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.

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Matt Bell

Chief Executive Officer

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 walked into the best place to set them up for a beautiful life beyond their wildest imagination.

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Josh Dressel

Chief Operating Officer

What drew you into the field?

I am in recovery myself. I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and I returned to Toledo late in my 20’s. I was in detox with Matt Bell, and we got involved with Team Recovery shortly afterwards. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at both Midwest facilities and with Team Recovery keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people.

What makes Midwest Recovery Center stand out?

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 find the right resources. We do not tell anyone no, if we can not accommodate them we will try our hardest to find a place for them with another facility or organization.

What is the most significant part of treatment?

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.

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Dr. Nancy Carroll, M.D.

Medical Director

What is your biggest passion?

Helping others, I believe 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.

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Olivia Ehret, LISW

Clinical Director

What is your biggest passion?

My passion is helping others be successful and to help them grow into their best selves. That’s what being a social worker is all about, it’s not about “fixing” people, people don’t need to be fixed. It’s about taking someone’s strengths and helping them build on what greatness was already inside of them.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The most rewarding part about my job is getting to spend everyday pouring into people and walking with them on this difficult journey. Being someone’s therapist is truly an honor. Many people come in to our center very untrusting, my goal is to make them feel the opposite way and to provide a safe and loving environment for them to get better in. The second best part of my job is when previous patients come back to share their stories and to spread hope to others who are new in the program. It’s amazing to see how people grow from day one in detox to their one year anniversary. Recovery is so beautiful.

Bryan Morley

Director of Housing

What is your biggest passion?

My biggest passion is being able to help others and watch them grow and become successful members of society again. I’m in recovery myself, so I’m able to place myself in our client’s shoes, although I haven’t been in every situation that have been in, I can guarantee I’ve felt every emotion they’ve felt.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The things that are most important to me, are my family, friends, and my job. My family has always been there for me through my struggles, without their unconditional love, I’d probably not be alive today. I have 3 kids and a beautiful wife, Erin. We both share the same compassion for helping others and with my current job, I’m able to help others every day. My job has a funny way of showing me where I once was and where I never want to go back to.

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Cody Palmer

Director of Admissions

What is your biggest passion?

My biggest passion is to give back to those who are in the same place that I once was.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my work is to be able to talk with a patient and their family on day one while they are broken and work with them and watch them grow throughout the treatment process.

What makes Midwest stand out?

Midwest stands out because we advocate for each and every one of our clients.

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Rob Schilder

Director of Client Services

What is your biggest passion?

One of my biggest passions is helping people change their lives, whether that be through direct support, or connecting them to other resources. I also enjoy collecting sneakers, playing video games, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

There is no better feeling than playing a part in the physical, psychological, and spiritual change take place in someone. Recovery is a beautiful process to watch and everyone’s journey is special in their own way.

What makes Midwest stand out?

The Midwest difference is meeting each client where they are, and priding ourselves on providing them with the individualized care they deserve in order to set them up for long lasting success in the future.

Amanda Moore

Client Recreation Coordinator

What is your biggest passion?

My biggest passions are the outdoors and helping people. I absolutely love what I do! Every morning, I wake up excited to make a difference in a clients’ life.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Being thanked by clients and told that the activity/hike we did made their day better, gives me a huge sense of gratitude. Sharing my love of the outdoors, knowing that I made a positive difference in someone’s life, and helping someone feel a little more human, is a big part of what makes what I do so rewarding. To be able to help others in such a way, is an honor and a privilege

Contact us by calling 833.627.0039 to speak with our friendly and compassionate Midwest Recovery Center staff members.