Chief Clinical Officer

Nicole oversees all aspects of Lifewell Behavioral Wellness’ clinical programs. These services are available at all Lifewellness Centers throughout the valley. Nicole has extensive experience working in the provider community developing, implementing, evaluating programs using evidence based strategies.

Nicole brings over 13 years of experience in the behavioral health field and joined Lifewell Behavioral Wellness in 2002, having previously served as Clinical Director, outpatient manager and therapist.

Nicole earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix and at Rio Salado Community College teaching psychology and substance abuse courses. Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor.

On a personal note, Nicole enjoys spending time with family, sports, outdoor activities and traveling.


Senior Director of Community Living and Residential

Dan oversees Lifewell Behavioral Wellness’ community living, transitional living programs and residential programs, providing clinical supervision and oversight, technical support, training and program development.

Since joining Lifewell Behavioral Wellness in 2005, Dan has served as an outpatient counselor, site program manager and associate director of level II residential services. He worked as a counselor at Tumbleweed Center for youth development and in various roles at Girls and Boys Town in Nebraska prior to joining Lifewell Behavioral Wellness.

Dan earned his Master’s Degree of Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Dan is a sport’s fan and also coaches youth football. In his spare he enjoys spending time with his family.


Senior Director of Outpatient and Vocational Rehabilitation

Amber oversees Lifewell Behavioral Wellness’ outpatient services including counseling, medication management, and vocational rehabilitation; providing clinical oversight, technical support, training, and program development.

Amber has worked in the behavioral health field for 16 years and joined Lifewell Behavioral Wellness in 2002. She started out as a case manager, transitioning to a program manager and then regional manager of outpatient and rehabilitation services.

Amber earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University. She is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and Licensed Master Social Worker.

Amber enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Senior Director of Direct Care Clinics

Shana oversees Lifewell Behavioral Wellness’ direct care clinics (Oak, Windsor, and South Mountain) providing administrative and clinical oversight to the clinic leadership, as well as training and development for staff. Shana transitioned with the three direct care clinics to Lifewell in August 2015.