Charles Ackerman
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Charles Ackerman

Executive Director of Operations

(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 The River Source after another relapse on drugs. I had no solution to my problems besides turning back to drugs. I was on the verge of being homeless and just got arrested for a DUI. I came to The River Source as I had seen it work for others, most noticeably my brother. While at The River Source, I felt a sense of community and togetherness from everyone around me. The program was very structured and very effective and powerful. Working the steps has opened me up as a person which I..."
Jason M. - August 2013

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