Andrea DeBiasio has been an active member of the local recovery community since beginning her personal road to recovery on August 12, 2005. Andrea’s triumph over her personal struggles has fueled a deep passion to help others afflicted with addiction. She has been actively volunteering at the Edna house, Jean Marie House of the Ed Keating Center, Stella Maris, and the Absolute House since beginning her own recovery. Andrea has over 20 years of experience in project and employee management, and combining that with her personal passion in recovery, in 2012 she chose to dedicate herself to a full-time position at the Edna House. In 2011 she won the Consumer / Client Involvement Award from ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga Community, and also received the Paul Guttman Scholarship. Andrea earned her associates degree in applied science, non-profit management and is currently studying Substance Abuse Counseling at the University of Cincinnati. She resides on the west side of Cleveland, and is dedicated to the community.
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Judi Sparano, MAC, LCDCIII
Judi Sparano landed on the doorstep of the Edna House in June of 2005 after struggling with addiction all of her adult life, with multiple episodes of relapse. She has committed her life now to helping others recover from alcohol and drug addiction. Judi has actively been involved with Stella Maris, Rosary Hall, The Jean Marie House of the Ed Keating Center, Community Assessment Treatment Services (CATS), The Absolute House, and the Centers for Families and Children. In April of 2013 she returned “home” to the Edna House where she began her role as Program Director. Judi earned her Associate Degree of Applied Science in Human Services and Chemical Dependency from Cuyahoga Community College, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and Her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall University. She currently resides in Streetsboro, Ohio.
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Phase 1 Program Administrator
As Phase 1 Administrator, Nicole is responsible for all aspects of the intake and admission process, as well as oversight of the ladies who are in their first 60-90 days of residency. Nicole maintains relationships and communications with local referring agencies including local detox centers, other treatment and sober living facilities, and members of the judicial system. Nicole came to the Edna House in August of 2015 with many years of management and customer service experience. She was a resident of the Edna House and has been an active member of the Edna Alumni Association and has been a part of the Edna House community assisting with fundraising and fun-raising activities.
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Phase 2 Program Administrator
As Phase 2 Administrator, Kelly Verbofsky heads up our Job Skills Development Program and is responsible for oversight of the residents after their first 60 -90 days. She teaches the Job Skills Classes, interfaces with people in the local business community, and oversees the residents while they are looking for work and throughout their active employment. When Kelly came to the Edna house kicking and screaming in March 2007, little did she know that her life was going to change so dramatically by getting sober and staying sober one day at a time. Kelly has been helping others ever since then, whether it be facilitating detox groups, doing group for the Edna House or being of service in the recovery community. Kelly went to school for Music Business at Columbia College Chicago. She became a Realtor in January of 2016 but she always wanted to work at the place where she got her start. In August 2016, her wishes came true. She is incredibly excited to help the women of the Edna House become sober, employed, productive members of society.
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