Charles Ackerman
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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 was brought to The River Source for my addiction to Opiates. I chose The River Source because I heard so many good things about them. I tried other places but it didn’t work for me. The 12 steps and the holistic care caught my attention. The care I experienced here was unbelievable, better than I could ever imagine. The BHT’S and BHPP’S helped me more than I think they knew. They are caring, loving people who actually understand where I was coming from. The counselor and..."
Ramon V. - June 2012

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