Staff



Tom Barr Tom Barr
LIMHP, LADC, Executive Director
Tom was raised on a farm in Stanton County and quickly realized that helping people in need was important to him. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in counseling and has worked in a variety of residential treatment programs in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. In addition to The Link, he also works part time as a Surveyor for CARF, which accredits human service agencies like The Link.

Judy Grashorn Judy Grashorn
BS, Business Manager
Judy has an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and has worked at The Link since 2015. She likes her management position and the relaxed work environment at The Link.

Terry Duffy
LADC, Counselor
Terry has worked in outpatient, short-term and long term residential facilities. He is a husband, father, and grandfather. Terry has also completed a Bachelor's Degree in Human Service counseling at Wayne State College and has been at the Link since May 3rd, 2011.

Rocky Smidt Rocky Smidt
House Manager
Rocky is an Air Force Veteran and has many years of industrial experience in areas such as automotive repair and maintenance. He has been with The Link for over a decade, and loves to help by giving back to The Link's community.

Dave Claussen Dave Claussen
Kitchen Manager
Dave has been working at The Link since 2005. He has many years of restaurant experience and now serves as the Link's Kitchen Manager. Dave joined The Link because he wanted to help people and he also enjoys helping people to get their lives back together.

Michelle Anderson
PLADC, Counselor, QIC
Michelle has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Counseling as well as her PLADC license. She has worked at The Link since 2014 after completing her internship. Michelle enjoys her work, and loves to see the little changes and growth in clients.

Brad Tittel
Recovery Support Specialist
Brad has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Peer Support Wellness Specialist. He is also a Recovery Support Specialist and has been in the career field since 2015. Brad has close to 20 years of experience in banking and finance. The calling and desire to help others inspires Brad daily.

Ken Klafter
Chemical Dependency Technician
Ken has a Bachelor's Degree in History and has worked in a variety of jobs and career fields. He has been working at The Link since 2014 and loves the job and staff. Ken's favorite thing about his job is seeing residents being rebuilt and to witness miraculous changes occur.

Seth Kimble
Chemical Dependency Technician
Seth has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and has worked at The Link since 2016. While obtaining his volunteer hours for a class, he worked at the Link. Between the peaceful environment and a desire to help others, he became a natural addition to The Link's roster.


Aaron Blevins
Addiction Support Peer
Aaron has worked at the Link since 2017. He performs quality assurance in paperwork for The Link. He chose to work at The Link to further his recovery and to help others just as he was helped.

Ray Partee
Resident Technician
Ray has worked since 2014 in the mental health and addictions field. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Counseling. Ray has experience in working with adolescents and adults alike.
Cathy Gall Cathy Gall
RN, Program Manager
Cathy has been a registered nurse since 2000, and now works as the nurse and Program Manager for the Dual Recovery Program. Prior to working at the Link she worked as a mental health nurse for 2 years and also worked at a community hospital for 15 years. She likes that she has the opportunity to help build and manage the Dual Diagnosis Program. Her favorite thing about her job is that she can help people on a daily basis.

Dana Kubo Dana Kubo
Therapist
Dana has a Master's Degree from Wayne State that covers community addiction, and a Bachelor's Degree involving social work. She's been working in the human service field since 1982. Dana is also PLMHP and PLADC certified.

Cassandra Cassandra Hoffart
Therapist
She has her Bachelor's in Human Services and Master's in Clinical Mental Health Cslg & Drug and Alcohol Cslg through Wayne State College. She has been working in this field since 2011. She prefers working in residential treatment because she is able to build a better, more well-rounded relationship with clients and is able to deal with issues outside of just 1:1 therapy.

Courtney Johnson
Residential Tech Supervisor
Courtney has a Bachelor's Degree in Human services and has worked at the DRP since it opened. She has several years of experience in her career field. She decided to work at the DRP because of the good things that she had heard about the Link, and because she has an interest in long term care. Her favorite thing about her job is making schedules and having fun with clients.

Andy Clark Andy Clark
Resident Technician
Andy has been working at the DRP since it opened. He enjoys work in general, but recovery work is his favorite. Naturally he fits right in at the DRP.

Mellisa Ellenwood Mellisa Ellenwood
Resident Technician
Mellisa has worked at the DRP since it first opened. She is continuing her education and plans to go to college to obtain a degree in counseling.


Susana Penaflor
Resident Technician
Susana has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and has worked at the DRP since it opened. She loves to help people, and the joy that she gets from working at the DRP is what she loves the most about her job.

Susan George
Resident Technician
She has a Bachelor's in Human Services. She enjoys working with and helping people. She started with our company in September 2017. Her favorite thing about working here is having 1:1 conversations with clients and being a support for them. She also enjoys cooking for our clients.

Jolene Reeves
Resident Technician
She started in July 2017. She became interested in working in this field after going through her own struggles and wanting to give back. Her favorite part about working with our clients is seeing the growth they show from when the first come in to when they graduate.

Lynette Hohenstein
Resident Technician
She started in September 2017. She has been in recovery for 26 years and survived a fatal overdose. She believes that God kept her alive to share recovery with others. She loves helping people and became a certified peer support specialist in 2016. She moved to Norfolk and gained work experience in this field which eventually lead her to DRP. Her favorite part of working here is being able to be a support for our clients and have a positive effect on their lives.


Board of Directors

Dr. Dan Sturgis, President
Martin Grant, Vice President
Trever Jones, Secretary/Treasurer
David Uher, Member
Geri Berg, Member
Shirley Sterns, Member
Patty True, Member