The Haven at College team is committed to helping college-age adults in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. We’re also committed to ending the stigma around addiction. Our broad clinical expertise and innovative recovery programs help college students get back on track. Our personal passion for recovery inspires students to embrace college life, drug and alcohol free.
Sharon Weber BA, MBA
Co-CEO: Outpatient, Residence and Expansion Operations
Sharon is a passionate brand champion and business strategist with over 35 years of marketing experience. She has successfully launched national and global brands for Fortune 500 companies including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg’s, Warner Lambert and Goldman Sachs. Before launching The Haven at College, Sharon held senior management positions at communication companies in New York and Los Angeles, including J. Walter Thompson and Lintas. Sharon is passionate about recovery, serving as a Regional Volunteer for The Betty Ford Center and Secretary of the Executive Board for Young People in Recovery. She was honored to serve on Hazelden’s Youth Advisory Committee from 2014-2017.
Holly Sherman, BA, LLB, JD
Co-CEO: Admissions, Marketing and Clinical Innovation
Holly brings a diverse educational background to The Haven at College, with a psychology degree from Vassar and law degrees from The London School of Economics and the University of Texas. After working as a journalist in Southeast Asia, Holly became a family law and restorative justice mediator in Houston. Holly was Director of Peer Mediation for Alternative Schools at the Frank G. Evans Center for Dispute Resolution and also volunteered at the Texas Empowerment Network, where she assisted at-risk teens. Holly is “out” as a declaration of gratitude for her long-term recovery.
Dr. Rebecca Udell, BA, MA, PhD, LMFT
National Clinical Director, The Haven Outpatient Centers
Dr. Rebecca Udell received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from USC, her MA in Psychology from Antioch University and a PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. While a psychotherapist at Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine universities, Rebecca provided crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, and AOD counseling to university students. Rebecca also served as an advocate for underserved children and adolescents in foster care, providing psychological assessments and connecting families and children with community and federal resources for the betterment of the family system. She completed training with Alan Schore and Steven Porges on the neurobiology of attachment, and has also trained with Stan Tatkin in couples’ therapy. Currently an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Rebecca is a member of CAMFT, AMFT, GPALA, NAMI, and IITAP.
Dr. Timothy Benson, MD
Consulting Psychiatrist
Dr. Benson is The Haven’s consulting psychiatrist with office hours at The Outpatient Center at USC one day a week. Dr. Benson is double board-certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine. Before moving to Los Angeles, he was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where he specialized in high-achieving students and business professionals. Dr. Benson currently works with elite college and professional athletes.
Amos Van Landingham, B.A.
Program Operations and
Mentoring & Monitoring Coordinator
Amos joins the Haven with years of experience working with substance abuse treatment centers, including Promises and Caron, in roles ranging from Residential Technician to outreach, program and workshop coordination and event management support. An honors graduate from UCLA, Amos also serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Dristi Nepal, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women in Nepal.
Sherrie Kleinholz BA, MA, LPCC-S
Clinical Director, The Haven Outpatient Center at Miami University
Sherrie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with extensive experience in evidence-based mental health practices. She has served as the Executive Director of Outpatient and Inpatient Programs in Ohio and as Director of Training for a counseling services practice. As the former director of a crisis hotline in Oxford, Ohio, she has deep experience working with Miami University students. Sherri holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Mount St. Joseph.
Janae Arno, BA, BS, RN
Student Care Manager, The Haven Outpatient Center at Miami University
Janae is a Registered Nurse and a Miami alumna with an impressive list of degrees, including a BS in Nursing, a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Zoology. In previous positions at Miami University, Janae worked extensively with Miami U. students and staff implementing a variety of wellness, alcohol awareness and sexual assault prevention programs across all Miami U campuses.
Sophie Pyne, BA, MSW Intern
Case Manager, The Haven Outpatient Center at USC
Sophie, a second-year graduate student at USC’s School of Social Work, is a Peer Case Manager at The Haven Outpatient Center. A former resident of The Haven, Sophie got sober as a college senior and graduated from USC with a BA in Psychology. She joined the Haven team right after graduation and has since been a relatable role model for students finding recovery. Sophie grew up in Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Africa.
Bo Smothers
The Haven at College Marketing Outreach, University Account Manager
Bo serves as a Haven Brand Ambassador, generating awareness for The Haven at College, and assisting the Haven Expansion team in providing strategic relationship care to assigned Universities. He also serves as Executive Director of the 501c3 corporation, Collegiate Recovery Resources, and brings those skills to bear for the Haven whenever necessary. Dedicated to both The Haven and his Recovery, Bo has become an important part of the company, and a role model to the young men at both the House and Outpatient Center.
Thomas Kandris, BA, RADT, CADC, LPCC Intern
Case Manager, Haven Outpatient Center USC
Thomas is a case manager and group facilitator at The Haven Outpatient Center. Now a second-year student at Loyola Marymount’s School of Counseling Psychology, Thomas entered recovery as an undergraduate. His experience with getting sober while staying in school inspired him to pursue his AOD counseling certification and continue working with students who struggle with mental health and substance use issues. Finding the balance between school, work, recovery, and socializing is difficult and Thomas uses his experience, hope, and education to help other students thrive rather than just survive their college years. He joined the Haven team as a CADC intern and continues to work with individual students to meet them where they are.
Alexis Prescott BA, MA, MFTI
Alexis received her BA in business from USC and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from CSUN. She has worked for years with students and families to help them improve relationships, recover from substance use issues, overcome depression or anxiety, learn mindfulness, and improve their quality of life. She has received special training in the treatment of self-harm in adolescents and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Her previous experience includes work with underserved populations for the L.A. Department of Mental Health, and with high school students in LAUSD and the Beverly Hills School District. Prior to that she worked with survivors of domestic violence and also facilitated attachment based parenting and mindfulness groups for families with young children. Her work at The Haven focuses on developing clients’ abilities to cope with stress, increase strategies to connect with peers, overcome academic challenges, and improve recovery outcomes to enhance their overall experience during this transitional time in life and going forward.
Sue Dritsas, BA, MA, LMFT
Primary Therapist
Sue is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues. A clinician with over 25 years in the mental health field, Sue uses a holistic approach in the treatment of addiction, helping clients build a stronger sense of self through self-awareness, reflection and effective coping skills. Prior to joining The Haven Outpatient Center, Sue worked as an alcohol and drug counselor and educator at UCSB. Sue received her BA in Psychology at Michigan State University and earned her MA in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Jon Anderson, BA, MSW
Program Director, The Haven at University of San Francisco
Jon received his MSW from West Chester University and worked for The US Department of Veterans Affairs, helping homeless veterans find resources and hope. He has wide experience at The Haven, first as House Manager & Community Leader at The Haven at Drexel and now as Program Director of The Haven at USF. Jon is an enthusiastic advocate for collegiate recovery and works diligently to break down barriers that prevent college students from receiving the support they deserve.
Kelly Scribner, BA, MA, LMFT
Program Director, The Haven at Redlands
Kelly is an alumna of the University of Redlands, where she earned her BA in psychology. She earned a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. Following her lifelong dream to help others work through their personal problems, Kelly has focused her clinical work on individuals, couples and family systems. She has worked in an elementary school, a community clinic and a substance abuse clinic, helping clients with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, peer conflict and academic concerns, as well as self-esteem and family issues. Kelly has created and implemented various group therapy rotations which utilized her skills as a facilitator. Kelly believes everyone deserves a second chance and is proud of the work she has accomplished.
Kelsie Deppen, BA, MS, PhD
Program Director, The Haven at USC
Kelsie holds a doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration from Southern Illinois University. Kelsie has six years of solid experience in the field of addiction, first as a program evaluator and assessment counselor for adolescents suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues, and then as a clinical therapist for both adolescents and adults. Kelsie is a certified alcohol and drug counselor and has a great passion for helping individuals in recovery.
Bob Ackley, MA CADC
Program Director
The Haven at Drexel
Bob has over 35 years of experience in the addiction treatment and recovery field. He spent 24 years in various roles at the Hazelden Foundation which included counseling, marketing, fundraising development, education and advocacy. He attended the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies where he received a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies. After his time at Hazelden, he was the Director of Caron Treatment Center’s Florida Recovery Houses. While at Caron, he served as a Major Gift Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2013, he took a hiatus from the recovery field to focus on hunger relief through advocacy and fundraising development at Philabundance in Philadelphia PA. Before joining the team with The Haven at Drexel, Bob was the Director of Business Development at Providence Treatment in Media, PA. Prior to Providence Treatment, he was the Associate Director at Elwyn’s Natale-North behavioral health initiative to support justice-involved individuals with severe behavioral health issues. In addition, Bob is a PA Certified Alcohol and Drug and Counselor (CADC). If asked about what he does outside of work, Bob will tell you he spends as much time as possible with his “Rock Star” wife JoAnn Molitor, his two cats, two dogs and in that order.
Eric Weber, BS, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, The Haven at College
Executive Director, Haven Outpatient Centers
Eric’s expertise is business planning and implementation. He has served as General Manager or President of large and small organizations including Nestle, Mattel, A.T. Cross Pens, Nakajima (Sanrio-Hello Kitty) and PetPlay. He helped launch three startups and oversaw two corporate restructurings. Eric joined The Haven at our inception, overseeing Operations and Finance while helping to develop the Haven Outpatient Center replication model. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Claremont McKenna College.
Peter Connolly, BA
Director of Expansion, Executive Director Haven Recovery Residences
Peter comes to The Haven at College with a 15-year background in Executive Recruitment and Talent Acquisition for client companies like The Walt Disney Company, Oakwood Worldwide and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Peter has helped private sector clients reposition their companies by assessing and recruiting the requisite talent.
Eileen Turpin, BA
Director of Haven Brand Strategy & Execution​
A graduate of The Art Center College of Design, Eileen brings over three decades of Creative Director and Design experience to The Haven. She has created and launched national and regional brands for clients such as Nestle, Mattel Toys, The California Lottery, Vons Stores and Hallmark Cards. Passionately grateful for her own long-term recovery, Eileen brings a youthful, relevant and authentic sensibility to The Haven brand.
Jerry Ross
Director of Community Engagement
Jerry is responsible for creating strategic partnerships with treatment professionals, college alumni and parents as well as current or potential Haven students. An enthusiastic example of long-term sobriety, Jerry is a longtime Regional Alumni Volunteer at The Betty Ford Center and is a staunch advocate for addiction education and recovery.
chris hart, BA
community strategist
Chris has made a career out of working with organizations interested in building community capacities for healthy and sustainable change—first as a leader within organizations and then through his consulting firm based in Chicago. He is the creator and chief interpreter of, “The Path to Sustainable Change”, a model that is helping The Haven at College build the recovery community in each of The Havens. Chris brings a wealth of experience that is being leveraged so that we can help students in recovery thrive in their college experience.