Our highly qualified team specializes in addiction treatment for teens and is dedicated to the success of your child. We invite you read more about our team and to contact us with any questions.
Upon graduating from Purdue with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Huey worked as a therapist, Clinical Director, and Business Development Director in residential treatment. Dr. Huey was always drawn to the large population of adoptees in residential treatment (he is adopted himself).
He ultimately became convinced that this population needed specialty care and in November of 2006, Dr. Huey founded Calo. Calo grew to a 200 plus employee organization with about the same numbers of teen clients served each year. He sold Calo and retired in June of 2015.
He came out of retirement in 2017 and founded Kokua Recovery, trauma-informed residential drug and alcohol treatment with sites in Colorado.
Kokua Recovery heals the trauma that leads to addiction. Teens learn how to find sobriety in a safe and nurturing residential setting.
Cheltsea’s journey in the mental health industry began 18 years ago as a field guide for a wilderness therapy program in southern Utah. She has held several positions in three different youth programs since then. Her goal is to continue as a therapist after she completes her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a mother of two, Cheltsea enjoys talking to parents and helping them feel confident in their decision to choose the right program for their child. She has a passion for the outdoors and believes in the power of connecting to the natural world. That’s what she loves about Kokua Recovery. The adventures at Kokua give youth a chance to experience nature in an exciting way and learn from what it has to offer. Cheltsea’s own life adventures include mtn. biking, kayaking, rock climbing, primitive living skills and dancing.
Jenna Allen, RN as been in Greeley Colorado since 1991. She came to Greeley to pursue her education at the University of Northern Colorado and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree. Many years later she returned to school to become a Registered Nurse. Jenna’s background includes working with a variety of patients ranging from individuals with disabilities, the elderly, adults, pediatrics, and adolescents. She has worked in home settings, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. She was working in an acute care mental hospital with adolescents prior to becoming part of the Kokua team. Jenna has a passion for working with kids and being a part of their healing journey. She has been directly impacted by alcoholism and has seen first hand how addiction, not only affects the individual but the persons entire support system and families. She knows Kokua Recovery is a place for healing that provides a healthy path to sobriety for our clients along with repairing broken connections that have occurred due to their addictions. Jenna is excited to be a part of the caring, compassionate, and professional staff that makes up Kokua Recovery.
Amanda Miller, LCSW, CACII is a Colorado native and a graduate Colorado State University and the University of Denver. Amanda has her masters in Social Work concentrating in mental health, substance addiction and trauma and is trained in practicing EMDR. Amanda has over three years experience working with men and women in recovery. Amanda is passionate about building a safe and trusting therapeutic rapport with her clients in order to support and challenge them throughout their process of healing. Amanda is excited to be working with Kokua Recovery and supporting adolescents in their journey. Amanda loves the team at Kokua and the wide array of services offered to the adolescents and their families.
Janea Baker has 17 years’ experience in as an Administrative Assistant bringing strong skills and experience to Kokua Recovery. 10 of those years were in an executive capacity supporting Superintendent’s in the public education sector. She has a passion for working youth, even indirectly, and sees how her experience can impact the life of adolescent’s seeking recovery. Janea has been touched with addiction and found a rich and fulfilling life in recovery with a message of hope. Outside of work she supports other women who seek recovery, as well as other volunteer opportunities in the community.
Peter Cheramy has 10 years of building experience. He grew up working along side his father whom spent years perfecting the carpentry craft while silently, but diligently, instilling a strong work ethic in Peter. Peter began his own path to recovery in an adolescent treatment center similar to Kokua. Through his recovery journey, struggles and triumphs, he found a passion in helping others enhance their quality of life and maintain sobriety. Before moving to Colorado, he created holistic programming for a sober living community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Peter moved to Colorado and joined the team at Kokua Recovery as the facilities manager. Peter is responsible for maintaining a beautiful and safe building for the students to reside. In his free time, Peter enjoys working out, personal training and exploring all Colorado has to offer.