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Meet the Eleanor Health Akron, OH Clinical Team!
May 11, 2021
Bonnie Sandifer, LICDC, LSW
My name is Bonnie Sandifer, LICDC, LSW and I am the Lead Clinician for Eleanor Health in Akron, Ohio. I joined the team at Eleanor because I have a passion for helping others increase their quality of life through whole person care. I am a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have spent many years researching and working in the field of mental health and substance use disorders and I am grateful to serve in this profession. I have worked in correctional facilities, substance use disorder residential treatment centers and detox facilities. My goal is to work closely with my Eleanor team to compassionately assist individuals along their recovery journey. In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, traveling and engaging in self care activities such as yoga.
Tim Schweizer, CPRS-A, CDCA
My name is Tim Schweizer, CPRS-A, CDCA, and I am the Community Recovery Partner and a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter at the Akron OH clinic. I have worked in the addiction services/mental health field in various capacities for 8 years. I originally started in the field out of a sense of ‘paying forward’ all of the help that I’ve been afforded in my journey and was drawn to Eleanor by our passion for helping people find their own way in recovery. I am a casual guitarist, weekend basketball player and I love laughing and having fun with family and friends!
Jalessa Jones, LISW, LCAS
Hi, I am Jalessa Jones, LISW, LCAS and I’m the therapist for the Akron team. I am a licensed independent social worker and am proud to be a part of the Eleanor community. The Eleanor mission and culture to treat the whole person, harm reduction, member autonomy, and persistence and grit; are just a few of the things that make me so proud and ecstatic to be on the Eleanor team. I love people, so in my free time you will find me spending time with my family or connecting virtually with distant relatives and friends.
Lisa Harris, LPN
Hi, my name is Lisa Harris and I am a Licensed Practical Nurse with Eleanor Health and am working at the Akron facility. I have almost 8 years of experience working with individuals impacted by Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. I have worked in detox, outpatient clinics, and residential treatment facilities. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, traveling, and playing with my dogs. I have also completed real estate classes and will be sitting for my exam soon.
Danielle Laterza, Member Experience Administrative Specialist (MEAS)
My name is Danielle, and I am excited and honored to be part of your journey with Eleanor Health. My passion for helping others goes back as far as I can remember. Thankfully, Eleanor Health has given me the opportunity to assist our community members (that’s you!) live amazing lives. I am known for my love of donuts, but I’m always willing to share a few. In my free time I enjoy cooking, taking care of my pets, and tending to my plant collection.
If you need help with your substance use disorder, we are here to help you build your confidence and momentum towards the future you want. We provide treatment services for adults with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. We are conveniently located in Akron, Dayton, and Youngstown, Ohio. We also provide services via Telehealth.
Recovery for life.
Our mission at Eleanor Health is to help people affected by addiction live amazing lives. We deliver whole-person, comprehensive care and are passionate about transforming the quality, delivery, and accessibility of addiction & mental health treatment. Our actions are rooted in respect for each member's values, culture, and life experiences, and our commitment to their wellbeing is unwavering and without judgement.