Originally a musician and publishing industry executive struggling with addiction, Seth Dolinsky joined the team at Beauterre Recovery Institute in January 2017 after spending time in a Marketing & Business Development capacity for the parent company, Meridian Behavioral Health. A tenured leader, Seth’s prior experience was with St. Paul Sober Living as Program Director, helping to lead one of the most forward thinking and comprehensive Sober Living programs in the industry. Seth’s direct leadership and oversight helped St. Paul Sober Living build their innovative clinical case management model for the 11 homes in operation throughout Minnesota and Colorado.
Seth found himself immersed in the vibrant St. Paul recovery community after spending the majority of his life on the East Coast, most recently Boston, Massachusetts. He has a passion and dedication for all things recovery that is second to none, fueled largely in part by his own personal experience. Seth earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon with specific focus in Religious Studies and Sociology. He loves his family – wife and son, outdoor recreation, cooking and of course, all New England Sports teams.
A message from our Treatment Director…
“My own recovery was made possible through the guidance and leadership of countless individuals who, even amidst my own resistance, continued to believe in me. Because of this, nothing fulfills me more than the opportunity to engage with the newly sober. If I can express to them, that through hard work and collaboration we can get our lives back, then I have been able to give back what was once given to me.”
Sheila Specker, MD
Dr. Specker is an Addiction Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and has been faculty there for over 20 years. She completed Family Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin followed by Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Specker is Medical Director of the University of Minnesota Medical Center’s Combined Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Program. Additionally, she is Program Director for the Minnesota Fellowship in Addiction Medicine, which trains physicians in Addiction Medicine. She conducts research studies in addiction and has published in this area. Dr. Specker provides consultation to the State of Minnesota Health Professionals Monitoring Program, teaches medical students, residents, and fellows and has a clinical practice with an area of expertise in health care professionals with addiction.
Jenine Koziolek, MA, LADC
A mainstay in the field in Southern Minnesota, Jenine Koziolek has been a welcomed addition to the family at Beauterre Recovery Institute. She has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) since 1999, holding both a Bachelor’s of Science from Minnesota State University in Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies and a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Throughout her tenure in the field, Jenine has held various esteemed positions including community outreach, family education, clinical supervision, counseling, and working with youth in the school system. In 2014 and 2015, Jenine also served as an Adjunct Professor at Waldorf College. Jenine has been a long-term advocate for those in recovery and has held many positions across county and state level. Jenine has been an active participant in grass roots community change by participating in numerous workgroups and serving on the MARRCH (Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health) for 8 years. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Minnesota ATOD Prevention Award Region 6 Community Champion and she was also the MARRCH President’s Awardee in 2016.
Jenine’s passion is in helping people lead healthier, successful lives through the understanding of addiction and mental illness. She prides herself on teaching and promoting that “Recovery is Possible.” When not helping the patients on site, you can find Jenine behind the ropes at a marathon, watching and rooting on her significant other. Aside from that, she frequents state parks with her family, enjoys a good murder mystery, or is in the stands at the pool cheering on her daughter.
Grady Arth, MA, MHP, LPCC
Mental Health Professional
A resident licensed Mental Health Therapist (MHP, LPCC), Grady Arth brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to the team at Beauterre Recovery Institute. Grady’s strong suit is in individual therapy and also holds specialties in DBT therapy and self-exploration therapy groups. She is a member of, and vocal advocate for, LGBTQ+ communities and is passionate about supporting humans as they grow and change, taking pride in empowering her patients. She has been an instrumental addition to the team and has helped grow and expand Beauterre’s clinical philosophy of care. Grady holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
An avid consumer of paperback novels, Grady became a therapist from a love of stories and story-telling. In her free time, she hosts multiple book clubs, is on many waiting lists at the library, and practices her book reviews on her cats.
David Rabine-Young, MA, MHP, LICSW
Mental Health Professional
David Rabine-Young is a Mental Health Professional and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, graduating Cum Laude from Mankato State University. David furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work. His education and interests align, with specialties in alcohol and drug studies as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). David completed a short stint in Tomah, Wisconsin in a VA program where he wrote a report on PTSD and spent ten years developing a programming prototype for the State of Minnesota on leasing/purchasing farms and setting up programs to teach severe anti-social patients how to function in the community. David looks back on the experience with fondness, and he even wrote a manuscript on this program that he intends to publish as a book. David has also worked in the Veterans’ home in Hastings and facilitated outpatient mental health therapy at Cedar House in Faribault.
David has been happily married for 44 years and believes in an active lifestyle. David is passionately engaged in both designing and building, and he loves making and watching ideas come to fruition. He is grateful for celebrating over 31 years of recovery from drugs and alcohol and brings that vast knowledge of recovery to Beauterre Recovery Institute every day.
Heidi Dowhaniuk, RN
Proud mother of three children, avid Minnesota sports fan, and Registered Nurse (RN) with nearly 20 years’ experience in cardiology, emergency medicine, and medical/surgical, Heidi Dowhaniuk came to Beauterre Recovery Institute as Nurse Manger in August of 2017. She found her passion and interest for this field following her late husband’s own struggle with addiction. Heidi draws on that experience to fuel her undying dedication to the patient experience and those we serve. Heidi achieved a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Winona State University and ultimately would love to further her education and pursue a Master’s Degree or Doctorate.
A die-hard Minnesotan, Heidi was born and raised in Minnesota and takes time each year to enjoy what each season brings, especially boating and lake time in the summer and snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. When not found inside the nursing office, Heidi can be found cooking, watching Minnesota sports teams, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and taking her Great Dane on walks.
Dr. Marc Mooney, PhD, LP
Dr. Marc Mooney is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. He received his B.A. in psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota. He completed his A.P.A.-approved clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. For the last decade, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Minnesota, where he achieved the rank of Associate Professor. There he founded the Adult Attention Problems Clinic where he helped to identify deficits in executive functioning. He has trained pre-doctoral and post-doctoral clinical psychology students in psychological assessment and psychotherapy. He has been an addiction researcher for nearly 20 years with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Mooney has worked closely with Medical Director, Dr. Sheila Specker, for a decade, providing assessments of those with drug and alcohol problems. Problem alcohol and drug use is associated with cognitive and performance deficits that challenge recovery. Dr. Mooney conducts individualized assessments of cognitive functioning, particularly executive functioning. He may also perform assessments of personality, intelligence, and academic achievement. Through careful psychological testing, Dr. Mooney helps those in recovery to understand their strengths and weaknesses, to plan coping and compensatory strategies, and to engage in cognitive remediation therapy.
Jo Huntsman, L.Ac, Dipl Om.
Jo Huntsman is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Prior to joining Beauterre Recovery Institute, she operated a general practice clinic incorporating acupuncture, tui na (Chinese massage), cupping, nutritional guidance, aromatherapy and medicinal herbs into her treatments. Jo chose to further develop her interest in holistic health through yoga teacher training and mindfulness meditation. Her classes reflect the influence of teachers Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hahn.
Jo received her Masters of Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington Minnesota and a Bachelors of Social Work from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is licensed by the Minnesota medical board and certified through the N.C.C.A.O.M.
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Hailing from just outside of Boston Massachusetts, Stephen Cantwell comes to Beauterre Recovery Institute with over 8 years of marketing, business development, sales and branding experience. Stephen holds a Bachelors Degree in Business & Economics from Lehigh University and specializes in marketing strategy, strategic and gap analysis as well as brand formulation and brand management. Part of the original Beauterre Recovery Institute business plan drafting team, Stephen honed his skill sets through a tenured role at Apple Inc where he facilitated the formulation of many strategic business partnerships.
Stephen has made a home here in MN and loves spending time outside participating in recreational activities. When he is not at work you can most likely find him on one of the many local Minnesota golf courses.
Senior Marketing & Business Development Representative
Joining the team in 2018, Garrett Simensen brought with him years of experience and established relationships within the behavioral health field. After starting in direct patient care for multiple national organizations, Garrett moved into a Marketing and Business Development role for Meridian Behavioral Health where he continued to build strategic partnerships throughout the state of Minnesota. Garrett primed his business and strategic skillset through his education at Colorado State University from where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Garrett has been able to utilize that creative spirit along with his professional experiences and passion for recovery to help create lasting and impactful relationships for Beauterre Recovery Institute. When not at work he hopes to be found with his family in the wilderness of Northern Minnesota.
Marketing & Business Development Representative
After a beginning his career with Meridian Behavioral Health, Matt joined the Beauterre Recovery Institute team in early 2018, bringing with him extensive expertise in account management and customer service. While that may have been the beginning for Matt with this company, his work in the behavioral health field really started back in 2012 where he worked in business development and fundraising for MN Adult and Teen Challenge, followed more recently by experience with St. Paul Sober Living. At Saint Paul Sober Living Matt managed the program’s live-in Senior Peers and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of the sober homes. Matt developed a passion for helping those in recovery throughout the undergraduate and graduate school programs at the University of North Dakota, where he founded a sober activities program called ‘Night Life.’ Matt also achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of North Dakota and was a Graduate Student Assistant there as well. Matt has been a welcomed addition to the team and has applied his many personal and professional experiences to guide his impact on the team and create meaningful and strategic relationships in the community for Beauterre Recovery Institute.
Outside of work, Matt enjoys quality time with family and friends, travel, and spending time enlarging his own recovery life.
Recovery Access Coordinator
A tenured veteran of the behavioral health field, Meghan Vanderbilt joined Beauterre Recovery Institute as the Recovery Access Coordinator. Meghan is the first point of contact for individuals, families and providers seeking help for themselves, a loved one or patient. Meghan is very passionate about helping anyone in need and understands that it takes a lot of courage for anyone struggling with substance use or mental health to reach out and ask for help. Her goal as a member of the team is to be able to offer support, guidance and clarity around the admission process.
Meghan has been in the behavioral health field for seven years working for Blue Cross Blue Shield in MN as a specialty case worker and most recently, as a Director of Individuals and Family Services at Assistance in Recovery, a national behavioral health consulting firm located in the twin cities. Her past experience has given her a wide understanding of all levels of care in the behavioral health services realm, both in the state of MN and throughout the country.
As a Minnesota native, she volunteers to several local crisis organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul and in her personal life, she is a new mother to a French bulldog puppy.
Recovery Access Coordinator
Todd joined Beauterre Recovery Institute as a Recovery Access Coordinator with the firm mission to help people gain access to the help they need and deserve. As a first point of contact, Todd enjoys helping people and families who are struggling with substance use disorder and other underlying conditions. Todd firmly believes that supporting an individual during their addiction recovery process is an important and key cornerstone for success. Prior to joining Beauterre Recovery Institute, Todd worked at an inpatient recovery facility, as well as an MAT clinic supporting people through different stages of recovery. Each one of these steps has taught Todd a greater depth of understanding and responsibility, as he continues to learn more about addiction and recovery.
One of his true passions, Todd has spent over 25 years in the field of media, teaching and training students both television and video production, as well as directing and producing live and recorded programming for PBS. These experiences have led Todd to a wealth of understanding about the value of multiple perspectives and how they can be used to achieve desired and common goals; he is appreciative of the diversity and experiences awarded through these learnings.
When not in the office, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, fishing with his children, photography, and on occasion, creating things with his hands.
A lifelong denizen of Southern Minnesota, Karissa Hunt is the Program Coordinator at Beauterre Recovery Institute where her primary role is daily management of the nearly twenty Recovery Specialists on staff. Karissa got her start in addiction treatment when she was looking to use the customer service skills that she learned working in the salon industry to help people heal. Beauterre Recovery Institute’s unique treatment model and beautiful setting spoke to her, making it the perfect place to get started in the treatment field. Over three years later, Karissa found herself herself not only leading the Recovery Specialist team, but also working directly with patients to ensure that they have an enjoyable and productive stay. Patient service comes naturally to Karissa, and she is able to use her position to ensure that patients have a smooth experience and take advantage of BRI’s full suite of programs and services.
Karissa still has an ownership stake in a local salon, and she spends most of her free time with her two 5-year-old sons. She’d tell you that they’re a handful . . . in the best way, of course.
Mark joined Beauterre Recovery Institute in 2018 as the Alumni Coordinator to help establish and grow the Alumni Association. As an alumnus of Beauterre Recovery Institute himself, and one of the original Alumni Association Board Members, Mark is excited to help others find the path of recovery and truly embrace all that the recovery community has to offer. He spent the majority of his professional career in the restaurant/hospitality industry assuming multiple roles through many organizations, even including a 4-year stint at an up-and-coming New Orleans restaurant. Aside from his expertise there, Mark also found success selling insurance here locally in Minnesota which he still does part time. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and is currently pursuing an MBA from Hamline University in St. Paul.