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Meet The Team

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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.

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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 20 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 in graduate school receiving her Master’s degree to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Advanced Reiki Practitioner 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

Program Director

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

Clinical Director

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

Primary Therapist

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.

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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.

To connect with Mo or to schedule a tour, Contact her at 828.329.6949 or Outreach@insightrecoveryasheville.com

Dr. Brady Schroer

Medical Director

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
Psychiatry.

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

Physician Assistant

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.

Brooke Nash

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 clientcare@insightrecoveryasheville.com

Marc Chakin, CADC

Group Clinician

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.