Welcome to our community of hope and healing

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.
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

Michael Munzell

Alumni Coordinator

Arlington, Texas

At age 19, Michael made the decision to seek sobriety at Greenhouse Treatment Center. He walked away with an invigorated sense of purpose, and became an active member of the 12-step community. His passion for helping others find sobriety intensified, and eventually led him right back to where his own recovery began. He now serves as the AAC Alumni Coordinator for Greenhouse and the Dallas/Fort Worth area in North Texas where he continues to help people find their own purpose and sense of belonging.

Missy Pollack

Alumni Coordinator

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Missy has a mission for people everywhere to understand their worth. She joined AAC as an alumni coordinator at Recovery First facilities in 2017 to further her goal and to cement herself as a fixture in the South Florida recovery community. Prior to joining the alumni team, Missy held positions in both marketing and advertising, and received a degree in communications from the University of Florida. Today, she celebrates multiple years in recovery, and looks forward to advocating for others so they can experience the same freedom from addiction.

Dee Wirth

Alumni Manager Nevada Region

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dee Wirth helped open Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2012. Dee is now returning as the Alumni Manager for the Nevada Region, helping to build the Alumni brand throughout all of the Las Vegas facilities. Dee Wirth has been clean and sober since 2004 and has dedicated her personal and professional life to helping others who suffer. Dee is excited to bring recovery events and supportive services to all of its members. Dee spends her time attending 12 step meetings, conventions and sponsorship. As a result of a clean and sober lifestyle, Dee has been able to accomplish two college degrees and looks forward to her future with AAC and her recovery.

Brian Whisenant and Amy Woodward

Alumni Co-Directors

Oxford, MS

Brian Whisenant

Brian leads outreach activities in the Oxford community and at the University of Mississippi. His work includes developing continuing education programming and community workshops. He represents Oxford Treatment Center with the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and the LOU Mental Health Alliance, and is a member of the Oxford-Ole Miss Rotary Club. He is a volunteer leader for a life skills and self-esteem program at Oxford High School. Brian holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is an actor and director with Theatre Oxford and a head programmer for the Oxford Film Festival.

Amy Woodward

A former primary therapist at Oxford Treatment Center, Amy works with the business office and clinical team as a liaison to help families and patients navigate Oxford Treatment Center’s 90-day continuum of care. Her focus includes helping families ease the transition into next steps in treatment. Amy holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals. Prior to joining Oxford Treatment Center, she worked for eight years in the field of adult residential addiction treatment, serving mostly indigent and pregnant populations in the Mississippi Delta. She has experience and specialized training in crisis intervention, suicide prevention and mental health first aid for adults and adolescents. She also has experience working with the judicial system and Drug Court as a consulting therapist, as well as in conducting outreach/aftercare focus groups for individuals who have recently completed residential treatment.

Matthew Smith

Alumni Coordinator

New Jersey

Matthew strives to provide patients and alumni with the level of care and compassion that he would want a loved one to receive if they were in early recovery. Coming from a family of addicts/alcoholics, and being a member in long term recovery himself, he believes that everyone has the opportunity to recovery who they were born to be! He joined the AAC family in 2018 at Sunrise House. Prior to that, he was a touring musician. Matthew enjoys incorporating music, art, nature, and spirituality into his recovery events, fostering an opportunity for patients and alumni to form lasting bonds and see that recovery can be fun!

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