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
Susana Deltoro is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) with over ten years of experience in the recovery and mental health field. She is also a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Psychology and holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Southwest. 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 joined the Houston Recovery Center 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
Debra Villanueva has fourteen years of experience in the workforce development system. This experience has provided her with the knowledge and tools it takes to maintain a strong human resource department and professional organization. She is able to identify and serve the needs of people from various socioeconomic backgrounds. Debra has the compassion and the building blocks it takes to make a difference in Houston. She is excited to become a member of the Houston Recovery Center team, and she looks forward to providing her knowledge, tools and sense of growth for the success of this organization.
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.
Suzanne Jarvis previously held the position of Executive Director for Living Forward Alliance where she developed and led an award winning personal growth and re-entry program for incarcerated women in addiction treatment. Working in the criminal justice system, she saw how social stigma, limited funding and lack of public policy negatively impacts underserved populations in recovery and switched professional efforts to support new criminal justice initiatives for individuals with substance use disorders.
She volunteers for the Houston Recovery Initiative as the Recovery Advocacy Committee Chair. Her most recent advocacy project is a documentary called Generation Found. Her role as Associate Producer helped lead the Houston community in making and funding the film. Created by Greg Williams, director of The Anonymous People, Generation Found tells the story of Houston’s unique community support and programs for youth and family recovery. Suzanne presented with Greg Williams at the 2014 American Public Health Association National Conference on the impact of films on public health. In October 2016 she was awarded the Distinguished Advocate award by the Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
Suzanne has a BA in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and is currently pursuing an MPH in Healthcare Management at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. She is an avid cyclist, enjoys crossfit, travel and the arts.
Connect with Suzanne on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/suzjarvis
Celina Lilly was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She earned her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Hampton University in Hampton, Ms. Lilly is responsible for the accounting, budget and grant management functions of the organization. Her experience spans 20+ years including audit, healthcare management, not for profit, 3rd party reimbursement and consulting. Ms. Lilly has spent the last 3 years nurturing children experiencing trauma in CPS as a licensed foster parent. She loves to travel and is a football fanatic. She’s excited to be a member of the Houston Recovery Center team and looks forward to being a part of the continued growth and success of the organization.
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.
Houston Recovery Center
150 North Chenevert St. Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77002
P.O. Box 1068
Houston, TX 77251