Meet the Team

Sean Wagner

Co-founder

Sean has been in long-term recovery and involved in the recovery community since 2014. After developing a successful business career for himself in construction, he has been able to use what he has learned to follow his passion for helping others. He believes that recovering from substance abuse can be fun and exciting. As a result, he spends a lot of his time connecting with those in early recovery and engages in fun activities and experiences while sober; such as camping, watersports, and hiking. Sean has a thirteen-year-old son, who was born on Sean’s twenty-first birthday!

John Morgan, CADC-II, QMHA

Executive Director

John has worked in the addiction field since 2012. He is patient-centered and identifies as a person in long-term recovery. John utilizes DBT, CBT, NVC, and Motivational Interviewing techniques to help you identify what your goals are and what to do to reach those goals.

John also sits on the Board of Directors for MAAPP's (Metroplus Association of Addiction Professionals) and serves as the chair of the Portland Community College Advisory Committee for the Alcohol and Drug Program. John really enjoys hitting the Oregon Dunes with friends and family, where he rides his YFZ 450 for hours just enjoying the flow of the sand. He also likes to work on cars and plays a mean game of pinochle.

Sounak Nick Misra, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Misra grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and St. Louis and after completing high school, attended University of Missouri-Kansas City for his undergraduate and medical degrees. After completing an internal medicine residency there, he moved to Portland, OR in 2004 where he went on to complete a geriatric fellowship. After working in primary care for several years, in 2012, with the burgeoning opioid epidemic, Dr. Misra transitioned his practice to focus on the treatment of addiction. Since then, he has been board certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

In addition to working in the field, Dr. Misra is personally an active member of the recovery community in Portland. He believes in a holisitic approach to recovery that encompasses one’s physical, mental, spiritual, and social health and the importance of engaging and giving back to one’s community. He lives in SE Portland with his beautiful wife, Shawn, and their two fur babies, Percy and Munchkin, maintains a deep love for music and comic books, and is a die-hard fan of the Chicago Bears.

John Bristol

John Bristol, CADC-II

Westside Program Director

Bristol specializes in NVC, DBT, CBT, and MI to help develop and maintain motivation for change. Bristol is an avid proponent of self-acceptance as a platform to develop a meaningful relationship with yourself. Bristol utilizes community-based skate parks to maintain his self-care engaging in BMX vert riding.

Craig Chan, CADC-II, QMHA, CRM

Eastside Program Director

Craig is the Program Director at Another Chance Drug and Alcohol Rehab of Portland. He holds a BS in Human Development and an AAS in alcohol and drug counseling. With extensive experience in behavioral health care, he's skilled in Public Speaking, Group Therapy, and Case Management. Craig is credentialed in Oregon as an alcohol and drug counselor, gambling addictions counselor, and certified recovery mentor. He believes in honoring individuals with compassion and empathy, offering support for their journey to healing from addiction and life challenges.

Jessica Anderson, CADC-R

Outreach and Admissions Specialist

Meet Jessica, our Outreach and Admissions coordinator, Also known as the "Butterfly" born and raised in Portland, Oregon, has worked in the medical field and managed sober living facilities for the past few years. She identifies as someone in long-term recovery and is eager to grow in this field, offering her services to those who need them.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys dancing, gardening, roller skating, and spending time with her husband and children. She loves her animals! She has two St. Bernards, a flock of geese, two mini goats, chickens, ducks, multiple reptiles, and rabbits.

Justine King

Justine King

Intake Specialist

Introducing Justine King, a dedicated advocate for self-improvement and well-being at Another Chance. With a passion for personal growth, Justine spends her free time in the gym, continuously striving to better herself physically and mentally. When the weather allows, she loves nothing more than being on the boat, wake surfing alongside friends and family, soaking in the thrill of the water.

At Another Chance, Justine plays a pivotal role as the friendly voice guiding you through your intake screening prior to your in-person assessment. Her warm demeanor and attention to detail ensure that each patient feels supported and understood right from the start.

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Janae Blauser, CADC-R

Case Manager

Janae is a passionate artist and music enthusiast living a colorful life alongside her two dogs, two rats, and two frogs. Music is another big part of who she is.

On a deeper level, she's proud to be in long-term recovery, a journey that's shaped her empathy and drive to help others reach their goals. Whether it's through art, music, or lending a listening ear, she is all about supporting others on their paths to growth and fulfillment.

Darlene

Darlene Scissons, CRM, CRM-II

Case Manager

Darlene Scissons began her journey to sobriety on November 16, 2016, marking a transformative milestone in her life. Proud of her heritage as a member of the Lakota Sioux Tribe, she embraces her cultural roots and values. Darlene is a dedicated supporter of small businesses, believing strongly in their role within communities.

Outside of her professional life, Darlene finds joy in simple pleasures such as taking long walks with her dogs and visiting the beach. She has a knack for discovering silver dollars and eagle feathers, treasures that connect her to nature and her Native American heritage.

Driven by a deep-seated passion for helping others, Darlene channels her energy into supporting individuals on their own paths to recovery and personal growth. Her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those around her shines through in all she does.

Angelica Chernysheva, CADC-R

Counselor

Angelica enjoys adventuring with good people and has found her calling guiding individuals through the greatest, and toughest adventure called life. Angelica worked with women and children at risk in a residential program prior to pursuing her Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling (CADC).

Angelica also spent most of her summers prior to the pandemic volunteering on a remote First Nation’s reservation where she developed a love of nature, community, and deep compassion for those struggling with physical, emotional, spiritual, and substance abuse. Angelica holds a curiosity of people and culture which stems from her BA in Global Studies. Ultimately, she is driven to radically love all people and offer hope in the most hopeless places.

Austin Gipson, CADC-R

Counselor

Austin thrives at Another Chance, seamlessly transitioning from case manager to counselor and admissions expert. His dedication and empathy shine through in every role he undertakes, providing crucial support and guidance to clients navigating the path to recovery.

Austin's commitment to helping others is unwavering. Whether conducting admissions assessments or leading counseling sessions, he remains a steadfast presence, embodying a mission to make a meaningful impact in each client's journey.

Carrie Agee, CADC-I

Counselor

Carrie has years of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges that addiction can present. She is committed to helping others overcome their struggles and find hope in their own paths to recovery. As a caring and empathetic counselor, Carrie leverages her own experiences to provide genuine support and guidance to those seeking a brighter and healthier future. Beyond her professional dedication, Carrie finds joy in spending quality time with her family and continuing her education at Portland State University. She believes that change is possible and available to everyone.

David Kistner, CADC-R, CRM

Counselor

As a dedicated full-time student enrolled at PCC, David immerses himself in the pursuit of knowledge while concurrently engaging in professional development. Holding certifications in CRM and CADC-R, he eagerly anticipates the completion of his background check for PSS-AD. Beyond academic and professional pursuits, David is deeply passionate about fostering physical well-being and find solace in outdoor activities, which serve as his primary hobbies at present.

Gregory Pigford, CADC-I

Counselor

Guided by a steadfast commitment to empathy and compassion, Greg is dedicated to fostering a supportive space for clients to explore their journeys. Grounded in a person-centered approach, Greg fosters a supportive space for clients to explore their journeys. By skillfully integrating Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and DBT techniques, Greg tailors strategies for positive change in a trauma informed setting. Greg's philosophy centers on stimulating change by exploring a patient's values, paving the way for transformative journeys.

A native of Colorado, Greg appreciates the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor adventures, attending concerts, and spending time with his kids and his dog, Neville.

Jennifer Fakhry, CADC-R

Counselor

Jennifer's journey to recovery began with a profound personal commitment to change her life for the better. Through sheer perseverance, she conquered the challenges of addiction, emerging as a stronger and more resilient individual. Jennifer's firsthand experiences have granted her a unique insight into the struggles faced by those battling addiction, enabling her to connect deeply with clients.

As a counselor, Jennifer is renowned for her compassionate and empathetic approach. She recognizes that recovery is a personalized journey for each individual and meets her clients where they are, providing unwavering support, guidance, and encouragement every step of the way. Jennifer's dedication to her clients' well-being is underscored by her commitment to continuous education and training.

Lou Logan

Lou Logan, CADC-R

Counselor

Lou's journey through addiction, recovery, and embracing a full sober life has deeply influenced her dedication to assisting others facing similar challenges. Pursuing her Associate’s degree to obtain her CADC at Portland Community College, Lou combines personal insight with academic rigor to effectively guide individuals on their paths to recovery. She is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those navigating the complexities of addiction and recovery. Outside of work and school, Lou loves traveling to the Oregon Coast, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family.

Shelly Kimbal

Michelle Kimbal, CADC-I

Counselor

Shelly has been a dedicated professional in the field of addiction since 2003 and is herself a person in long-term recovery. She reassures her patients that they are in a safe environment where they can have an honest conversation with themselves about "what it is they really want to do with their life." Shelly then provides a supportive space for them to pursue their chosen path. She employs a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing.

Outside of her professional life, Shelly cherishes spending time with her family, particularly her nine grandchildren. She greatly enjoys going with them to the softball and baseball fields. Her work-life balance demonstrates her commitment to both her profession and her family.

Ryan Winn

Ryan Winn, CADC-I

Counselor

Ryan has been highly involved in the recovery community in and around Beaverton since 2019. He is currently working towards obtaining his QMHA and Bachelor’s of Psychology at PSU after earning his Associate’s in Addiction Studies at PCC in 2022. Ryan utilizes Mindfulness, CBT, and Motivational Interviewing as tools to change the way we think and empower us to see our full potential. He also holds a strong belief that sobriety doesn’t have to be boring, and while many serious topics are addressed throughout the recovery journey, it’s perfectly acceptable to laugh and experience joy. Ryan has a turbulent relationship with the Blazers and loves nothing more than family couch time with his dog, Jessie and fiancée, Steph.

Sage Nebula, CADC-II

Counselor

Sage identifies as a person with multiple-intersecting identities as well as someone with lived experience in both mental health and recovery. They began their career in the behavioral health field in 2020 and have since earned their CRM, CADC1 and are currently working towards earning their Bachelors of Social Work at Portland State University. Sage utilizes their lived experiences of the behavioral health systems in Oregon to support those they serve in navigating systems and resources. Sage’s passion is rooted in trauma-informed care and harm reduction to help clients find their own autonomous journey through recovery.

Sage has experience working with vulnerable populations such as domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, those who are unhoused, BIPOC, LGBT, and those living with neurodivergence. They hope to utilize this experience to provide individualistic care and encourage patients in discovering self-empowerment and acceptance so that they can begin to live healthily in their authenticity.

Tianna Forbes, CADC-I, CRM-II, QMHA-R

Counselor

Tianna is a dedicated Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with a profound passion for helping others on their journey to recovery. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and aspiring to obtain her Master's, she combines professional expertise with lived experience to offer empathetic and effective support. Known for her compassionate nature and unwavering commitment, Tianna excels in creating a safe and supportive environment for those navigating the challenges of addiction and recovery. Her holistic approach and strong advocacy for mental health make her a trusted ally in the recovery community, where she strives to empower individuals to achieve lasting, positive change.

Julia Charboneau, CADC-R

Assessment Counselor

I have found my purpose. To walk alongside those navigating recovery. My compassion is not a mere sentiment; it’s a lifeline—an unwavering commitment to uplift, support, and hold a safe space for others.

Mavi Nyberg, CADC-R, CRM

Housing Coordinator

Mavi is a passionate advocate for recovery and a dedicated student at Portland State University, where she is pursuing a B.S. in Sociology with a Minor in Criminology. In her spare time, she finds joy on the baseball diamond, embodying her love for the game.

With a focus on case management, Mavi collaborates closely with community partners to ensure access to safe and supportive housing for individuals facing various challenges. Her commitment to fostering positive change, combined with her empathetic approach, reflects her unwavering dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Jerry Swinger, CADC-R

Assistant Director of Operations

Meet Jerry Swinger, the heart of Another Chance. Jerry is our go-to guy for support and guidance throughout the day. You'll often find him at the front desk welcoming patients or whipping up lunch in the kitchen. Jerry, a person in long-term recovery, brings a deep passion for helping others, inspired by his own journey. He also enjoys spending time with his beloved Chevy Impala, a symbol of his resilience and passion.  

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

Operations Assistant

Michael Morgan serves as an Operations Assistant, contributing to the seamless functioning of our organization. Outside of work, he is passionate about Dungeons & Dragons and gaming, where he enjoys strategic challenges and immersive storytelling. Michael also runs a successful 3D printing business, specializing in crafting custom designs such as dragons for our Patients Another Chance App incentives. He is tech savvy and actively engages with the community by providing friendly ping pong matches, enhancing the patient experience with a touch of camaraderie.

Cheryl Plumlee

Cheryl Plumlee

Tech

Cody Pulido

Milieu Staff

Cody is an enthusiast of outdoor pursuits, finding his greatest joy in the tranquility of nature, whether it be through traversing scenic trails or settling into a campsite beneath the star-studded canopy. Beyond the wilderness, he is an avid reader, drawn particularly to the captivating realms of mythology, where the tales of ancient gods and epic adventures fuel his imagination. Yet, he cherishes nothing more than the warmth of a well-tended fire shared with cherished companions, where stories are exchanged, and bonds are strengthened. Join Cody as he embarks on journeys of discovery and forges lasting memories in the embrace of nature's wonders.

Nicole Crystal

Nicole Crystal

Milieu Staff

Nicole Crystal brings a warm presence to Milue with her role as a front desk staff member. Known for her attentive listening skills, she ensures every visitor feels welcomed and valued. Outside of work, Nicole indulges her passion for painting, finding creative expression in vibrant colors and imaginative compositions. Her cherished moments are spent surrounded by family, enjoying quality time and creating lasting memories together.