Meet Our Team

VERN JOHNSON

Owner

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Mr. Johnson started as a social worker and has devoted over 25 years of his life to health care; he consulted for 7 years to develop and implement a new business concept for 17 hospice & home care start ups.

He moved on to partner in several projects regionally, including two large facilities in Mesa, Arizona.  He also owned a small assisted living center in Scottsdale AZ and several hospice programs around the country.  Vern served as CEO of Building Blocks Counseling  and serves on several committees; he has held various board positions for nonprofit organizations such as the National Hospice Organization, Arizona Health Care Association, 1n10 and Arizona Recovery Housing Association.

For the last 15 years Vern has acquired extensive experience in development and acquisition projects related to health care; working in the niche market areas of strategic planning, macro-marketing and market positioning.

Today, Vern is involved in brokering projects and in development, especially in behavioral health, nursing facilities and assisted livings. He brings extensive experience in the service provision of health care in hospice, home care, assisted living, behavioral health and skilled nursing facility businesses; as well as taking an active role in Axiom Care.

DUANE MANTEY

Owner

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Vivre Recovery Housing was Mr Mantey’s vision, he has worked tirelessly since 2010 to develop partnerships and support to build the Vivre Program into the success it is today.

Duane’s passion is focused on improving the lives of those involved in the justice systems specializing in low level offender reentry, providing a safe and structured living program for otherwise homeless releases.

Duane is originally from Washington but made Phoenix his home many years ago. He is involved in many social organizations including DACA and Toastmasters.

He can regularly be found presenting at community events on recovery related topics. Duane is currently president of Axiom Care and serves as president of the Arizona Recovery Housing Association.

CHRISTINE STEVENS

Chief Executive Officer

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Christine Stevens is the CEO at Axiom Care, an integrated behavioral health care provider, with over 30 years of personal and professional experience. Christine is a founding member of the Arizona Recovery Housing Association, started in 2008 which is still “Raising the bar in recovery housing” across Arizona. She served on the constituent advisory board with the Department of Corrections (DOC) for 4 years, helping bridge the communication between DOC and reintegration services for offenders.

Christine owned and operated recovery homes in Arizona, serving both men and women providing clean, safe transitional housing for those seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. While earning her B.A. she moved her career into substance abuse treatment. Christine worked up to chief compliance officer, working in all facets of the industry on the way. Through financial, operational, and clinical oversight, she was able to obtain the experience needed to effectively run all aspects of running successful treatment centers.

She is passionate about helping all people that suffer from substance use disorder and has dedicated her life to finding ways to reach the maximum number of people looking to stop the cycle of addiction through treatment and other necessary services.

ABBEY LAZARO

Chief Financial Officer

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DEIDRE LOPEZ

Administrative Director

AUSTIN REEVES

Executive Coordinator

ODIN SHARPIRO

Compliance Officer

DAVID GARRETT

Elm Site Manager

DR. FRANCINE SIMS, LPC

Whitton Lead Clinician

BRANDON MCCRACKEN

Whitton BHT Manager

ELIJAH MARTINEZ

Whitton Facility Administrator

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Corporate Office

7225 N. 43rd Ave., #522
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Office Hours

M-F: 9am - 5pm
S-S: Closed

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(602) 626-8112