Our talented alumni team members are here for you. Each one is committed to using their skills and personal experience to provide alumni of all MBH programs with ongoing resources and education while helping them find community and support to empower them to continue the work they began during treatment.
Vice President of Alumni Outreach and Family Services, Certified Recovery Coach
Meet Aleah Johnson
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Aleah Johnson earned her undergraduate degree from Washington State University in leadership and professional studies with an emphasis on event design. Prior to joining the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare team, she worked as an event planner, where weddings and social gatherings were her specialty. It was only after she found that planning parties and being the life of the party went hand in hand with addiction for her, that she knew it was time to seek help. Through her own recovery journey, Johnson felt there had to be a higher purpose for her life and work.
Wanting to make a change, she applied for a job with MBH, packed what she could fit in her car, and headed for Arizona. Now she channels those event planning skills into recovery-related events and programs. Being able to spend time with alumni after they complete treatment, hearing about their accomplishments, and helping them overcome setbacks are highlights of the job. Johnson’s primary focuses are connection and community, using those to provide safe places and platforms for alum from any of our programs to be able to gain knowledge and connect with others to be successful on their recovery journey.
Alumni Outreach Manager, Certified Peer Support Specialist
Meet Rosie Martinez
A fifth generation Arizona native, Rosie Martinez was born in Phoenix. Her most recent work experience was in the nonprofit sector, serving as the community director for notMYkid, an organization that provides children and families with lifesaving programs, support, resources, and education.
In her role as an alumni outreach manager, Martinez works with alumni of all Meadows Behavioral Healthcare programs, hosting groups meetings and planning alumni retreats and events. One of her favorite parts of the job is hearing everyone’s stories and witnessing the next chapter that each alum is writing for themselves. In mental health recovery therapy herself for more than seven years, she says she’s excited to be “working with an amazing team of individuals that have knowledge and experience within the behavioral health industry” who she can learn from.
A newlywed, Martinez enjoys traveling in Arizona with her husband and their two performance roping horses.
Anne Mcquaid, MA, LPC
ALUMNI GROUP FACILITATOR
Meet Anne McQuaid, MA, LPC
Anne McQuaid joined MBH back in 1999 as a family therapist before becoming a primary therapist and eventually going on to work in the Alumni program. A graduate of Ottawa University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master’s in professional counseling as well as two chemical dependency certificates.
Originally from Mankato, Minnesota, McQuaid has served as a family counselor at Phoenix Shanti, a center for people living with HIV/AIDS, and Dignity Program, designed for prostitutes who have been arrested and choose to participate in a self-help program in lieu of serving jail time. She has also been part of Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, a program to allow the daughters of incarcerated women to belong to a Girl Scout troop and visit their mothers in jail.
Growing up in an alcoholic, dysfunctional home, McQuaid says she developed her own dysfunctional behaviors. Many years of personal therapy left her wanting to give back. She’s spent her career doing just that, and her current role allows her to connect with alumni from all over the world and to assist them in connecting with each other.
Passionate about wanting to empower people to be able to connect with themselves and have a voice, McQuaid has many other passions as well. Divorced with two grown children and two granddaughters, she enjoys reading, paint by number, watching TV, and attending concerts, plays, and movies.
Alumni Outreach Specialist, Certified Peer Support Specialist
Meet Rachele Rogers
Joining MBH is January 2022, Rachele Rogers is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, but she grew up in Colorado before moving to San Diego for high school and college. She earned a BA in psychology from San Diego State University then became a manager in the hospitality industry in 2005.
Looking for a change from the hotel business and always passionate about helping people, the role of alumni outreach specialist seemed like a perfect fit for Rogers. Today, she works with the management team to implement initiatives that increase company visibility within the alumni community, providing support for their recovery journey.
Married, with four dogs, Rogers enjoys yoga, reading, sewing and anything outside, from “Jeeping” and gardening to nature walks, kayaking, and more.
Alumni Outreach Specialist
Meet Jessica Miller
Born in Florida and raised mostly in Washington state, Jessica Miller moved to Wickenburg, Arizona at age 14. Currently, pursuing a degree in environmental law, it was a family history of mental illness and the loss of many loved ones and friends to suicide or drug overdose that drew her to this line of work.
Miller joined the team at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare in 2019 as a behavioral health technician before spending two years as an admissions specialist. In that latter role she helped hundreds of people admit to treatment before joining our Alumni team, MBHOnward. In this new position she’s excited to support the team with outreach to our incredible Alumni, facilitate groups, and hear from those who have turned their lives around using techniques they learned in our treatment programs. “I want to make a difference and show people that continued recovery is possible,” she says.
When not working, Miller enjoys reading, being with friends and loved ones, and relaxing. Being a full-time student leaves little time for additional hobbies, but she’s excited to see where she grows once she has a little less on her plate.