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Charles Ackerman

Executive Director

(Master's Degree in Adult Education) Rusty Ackerman received his M.A. in 1995 from the University of Phoenix with a 4.0 GPA. He had 14 years experience working for Pima Community College's Adult Education Program (PCAE) before resigning to pursue a career in treatment/recovery programs three years ago. While at PCAE, Rusty managed multicultural and multilingual programs, developed curriculum and specialized in assessment and evaluation, and he wrote grants and contracts for services. In 2002, he was honored by the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (an 8 state region) as the Educator of the Year. That year he was also the president of the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning. As a recovered alcoholic and addict, Rusty has lived through many of the devastating consequences that can accompany the disease of addiction, and he has found new hope and a new way of life through living and working in recovery at the River Source.

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"I came to River Source after telling my wife that I was no longer able to manage my medication and my life. It really brought me to my knees. I chose The River Source because my friend recommended it. My experience at The River Source was great. I had a great counselor sessions that made me feel at peace and I learned a lot of tools that I will use for the rest of my life. Also the program itself has taught me tremendously. After taking my second step, I also regained my confidence, that and..."
Stephan C. - Gilbert, AZ

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