and addiction medicine. He has been medical director at CFR for a number of years. He believes in compassionate care for people with addiction.
Jeanette M., CADC, joined CFR July 2019 as a Treatment Specialist for the Women’s Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Human Services and Criminal Justice/Minor in Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2021. She became a Substance Abuse Counselor for the Women’s Program that same year. Also, in 2021 she started and is currently earning her Master’s degree from Buena Vista University in Organizational Leadership. Jeanette got her CADC in 2023.
Outside of work, Jeanette enjoys fashion, Crossfit, running, lifting weights, spending time with family, her puppy, driving her mustang, and anything to do with hair and make-up. She enjoys talking about the stock market. She passionate about services to those who need help with substance abuse issues. Her goals for the future are to make sure that we have enough services for those who suffer with addiction in our community, and for the whole family.
Katlin S., MA, IADC, joined CFR as the Adult Residential Women’s Unit Program Supervisor, and she also oversees the Men’s Recovery House’s in Fort Dodge in March 2021. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University in 2017 and her Master of Arts degree in Human Services, with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health at Concordia University, St. Paul in 2021. Katlin’s career in substance use began in 2015 as a treatment specialist and then substance use residential counselor at a women and children’s facility in 2016. She received her CADC in 2016 and then upgraded to an IADC in 2018.
In her free time, Katlin enjoys spending time with her four children, her husband, friends, and two dogs. She enjoys theme parks/roller coasters, spending time at the pool, Crossfit, self-care, and is passionate about helping people seek recovery. Katlin is excited to continue to learn and grow her career at CFR.
Ronette C. is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the State of Iowa. Ronette is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree. Before coming to CFR, she worked for eleven years with at risk juvenile males with substance use, behavioral, and emotional concerns. She has also worked in two different school districts helping students with special needs and behavioral disorders.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, Arriya and Elliya.
Tammy H. is a substance abuse counselor at our Fort Dodge inpatient residential facility. She comes to us from Houston, Texas and has been with us since 08/2019. Tammy currently holds her CADC along with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Victim Studies with a minor in Psychology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She will be returning to graduate school to work on her master’s in Social Work at University of Northern Iowa.
Tammy provides a variety of services at CFR including meeting with clients one on one and running weekly group sessions that consists of self-esteem, distress tolerance, emotional regulation skills, and sexuality.
In her free time, she hangs out with her husband and son. She has learned to enjoy each moment of life, take nothing for granted, and spend as much time enjoying family as she can. She enjoys biking, movies, games, gardening, painting, shopping, and cooking.
Tia H., IADC, has worked for Community and Family Resources as a Substance Abuse Counselor since 2013 and is the Adult Residential Treatment Men's Unit Program Supervisor in Fort Dodge. Tia completed her Bachelor’s Degree in criminology, with a minor in psychology, at Buena Vista University in Fort Dodge. She upgraded from a CADC to an IADC certification in May 2016.
Tia has provided substance use counseling services in various settings, including: residential, outpatient, and within the criminal justice system. In 2015, she received CFR’s Counselor of the Year and Fort Dodge Outpatient Office MVP awards. Tia has been a member of several agency committees and continues to be excited to grow with CFR.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, and working on projects at home.
Quennel attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA and has a BA in criminal justice, human services, and a minor in psychology. He is currently enrolled at Walden University pursuing a master’s degree in social services. Quennel has worked in a variety of roles in the human services area including our STARS adolescent unit for 3 years as a substance use counselor, as well as a residential officer for 3 years, a youth counselor at Rabiner Boys Center for 7 years, and as a social worker for a short period of time. Quennel has also held roles within the education system as a school juvenile liaison for 3 years, head middle school football coach, and a head varsity track coach
Quennel is heavily involved in his community. He has started up many programs from basketball programs to mentorship programs and is currently on the Board for the Next Gen mentorship program. He is a city council member and held an at large seat in Fort Dodge for 2 years prior. He also owns a photography business providing affordable pictures to youth and families in the community.
He is married and a father of two. He loves spending time hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.