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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"My drug addiction was only going in one direction, and I couldn’t quit it as hard as I tried. My older brother had been and out of rehabs, but was finally able to stay sober after attending treatment at The River Source. Nearly three years later (and still sober), he saw me going down the same path, and ultimately saved my life by showing me this place and consistently imploring me to stay. My first week or two was miserable. But before my stay was half way through, I was amazed. Not only..."
Adam H. - March 2013

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Liz Martin Vice President of Operations
Liz Martin
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Geffen Liberman
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Dr. Walmer Medical Director
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Daryl Ferrell
Daryl Ferrell
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