Community Detox Services of Spokane - Company Message
Jon Schlenske, CDP, MHP
Executive Director
Jon has been with Community Detox of Spokane since October 2002.  Jon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University.  He is also a Washington Chemical Dependency Counselor, as well as a designated Mental Health Professional.  In addition, Jon is completing his Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies through the University of South Dakota, with an anticipated completion date of May 2015.
Jon has supervised many programs at CDS and believes highly in client-centered care and the disease model of addiction.
“Everybody deserves to recover in an environment that is safe and full of support.”
“We aim to provide the very best client-centered care in hopes that each individual that accesses our services will develop hope and elevated motivation.”

Ron Tussey M.Ed, LMHC, CDP, MHP
Director of Mental Health Services
Ron oversees all mental health staff for both the DEP and IOP programs. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Whitworth University and is also an adjunct professor on the School of Education faculty at Whitworth. He has received specialized training in Motivational Interviewing from the Institute for Individual and Organizational Change through WSU, CRAFT Family Training through the University of New Mexico and Trans-personal psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. 

Tina Kiehnle CDP
DEP Admissions Coordinator

Tina is the DEP Admissions Coordinator. She has been with Community Detox Services for over two years and possesses an Associate of Applied Science in Addiction Counseling, a Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, and is currently working on a Master's degree in Addiction Counseling. Her responsibilities include all DEP admissions, LRA's, Special Population Consultations, all medication scheduling with ARNP's, and collaboration with Eastern State Hospital and the E&T's for client treatment options and medication needs.

Lisa Taylor CDP
Involuntary Treatment Specialist
Lisa is the Involuntary Treatment Specialist at Community Detox Services of Spokane. She obtained her CDP coursework at Spokane Falls Community College and her Bachelor's Degree at Eastern Washington University. She is continuing her education at Whitworth University.

Don Bissinger
Emergency Service Patrol Supervisor
Don is the supervisor of the Emergency Service Patrol. He has been employed at Detox for 19 years. Don started working part time and on-call in the sobering unit. In the past he has worked the Detox desk as a CDPT and as the supervisor of the Sobering Unit.

Joseph Peloso
Sobering Supervisor
Joe is the supervisor for the Sobering Unit and Enhanced Discharge Planning. He has been with Community Detox for ten years. Prior to being the Sobering Supervisor, Joe was a trainer for four years. He has attended Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University.

In Memoriam
Karen Bourget-Orosco, CDP, MHP
Executive Director
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