Our Dedicated Team OfProfessionals

Sage Health Centre

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 medical services include referral to massage therapists,  chiropractors, physiotherapists or dentists by appointment if required.

Rob Baker

Medical Director

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. He provides addiction 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 oversees Arbutus Work Solutions which medical monitoring program as required by corporations, unions and other professional bodies. Additional in house medical services include medical assessment, testing/treatment.

Sue Adamson

Clinical Director

Sue has been a passionate advocate for health and wellness for over 28 years and has been supporting our client’s journey in their recovery for over 14 years. Sue is a registered member of the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists; her current certifications include CPCA Registered Professional Counsellor and Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling, CACCF Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor and International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, JIBC Post-Graduate Complex Trauma Certificate, GCNM Nutritional Consultant and has a previous background as a BCRPA Certified health and fitness Specialist.

As our clinical director, Sue oversees all facets of our treatment programming and monitors all facets of client treatment planning from our client’s initial referral through facilitating advanced continuing care groups. Sue is a trauma informed therapist who specializes in supporting clients in an integrative approach to addiction recovery that incorporates western and eastern philosophies that include client focused trauma informed clinical therapy modalities; mindfulness techniques such as breath work and visualization the increase body, mind awareness; nutritional counselling to reduce the craving cycle  as well as solution focused therapeutic modalities, 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
Fax 250-374-2399


Jeff Walters

Clinical Addiction Counsellor

Jeff is a passionate about supporting our clients in their mental health and addictions recovery; he specializes in working with a comprehensive model of care from a client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma informed practice. Jeff earned a Masters of Counselling degree and is a BCACC Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC); his previous professional experience includes providing clinical individual and group counselling to youth and young adults with a variety of mental health and addictions issues in an intensive residential treatment centre.

Mark Scheffelmair

Addiction Counsellor

Mark is a passionate advocate for individuals at all stages in their recovery journey.  He completed his Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of Calgary and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW).  Mark has a variety of experience supporting men, women, youth, and families in community, outpatient, and inpatient programs.  He utilizes a strength based and solution focused approach in his clinical interventions to ensure all individuals enhance their natural skills while providing effective tools and strategies to support their recovery.  Mark has a broad knowledge of the 12 Step Program and is a trained SMART Recovery facilitator.

Shae-Lyn Ross

Addiction Counsellor

Shae-Lyn is a passionate about advocating for our clients recovery; she specializes in relapse prevention planning and is well versed in advocating from a strengths perspective in group and individual counselling. Shae-Lyn  earned her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, and she is a Registered Social Worker (RSW).  Shae-Lyn’s  has a previous background in mental health and addictions, and professional 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.

Devon Olson

Addiction Counsellor

Devon is passionate about advocating for others; she has a strong connection to recovery and is eager to share this with others.  Devon has extensive experience with the 12-step program and in working in residential treatment programs for men and women, adult psychiatric care, and a disordered eating program.   Devon has a background in Nursing and is a ACCT Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC).  She has been involved with Mental Health and Addictions for over 15 years and specializes in solution focused and person-centered counselling modalities. Devon believes that empowerment and building self-efficacy is the key to successful  long term recovery.

Damien Biggar

Addiction Counsellor

Damien has a passion in supporting our clients in their recovery journey; he embraces motivational interviewing techniques in both group and individual counselling as well as step 12/SMART recovery concepts. Damien specializes in advanced programming, and advanced step work. Damien earned his BA degree in Sociology; his previous professional experience includes working with clients impacted by mental health and addictions in community-based residential facilities.

Chris Hum

Addiction Counsellor

Chris is a passionate about supporting our clients in their mental health and addictions; he specializes in client focused therapeutic modalities, group and individual therapy, concurrent mental health disorders, 12 Step and SMART recovery modalities.   Chris is completing a Master of Counselling Psychology degree (MC), and earned Bachelors of Psychology Degree (BA).

Michael Lowes

Clinical Administrator

Michael 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 through their discharge and continuing care planning. Michael earned a BA Honours degree in psychology; he has a strong theoretical background and application of psychological concepts.

Cathy Bliault

Certified Health and Fitness Instructor

Cathy has been in the fitness industry since 1992; she is passionate about teaching health and wellness to people of all abilities.  Cathy is a certified fitness leader, Zumba, Zumba toning, Zuma Sentao, aquatic  instructor, and water running trainer.

Warren Lewis

Certified Yoga Instructor

Warren is a certified Usui Reiki Master and is passionate about supporting individual health and health regardless of abilities.   Warren offers our clients an inviting, mindful yoga practice that incorporates his RYT-200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Trauma-Informed Yoga Training and additional 300 hour Professional Yoga Teacher Training earning the RYT – 500 designation.

Carole Poirier and Kelly Davidson

Lead Support Staff

Carole and Kelly are amazing woman that 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. Carole earned a Residential Care Aid Diploma, and Kelly earned a Bachelor of Social degree.

Gary, Cherie, Shane, Jessy, Dorothy, Phill, Art and Brent

Support staff and attendants

Our additional support staff all bring extensive experience in providing consistency and compassionate care to our clients; they have earned two year human services diploma or equivalent.

Rob Stewart and Lori Gunderson

Red Seal Chefs

Rob and Lori 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 Morris

Maintenance Manager

Ted is a trained support worker who takes pride in maintaining Sage Health Centre and is an integral member of our team.

Raven, Jan and Joy


Raven, Jan and Joy work diligently to ensure a room is ready for your client’s arrival and that the facility is maintained and cleaned seven days a week.

Ken Wright

Agency Manager/Finance

Ken ensures that our agency provides an exceptional value for exceptional customer service.
Tel 250-374-6551 ext. 121
Fax 250-374-2399