La Hacienda’s staff believes that providing treatment in a positive, safe environment creates a healing atmosphere. With a capacity for 135 patients, it takes a village of people to produce the kind of environment that welcomes life changes. La Hacienda’s family is made up of about 180 people from Kerr County, San Antonio, Austin, College Station and surrounding communities. Thirty percent of our employees have worked here more than 10 years; 60 percent have been employed here more than 5 years. Our village consists of people committed to patient care as demonstrated by years of loyal service to chemically dependent individuals and their families.
Moreover, we not only talk the talk; many of us have walked the walk! In an anonymous survey taken by our staff in May 2012, 54 out of 101 respondents are in recovery from alcoholism/addiction with a combined total of more than 1,000 recovery years; an additional 11 respondents are in recovery from another addiction, such as codependency, with over 150 combined recovery years.
Those who come to us seeking help for this disease find comfort and strength through the dedication and experience of our staff.
Charlotte Safir, LCDC
Weekend Program Director
Beth McCurdy, LCDC
SCU Detox Counselor
Bill Levens, LCDC
Ed Johnson, LCDC
Francisco Velasquez, LPC-S
Alumni / Continuing Care
Chris Raymer, Director of Recovery Community
Clay Eaton, Alumni Support Representative
Dale Trees, Alumni Support Representative
Linda Bertel, LCDC
Continuing Care Coordinator
Sabine Kuenzel, Alumni Support Representative