Steven Millette, MS, LAC, Executive Director
Steven has more than 23 years in experience in the behavioral health and addiction services recovery field the roles of clinician, trainer, supervisor and administrator. His competencies include clinical best practice implementation, treatment innovation, 12 step recovery programming and organizational leadership. He previously served as the Executive Director of Treatment Services at Pavillon International in North Carolina andhas held top administrative positions at prominent treatment facilities within the state of Florida, including Hanley-Hazelden. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Assumption College and his master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Steven is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (I.C.A.D.C.) and an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor (ICCS).
Jonathan I. Ritvo, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Ritvo offers patients more than 30 years of nationally recognized care. Trained at Harvard Medical School and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he is a board certified addiction psychiatrist and one of the City's Top Doctors (5280 Denver's Magazine). Dr. Ritvo has held numerous leadership positions in the addiction psychiatry residency program at University of Colorado Hospital. He also has served as chair of the American Psychiatric Association's committee on training and education.
University of Colorado School of Medicine Faculty, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Patricia "Patti" Pade, MD, Addiction-Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Pade graduated with Honors with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Biology from Simmons College in Boston, MA and received her M.D. with Honors from University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA. She leaves a position she has held since 2009 as Physician and Director of the Co-Occurring Disorders Clinic for Addiction/Pain Management at the New Mexico Veterans Administration Health Center in Albuquerque. Dr. Pade won two Best Practice awards in 2012 for her work at the New Mexico VA Health Center - one from SAMHSA and one from the Veterans Integrated Service Network. Prior to her appointment at the VA Dr. Pade served as the Medical Director for the Virginia Physicans Health Program. In addition to her long list of professional memberships, Dr. Pade has authored more than 15 publications and abstracts and presented on over 50 various topics in the field of addiction and treatment.
University of Colorado School of Medicine Faculty
Anne Felton, RN, ND, MBA, Director of Operations
Anne provides patients with exceptional service in both behavioral healthcare and psycho-social emergency assessment. Anne received her nursing doctorate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She started working at CeDAR in 2006. Anne co-authored two chapters in the Emergency Nursing Secrets (2nd ed.), has written articles for Denver Women and Addiction Professional and has lectured at numerous conferences. She earned her MBA degree in 2012.
Osvaldo “Ozzie” Cabral, MA, CAC III, Team Leader, Men's Treatment Services
Ozzie graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. He serves as Team Leader for Men’s Primary Treatment Services at CeDAR and is an addiction case manager. His areas of expertise include aggression replacement therapy and working with dually diagnosed clients. He has worked in addictions treatment since 2002 in residential inpatient, intensive outpatient and DUI/substance abuse programs. Ozzie brings a passion and commitment to recovery and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and age groups including the Spanish speaking population.
Michael Dinneen, LCSW, CSAT, CAC III, Team Leader, Extended Care Treatment
Michael oversees extended care and professionals’ treatment at CeDAR. He has over 20 years of experience in the addiction field and serves as an international trainer and mentor for addiction counselors. He also has presented at numerous conferences. He earned his BA degree from Boston College in and a Master’s from the University of Denver.. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Addiction Counselor supervisor-level (CAC III), and a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He wrote The Gift of Fulfillment, a self-help book designed to show people how to improve their life using spiritual principles through easy-to-follow directions. The book was published in August, 2013.
LaTisha L. Bader, PhD, LP, Psychologist
Dr. Bader graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Dependency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a licensed psychologist and licensed addiction counselor, in addition she has specialized training in sport psychology. She compliments the multi-disciplinary team at CeDAR with psychological testing and professional evaluations, trauma integrated treatment approaches, and years of experience working with professionals, executives and athletes. She serves as Senior Clinical Instructor for the UCH Department of Psychiatry.
Michael Barnes, PhD, LPC, Clinical Program Manager
Dr. Barnes has more than 30 years experience as a clinician, program administrator, clinical supervisor, and counselor educator. He brings significant expertise in the areas of addiction treatment, trauma therapy, and marriage and family therapy, with a specific interest in the development of trauma integrated addiction treatment. He formerly served at University of Colorado Denver as Assistant Clinical Professor and the Training Coordinator in the Masters Program in Counseling. Dr. Barnes received his BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved clinical supervisor for individuals seeking licensure as professional counselors and marriage and family therapists in Colorado.
D.Jo Lowell, MDiv, Chaplain
As an ordained Presbyterian minister and senior level certified addictions counselor, Rev. Lowell has over twenty years of experience working in the field. She has served as a primary counselor, family program director, director for an outpatient treatment program, parish minister and chaplain in various settings. D.Jo brings a unique set of skills to CeDAR patients and is able to work with a full range of belief systems, both religious and non-religious. She works individually and in groups with patients, helping them understand and integrate the importance of spirituality in recovery and supporting them in their own spiritual journey.
Laura F. Martin, MD, Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Martin is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist. She graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1997 and completed her Residency in Psychiatry at University of Denver School of Medicine in 2002. She is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Psychopharmacology at University of Denver School of Medicine.
Dr. Martin has lectured extensively, authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and has been an investigator on research grants studying the effects of nicotine in the brain and tobacco cessation. She is also a member of the Colorado Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association.
University of Colorado School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Patrick Fehling, MD, Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Fehling is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed his Residency and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship training at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He worked at CeDAR during his Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship training. His clinical interests include psychotherapy, personality disorders and motivation as it applies to recovery. Dr. Fehling plays the guitar, enjoys snowboarding and card games.
Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry