Oakdale Recovery Center has a multi-disciplined staff that are experienced and knowledgeable within the fields of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health.  Our staff are devoted to providing a safe and supportive environment and will assist you to develop an individualized treatment program that will build upon your strengths and help you with your recovery.  ORC staff have personal and/or professional experience with Substance Use Disorders and believes that this blend of experiences will provide you with the best opportunity to build a strong foundation for your recovery. 

Teri Baker, LMSW, CAADC, CCS-M

Program Manager

Teri received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and worked for many years in the field of grief and loss. She then obtained her MSW from Wayne State University. Her second year internship was at Oakdale Recovery Center, where she was introduced to the field of substance use disorder counseling. She now has over 19 years’ experience working with dually diagnosed clients. She has her CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor) and her CCS-M (Certified Clinical Supervisor of Michigan) certifications.  After working many years as a primary therapist and then the Clinical Director of another facility, she became Program Manager of Oakdale in March of 2016. She is thrilled that one of her roles is to aid in supervising interns, helping to them progress in their experience and coming full circle to where she began.

Kim Baker, MA, LPC, CAADC

Kim is the coordinator of daily clinical operations and has been in the field of counseling for fifteen years.  Kim  is a licensed professional counselor and holds her CAADC.  Kim has attended trainings on trauma and has her credential to supervise limited licensed counselors.   

Brian Burrell, BA

Brian Burrell is completing his Master Degree in Counseling He earned his undergraduate degrees in Family Life Education. He serves in the position of Substance Abuse Therapist at Oakdale Recovery Center. Before coming to Hegira he worked as Program Director for a one-year residential program. Brian has worked in the field of addiction for over twenty years. Brian has also earned many awards for his work in the community and has been recognized by the press for working with those that struggle with addiction.

Angela Diallo, MA, LLPC

Angela is a Limited License Professional Counselor who graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Masters in Counseling. She is a substance abuse counselor at Oakdale Recovery Center and specializes in grief and loss, substance abuse and sexual abuse. 

Jon Dohring, LLMSW

Jon is one of our IOP therapist and started working at Oakdale Recovery Center in October, 2016. He obtained his Bachelor's of Social Work from Madonna University in 2014 and went on to obtain his Master's of Social Work from Wayne State University, in 2016. Jon is currently working towards obtaining his CAADC certification.


Heather is the lead therapist and substance use disorders specialist at Oakdale Recovery Center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies and Substance Abuse from Central Michigan University, her Masters degree from Western Michigan University in Community Mental Health Counseling with an advanced specialization in Alcohol and Drug Abuse and is finishing her Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in Texas as well as internationally certified (ICAADC) through MCBAP.  She recently completed training allowing her to supervise counselors with limited licenses in the state of Michigan and looks forward to passing along her passions to the next generation of helping professionals.    

Tiffany Jones, AAS, BS, MA

Tiffany is a Case Manager at Oakdale Recovery Center. She has an Associates in Human Services and a Bachelor's in Health Service Administration from Baker College and a Master's in Economics and Master's Certificates in Finance and Management from Walsh College. Over the past 18 years, Tiffany has focused her career in the nonprofit sector and has held positions working with the homeless population, health care advocacy, mental health court, and corrections to name a few. Tiffany has been with Hegira since March of 2016.

Hailey Penzak, MS, TLLP

Hailey graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Russian Linguistics. She then graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University. Hailey has extensive experience with the Criminal Justice System. She also has experience working with children and adolescents, as well as adults dealing with addiction/substance dependence, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Hailey incorporates a blend of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavior therapy, psychotherapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Hailey also has training in the realm of crisis intervention. Hailey believes that creating a supportive environment through positive thinking and learning coping skills creates the best outcome for clients.

Arguster (Gus) Shaw, LLMSW, CAADC

Gus has worked and had a passion for the Mental Health field since 1993, but his desire and work began much earlier. He is employed full time with Word of Faith International Christian Center since 1989.  Since March 2011, he has worked part-time for Oakdale Recovery Center and enjoys the environment. His goal is to perform responsibilities which promote individuals and families wellness also wholeness through educational processes.

Kimbery Varga, LLMSW

Kimberly is an Intensive Outpatient and Day Treatment therapist here at Oakdale Recovery Center.  She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and received her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. Kimberly completed two field placements working in substance abuse and mental health and has a passion for working with this population.

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