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When you graduate from an American Addiction Centers program, you’re automatically a part of our extended alumni family – a supportive network of program graduates from facilities nationwide who understand firsthand what life is like before, during, and after treatment. Being able to lean on someone who has been in your shoes – and still is – is the key to sustained, long-term recovery.

Meet our team

We’ve been in your shoes.

After graduation, your Alumni Coordinator is here for you as you make the transition from treatment back into real life. If you have questions, need to update your contact information, or just haven’t heard from us in awhile, please reach out. We’re just one call or email away, 24/7.

Josh Zeises

National Alumni ManagerAAC Corporate Office

Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Josh got clean in February of 2012. Since then, he has dedicated his life’s work to giving back to men and women suffering, as he once did, from alcoholism and addiction. He has spent the past 3 years building successful alumni programs for treatment centers and showing former clients the importance of having fun and giving back in recovery, and today serves as the National Alumni Manager for American Addiction Centers.

Nicole Vasquez

Alumni Support LeadAAC Corporate Office

Nicole joined American Addiction Centers in 2013, originally hailing from San Diego, CA. Her current position as Alumni Support Lead at AAC’s corporate office allows her the opportunity to coordinate and participate in alumni events, as well as maintain relationships with AAC’s alumni, family, and friends while providing support to AAC’s multiple alumni coordinators. Having been in recovery for multiple years, Nicole’s passion is giving back and helping others. Whether supporting those in recovery or advising those with loved ones in crisis, Nicole has helped many who struggle with addiction to arrive at and succeed in treatment.

Jeremiah Jackson

Alumni Support RepresentativeAAC Corporate Office

Jeremiah joined American Addiction Centers in 2015 as the Greenhouse Alumni Coordinator, and has since joined the corporate team as Alumni Support Representative. Originally from Washington, Jeremiah is, himself, a Greenhouse Alum. Because he has seen first-hand how addiction hurts people and destroys families, he is proud to be in a position to work with other AAC alums, supporting the constructive process of recovery. Planning events, talking with clients, and raising awareness are just a few of his goals with our graduates.

Chris Boutté

Lead Alumni CoordinatorDesert Hope

Chris hadn’t planned on getting sober on his 27th birthday. It was the summer of 2012 after an eight-year struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Not only did he get sober, but through 12-Step fellowships and a strong support group, Chris found that he could live an incredible life without ever having to drink or use again. Now, he serves as Lead Alumni Coordinator located at AAC’s Desert Hope, and is passionate about increasing awareness of this potentially fatal illness as well as sharing his experience, strength, and hope with others who suffer from addiction.

Alexandra Herrera

Alumni CoordinatorSouth Florida

Having been involved in the South Florida recovery community for over 4 years, Alexandra has developed a drive and passion for supporting the efforts of those in early recovery. Nurturing and maintaining relationships has come naturally due to her compassionate and loving personality. Alexandra is proud to help the Alumni community grow by facilitating events within a caring atmosphere at AAC’s South Florida locations.

Nicole Mullikin

Alumni CoordinatorSunrise House

Nikki is an American Addiction Centers Alumni Coordinator located at Sunrise House. Originally from New Jersey, Nikki got sober July of 2012 at the age of 21 and has since dedicated her time to supporting recovering addicts and alcoholics. She is a member of several local recovery advocacy programs and is a trained recovery coach. Nikki is extremely passionate about her role and the successful growth of our AAC Alumni program at Sunrise House.

Jewel Jenkins

Alumni CoordinatorOxford Treatment Center

Jewel Jenkins joined American Addiction Centers in 2015 as a Lead BHT. She quickly transitioned in 2016 as Oxford Treatment Center’s Alumni Coordinator. Originally from Illinois, she is now residing in the state of Mississippi. Due to her own experience with battling the terrible disease of addiction, she brings her experience, strength, and hope to clients today. Today, she supports the recovery process and is teaching clients how to live clean and sober. She is looking forward to planning events and meeting with clients to help with their future endeavors one day at a time.

Josh ZeisesAAC Corporate Office
Nicole VasquezAAC Corporate Office
Jeremiah JacksonAAC Corporate Office
Chris BouttéDesert Hope
Alexandra HerreraSouth Florida
Nicole MullikinSunrise House
Jewel JenkinsOxford Treatment Center

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