Staff Achievements

Staff Achievements

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Staff Achievements and Milestones

At CODAC, we care about the personal and professional development of our staff.

We are proud to share about staff who have earned recent promotions, certifications, degrees and promotions to support their professional development and enhance the services they are able to provide to CODAC members.

Please join us in celebrating as well.

Promotions

Learn more about Sam

Sam Eckert accepted a promotion to the position of director of billing & contracts in January 2024. Having joined CODAC in  2016, Sam has dedicated nearly eight years to the organization, showcasing exceptional commitment.

Sam’s journey has been marked by continuous growth. Demonstrating exceptional skills and dedication, she progressed through roles, serving as a billing processor, lead billing processor, and most recently, as billing supervisor.

In Sam’s own words, “I have worked for CODAC for the better part of a decade and have been given so many opportunities and support for professional development. This new role is giving me the ability to take what I have learned and really make a difference within the organization, and I am eager to see what this new chapter holds.”

Learn more about Aimee

Since joining CODAC in August 2019, Aimee has demonstrated dedication and passion for making a positive impact on the lives of members.

In Aimee’s previous role as a Membership Specialist, she showcased skills in working directly with her colleagues and patients.

Aimee shares, “I really enjoy getting to work with our members one-on-one and seeing what a huge difference our organization can make.” This commitment to our mission undoubtedly contributed to Aimee’s promotion to Membership Technician I in January 2024.

Learn more about Laura

Laura Johnson was promoted to recovery coach lead in September 2023. Since joining CODAC as a recovery coach, Laura has been unwavering in promoting recovery and providing invaluable support to members.

Laura’s dedication to her work is evident in her passion for helping others on their recovery journeys. Having become Peer Support Certified in 2019, she has consistently demonstrated a commitment to personal and professional growth.

“I’m truly grateful for the work I get to do every day. This promotion means I can help others be better at their job as a Recovery Coach or Peer Support Specialist which will lead to more people getting well. Together we can and do recover!”

Learn more about Lauren

Lauren was promoted to recovery coach from her role as peer support specialist in January 2024.

Learn more about Maria

Maria was promoted to therapist in August 2023.

Beginning her career at CODAC as a recovery coach, Maria’s commitment to professional growth is evident through the pursuit of her peer support certification (in 2019) and in her recent promotion to therapist. It is clear that through enhancing her skills, Maria is dedicated to providing unparalleled support to members.

Learn more about Carmen

Carmen Soriano was promoted to the position of Membership Technician II at CODAC in January 2024. Carmen joined our team on July 10, 2017, and over six years, she has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication and proficiency in her role. Having initially served as a Membership Specialist, Carmen’s commitment and expertise led to her advancement to Membership Technician I.

“This role in my career at CODAC is a great accomplishment. I have great leadership and peers to work with who make my job rewarding.”

Learn more about Christina

Christina began her career at CODAC in 2019 as a peer support specialist. During the following few years, Christina explored the role of recovery coach with the criminal justice team before her recent promotion to supervisor for the Hillman House and the Pregnant &
Postpartum Women Transitional Living Program.

“The staff I work with are amazing. The people at CODAC are encouraging and a pleasure to work with. Having the opportunity to work with women and children and to watch families reunite is indescribable. I am truly grateful to work for such an amazing company,” she said.

Christina earned her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Phoenix and earned her certification as a peer support specialist in 2013. She was promoted to supervisor in May 2023.

Professional Development Achievements

Learn more about Jennessee

Jennessee earned her certification as a medical assistant from Carrington College in November 2023. She shares that this certification “helps me put in the knowledge I’ve gained while in school and apply it to my clinical work with members of our community.”

Learn more about Mohammed

Mohammed earned his Peer Support Specialist Certification in September 2023. With a Master of Arts from both California State University at Fresno and the University of Arizona, Mohammed’s commitment to professional development is commendable. His belief in CODAC’s mission shines through, as he proudly shares “I feel happy and proud when people ask me what I do for a living.”

Learn more about Sue

Sue has reached new heights in her career by earning certification as a Psychiatric Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center in October of 2023. This accomplishment reflects Sue’s dedication to providing integrated mental health and physical health care to CODAC members.

She shares, “obtaining this achievement is a professional accomplishment that acknowledges my knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide integrated mental health and physical health care to members. It is meaningful to my career in treating persons as a whole being.”

Learn more about Kristine

In December 2023, Kristine (CODAC’s chief operating officer) received Eller College of Management’s “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things” Award.

With a career spanning various roles within the organization, she oversees a wide range of responsibilities including communications, marketing, fundraising and facilities planning. Additionally, she leads the division serving sexual assault survivors and actively engages in community initiatives.

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Learn more about Katlyn

Katlyn, director of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA), has been selected as an honoree for the 2023 class of “40 Under 40.”

Hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes forty individuals making a profound impact in the southern Arizona community.

Katlyn is a dedicated public servant and tireless advocate for those affected by sexual violence, substance use, mental health disorders and trauma in Tucson. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving the Tucson community while focusing on restorative justice and systems-level change to support vulnerable populations. Read more >>

Learn more about Celena

Celena Leland is a Certified Health Coach and valued member of CODAC’s wellness team. The certification she received as a nutrition specialist is awarded to those who have demonstrated their knowledge and skill in addressing a wide range of health issues through personalized nutrition.

“I’ve worked very hard to earn this credential, and I am thrilled to be able to apply what I’ve learned to my work with members,” said Celena.

Celena shared that she feels honored to be part of CODAC’s integrated healthcare team. “It touches my heart to see the impact our services have, and I’m grateful to all of our staff for the work they do to support members in improving their health and wellbeing.”

Learn more about Christian

“We are so proud of Christian and his accomplishments. Christian is a very quick study and adept at identifying systemic gaps as well as gaps in care,” said CODAC’s chief compliance officer Dr. Amy Muñoz, DBH, MS, NCC.

Christian is currently pursuing his Master’s in Social Work.

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