Meet The Team
Adam McIsaac, CADC, ICADC
Founder and Executive Director
For over 16 years Adam has been helping individuals and their families navigate addiction and the path of recovery. He assists and educates clients in a variety of evidence based approaches in order to support their personal recovery journey.
As a person in recovery since 2005, he knows firsthand what you are experiencing. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, his approach to recovery is Integrative, Holistic, Trauma Informed, Mindfulness Based and Evidence Based.
Adam has been a daily mindfulness practitioner for over 10 years. He has been a part of the Asheville community since 2008. He provides substance use counseling and educates clients in a variety of evidence based approaches in order to support their personal recovery journey.
Lisa Ball-McIsaac, CADC, ICADC
Founder and Operations Director
Lisa has over 17 years experience working in the field of behavioral and mental health and over 21 years of active, continuous personal recovery. Lisa has enjoyed living in the Asheville community since 2008.
She received her degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is currently receiving her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner trainee. She has been a mindfulness practitioner for over 10 years.
Lisa is a highly sensitive person and natural born leader and loves nothing more than helping others reach their fullest potential. Her leadership philosophy and approach is based on Brené Brown’s “Dare to Lead” curriculum.
Mandy Daves, CADC, ICADC, CPSS
Mandy is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Peer Support Specialist and has worked in the treatment field since moving to Western North Carolina in 2015. She holds an Associates degree in Human Service Technology with a Substance Abuse Studies Certification from A-B Tech College. Mandy is currently attending Lees McRae College and expected to graduate with her Bachelors degree in Human Services in 2023. She plans to pursue her Master’s degree to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
With over 7 years of personal recovery, Mandy knows how important it is for people to feel seen, valued, accepted, and understood. Through her genuine compassion and empathy, she strives to provide a safe and supportive space for the healing process. She is passionate about recovery and watching individuals achieve their goals fills her with joy. Mandy understands recovery can be scary and challenging but growth and change are not only healing and rewarding, but very possible!
John Nutt, LCAS, CCS
John received his Masters in Addiction Counseling from Appalachian State University and went on to become a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. He has over 35 years of experience working in the Substance Use Disorder field, both in private and public settings and was a board member of the NC Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 7 years.
Ronya Banks, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
With a master’s degree in Social Work and a personal history with addiction, Ronya has been assisting people in recovery since 2016. She specializes in engaging clients in evidence-based, trauma-informed therapeutic modalities, integrating holistic mindfulness-based processes.
She is passionate about guiding clients in discovering and proactively engaging in their own unique healing journeys, engaging clients in balancing body, mind, heart, and spirit. As a Buddhist teacher and published author, Ronya brings over 30 years of Vipassana meditation and mindfulness teaching experience. Her greatest joy has been as a parent and grandparent.
Derrick Sexton, CADCI
Derrick is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-I) and has worked in the addiction treatment field for 10 years. As an Asheville native and a person in recovery himself, Derrick knew he wanted to help others in his community that suffer from substance use disorder. He is passionate about assisting others in finding a better quality of life free from active addiction. When not working, Derrick likes to spend time with his family and is very passionate about football and basketball.
Maureen “Mo” Rohde, CADCI
Clinical Outreach Specialist
With a vast background in outreach and clinical recovery services, Mo leads the community outreach efforts for Insight Recovery. Her experience both personally and professionally led her to the recovery community in Asheville, North Carolina.
She has had the opportunity to explore and engage in treatment and recovery communities across the country. Asheville was the ultimate destination for her to find true healing as well as recognize her passion to work with others embarking on their own recovery journey.
With a background in outreach and as an educator in the North Carolina public school system, as well as her personal experience in recovery, she is able to bring a unique perspective to the table. She continues to serve the community through outreach and education as well as acting as a liaison for their families.
Through continued education and pursuit of her Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification (CADC), her intention is to provide the best resources possible to those seeking treatment for substance use disorder.
Renee, an Asheville native, holds an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and is
currently enrolled in the Medical Coding Program at AB Tech. Renee has over 3 years experience working in the recovery field, along with 10 years of lived experience in recovery. As the Admissions Coordinator, she helps our clients navigate through the admissions process and find the program that is the right fit for them. She is passionate about helping others who are struggling with addiction to find the help they need. Due to her own experience with recovery, Renee knows how difficult it is to seek help and how important it is for our clients and their families to be guided through the admissions process with understanding and compassion. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her dogs and traveling with her son and husband.
Billing and Collections Specialist
As the billing and collections specialist, Veronica ensures that all aspects of insurance billing and chart auditing run smoothly. Veronica prides herself on using ethical billing and collection practices. She has worked in the recovery field since 2015. Six years of that was in substance abuse medical billing/collections. Veronica holds extensive knowledge of insurance billing/collections practices as well as has qualitative audit experience. She understands how difficult and challenging it can be to make the decision to come into treatment, so she truly helps make that process simple and easy for each client and their families. Veronica holds a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of North Carolina and is currently in Graduate School at Western Carolina University for a Masters in Public business administration. Veronica has over 19 years of recovery. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking and traveling.
Dr. Brady Schroer
Dr. Schroer obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After medical school, he completed his general psychiatry residency at an internationally known psychiatric clinic. Dr. Schroer later worked in a large hospital setting for five years as a psychiatric hospitalist taking care of geriatric patients, caring for patients with psychiatric issues on the medical floors and ICU (intensive care units), detoxifying clients from alcohol and benzodiazepines, ECT treatment for depression, and served as Medical Director and Chief of
Dr. Schroer moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become the Medical Director of the inpatient psychiatric unit and the detoxification unit at one of the areas top hospitals and served for seven years in that capacity. Most recently, he has been seeing clients ages 15 and over in sober living environments, residential treatments, and other outpatient settings.
He has vast experience from all different perspectives of addiction treatment and knows what it is like to be a family member of someone struggling with addiction.
He is extremely compassionate and prefers to educate clients about their illness. He has learned a lot from the clients he has treated and uses that knowledge to help others move into a peaceful life.
Jeremy Pettit, PA
Jeremy serves as a principal medical service provider at Insight Recovery. As a Physician Assistant, he has nearly 20 years of experience and has worked in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic surgery, Internal Medicine, and Neurosurgery. He has also created and directed a hospital-based corporate wellness program. He has lectured at regional and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He seeks to meet patients where they are in life and help them achieve the level of health they are looking for.
Client Care Manager
Brooke has several years of recovery experience, both personally and professionally. She has extensive knowledge of working with clients to ensure excellent care and to meet their needs along their journey.
As the Client Care Manager, Brooke has a passion for coordinating services, case management, and providing resources that can help clients feel confident and independent in the long term.
Brooke has resided in the Asheville area since 2018. She loves the outdoors and the peace and connection she receives in nature. She enjoys hiking, camping, and water sports. Asheville has been a haven for her and her family.
To connect with Brooke contact her at email@example.com
Marc Chakin, CADC
Marc is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 20 years’ experience working in the substance use disorder field. He is trained in Seeking Safety and Nonviolent Communication and is a certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. Marc has extensive experience in family, group, one-on-one counseling, IOP and PHP therapy groups. Marc has lived in Western North Carolina for over 20 years and in his free time he enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles, and practicing meditation.
Tommy Cook, LCAS, LCMHC-A
Tommy moved to Western North Carolina 8 years ago to work as a wilderness guide in a substance use disorder program. Since moving to the area, he has continued to work with various populations and build his skill set as a mental health therapist. He carries a passion and drive surrounding recovery largely due to his personal healing journey.
Tommy received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate.
Tommy’s approach is focused around compassionately exploring walls and aversions a client carries that prevents them from experiencing deep connection and presence. He strongly believes that present time awareness and the ability to formulate genuine connections is essential to the recovery process. As a clinician, he utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, somatic therapies, mindfulness practices, and nervous system education.
In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, drumming, various forms of meditation, and biking.