Midwest Recovery Staff
At Midwest Recovery Center, each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications, and hands-on experience. Your team is engaged in your recovery and will approach your treatment from a variety of disciplines to meet your needs.
Many members of our staff are in long-term recovery themselves and have a passion for helping people suffering from addiction. We are real people in recovery, we have walked the path you are embarking on, and we are excited to help you.
What is your passion?
My three biggest loves are my family, my job, and of course some entertainment! My beautiful fiancée, Monica, my 7-year-old son, Jackson, and our two puppies mean the world to me. Our fun and entertainment comes from simply being together, but I also enjoy traveling, delicious food, and my motorcycle. Team Recovery, my non-profit that I co-founded in 2015, is also a huge part of my life. It is a volunteer organization that focuses on prevention, treatment linkage, and family support.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
The best part of my job is seeing families heal as their addicted loved one recovers is one of the most rewarding things I get to see in this field. Watching people change is truly a blessing… to first meet them only “existing” and watch them successfully graduate “living.” They now have the ability and responsibility to help someone else who is still suffering. Working together as a cohesive unit to achieve a goal is something that has always meant so much to me, and we get to do it every single day in an effort to make peoples’ lives better.
What makes Midwest stand out?
Midwest is a great place to change, but a terrible place to remain the same. Our expectations and standards are set high for our clients, but also for our staff because many of our staff have lived it. We realize everyone’s process looks different; however, I know for a fact that when someone walks into our agency, they walk into the best place to set them up for a beautiful life beyond their wildest imagination.
I am in recovery myself and was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and returned to Toledo late in my 20’s. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at the Midwest facilities keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people. The difference between Midwest and a lot of other facilities is our abstinence-based program. We believe abstinence and participation in a recovery support system, like the 12-step model, will provide results. The other thing that stands out about our facility is our philosophy to help everyone that calls us to find the right resources. If we cannot accommodate potential clients, we will try our hardest to find a place for them within another facility or organization. Success in recovery is very much about accountability. Every individual is responsible for holding themselves accountable, but we also make sure that they know that we expect them to be held accountable to us as well.
Josh Dressel is a Co-Founder at Midwest Centers. He strives to make Midwest Centers the best place clients want to recover and grow on a daily basis.
Dr. Nancy Carroll, M.D.
What is your biggest passion?
Helping others, to do what I love, and to do it right.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing people get better and to be able to live happy and productive lives.
Sarah Heatwole Bojorquez, LPCC-S
Outpatient Clinical Director
My goal at Midwest Centers is to help clients work on becoming the best versions of themselves and to assist with creating their own clinical identity. I love going to work every day knowing that we are making the world a more beautiful place one client at a time. My approach is person-centered therapy and EDMR.
As the clinical director, I assist the therapy staff to meet the needs of our clients. My aim is to assist with training/development, curriculum implementation, and quality assurance. I get to work with a team of passionate professionals that truly care about our clients. Our staff truly stands out at Midwest Centers.
Sarah Heatwole Bojorquez, LPCC-S, is the Clinical Director at our outpatient Midwest Centers. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2009 with her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Licensure.
I oversee operations at the facility level. Client success is my passion! Being part of clients when they are rebuilding relationships, obtaining employment, and becoming independent—while remaining sober—is my main objective. We strive to maintain an educational, 12-step-focused, and fun outpatient program. My favorite part of the job is helping clients to achieve their goals. I want to help give clients the necessary tools and resources to help them succeed.
What truly sets us apart at Midwest Centers is our staff! The passion and teamwork here are like no other. Our team truly puts the clients first and will go to great lengths to achieve success. We are a family and work very well together!
Sherri Walker is the Director of Operations for outpatient at Midwest Centers. She has worked in behavioral health for 16 years, focusing on youth, adolescents, and adults with mental health and substance use disorders.