Kathleen Haley, Program Director
Kathleen is a National Certified Recovery Specialist who has worked in the field of substance abuse and Recovery homes for 11 years. She was program manager of Women in New Recovery, in Prescott, Arizona for 5 years where she also participated in the staffing of the Specialty courts (Drug, Family and DUI Courts) for Yavapai county. Kathleen is a certified facilitator of MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy). Kathleen has personal and profound experience in dealing with women in early recovery. Her passion for helping women and teaching them a new way to live has given her an outstanding reputation in the recovery community of Prescott, AZ. She is grateful to be home in Colorado to share her knowledge and expertise with women struggling with addiction.
Mary Michael Haley, MA, LAC, CCTP, CSAT, Clinical Director
MaryMike has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over twenty years, specializing in family issues, addiction counseling and post-traumatic stress. For Fourteen years MaryMike was a senior lecturer of Sociology at Western State Colorado University. She is also the co-founder of Living Journeys, a non-profit organization helping individuals and families living with cancer in the Gunnison Valley. In her 30+ years of sobriety, MaryMike has become head coach of the Crested Butte high school girl’s basketball team as well as an outdoor enthusiast. She is an avid skier and cyclist, and enjoys rafting, camping and hiking.
John Bruna, Senior Fellow
John Bruna is the co-founder of the Mindful Life Program™ and of Mindfulness in Recovery®. John has been in continuous recovery since 1984, had successful careers in addiction treatment and as an educator prior to spending over six years as an ordained Buddhist monastic. Drawing from his extensive training and personal experiences over three decades, John has become a leading voice in the field of mindfulness, authoring The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness and The Essential Guidebook to Mindfulness in Recovery, as well as presenting at TEDx and conferences throughout the country. John is for his warmth, humor, and ability to make teachings practical and accessible.
Lauren Poleski, Outreach and Alumni Coordinator
Lauren received her B.A. in Sociology from San Diego State University. After graduating, she moved back to Texas and worked in oil & gas and non-profit marketing and management for 9 years before starting her road to recovery in Colorado.
As a woman in recovery, and an alumni of Aspire, Lauren is well versed in the program and an active member of the Carbondale community.
I have the power to transform my life. Today, because of Aspire’s encouragement and support I am able to embrace a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of strength, hope, and courage.