Dedicated Experts With a Passion for Healing
Dedicated Experts With a Passion for Healing
From admissions and administration to our Senior Fellows, clinical team, and executive leadership, we pride ourselves on providing quality care from some of the industry’s leading experts. At Rio Retreat Center, we have a dedicated team that does nothing but workshops. All highly skilled master’s-level therapists trained in trauma, you’ll find them to also be compassionate, dynamic facilitators who will walk side by side with you on your journey. That passion comes from each of them having done their own work, seeing that positive shift in themselves, and wanting that for others.
Sean Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center, Willow House, Broad Beach Recovery Center, Serenity View Recovery Center, and The Meadows Outpatient Centers in Scottsdale, Silicon Valley and Dallas. In the behavioral health field since 1996, Walsh has a clinical background, and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is also a licensed therapist and highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients Meadows Behavioral Healthcare serves.
Walsh came to MBH from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he served as CEO. Prior to Calvary, he was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, and he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field including director of outpatient, risk management, case management, intake, and primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.
Vice President & COO
Vice President of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Allan Benham has been part of the MBH team since 2001, serving in numerous roles, including registered nurse, director of nursing, director of operations at The Meadows, executive director of Gentle Path, and presently as the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. With a background working in almost every department and with every facility in the Meadows family, Benham brings a commitment to quality and effective treatment for our patients and a dedication to helping those who are suffering find relief. Benham’s current role has him working with all of the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare facilities, including The Meadows, Gentle Path, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center, Willow House, Broad Beach Recovery Center, Serenity View Recovery Center, and The Meadows Outpatient Centers in Scottsdale, Silicon Valley and Dallas.
Jean Collins-Stuckert, Executive Director of Workshops at the Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, is licensed in the state of Arizona as a clinical social worker (LCSW) and substance abuse counselor (LISAC) and is also a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT). She received her master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University.
Collins-Stuckert has been in the behavioral health field for more than two decades and joined the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare team in 2007. At MBH, she has held positions that range from family and primary counselor to workshop facilitator, intake interventionist, and program and clinical director of workshops. In addition to bringing her vast experience and passion for intensives to Rio Retreat Center, Collins-Stuckert also owned and operated a successful private practice in Phoenix for a decade.
Georgia Fourlas, Clinical Director of Workshops for Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in social work. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for more than 20 years and has extensive experience working with adults and children as a crisis counselor, trauma therapist, and addictions therapist. More than a decade of Dr. Fourlas’ experience has been working with patients in an inpatient setting at both state and privately funded agencies. She also previously held positions as a program coordinator, program director, and clinical director, and she is an approved clinical supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Dr. Fourlas draws from an eclectic blend of theoretical perspectives and creative approaches to therapy designed to reach both motivated and resistant patient populations and to maximize the potential for personal healing and growth.
John Parker is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the states of Arizona and Missouri and a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT). He also has been trained as a sex addiction treatment provider (SATP), a psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT) practitioner and is trained in the Gottman Method of couples therapy and EMDR trauma treatment. Parker has sought special education in – and is passionate about engaging in therapy that incorporates – systemic and attachment-based approaches. Practicing since 2011, he has worked at Gentle Path at The Meadows and in private practice.
Elizabeth Ogren specializes in the healing of trauma and attachment. She uses body/nervous system modalities, including Somatic Experiencing, yoga therapy, breathwork, psychodrama, and empty chair work. Ogren has advanced skills in connecting ways in which trauma manifests in intimacy disorders (sex and love addictions and aversions), spirituality, body image, identity, and acceptance. Practicing since 2011, her professional experience includes prior roles as a clinical director and family therapy director, working in both inpatient and outpatient centers, a crisis center, and in private practice.
Maia Pellegrini’s specialties include trauma, love addiction and avoidance, sex addiction, partners of sex addicts or intimate betrayal trauma, grief and loss, substance and process addictions, spirituality, and development of strengths. She is passionate about working with individuals and couples, LGBTQ+ populations, and personality disorders, and she loves helping people work through betrayal. A social worker since 1999, Pellegrini has worked in residential care, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient treatment centers, and she has served as the director of social services for an acute medical hospital.
Jennifer Sobel is an addictions specialist, trauma specialist, and yoga instructor. She has worked for the past 10 years in numerous behavioral health organizations as a group facilitator and individual therapist, where she has implemented yoga-based breathwork approaches. Trained extensively in the philosophy and practice of yoga, Sobel loves to incorporate her knowledge into her therapeutic practice.