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My Why: Rick Zello

Rick Zello Utilization Review Specialist / LPC Rick grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania in a family with a long history of military service.  He enlisted in the US Air Force and began his own military career directly after High School.   Rick served as a T4C071 (Mental Health and Addiction Specialist) his entire career…

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Frances Byrd - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Frances Byrd

Frances Byrd PRN Frances is a Bandera native, graduating from BHS in 1998. She became an EMT at 19 and worked for Bandera County EMS for several years (when it was still a volunteer system.) She has been an ARMY wife since 2000, having been stationed at Ft Campbell, Ky, Schweinfurt, Germany, and most recently Ft Sill,…

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Pam Schameran - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Pam Scharmen

Pam Scharmen Transportation Pam was born in Alice, Texas moved to California at an early age and back to Texas in 1965. She was a military wife most of her life. She is widowed now. She has 5 daughters, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 more on the way! Pam volunteered as an EMT-I…

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Christine Ramirez - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Christine Ramirez

Christine Ramirez Client Relations Christine Ramirez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March of 1987 on an AirForce base. Christine’s family moved to Texas when she was still young, and she will always call it home.  She has four siblings: two younger brothers and two younger sisters. She is the mother of two beautiful teenage girls…

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Nathan Mittelstadt - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Nathan Mittelstadt

Nathan Mittelstadt LCDC Intern Nathan was born and raised in the Sacramento area of California to a father working as a deputy sheriff and mother working with the local farm bureau. Nathan currently resides in San Antonio and is happily married with a growing family. Nathan’s family consists of several grandparents that served in the…

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Adriana Ruiz - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Adriana Ruiz

Adriana Ruiz LPC Associate Supervised by Mary Ann Rocha, LPC-S Adriana Ruiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Supervised by Mary Ann Rocha, LPC-S). Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, she is passionate about supporting First Responders, Veterans, and Military service members by offering them a safe space to share their experiences. Adriana…

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Rob Barry - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Rob Barry

Rob Barry Maintenance Rob Barry was born and raised in Hartford, CT. He relocated to Bandera, TX as his future retirement destination. Rob is a maintenance technician responsible for maintaining company infrastructure and property for the best client experience. Rob is born problem solver. He enjoys the daily challenges that arise and his ability to…

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Astrid Dippold - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Astrid Dippold

Astrid Dippold Admissions Advocate Astrid was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany and discovered her love for medicine and languages early in life. After a foray into medical school, she decided that she wanted to pursue her passion for languages, instead. Living in a military community, she used her degree in languages to get a…

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