DOUGLAS M. LEECH
Founder and PresidentDoug is the founder of West Virginia Sober Living formerly Morgantown Sober Living. He received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and worked for Ernst & Young prior to founding Morgantown Sober Living. Doug is also on a number of boards of directors of non-profit corporations, including Rotary and West Virginia Public Theatre, where he serves in a leadership capacity. Doug has assisted with the development of a number of drug and alcohol treatment services, including in-patient treatment centers, sober living homes and outpatient programs. He is also a person in long-term recovery.
JON DOWER, CIP, PR
Director of OperationsJon is a certified intervention professional through the Pennsylvania Certification Board as well as a certified recovery coach and peer mentor specialist in West Virginia. He earned his degree in political science with minors in communications and addiction studies from West Virginia University. Jon has performed many successful interventions in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Leading the clinical services side of Ascension, his duties include interventions, management and working with the families of those in recovery. Jon builds relationships and coordinates with substance abuse treatment centers across the country. He places hundreds of individuals in the most appropriate facility yearly. Additionally, Jon serves as manager of operations of a non-profit sober living company with 32 beds in West Virginia.
JOE MYTRO, B.S., PR
Peer Recovery Coach (PRC)Joe is a state certified recovery coach and peer mentor specialist in West Virginia. He graduated from Mountain State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Prior to joining Ascension Recovery Services, Joe worked at a 28-day inpatient treatment facility in West Virginia and has run multiple sober living homes in the state. He is the house manager/intake coordinator for the West Virginia Sober Living house in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is father to three children, Jonah, Amber and Autumn and grandfather to three young boys, Tatum, Hawkin and Maximus. Joe is also a person in long-term recovery.
Intake Coordinator/Women's House ManagerKrista was born in Webster Springs, WV and grew up in Cowen, WV. She is the mother to her daughter Brittany, and soon-to-be grandmother. Krista managed a 16 bed halfway house, and 10 apartment complex women and children’s residence in Charleston WV, for women struggling with substance use disorders. She is currently attending the training to become a state certified peer support specialist, is active in her recovery community, and a leader amongst her peers. Krista is also a person in long term recovery.
Grant Manager for West Virginia Sober Living & Program Manager for Reintegrate AppalachiaMaggie has many years of experience working in the grant and finance area and is currently the Grant Manager for West Virginia Sober Living. She serves as a liaison with funding agencies, monitors budget compliance, generates quarterly reports and handles all audit requests and issues. In addition, Maggie is Program Manager for Reintegrate Appalachia. Reintegrate Appalachia is an initiative created to provide a comprehensive approach for helping individuals maintain their newly gained sobriety while reintegrating them into the workforce in their community. As Program Manager, Maggie works closely with WV employers and individuals in recovery, coordinating employment opportunities, continuing education and monitoring services.
PATRICK CASEY GETTEN
Peer Recovery CoachCasey has a passion for business and a true ability to work effectively with people. His experience comes from ten years as a general manager, as well as a variety of marketing and customer relations positions. Constantly searching for new and innovative strategies, Casey brings organization and efficiency to every project. He grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and found his way to West Virginia in 2018. Casey loves to golf and spending time with his mom, dad and sister. Casey is also a person in long-term recovery. Through his experience, he has had the opportunity to serve and guide people in early recovery, teach them life skills and help build a solid foundation for life as a whole.
Chris is a Morgantown native in long-term recovery. He is currently training to become a state certified peer support specialist, while working towards completing his undergraduate degree in counseling and addiction studies. Chris is active in the recovery community. His experiences with addiction and recovery coupled with his continued education make him a vital asset to our team. When Chris is not working or studying, he enjoys playing golf, hanging out with his friends, and spending time with his family.