Every Member of Our Staff Cares About Your Success

Why does our staff care so much? It’s because many of them have been in your shoes. Many of our staff are in recovery and know firsthand the joy you will experience when you break your dependence on drugs and alcohol.

Josh Dressel

Co-Founder

I am in recovery myself and was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and returned to Toledo late in my 20’s. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at the Ohio facilities keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people. The difference between Ohio Detox Center and a lot of other detox facilities is our abstinence-based program. We believe abstinence and participation in a recovery support system, like the 12-step model, will provide results. The other thing that stands out about our facility is our philosophy to help everyone that calls us to find the right resources. If we cannot accommodate potential clients, we will try our hardest to find a place for them within another facility or organization. Success in recovery is very much about accountability. Every individual is responsible for holding themselves accountable, but we also make sure that they know that we expect them to be held accountable to us as well.

Josh Dressel is a Co-Founder at Ohio Detox Center. He strives everyday to make Ohio Detox Center the best environment possible for growth and recovery.

Dr. Nancy Carroll, M.D.

Medical Director

What is your passion?

“Helping others, to do what I love, and to do it right.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

“Seeing people get better and to be able to live happy and productive lives.”

Jeremy Miller

Jeremy Miller

Regional Clinical Director

I have been working at Midwest Centers since September 2023, and I am located at the Central Ave location in Toledo, OH. I have experience in the mental health and substance use fields, working with children and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. I specifically enjoy working with those who are involved with the criminal justice system.

I like helping people develop new skills and view the world in a different way. As Regional Clinical Director, I want to work with the staff to provide high-quality, evidenced-based services to those we serve, while identifying and developing opportunities for employees’ professional development.

My passion for the field is driven by being of service to others, both clients and staff. My colleagues are always willing to collaborate and develop ideas for the staff and clients. Working and innovating with a multidisciplinary team has been very fulfilling.

Jeremy Miller is the Regional Clinical Director at Midwest Centers. He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Supervisor (LISW-S), Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS), and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW – Michigan). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2009, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 2014.

Mandi Mendoza

Mandi Mendoza

Director of Operations

I have been working at Midwest Centers since November 2018. I have over six years of experience in billing, credentialing, utilization review, and operations. They have all played a big part in where I am today, and I have a passion for each one.

My goal for this position is to continue providing the best care we can to our clients and growing our program. I would also like to keep learning and growing within the company and as an individual, since that is particularly important in this field. We are all here for the same purpose, and that is to save someone’s life—the ultimate reward! It is also very rewarding to work for a company that continually strives to do better and invest in its team.

I have always had a big heart and a passion for this field, which is extremely important when working with the population that we do. Passion cannot be taught; it is something we are born with, and our clients need us to be invested! They need people in their lives who genuinely want to help them and see them do better. Be someone’s reason to fight for another day, while also seeing their worth in this amazing world!

Mandi Mendoza is the Director of Operations at Midwest Centers.

Eddie Cutcher

Eddie Cutcher

Director of Operations

As of fall 2023, I have worked at Midwest Centers for two years and have approximately 30 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment.

It is very fulfilling to witness clients overcoming their addictions, one day at a time. Being in my 17th year of sobriety myself, I take what we do at Midwest Centers very seriously. I tell my staff all the time that you never know when a conversation you have with a client will change their life forever.

My goal for this position is to make Midwest Centers the premier substance abuse treatment facility in Ohio. The most rewarding part of my job is leading an amazing team of co-workers. I am very proud to say I work with the most committed team in Northwest Ohio.

Eddie Cutcher, MBA is the Director of Operations at Midwest Detox Center and Ohio Detox Center. He received a Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration from the University of Findlay in 2002, a Bachelor of Science – Substance Abuse Treatment from the University of Toledo in 1998, and an Associate of Applied Sciences – Mental Health Technologies from the University of Toledo in 1994.

Theresa Contreras

Theresa Contreras

Vice President of Operations

My specialty is mental health and substance abuse, with the last 15 years being in leadership. My passion has always been to provide high-quality treatment to the underserved in our communities.

My goal for this position is to ensure the highest level of care for our clients—focusing on respect and true rehabilitation, while building a fulfilling environment for staff to provide this care. The most rewarding part of my job is the phenomenal team that I have the pleasure to work with every day.

Theresa S. Contreras, MSN, RN-BC is the Vice President of Operations at Midwest Centers. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1993, and received a master’s degree focused on Executive Leadership from the University of Toledo in 2012.

Valerie Brandal

Valerie Brandel

Quality Assurance Manager

I have been working at Midwest Centers since August 2023. I have over 27 years of experience working with individuals who have mental health and addiction issues in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, skilled nursing, long-term care, home care, hospice, administration, and private practice. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and elder adults treating depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, OCD, ADHD, substance use and addiction, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, dementia, and more.

My goal for the position is to make sure the quality of our services is the best it can be. The most rewarding parts of my position are helping clients on the path to recovery and seeing staff grow in their professional development.

Dr. Valerie S. Brandal is the Quality Assurance Manager at Midwest Centers. She received a PsyD. From California Southern University in 2013, a MSW from Western Michigan University in 2005, and a BA from Cornerstone University in 1994. Brandal holds an LMSW in Michigan and an LISW-S in Ohio.