Ohio Detox Staff

Every member of our staff is passionate about treatment and creating connections between patients in order to deliver the highest quality care each individual. Each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications and hands-on experience.

Many of our staff members are in recovery themselves, and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery, we have walked the path you are embarking on, and we are excited to support you at every step on the path to long term recovery.

Matt Bell

Chief Executive Officer

What is your passion?

My three biggest loves are my family, my job, and of course some entertainment! My beautiful fiancée, Monica, my 7-year-old son, Jackson, and our two puppies mean the world to me. Our fun and entertainment comes from simply being together, but I also enjoy traveling, delicious food, and my motorcycle. Team Recovery, my non-profit that I co-founded in 2015, is also a huge part of my life. It is a volunteer organization that focuses on prevention, treatment linkage, and family support.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The best part of my job is seeing families heal as their addicted loved one recovers is one of the most rewarding things I get to see in this field. Watching people change is truly a blessing… to first meet them only “existing” and watch them successfully graduate “living.” They now have the ability and responsibility to help someone else who is still suffering. Working together as a cohesive unit to achieve a goal is something that has always meant so much to me, and we get to do it every single day in an effort to make peoples’ lives better.

Josh Dressel

Chief Operating Officer

What drew you into the field?

I am in recovery myself. I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and I returned to Toledo late in my 20's. I was in detox with Matt Bell, and we got involved with Team Recovery shortly afterwards. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at both Midwest facilities and with Team Recovery keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people.

What makes Midwest Recovery Center stand out?

The difference between Midwest and a lot of other 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 find the right resources. We do not tell anyone no, if we can not accommodate them we will try our hardest to find a place for them with another facility or organization.

What is the most significant part of treatment?

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.

Justin Ochmanek

Director of Operations

What is your passion?

My passion is to help everyone feel wanted and not alone. I decided to work in treatment because I feel it is my purpose. I was brought to this planet to bring love, joy, and healing to as many people at possible. To help take away the pain from as many people as possible. To show them that we all matter.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to offer healing, nurture, and love to the people of the present and the children of our future. This is the one thing that takes everything away and puts my mind and heart at peace.

Olivia Ehret, LISW

Clinical Supervisor

What is your biggest passion?

My passion is helping others be successful and to help them grow into their best selves. That's what being a social worker is all about, it's not about "fixing" people, people don't need to be fixed. It's about taking someone's strengths and helping them build on what greatness was already inside of them.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The most rewarding part about my job is getting to spend everyday pouring into people and walking with them on this difficult journey. Being someone's therapist is truly an honor. Many people come in to our center very untrusting, my goal is to make them feel the opposite way and to provide a safe and loving environment for them to get better in. The second best part of my job is when previous patients come back to share their stories and to spread hope to others who are new in the program. It's amazing to see how people grow from day one in detox to their one year anniversary. Recovery is so beautiful.

Dr. Nancy Carroll, M.D.

Medical Director

What is your passion?

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

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

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

Eric Trimm

Operations Manager

What is your biggest passion?

I am passionate about my own recovery. Recovery has awarded me the opportunity to find joy, passion and value in all the treasure's life has to offer.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

I love seeing people discover a new way of life. Recovery reverberates through the lives of everyone who meets them.

Tanna Stricklen, MSW, LSW


What drew you into this field?

I always knew I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure how. After looking into a few different fields I realized that I wanted to be able to be a part of someone’s journey from the beginning and see them grow as they work on themselves and go through life. Social work allows me to do that.

What makes Ohio Detox Center stand out?

Every single staff member puts their heart into helping our clients and truly only wants to see them get better.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Watching my clients discover how strong they really are and watching them grow in early recovery. Plus, I’ve met so many amazing people and get to work with them everyday.

Allison Parsons, CDCA

Intake Coordinator

What is your passion?

What tore me down has become my passion; what depleted my spirit has become my aspiration. I find empowerment in helping others succeed. It would be both selfish and self-defeating to keep what I have found in recovery. Giving keeps me alive; working with the recovery community is by no means just a job for me, but instead a way of life.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to witness the change taking place in our client’s lives. As an intake coordinator, I get one of the first glimpses into a client’s life and to be able to see the life, joy and purpose unfold during their stay is truly one of the best feelings.

Angela Hendren, LISW-S

Clinical Director

What is your biggest passion?

Helping individuals with mental health and addiction issues live the best lives they can and promoting ethical clinical practice in other social workers.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The success stories, being involved in clients lives and helping them achieve success make my work worthwhile. When I see interns have that "ah-ha" moment, when they find their passion, hearing from former co-workers about how I have influenced their work in the field, is all very special.

Courtney Wicklund

Clinical Intake Supervisor and Discharge Coordinator.

What drew you into this field?

My passion is not just to sit in this world as a spectator of beauty, but to add beauty to the lives of others in any way possible. My passion is being true to myself, and empowering and inspiring others I am very passionate about animals and enjoy working with them. I hope to one day incorporate animal-assisted therapy for substance use disorders into our program.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to relate to our clients on a personal level. Sharing my story isn’t easy, but it is powerful. It has the power to change perceptions, encourage understanding, and provide hope to others. Watching clients grow and become healthier, happier versions of themselves has been the best part for me. What I get out of it has become invaluable.

Amanda Moore

Client Recreation Coordinator

What is your biggest passion?

My biggest passions are the outdoors and helping people. I absolutely love what I do! Every morning, I wake up excited to make a difference in a clients’ life.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Being thanked by clients and told that the activity/hike we did made their day better, gives me a huge sense of gratitude. Sharing my love of the outdoors, knowing that I made a positive difference in someone’s life, and helping someone feel a little more human, is a big part of what makes what I do so rewarding. To be able to help others in such a way, is an honor and a privilege.

What it means to be an Amatus Managed Recovery Center

  • Person First Philosophy

    Our mission is to get you in the best facility that will allow you to heal and find long term recovery. Whether you enter one of our facilities or another facility, we will help everyone who contacts us find the appropriate place for them to heal.

  • National Footprint, Community Focus

    Our nationwide network of treatment centers and referral partners allows us to make an impact in multiple communities. We want every individual to thrive, and become a positive force in your community. We desire to help people and communities recover.

  • Facility and Treatment

    We are committed to providing the highest level of care, delivered in cutting-edge facilities designed to support your recovery. Every individual gets an individualized treatment plan, with the highest-level of care standards and quality.

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