Chris V. Mullin, Executive Director, Owner
Jaime Peterson, 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
Jaime Peterson completed her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary/Child Educational Developmental Psychology with a certificate in ADST (alcohol and drug studies) in 2005 from Eastern. Shortly after that, she earned her CDP (chemical dependency professional).
Jaime began a practicum at an agency working with adolescents involved in drug/alcohol dependence, mental health and severe trauma (including physical, emotional abuse, sex trafficking, eating disorders, self harm) in 2004 and remained there until January of this year. While at this agency, she moved through roles such as intern, primary counselor, taught the family education group, assessment counselor, admission supervisor, clinical supervisor and was continually the crisis manager.
Jaime’s skills have naturally lead her to be a clinical director. She has been supervising staff for over six years. She completed the courses for Clinical Supervising skills in in 2012. In addition, Jaime has trained extensively in Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She has attended the offered co-occurring training in Yakima for three years, completed a course in suicide prevention, created safe and affirming services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender youth, DBT and eating disorders among many others.
Outside of work, Jaime is the proud mother of an 11 year old daughter and four year old boy. She coaches competitive cheerleading (ages 3-19) at a nationally ranked gym in Post falls. The gym has been invited to the Summit (cheerleading championship) in Florida for three years. She also loves the outdoors and being active, hiking, camping, jeeping, and fishing.