Sage Health Centre Staff
Sage Health Centre’s dedicated staff offers 24 hour assurance for our clients; our medical director, clinical director, therapists and counsellors are well versed in abstinence based addictions modalities and concurrent conditions. Our agency manager, support staff, kitchen staff, maintenance and housing keeping staff have a passion for supporting clients in their addictions recovery.
Additional in house medical services include medical assessment, testing/treatment, clinical massage; clients can access other medical professionals such as psychiatrists, chiropractors and physiotherapists by appointment.
Rob Baker, M.D.
Dr. Rob Baker is a duly qualified physician licensed to practice medicine in BC since 1980; he is certified by the International Society of Addiction Medicine (I.S.A.M.) as well as the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (C.S.A.M.) and has completed multiple post-graduate training programs in the field of Addiction Medicine. He is a recognized expert in the field of chemical dependency; he has provided expert testimony in various inquiries and courts of law as well as lectured at numerous addictions related seminars.
Dr. Baker is an active member of the medical staff at the Royal Inland Hospital and is actively involved in his private practice. He provides addiction related medical services to Sage Health Centre, Phoenix Centre Detox Unit and Kamloops Community Mental Health and Substance Use as well as other agencies. In his private practice, Dr. Baker conducts Independent Medical Evaluations and administers medical monitoring programs as required by corporations, unions and other professional bodies.
Sue Adamson, RPC, CCAC, ICCADC, CCPCP, RFP, NC
Sue is a registered member of the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists and has been a passionate advocate for health and wellness for over 25 years. Her current certifications include CPCA Registered Professional Counsellor, CACCF Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor and International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, JIBC Post-Graduate Complex Trauma Certificate, BCRPA Aquatic Fitness, Group Fitness, Personal Training, Weight Training, Yoga Fitness, AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist, GCNM Nutritional Consultant.
As our clinical director, Sue oversees all facets of the treatment programming and monitors all facets of client treatment planning from our client’s initial referral through facilitating advanced continuing care groups. As a trauma informed clinical therapist, she specializes in supporting clients in an integrative approach to addictions recovery that incorporates western and eastern philosophies that include client focused trauma informed clinical therapy models; mindfulness based relapse prevention techniques such as breath work, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization and meditation; nutritional counselling to reduce the craving cycle; increased body awareness through physical activity and yoga; and solution focused life skills coaching, and 12-step/SMART recovery concepts. Sue considers herself a voice for recovery and the recovery community.
For referral, admission and program information contact Sue at:
Tel 250-374-6551 ext. 114
Curtis Good, RSW
Curtis is a registered social worker with over 20 years experience in addiction and mental health; Curtis’s career includes a diverse work experience as a social worker in a Adult Acute Psychiatry Unit, Renal Unit, Rehab Unit, Pediatrics Unit, Ministry of Children and family Development (MCFD), and community based residential settings. Curtis has a passion for supporting clients in early addictions recovery through one and one and group counselling that incorporates client focused trauma informed clinical therapy models, strengths based solution focused therapy models, as well as 12-step/SMART recovery concepts. Curtis is committed to the recovery community.
Damien earned his BA degree in Sociology in Vancouver, BC. Damien is experienced in working with clients impacted by mental health and addictions in community-based residential facilities and has a passion for supporting clients in their recovery journey. Damien embraces motivational interviewing techniques in both group and individual counselling as well as step 12/SMART recovery concepts. Damien specializes in advanced programming, advanced step work, and relapse prevention planning in early recovery.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in Alberta. Mark has a previous background in Mental Health and Addictions treatment and experience in working as an adult mental health outreach worker as well as in a youth addiction and mental health treatment program. Mark is well versed in CBT and Motivational interviewing techniques in both group and individual counselling as well as 12 step/SMART recovery concepts. Mark specializes in advanced step work, advanced programming, grief and loss/relationship issues in early recovery.
Shea-Lyn earned her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Human Services Diploma in Kamloops, BC. Shea-Lyn has a previous background in Mental Health and Addictions and experience in working as a life skills worker in community based programs as well as a supportive transitional living in recovery program, and adult psychiatry. Shea-Lyn specializes in relapse prevention planning and is well versed in advocating from a strengths perspective in supporting men and woman in their recovery.
Allison is a manual therapist who specializes in advanced orthopedic, therapeutic massage, cranio sacral, and lymphatic therapy with a special interest in addiction/ptsd and oncology.
Yoga Instructor and Registered Health and Fitness Trainer
Gwen is martial arts black belt and Tai Chi instructor as well as a registered personal trainer, weight trainer, yoga instructor, and Zumba instructor. She is an inspiration to all of our clients.
Dana is trained in restorative yoga, trauma-informed yoga and Reiki level 1 and 2 practices and is passionate in supporting our clients early addictions recovery.
Michael earned a BA Honours degree in psychology in Kamloops. Michael brings with him a strong theoretical background and application of psychological concepts to our team. He has an educational and personal interest in working with diverse populations and prides himself on providing compassionate care through the admission process of our clients to their discharge and continuing care planning.
Client Care Coordinator
Tracey had previous experience in working at the support recovery facility; she oversees our support staff and the daily care of all our clients at Sage Health Centre.
Carole Poirier and Kelly Davidson
Lead Support Staff
Carole earned a Residential Care Aid Diploma in Kelowna, BC; Kelly earned a Bachelor of Social degree in Kamloops. Both of these amazing woman have extensive experience in abstinence based 12 step modalities and bring an extensive practical experience into their daily contact and support for clients during their stay in treatment. From intakes, step reviews to medication dispensing, they are our “go-to” workers and are our client’s first contact point once arriving to the facility.
Gary, Cherie, Kerrie, Victoria, Carla, Jerry. George and Greg
Support staff and attendants
Our additional support staff have all earned a minimum two year human services diploma and bring extensive practical experience in providing consistency and compassionate care to clients during the afternoon/evening hours.
Barbara Rea and Lori Gunderson
Red Seal Chefs
Lori and Barbara are both amazing Red Seal Chefs who take pride in preparing healthy meals that our clients rave about. They adhere to the low glycemic index and accommodate dietary requirements for those who have food allergies and intolerance’s as well as cultural and personal preferences such Kosher food or those who practice Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles.
Ted is a trained support worker who takes pride in maintaining Sage Health Centre and is an integral member of our team.
Shirley, Sarah and Joy
Shirley, Sarah and Joy work diligently to ensure a room is ready for your client’s arrival and that the facility is maintained and clean seven days a week.
Tel 250-374-6551 ext. 121