Chris V. Mullin, Executive Director, Owner
Kathy Pajimola, Clinical Director
Chris has extensive management and counseling experience in the chemical dependency field. He designed, implemented, and managed a highly successful inpatient treatment program in Southern California. In his current role as Executive Director of Riverside Recovery Center in Spokane, Washington, Chris has acquired and established strategic relationships, and acquired a substantial number of contractual agreements with private and public institutions. They include: Gonzaga University; Spokane County; ASURIS; and, several physicians who treat via medically managed withdrawal and maintenance treatment (Suboxone, Subutex, and Vivitrol).
Chris has been actively involved in the substance abuse field both for Riverside Recovery Center and the communities in which he has served. He is an advisory board member of Gonzaga University’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), a steering committee member of the Inland Empire Education Consortium (IEEC), member of Spokane Medical Society’s Hot Spotters group, and, has facilitated meetings for Spokane County’s contracted System of Care (SOC) providers. In an effort to stave off substantial substance abuse and mental health treatment funding cuts, Chris was the catalyst for a community event attended by Washington State legislators, addiction specialists, and other concerned citizens. Covered by television and print media, the event provided a platform where those whose lives had been positively influenced by substance abuse treatment could voice their experience in the hope that others would not be precluded from the same opportunity. The event had a statewide impact and helped ensure treatment funding in Washington remained relatively unaffected.
Chris has over 20 years in recovery and is extremely passionate about helping bring those caught in the haunting shadow of chemical dependency into the light and freedom of recovery through relational, medical, and psychological best practices.
“It is at the point of taking responsibility that one finds opportunities previously unimagined.” – Chris Mullin