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, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
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, LLB, JD
Chief Experience Officer
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.
Dr. Rebecca Udell, Ph.D, LMFT, CSAT-C
Clinical Director, The Haven at USC
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 one day a week. Dr. Benson is double board-certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine. Prior to his recent relocation to Los Angeles, he was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where he specialized in working with high-achieving students and business professionals. Dr. Benson is also a former football All American who works with elite athletes at the college and professional levels.
Amos Van Landingham, B.A.
Student Care Manager, The Haven at USC
Amos joins The Haven with over a decade of experience working with substance abuse treatment centers, including Promises and Caron. Their roles ranged from Transitional Living House Manager to Residential Technician, Marketing, Print Production Management, and National and International Event Management. 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 at Miami University
Sherrie is a Licensed Professional Clitnical Counselor with extensive experience in Evidenced 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. She has deep experience working with Miami University students in a past role as Director of a Crisis Hotline based in Oxford. Sherri holds a Masters 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 at Miami University
Janae is a Registered Nurse and a Miami alum with an impressive list of degrees including a BS in Nursing, a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Zoology. Through her previous positions at Miami, Janae has worked extensively with Miami students and staff implementing a myriad of wellness, alcohol and sexual assault prevention programs across all Miami U campuses.
Sophie Pyne, BA, MSW
University Account Director
Sophie is a Case Manager and Group Facilitator at The Haven Outpatient Center who is passionate about creating a unique collegiate experience for young adults new to recovery. She is pursuing her Master of Social Work at USC and will be graduating in May 2018. A former resident of The Haven herself, Sophie got sober in her senior year and graduated from USC with her BA in Psychology. She joined the Haven Team shortly after and has not only become a vital asset to the team, but supports clients in balancing their recovery and academics by utilizing her own recovery experience, authenticity, and compassion. Sophie grew up in Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Africa.
Alexis Prescott BA, MA, MFTI
Primary Therapist, The Haven at USC
Alexis received her BA in business from USC and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge. She has worked for many years with students using a psychodynamic approach to help them recover from substance use issues, depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, trauma and eating disorders. Her special training includes 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. Her work at The Haven focuses on developing clients’ abilities to cope with stress, increase strategies to connect better with peers, overcome academic challenges and improve recovery outcomes to enhance their overall experience during this transitional time in life and going forward.
Sabrena Bryce, MA
Supervisor of Case Management, The Haven at USC
Sabrena Bryce is The Haven at College's Supervisor of Case Management. Sabrena has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and is also a certified yoga instructor with a keen interest in the mind-body connection. She often incorporates psychosomatic tools and techniques, Jungian therapy, and mindfulness into her work. Sabrena comes with extensive experience both as a case manager and group facilitator treating substance abuse and mental health issues. She believes that substance abuse does not define any client and that each person she treats is unique with the possibility of a full, meaningful and recovered life ahead of them. She works with each client to explore and create a road map toward the goals and life they are looking to create. She feels that that love, laughter, authentic connection and accountability are the framework of lasting recovery.
Sue Dritsas, BA, MA, LMFT
Program Director, The Haven at Santa Barbara
Sue is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in the field of substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues. With more than 25 years in the mental health field, Sue’s broad experience encompasses the treatment of addiction utilizing a holistic approach. As a clinician, Sue works with others to build a stronger sense of self through self-awareness, reflection and in strengthening effective coping skills. Prior to joining The Haven Outpatient Center, Sue worked as an alcohol and drug counselor & educator at UCSB. Sue received her B.A. in Psychology at Michigan State University and went on to obtain her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Antioch, Los Angeles
Meredith McGarvey, LMFT
Program Director, The Haven at USF
Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master’s in Counseling at San Francisco State University. With almost a decade of experience working with teens, young adults and their families in the Bay Area, Meredith understands both the common and unique challenges these teens and their families experience.  Meredith has experience in working with teens, young adults and families struggling with issues of substance abuse, trauma, divorce, individuating, anxiety, depression, stress, emotional regulation, and parent-teen conflict. She has worked in diverse settings including  private practice, supervising a prevention and early intervention mental health screening program in Bay Area high schools, case management for adults in recovery and family  coaching for teens transitioning home from treatment programs.
Her approach is warm, interactive, and solution-focused. Her belief is that everyone has strengths, but during stressful times or transitions in their lives they may need help accessing those strengths.
Kelly Scribner, BA, MA, LMFT
Program Director, The Haven at Redlands
Kelly is a University of Redlands alumni with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Chapman University alumni with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has a strong background in individual and group therapy, as well as, facilitating skills. It has always been her dream to help others work through and cope with their personal problems. As a result, Kelly pursued a career in MFT, focusing on working with individuals, couples, and family systems. She has had the opportunity to work in an elementary school setting, as well as, a small, community clinic and substance abuse clinic; learning that no one person is the same. Kelly does not believe that “one size fits all” but does believe that everyone deserves a second chance. She has had the privilege of helping clients cope with their problems surrounding anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, peer conflict, self-esteem, academic concerns, and changes within the family system. In her experience, Kelly has also created and implemented various group therapy rotations; utilizing her skills in facilitating. She is proud of the
work she has accomplished and has always had a passion to help others.
Kelsie Deppen, BA, MS, PhD
Program Director, The Haven at USC
Dr. Kelsie Deppen is the Program Director at The Haven at USC. She holds a doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration from Southern Illinois University. Kelsie has spent six years working in the field addiction, beginning her work as a program evaluator and assessment counselor for a community reinforcement approach grant targeting the population of adolescents suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues to most recently working as a clinical therapist for both adolescents and adults. Kelsie is certified as an alcohol and drug counselor and expresses a great passion and enthusiasm 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, BA, MBA
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
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 Art 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.