Amy P.

Amy P., is the supervisor of the Adult Residential Women's Wing at CFR’s Centralized Campus located at 211 Ave M West in Fort Dodge. She began her experience in the substance use treatment field as a Treatment Specialist in 2012 and was awarded CFR’s Treatment Specialist of the Year in 2013. In 2014, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with minors in Psychology and Sociology. She has held roles as a Counselor and Residential Treatment Intake Specialist.

Amy provides a wide range of residential treatment services, including relapse prevention groups and continuing care; she utilizes cognitive-behavioral approaches including, but not limited to, the Matrix Model. Amy has experience helping individuals dealing with the following types of concerns: substance abuse, chronic mental health disorders, parenting, stress management, and anger.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, exercising, gardening, and doing art projects with her children.

Connie H.

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.

Lana E. BA, LMSW, IADC

Lana began her career at CFR in 2001 and has returned after a two year absence. Lana is a Residential Counselor in the Adult Residential Men’s Unit at the Fort Dodge location. She specializes in Motivational Interviewing and began her career in 1987 when she worked with domestic violence. In addition, she had 14 years working with mental health, crisis counseling and in home family counseling. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, she uses several evidence-based interventions such as Living in Balance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Matix. Lana has worked in the residential program, the Intensive Outpatient program, and the Extended Outpatient program. During her career, she has facilitated groups in many areas such as relapse prevention, mental health, family programming, addiction basics, stress management, etc.

Lana lives with her boyfriend, two dogs and three cats. She enjoys reading books and watching movies (especially science fiction), playing on line games (especially trivia) and spending time with friends.

Ronette C.

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

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 P.

Tia P., 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.