Meet the team.
Jamie Lebish, CADC, MHRT, CRMA
Executive Director & Residence Manager
Jamie's vision is to offer a peaceful one-stop alternative for people in early recovery needing a safe non-judgemental place in which to recover from substance use disorder. He has now brought The Ranch from a dream to reality. Jamie is Ranch director of the program, recovery coach, counselor and Residence Manager at The Andersson Ranch.
Director of Advancement
Katherine's generous support has enabled The Ranch to become a reality. As Director of Advancement, she helps to ensure the near and long-term position and stability of the organization. She also helps design and furnish our facilities.
Darren Ripley, LADC, CCS
Ranch Clinical Supervisor
We now welcome our new clinical supervisor and all around excellent counselor Darren Ripley. Darren is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor. He practices at Kennebec Behavioral health-OHH program in Skowhegan
Dr. Gust Stringos, DO
Interim Medical Director
Gust has been a family practice physician in Skowhegan for decades. He is the Medical Director for Redington-Fairview General Hospital. A member of ASAM, he has been treating individuals for substance use for many years.
Board of Directors
Director & Founder
Chair & Co-founder
The Advisory Board is comprised of a
diverse array of stakeholders who volunteer to provide essential advice
and feedback to the Board of Directors. Members share their professional
skills, expertise, and knowledge all in an effort to help our
organization in its ongoing planning and operation. The Advisory Board
provides critical steering and insight into positioning our organization
for sustainability, particularly in planning and executing its
near-term and long-term strategic plans. Advisors also provide valuable research and data to help with these goals.
If you are interested in joining our Advisory Board, please contact us.
Nathan is Director of Business Development at Liberty Bay Recovery Center in Portland, Maine.
Tia St. Pierre, RN, ASM
Tia is a Medical-Surgical Nurse
at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and an Occupational Health Nurse
for ABB Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Ronald Springel, MD
Ron is a physician and the program manager for the Maine Association of Recovery Residences.