Our Staff

Beverly L. Fowler - MA, ACADC

Co-Founder/Executive Director

Beverly is an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her career path includes Clinical Supervisor – Multnomah County - Behavioral Health Division, and Program Director/Addiction Therapist – Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. She received her Social Sciences degree at WSU and Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Beverly’s education and life’s experience taught her that Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders affect people from all walks of life. She has the extraordinary insight to recognize maladaptive behaviors and has been empowering people on their recovery journey for over 30 years.

Saydee M. Smith - CADC

Vice President of Clinical Operations

Saydee is an essential member of the ChangePoint team providing outstanding service to clients since 2012. She has maintained continuous long-term sobriety since beginning her recovery journey in 2010. Saydee attended Lewis-Clark State College and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is a devoted member of the Nez Perce County Problem Solving Court team. Saydee’s solution-focused style enhances people’s ability to develop a high level of self-efficacy to face and overcome life’s obstacles.

Saydee is from Anatone Washington, population 37. Outside of work she is dedicated to her family and enjoys wilderness activities including 4-wheeling, riding horses, wild mushroom hunting, and picking huckleberries. Her adventures also include white-water rafting and skydiving with her children.

Dennis O. Gray - BS, ICADC

Co-Founder/Counselor

Dennis is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who earned his Bachelor of Science in Communications Arts from Lewis-Clark State College. He has studied addictions and recovery models at Seattle Central College, Bellevue College, and at LCSC. Dennis is active in the Recovery Community and maintains continuous sobriety since getting clean in 1992. Through his struggles and recovery from alcoholism, meth addiction, and legal issues Dennis discovered solutions to live a better life. He now helps others with complicated backgrounds to develop a successful life. He’s been a Problem-Solving Court Team member since 2003. Dennis has had the opportunity to be the speaker at recovery events in Idaho, Washington DC, Shanghai China, and in Jerusalem Israel.

Joel Ruhle - LMSW

EAGALA Certified Professional

Joel Ruhle is a Combat Veteran of the U.S. Military. He attended Boise State University studying Social Work and Anthropology. Joel is an EAGALA Certified Professional with experience in Equine Therapy helping people who struggle with PTSD and other disorders. Joel’s professional experience also includes working with children, adolescents, adults, families, inmates, and Veterans. He utilizes his skills through Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Brief Interventions, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Joel has a passion for helping others to maximize their strengths as individuals, within groups, or in the community. 03-03-18

Steve Welsh - BSW

Case Manager

Steve is a graduate of Lewis-Clark State College where he studied Social Work and Addiction Studies. Steve earned the 2017 - Outstanding Graduate Award in the Social Sciences division for his academic achievement, resilience, advocacy, and research of the student Veteran population. Steve’s current education path includes a master’s level program through Boise State University. He is working on becoming an LMSW, and CADC in Idaho. Steve struggled with his own addiction to meth and alcohol for many years. He got clean and sober in 2012 and has since been active in recovery and helping others.

Steve has experience working with diverse and vulnerable populations including at-risk youth, incarcerated individuals, adults, and juveniles with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. His practice includes working in both outpatient and residential treatment settings. Steve supports the concept that all people have the capacity to be successful if given the proper support.

Loren Caudle - MAC, CS

NeuroFeedback and BioFeedback Clinician