Leonard Kincaid is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Houston Recovery Center. His experience in the field of addiction and mental health spans over thirty years. His diverse background of clinical work and program administration has been a tremendous value to the center. Educated in Texas and Mississippi, Mr. Kincaid has a Master’s in Business Administration, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Mr. Kincaid currently serves on several boards supporting individuals experiencing mental health issues and addiction, including Texas Recovers, Network of Behavioral Health Providers and Crisis Intervention Houston. He is also co-founder and Chair of the Houston Recovery Initiative, a coalition formed in 2010 to implement a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) model for Houston. Mr. Kincaid is excited to be a member of the Houston Recovery Center team and looks forward to the organization’s growth to better serve the community.
Ashley Ochoa is a native Houstonian and Licensed Master of Social Work. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Houston Graduate College Social Work and her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Previous experience includes interning with Child Protection Services in Idaho, policy analysis for the 82nd Texas Legislative Session, report-writing for the Houston Police Department Office of Planning and supporting initial research of a sobering center concept for Houston in 2011. The announcement a sobering center would indeed be established in Houston was music to her ears. Ashley is excited and humbled to have served as Executive Assistant for the Houston Recovery Center since it opened its doors in 2013. Her personal mission statement is to be a woman of integrity, faith and meaningful action. The work she does at the Houston Recovery Center allows her to do just that.
Partners in Recovery Program Manager
Suzanne is responsible for Partners In Recovery programs, the 1115 Waiver, and data management. As the former Executive Director of Living Forward Alliance, Suzanne developed and led a re-entry program for incarcerated women in addiction treatment where she saw how social stigma, limited funding, and lack of public policy to support recovery initiatives negatively impacts underserved populations. For 5 years she has been involved in recovery advocacy with the Houston Recovery Initiative. In her latest advocacy project, Suzanne became an Associate Producer of Generation Found, a documentary telling the story of Houston’s unique community support and recovery programs for youth and their families.
Suzanne has a BA in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and has an extensive background in holistic health, working 16 years in an international career as a seminar leader and wellness coach. She is a Board Member of the American Marketing Association, Houston Chapter and has matriculated at University of Texas to obtain a Master’s in Public Health. She is an avid cyclist, enjoys the arts and travel.
Clinical Services Manager
Susana Deltoro is a master's level Chemical Dependency Counselor overseeing the Clinical Department at the Houston Recovery Center. Susana graduated with a master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of the Southwest and is currently pursuing licensure as a professional counselor. Susana’s professional experience in recovery dates back to 2007 with the Council on Recovery, knowing she had found her true calling in counseling. Susana departed from the Council on Recovery to join the Houston Recovery Center’s team in May 2013.
“Being humble is recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” -Gordon B. Hinckley
Intake and Support Manager
Ericka Garza earned a bachelor’s of science in biology from the University of Texas Pan-American and an associate of applied science – EMT from South Texas College. Before beginning to work with the Houston Recovery Center, Ericka worked for Valley EMS a 911 provider for the city of Edinburg, Texas. Ericka provided medical support in capacity of an intermediate, primarily for Pre-Hospital assessment and treatment on an ambulance, additionally assisting in the emergency room providing direct patient care. Ericka then moved to Houston to work for Guardian EMS a non-emergency medical transport company and also began to work for the Houston Recovery Center as a part time intake specialist in October 2014. Ericka’s want to help others in need made her resign working on an ambulance to work full time at Houston Recovery Center on February of 2015 and soon thereafter became the Intake and Support Manager.
Recovery Support Specialist Supervisor
Tralanquelina Hinton is a native Houstonian and certified Peer Support Specialist. Tralanquelina received her training in 2013 and has been working at Houston Recovery Center since becoming certified through the state of Texas. Tralanquelina is also pursuing her LCDC at Houston Community College.
Mental Health & Criminal Justice Services Program Manager
Neville Pottinger has over 29 years of experience in Behavioral Health Care working specifically on the issue of alcohol and drug abuse and dependence, HIV and AIDS, and co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental health. He has worked in program development and management for 20 of those years.
Mr. Pottinger is an experienced Clinical Supervisor, working with and training Counselor Interns. Currently, he is employed with the Houston Recovery Center as the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Program Manager.
His awards include: Counselor of the Year for The Houston Chapter in 2007 as well as for the State of Texas TAAP (Texas Association of Addiction Professionals) in 2007, and National Counselor of the Year in 2009.
Board affiliations include: current President of TAAP Houston Chapter, current Membership Committee Chair of TAAP-state level, and current board member of TAPNET-state level, and Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals-state level.
In May 2005 Neville earned an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Houston Community College. He holds a state license as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.