The Mile High Team

Providing recovering people an exceptional continuing care experience. 

Mile High Continuing Care Team Members

We’re a group of passionate people helping you find and maintain your recovery.

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

At Mile High Continuing Care our staff is passionate about the recovery process and committed to giving our clients the best opportunity to succeed. We strive to make our staff role models.

Brice is the executive director for Mile High, and is an active member of Denver’s recovery community.

He believes that life is about “things to do and people to do them with”.  In a previous life, he owned a live music bar and was surrounded by active alcoholism and addiction and now is surrounded by recovery.

Brice is a realtor and the president of a 501c3 non-profit called Musicians Recovery Project which raises money for treatment for those with limited resources in early recovery.

Sarah Zurbin Clinical Director Mile High Continuing Care

Sarah Zubrin

Chief Clinical Officer

Sarah Zubrin

Chief Clinical Officer

Sarah is a Licensed Addictions Counselor, with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

As a Colorado native you can find her outside of work rock climbing, hiking, skiing, camping, and walking her dogs. Sarah has been working in the mental health field for over a decade and has extensive experience in the co-occurring field.

She has many years of experience working with at-risk adolescents, young adults, adults, and their families in both outpatient and residential settings. Recently she has been working as a clinical supervisor for addiction counselors in training and working clinically in the full continuum of care.

Sarah has a deep level of compassion and passion for the recovery community and believes that recovery is possible for every client that walks through the doors. With a truly integrated approach to treatment co-occurring disorders are addressed simultaneously. She also believes fully that working with families to help change the family culture is an essential part of the process. She works both individually and in groups to help every client develop sustainable long-term recovery skills.

Krista Stansbury Director of Operations Mile High Continuing Care

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

Krista grew up right here in the mountains of Colorado. She attended Metropolitan State University and received a Bachelor of Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis on Micro and Molecular Biology as well as Organic Chemistry.

Her personal experience with addiction has given her an understanding of addiction and passion for being part of Denver’s recovery community. She finds great joy in watching others recover.

She is proud to be part of the Mile High Continuing Care family.

Jill Johanningmeier Admissions Manager Miles High Continuing Care

Jill Johanningmeier

Sober Living Program Director

Jill Johanningmeier

Sober Living Program Director

Jill is a Denver native and a single mother to an amazing teenage daughter. Survivor of alcoholism and drug addiction by way of 12 step recovery, it is her passion to help others.

She is active in the Denver recovery community, involved in twelve-step recreation leagues, on the committee for hospitals and institutions for cocaine anonymous and a CCAR trained recovery coach.

She is the residential director for the Mile High Sober Living women’s program and a live in house manager.

“I love being a part of someone’s recovery journey, seeing lives transform and helping others to thrive, not just survive, is such a beautiful thing!” – Jill

Alex Scott

Alex Scott

Spiritual Director

Alex Scott

Spiritual Director

Alex has spent extensive time studying spirituality and has had many great teachers help him along his spiritual path. Alex believes that the spiritual life is not a theory for the recovering addict/alcoholic, it must be lived on a daily basis.

He has been offering much insight to addicts and alcoholics struggling with God and spirituality for many years. He has found a way to break down what the big book means and how to translate AA/CA/HA into modern times so it can provide maximum recovery to the still struggling.

Alex is a recovered alcoholic/addict and has devoted his life to helping people find that same sense of freedom and recover from active addiction/alcoholism. He is Reiki level 1, 2, 3 certified, has a life coach certification and is currently taking a Course in Miracles. He is full of love and light.

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Jack Flamgletti

Lead Clinician

Jack Flamgletti

Lead Clinician

Jack is a Licensed Professional Counselor whom has a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focus approaches. For the last several years, Jack has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in home-based and outpatient community mental health to process trauma, depress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

Jack has a strong passion for helping others and working closely with individuals to assist them with achieving their goals.

Jack spends his free time in the mountains hiking, snowboarding, and whitewater rafting

  Scott Kiger Admissions Manager Miles High Continuing Care

J. Scott Kiger

Admissions

J. Scott Kiger

Admissions 

Scott is a CCAR trained recovery coach and is very active in 12 step service work in the Denver recovery community.

He enjoys helping clients find their way in recovery as well as in other areas of life.

Scott uses his practice of zazen meditation in his recovery and encourages others to find their own spiritual path.

He is a U.S. Navy veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm aboard the USS Forrestal CV/AVT-59. Scott enjoys many kinds of outdoor activities such as snowboarding, camping, fishing and crabbing in his hometown in southern Maryland.

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly E. Vause

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly graduated from Middlebury College and completed a Master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. Currently she works with children, teens and adults in outpatient mental health services.

For those in recovery, she has experience using medication-assisted treatment. In general Holly has a deep appreciation for holistic care including conservative use of medication, beneficial nutrition, daily routines and physical movement to support mental health wellness and recovery.

She has co-authored several published articles for The American Journal of Psychiatry and The Nurse Practitioner.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

James Hart BA CACIII

Primary Therapist

James Hart BA CACIII

Primary Therapist

James Hart is certified addiction counselor III and registered psychotherapist. He brings over 20 years of direct client care experience in the co occurring recovery field.

He believes that each individual already possess all they need to create positive change. The process of therapy is to build and remind people of their inherit strengths and wisdom He uses mindfulness, motivational interview, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal neurobiological approaches to facilitate a plan of action. He is honored, humbled, and confident to help others cope with losses and after effects of surviving traumatic events. He sees spontaneity, humor, and fun as key ingredients to a healing process. He strives to increase awareness and communication with our physical bodies using yoga, qigong, music, and dance as efficient and direct methods of transforming stagnant behaviors and thoughts.

James lives in Lyons CO. He and his wife Sara Hart ND LAC own Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic and Apothecary a hub of integrative healthcare and recovery support. He loves to hang out with his three daughters. James is also an actor and company member with Sojourn Theater. He enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding, hiking, bicycling, improvisation, and juggling

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Kathy Hawkins LPC. LAC.

Primary Therapist

Kathy Hawkins  LPC, LAC

Primary Therapist

Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a mindfulness based transpersonal psychotherapist. She is trained in EMDR, is an AcuDetox Specialist (auricular acupuncture), and a Reiki Master.

In addition to specializing in trauma, anxiety, and substance use recovery, Kathy supervises masters level and post grad individuals working towards licensure. Her trans-personal foundation adds to her eclectic therapy style.

She believes in a body/mind/spirit model of healing and incorporates a variety of different approaches including somatic experiencing, Hakomi, and expressive arts therapies.

She frequently borrows from Buddhist and Stoic philosophies to help individuals deal with life’s challenges in a pragmatic and present moment fashion.

Audrey Fisher

Audrey Fisher

Care Coordinator

Audrey Fisher

Care Coordinator

Audrey is a Denver Native and found recovery through Mile High. As a previous resident and current house manager, and she is committed to helping people in their Recovery Journey.

She currently a student at Regis University getting Master’s Degree in Counseling. In her free time she is an all-star for Mile High in the recovery sports league, yoga fan, and volleyball enthusiast.

Mile High Continuing Care Team Members

We’re a group of passionate people helping you find and maintain your recovery.

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

Brice Hancock

Executive Director

At Mile High Continuing Care our staff is passionate about the recovery process and committed to giving our clients the best opportunity to succeed. We strive to make our staff role models.

Brice is the executive director for Mile High, and is an active member of Denver’s recovery community.

He believes that life is about “things to do and people to do them with”.  In a previous life, he owned a live music bar and was surrounded by active alcoholism and addiction and now is surrounded by recovery. He is a realtor and the president of a 501c3 non-profit called Musicians Recovery Project which raises money for treatment for those with limited resources in early recovery.

Sarah Zurbin Clinical Director Mile High Continuing Care

Sarah Zubrin

Chief Clinical Officer

Sarah Zubrin

Chief Clinical Officer

Sarah is a Licensed Addictions Counselor, with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

As a Colorado native you can find her outside of work rock climbing, hiking, skiing, camping, and walking her dogs. Sarah has been working in the mental health field for over a decade and has extensive experience in the co-occurring field.

She has many years of experience working with at-risk adolescents, young adults, adults, and their families in both outpatient and residential settings. Recently she has been working as a clinical supervisor for addiction counselors in training and working clinically in the full continuum of care.

Sarah has a deep level of compassion and passion for the recovery community and believes that recovery is possible for every client that walks through the doors. With a truly integrated approach to treatment co-occurring disorders are addressed simultaneously. She also believes fully that working with families to help change the family culture is an essential part of the process. She works both individually and in groups to help every client develop sustainable long-term recovery skills.

Krista Stansbury Director of Operations Mile High Continuing Care

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

Krista Stansbury

Director of Operations

Krista grew up right here in the mountains of Colorado. She attended Metropolitan State University and received a Bachelor of Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis on Micro and Molecular Biology as well as Organic Chemistry.

Her personal experience with addiction has given her an understanding of addiction and passion for being part of Denver’s recovery community. She finds great joy in watching others recover.

She is proud to be part of the Mile High Continuing Care family.

Jill Johanningmeier Admissions Miles High Continuing Care

Jill Johanningmeier

Sober Living Program Director

Jill Johanningmeier

Sober Living Program Director

Jill is a Denver native and a single mother to an amazing teenage daughter. Survivor of alcoholism and drug addiction by way of 12 step recovery, it is her passion to help others.

She is active in the Denver recovery community, involved in twelve step recreation leagues, on the committee for hospitals and institutions for cocaine anonymous and a CCAR trained recovery coach.

She is the residential director for the Mile High Sober Living women’s program and a live in house manager.

“I love being a part of someone’s recovery journey, seeing lives transform and helping others to thrive, not just survive, is such a beautiful thing!” – Jill

Alex Scott

Alex Scott

Spiritual Director

Alex Scott

Spiritual Director

Alex has spent extensive time studying spirituality and has had many great teachers help him along his spiritual path. Alex believes that the spiritual life is not a theory for the recovering addict/alcoholic, it must be lived on a daily basis.

He has been offering much insight to addicts and alcoholics struggling with God and spirituality for many years. He has found a way to break down what the big book means and how to translate AA/CA/HA into modern times so it can provide maximum recovery to the still struggling.

Alex is a recovered alcoholic/addict and has devoted his life to helping people find that same sense of freedom and recover from active addiction/alcoholism. He is Reiki level 1, 2, 3 certified, has a life coach certification and is currently taking a Course in Miracles. He is full of love and light.

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Jack Flamgletti

Lead Clinician

Jack Flamgletti

Lead Clinician

Jack is a Licensed Professional Counselor whom has a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focus approaches. For the last several years, Jack has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in home-based and outpatient community mental health to process trauma, depress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

Jack has a strong passion for helping others and working closely with individuals to assist them with achieving their goals.

Jack spends his free time in the mountains hiking, snowboarding, and whitewater rafting

Scott Kiger Admissions Mile High Continuing Care

J. Scott Kiger

Admissions

J. Scott Kiger

Admissions 

Scott is a CCAR trained recovery coach and is very active in 12 step service work in the Denver recovery community.

He enjoys helping clients find their way in recovery as well as in other areas of life.

Scott uses his practice of zazen meditation in his recovery and encourages others to find their own spiritual path.

He is a U.S. Navy veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm aboard the USS Forrestal CV/AVT-59. Scott enjoys many kinds of outdoor activities such as snowboarding, camping, fishing and crabbing in his hometown in southern Maryland.

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly E. Vause

Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly graduated from Middlebury College and completed a Master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. Currently she works with children, teens and adults in outpatient mental health services.

For those in recovery, she has experience using medication-assisted treatment. In general Holly has a deep appreciation for holistic care including conservative use of medication, beneficial nutrition, daily routines and physical movement to support mental health wellness and recovery.

She has co-authored several published articles for The American Journal of Psychiatry and The Nurse Practitioner.

James HArt Primary Therapist Mile High Continuing Care

James Hart BA CACIII

Primary Therapist

James Hart BA CACIII

Primary Therapist

James Hart is certified addiction counselor III and registered psychotherapist. He brings over 20 years of direct client care experience in the co occurring recovery field.

He believes that each individual already possess all they need to create positive change. The process of therapy is to build and remind people of their inherit strengths and wisdom He uses mindfulness, motivational interview, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal neurobiological approaches to facilitate a plan of action. He is honored, humbled, and confident to help others cope with losses and after effects of surviving traumatic events. He sees spontaneity, humor, and fun as key ingredients to a healing process. He strives to increase awareness and communication with our physical bodies using yoga, qigong, music, and dance as efficient and direct methods of transforming stagnant behaviors and thoughts.

James lives in Lyons CO. He and his wife Sara Hart ND LAC own Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic and Apothecary a hub of integrative healthcare and recovery support. He loves to hang out with his three daughters. James is also an actor and company member with Sojourn Theater. He enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding, hiking, bicycling, improvisation, and juggling

Kathy Hawkins Primary Therapist Mile High Continuing Care

Kathy Hawkins

Primary Therapist

Kathy Hawkins

Primary Therapist

Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a mindfulness based transpersonal psychotherapist. She is trained in EMDR, is an AcuDetox Specialist (auricular acupuncture), and a Reiki Master.

In addition to specializing in trauma, anxiety, and substance use recovery, Kathy supervises masters level and post grad individuals working towards licensure. Her trans-personal foundation adds to her eclectic therapy style.

She believes in a body/mind/spirit model of healing and incorporates a variety of different approaches including somatic experiencing, Hakomi, and expressive arts therapies. She frequently borrows from Buddhist and Stoic philosophies to help individuals deal with life’s challenges in a pragmatic and present moment fashion.

Care Coordinator

Audrey Fisher

Care Coordinator

Audrey Fisher

Care Coordinator

Audrey is a Denver Native and found recovery through Mile High. As a previous resident and current house manager, and she is committed to helping people in their Recovery Journey.

She currently a student at Regis University getting Master’s Degree in Counseling. In her free time she is an all-star for Mile High in the recovery sports league, yoga fan, and volleyball enthusiast.

 

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