Meet the Staff at Transformations Wellness Center
Our staff consists of seasoned clinicians with several State credentials, college degrees and specialties, as well as Counselors In Training who have completed their educational requirements and are moving toward their State credential.
Terry Jones, PA-C: Interim CEO / Medical Director
Michael Rivera is the Administrative Assistant for Transformations Wellness Center and works on a broad range of duties to help facilitate the business aspect of our facility. Michael also will take part in getting out in the community and build relationships within the Klamath Falls community.
Michael's prior experience was in the financial industry where he was taught the value of being a team player and helping complete even the most challenging of tasks. Michael is excited about the increasing growth of T.W.C.
Michael is married and has 3 children. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, fishing and cooking dinners for friends and family.
Lori started her career in the addiction's profession at Wyoming Recovery, a 30 day residential, medically managed detox and treatment facility in Casper, Wyoming. She started school at Casper College, working towards her associates degree in Psychology. Lori and her family moved to Klamath Falls in 2014, where she finished her associates degree at Klamath Community College as well as obtaining a certificate in Addictions Studies. Lori started working at Transformations Wellness Center in November of 2014 and currently holds the position of Intake Coordinator and Counselor in Training. Lori will be sitting for her State of Oregon addictions certification exam this fall, as well as beginning school at Oregon Institute of Technology to work towards her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Family Therapy.
Dawn is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Master of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health. She is a graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology and an Associate of Arts in General Studies. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Dawn holds Master of Addiction Counselor (MAC) through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), a department of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Dawn is a Level II Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor for the State of Oregon (CADC II), a Level II National Certified Addictions Counselor (NCAC II), through NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and is a Relapse Prevention Specialist. Dawn is a member of NAADAC, the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. She has worked for many years as both a counselor and as a clinical supervisor to those who are striving toward productive, meaningful lives and she is dedicated to the therapeutic process as it applies to individuals, their families and their communities. Dawn believes it important to have and to show empathy, care and genuineness and to help people in their personal journey of exploration without solving their concerns for them. Her philosophical approach is in line with person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused brief therapy.
Dawn has extensive training and experience working effectively with co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, and suicide intervention; Internet and digital technology related abuse and addictions, grief and loss, gender specific issues, identity issues, cognitive restructuring, trauma, equine therapy and cultural diversity. Dawn's goal is to be of service. She is intuitive and realistic in her approach with people. She is a motivator and natural teacher who is solution oriented and able to help others to draw on their own strengths, abilities and resources when facing life and the challenges within it. She brings her experience and expertise to her clinical team at Transformations Wellness Center as the Clinical Supervisor.
James is an Addictions Specialist with a focus of cognitive restructuring and behavior modification and is a skilled facilitator of Breaking Barriers. James has been with Transformations Wellness Center for the past six years. James is a level II Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) and is a National Certified Addictions Counselor (NCAC I) through the Association for Addiction Professionals. James is the Lead Counselor at Transformations Wellness Center and is proud to be a part of a clinical team that focuses on individually centered treatment for those with substance use disorders. James was born and raised in San Francisco, California and has resided in Klamath County since 1982.
Sonja is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor level I (CADC I) through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) with an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Juvenile Corrections through Central Oregon Community College. She has worked in substance use treatment with individuals who have co-occurring disorders for over ten years. Sonja believes everyone has the ability to make positive pro-social changes in their life, and believes this takes a balanced mixture of support with compassion and accountability. She uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and person-centered, solution-focused approaches in her counseling style. Sonja is skilled in Motivational Interviewing, female gender specific treatment, and has a natural ability to connect with individuals affected by addiction, self-harm, and other ineffective coping skills.
Sonja's greatest counseling passion lies in the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model. She has spent many years training, facilitating groups, and working individually with people to implement these skills into daily living, and strongly believes in the efficacy of DBT. Sonja also has a strong passion for working with individuals in a residential setting.
Carol is a level I Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO). Carol has over a decade of experience working with individuals and families whose lives have been negatively impacted by substance use disorders. Having lived a life of addiction herself, Carol has a special place in her heart for those with substance use disorders. She has an understanding of those with addiction problems. Carol is proud to work at Transformations Wellness Center and to be a part of a great clinical team and to be a community member of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Josephine Grayson began her professional journey into addiction studies in 2012 when she stared attending Klamath Community College to further her education in the profession. In late August of 2013 she became a Residential Assistant and worked her way up to Lead Residential Assistant at Transformations Wellness Center. Currently, Josephine is a Counselor In Training and will soon be sitting for her examination to become a Level I Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO). Josephine values sending time with her family and enjoying the wonders of the great outdoors. Josephine is an accomplished cook who also enjoys preparing a wide variety of foods.
In 2006, Ms. Osmanski started as an on call counselor at Southwest Behavioral Health Center in St. George, Utah. Shortly after, she moved to the Adult Substance Use Record Specialist position due to the change in state regulation of practicing substance use counseling, which is what pushed her to go back to school. She now has her AA and BS in Human Service Management and is working toward her degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked more than 10 years in the profession of substance use disorder treatment. When she moved back to Las Vegas, NV in 2014, she began working as Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor — Intern. She then moved to Klamath Falls, OR in 2015 and started working as a Counselor in Training here at Transformations Wellness Center. Ms. Osmanski specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Alcohol and Drug Psychoeducation. She also oversees the alumni/recovery support group meetings of the Transformation Wellness Center graduates.
Ms. Osmanski stated, "I am truly blessed and honored to be able to help those who suffer from the disease of addiction and help with the process of positive change. It is such a privilege to watch the residents and families rise above the negative impact addiction has done to them." Ms. Osmanski is in a very healthy relationship with the man of her dreams. She has 5 children and 3 grandchildren who are everything to her. Her hobbies are hiking, camping, watching movies, spending time with her family, and photography.
Residential Assistant Team
Christine Guzman: Residential Aide
Makenzie Folsom: Residential Aide
Mady Borello: Residential Aide
Garin Riddle: Residential Aide
Eileen Lacy: Residential Aide
Jennifer Wilder: Residential Aide
Chelsea Otero: Residential Aide
Joanne Rivera: Cook
Mark Hoffman: Maintenance
Kris Cook: Yard Care