Edmund Smith, SUDP
Over the last few years of my career as a Drug Court Coordinator I recognized the need for improved access to Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Snohomish County, assembled an amazing group of Board Members who supported this vision and was fortunate enough to connect with a local business owner / contractor who made it all become a reality. As Executive Director, I’m so grateful to see HRC fulfill it’s mission of compassionately serving those in need by giving them the tools they’ll need to build new lives in Recovery! When I’m not working at HRC, I enjoy spending time with my wife & daughter and taking photographs around the Pacific Northwest.
Tania Hernandez, DO
As Medical Director for HRC, I am a board-certified physician in Family and Addiction Medicine. I want to be a health care professional who offers understanding and hope to people suffering from Addiction. When I am not working with clients, I coach team gymnastics whenever I can find the time and I enjoy traveling and seeing new places.
Kozi Colberg, RN
A considerable amount of my nursing background includes medical, surgical, emergency and mental health experience. Beginning in 2012 I chose to direct my career towards fighting the opioid crises eventually becoming certified in the field of addiction medicine. My passion is working with likeminded professionals developing new strategies to treat and support those afflicted with this disease while providing ongoing education to help reduce its associated stigma. My work life balance is supported by my husband and our large family including my golden retriever. For stress relief and enjoyment, I quad skate, take nature walks, and ride motorcycles. The garden snail reminds me of my motto which is to “slow down and cherish life’s moments” because every day is a gift that has an uncertain ending. I’m very excited to be part of the Holman’s Recovery Center team!
Heather Cherry, AAC, SUDP
Addiction has had a profound impact on my own life, providing the crisis and suffering that paved the way for my transcendence from chronic state of lack and victimhood. There are beautiful gifts on the other side of addiction. We simply need the willingness and open-mindedness to seek with curiosity and we will find: a perfect catalyst pushing us towards transformation, an invitation to become our authentic selves, the evolution of suffering into wellbeing, and a springboard to freedom from dependence on externals. It is my honor and privilege to serve as a guide to others on their own journeys of transformation, and I will walk beside you as you transform the despair into something beautiful.
Daniel Flax, SUDPT
My journey to become a Substance Use Disorder Professional began a few years ago as I found myself no longer able to keep looking away from the epidemic suffering of individuals and families being destroyed by addiction. I find this work in alignment with my deep commitment to helping others and feel fortunate to have found a place to work such as Holman Recovery Center, providing compassionate care in a beautiful supportive environment. When I’m not doing counseling at HRC, I spend my free time vegetable gardening and doing craft work.
Tia brings an extensive amount of clinical knowledge and lived experience with her to the work she does with clients at HRC. Tina’s dedication to helping clients transition from their active addiction into purposeful, stable, productive lives in Recovery is incredible. She has an amazing laugh and brings her upbeat, positive outlook with her to HRC every day. We are so grateful that Tia is a part of the amazing Counseling Team here at HRC.
I am a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee, Agency Affiliated Counselor, Certified Mental Health Peer Counselor, and CCAR Recovery Coach. Most recently, I worked as a Clinician for Medically Monitored Withdrawal Management and Mental Health Crisis Stabilization. I use Trauma Informed Care and I believe in Treating the Whole Person. I have had the honor of working as a Women’s Recovery Coach at The Recovery Cafe in Everett, as well as, with Oxford House at the Chapter and State level for many years. I love to run, bike and snowboard with my children.
“People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” ~Unknown
Tina plays is an incredibly important part of Holman Recovery Center. Tina helps bring new clients into our program and helps to set them up for success before they complete. Tina’s care for the clients at HRC is a part of all the work she does every day, and we’re blessed to have her as part of our Team! She’s also an incredible baker – which we all like as well!
Janoah puts energy and vitality in all the work she does at HRC. She is dedicated to helping our clients everyday and her positive attitude and upbeat personality keeps the whole team smiling throughout the day. We are so lucky to have Janoah as part of HRC and we’re grateful everyday for the amazing work she does!
Travis brings an incredible depth and knowledge to the work he does at HRC. Whether he’s using his background in medication procedures or experience from his past work at other programs, Travis’s energy and enthusiasm are hallmarks of everything he does at HRC. He’s a vital part of our Team and we’re all grateful Travis is part of the HRC crew!
My Professional background is as a Recovery Coach, CPC, most recently working at a women’s halfway house just outside of Chicago (a place I hold dear to my heart) and my passion is Yoga and Recovery. Getting the opportunity to work at Holman and be a part of something bigger than me to help people who come from the same places I did is a gift. HRC’s mission aligns with all the things I believe to be true about Recovery. I believe all people have the ability to heal and to live a life they love. “Recovery is the chance to live two lives in one lifetime” and I am blessed to get the opportunity to witness and support people as they find their strengths on their journey to a new way to live.
For the last 17 years I have worked with clients in the interior design and lighting design industry. While it has been amazing, I felt it was time to move on to something new, something that is rewarding in a different way. I have struggled in my own addiction and know what its like to be a part of the recovery journey. While the recovery journey is different for everyone, I have been able to find faith, hope, and strength in my own process. I am so excited to be a part of Holman recovery Center. I am eager to instill the hope I have graciously received in our clients, with the ability to come alongside them where they are at. Without judgement, but with acceptance and compassion. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my beautiful family.
I begin my professional journey in this amazing field nearly 10 years ago, having had my own struggles with active addiction it was in a place just like HRC that I first learned that I no longer had to be living the way I was living and it was through the tools I learned in here that showed me how to cultivate and begin my recovery journey that’s exactly why I chose to be a recovery monitor and when I learned that HRC was opening here in North Snohomish County I wanted to be a part of that and for that I am extremely blessed. When I am not at HRC I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I have been in this field for 2 years as a treatment technician. Holman Recovery Center has given me room to grow not only personally but to give back to others. I love working in this field and look forward to working with countless others who are impacted by the disease of Addiction.
I love being in recovery and the opportunities that it provides me to give back being a part of the HRC team gives me the environment to be of maximum service to others suffering from substance abuse and to hopefully be an effective example of hope when I got news that the area of Snohomish County that needed so badly a facility such as HRC I knew I wanted to be a part of it challenges me daily to do better and lead by example so that others may to find recovery like I have and more.
Anna’s amazing spirit and energy are a part of everything she does as a Recovery Monitor at HRC! She is professional, kind and helpful and we are so fortunate she is part of our HRC Team!
Jacob is thoughtful and genuine and serves as a great support for the clients at HRC. Jacob helps clients at HRC every day and his commitment to our mission of guiding clients towards Recovery is at the center of everything he does!
“I enjoy being in the SUD field and helping others. I am honored and blessed to be able to assist our clients during early recovery. Holman has given me the opportunity to help others in an environment that matches my own views on early recovery. When not at HRC, I am spending time with my wife and three children.”
I am working at HRC to help the population I was once such a huge part of see that there is hope and that we can recover and that there is light at the end of the very dark tunnel we get stuck in. I love to learn new things I am very passionate about this line of work and my experience in both Addiction and Recovery.
Molly is a fantastic ‘people person’ and makes clients feel at home as they enter services at Holman Recovery Center. Molly’s positive, upbeat personality and commitment to serving our clients makes her a very important part of the HRC Team!