Board of Directors

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Michele S. Gerber, Ph.D.

Michele Gerber retired from the Hanford Site after a long career in World War II and Cold War history. She researched and documented the nuclear and radiochemical wastes that resulted from those wars to assist in Hanford Site cleanup. In retirement, she devotes her energies to the causes of addiction treatment and recovery and is a parent advocate. She has lived in Richland, Washington since 1987.


Jason Bliss

Jason Bliss is the Executive Director of the Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences formed in 2017 to promote the establishment of high quality community based recovery residences in Washington. Jason was formerly the Regional State Coordinator for Oxford House, Inc. He has been in long term recovery since 2010. Jason serves on several boards and has coordinated with substance abuse organizations, housing organizations, law enforcement, drug courts, CPS, and the Department of Corrections to build and maintain a strong recovery network for our community.

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Jaime Carson

Jaime Carson has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Idaho and an AA degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Columbia Basin College. After working as a Chemical Dependency Professional specializing in treating adults with co-occurring disorders in substance abuse and mental health, she joined Somerset Counseling Center in Richland, WA. As Executive Director, Jaime remains committed to ensuring all patients receive individualized, whole person, evidence based care. She often provides training and education to help the community understand and address substance use disorder issues.

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Cameron Fordmeir

Cameron Fordmeir is the Regional Administrator for the Substance Use Disorder Recovery Navigator Program with Greater Columbia Behavioral Health, and oversees the Recovery Navigator Programs in 9 eastern Washington counties.  Cameron was previously the Manager of Crisis Services, Prosecutorial Diversion Program, Jail Mental Health Services, and Mobile Outreach Team with Lourdes Health.  Cameron has lived in Kennewick, Washington his entire life, and worked in Behavioral Health for over 20 years assisting community members living with chronic mental illness and severe substance use disorders.


Courtney Hesla

Courtney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a background in various areas of Community Behavioral Health, including crisis and outreach services, jail-based and diversion services, therapeutic courts, and outpatient-based services.  As the Chief Quality Officer at Comprehensive Healthcare, Courtney is responsible for the Quality Division which includes Risk Management, Compliance, and Quality Improvement.  She is invested in working with community partners to understand their needs and then collaborate on ways to meet those needs.  Treatment for co-occurring disorders is a need in every community and she is dedicated to creating services to help people achieve their recovery.

Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen retired from the Hanford Site in 2018 where he held several senior level manager positions for multiple Hanford Contractors.  Prior to his Hanford career, Jensen was a law enforcement detective specializing in major crimes investigations.  He was a Pasco City Councilmember from 1990 to 2002 and served on many local and state boards and commissions including being appointed to represent the Association of Washington Cities, advising on revised legislation for the Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission.  He is a former board member and President of the B/F Dispute Resolution Center and a certified Mediator.  He is passionate in his desire to assist in the establishment of a comprehensive mental health and addiction center for the Tri-Cities community.

Jim Millbauer

Jim Millbauer

Jim Millbauer is a retired United Association Local 598 Pipefitter/Business Agent and is a
current Kennewick City Councilman. A community is only as strong as those individuals willing to invest their time to make a dierence for others.  Committed to serving his community,  Jim currently participates on a variety of boards outside of his city responsibilities, including Bikes for Tikes Board, Health/Welfare, and JATC trusts for his local union, Hanford Challenge Board of Directors, and Pacific Northwest Mustang Club.  Jim has previously served his community as a United Way Board member, a youth baseball and softball coach, a Mid-Columbia Senior Softball League board member, and a presenter for the  Afterschool Matters youth program

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Mary Rosen

Mary Rosen worked as the Controller for Garrett Electric for 20 years. Previously she had more than 15 years of financial and administrative experience in the federal government and 5 years of experience in the private sector. Mary was introduced to substance abuse disorder when she adopted two drug-affected children who, after many years of addiction, are both in recovery today. Mary serves on many boards active in bringing help and hope to our community.

Nancy Roach

Nancy Roach

Nancy Roach is a retired educator and co-founder of Tri-Cities Prep. She is a trained spiritual director and holds a Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University.  Nancy and her husband Mike have raised seven children in the Tri-Cities where they have lived since 1979. As a parent advocate, Nancy has personally experienced the need for addiction treatment and recovery services in the Tri-Cities and is fully committed to assist in expanding those services.


Danielle Stenehjem

Danielle Stenehjem holds a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Washington State University.

Eileen Tanner

Eileen Tanner

Eileen Tanner is a seasoned PR and communications consultant with over 30 years of expertise collaborating with organizations of all sizes, including nonprofits. She specializes in bolstering brand presence, fostering trust, and cultivating loyalty among targeted industry professionals and consumer demographics. With a wealth of communication skills and extensive experience, Eileen is poised to support the Benton Franklin Recovery Coalition in achieving its objectives. Known for her adept interpersonal abilities, she excels as both a cooperative team player and a capable, trustworthy leader.



Michele S. Gerber, Ph.D.

Vice President
Jason Bliss, Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences

Jaime Carson, CDP

Mary Rosen