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Avenues Recovery

Roy Viger, CPA

Executive Director

Metairie, LA

Roy Viger has been involved with Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. since 2004. He is a person in long term recovery and a former patient of Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. He later found his way back to the organization during his time working in public accounting where the organization became a client of his. After a few years of being the organizations CPA he joined the ARR, Inc. family as the Finance Director and from there he was asked to lead the company as the Chief Executive Officer.

Roy is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is distinguished as a certified public accountant. Roy has a strong passion for the field of addiction, the patients and families we serve, and proud to work with a talented and hardworking staff.

Dr. Susan Julius, MD

Medical Director

Metairie, LA

Susan Julius, MD, ABAM, ABFM, AAMRO, Medical Director, is a clinician, speaker, and teacher. She is board certified in Family and Addiction Medicine, as well as Physical Therapy, and holds a special degree in urine drug testing analysis. Dr. Julius studied Physical Therapy at Cleveland State University and attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio. She trained for two years in General Surgery, at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed a Family Practice residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, in Jefferson, Louisiana.

Dr. Julius incorporated her background in these areas, along with her understanding of the biology of addiction and her personal journey in recovery, to treat patients and families with this disease for over ten years. She worked at Choices of Louisiana, a Methadone clinic, in La Place, Louisiana and was Medical Director for the City of New Orleans Homeless Clinic, and Townsend Clinic, in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge. Currently, she is the Medical Director at Townsend Recovery Center, in New Orleans.

Dr. Julius has been an expert consultant and keynote speaker for American Addiction Centers and was featured on NBC News, Fox News, Baton Rouge Business Report, and New Orleans Happy Hour Podcast. She worked with the New Orleans Re-entry Program and is active in AA and served on the Local Action Committee for International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous. She is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Medical Review Officers. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and three dogs, and loves to swim, garden and operate her vacation rental.

Leah Rosa, MAC, NCC, LPC

Clinical Director

Metairie, LA

Leah Rosa, MAC, NCC, LPC, Clinical Director, has worked in the mental health field since 1999 in a variety of roles from Counselor and high school faculty member to Clinical Director and Partner at Assurance Recovery Monitoring.  Most recently, Leah spent nearly a decade in private practice where she counseled individuals and families, utilizing QEEG brain mapping and BrainCore neurofeedback therapy.

Leah is the author of numerous articles and journal publications focused on mental health in the legal field.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Or Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University.

Maren Batts, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Metairie, LA

Amy Schold, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Metairie, LA

Amy Schold, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor, has more than 25 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. Before joining Avenues, Amy was Clinical Director at Signature Health in Cleveland and Program Manager at Meridian overseeing clinical care in five Northeastern Florida counties.
Amy’s first bachelor’s degree in music therapy came from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She received her second bachelor’s degree in social work from North Carolina State before receiving her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Amy is a certified CET therapist, as well as a DBT therapist and enjoys program development, quality assurance, and program improvement.

Donna Doolen, LA LPC

RTP Lead Counselor

Metairie, LA

Donna Doolen, LA, LPC, RTP Lead Counselor, joined Avenues as school intern and set her career roots with the company, finding gratitude and humility every day. She entered recovery in 2005 and returned to UNO graduate school in 2007 to earn her Master of Education Degree in Counseling. Donna has made it her ministry to serve the population that battles the disease of addiction, and many have called her God’s warrior on earth. Donna’s previous career was in hospitality, earning a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism degree from UNO. She evolved from managing boutique hotels to planning and hosting large scale events for thousands. Her catering and design skills led her curate junkets for Caesars Palace and travel extensively exploring culinary trends in other cities. Her decades of organizational skills and attention-to-detail enhance her management skills. She volunteers in the community and started a Substance Abuse Ministry (SAM) in her church parish.

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