Our Staff

– Our Staff –





Darin Neven, MS, MD

President & Founder

Dr. Neven is a board certified and residency trained emergency physician practicing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. He was the principle investigator for a randomized controlled trial of citywide ED care coordination and the editor of the Washington American College of Emergency Physicians ED Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. He has participated in several efforts to control opioid abuse and provide substance abuse treatment that include being a visionary for the formation of the Spokane Community Court and Inland Northwest Transitional Respite Program. He was inducted into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame in April 2016 for this work.


Becky Grohs, RN, BSN, CCM

Chief Operations Officer

Becky is a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager. She has over 20 years of experience in managing complex healthcare needs alongside patients and their families. Born and raised in the Tri-Cities Becky has deep roots in our community. She actively participates on numerous community wide committees, serving to improve health access, address behavioral health needs and improve the overall health of the community. She serves on the Leadership Council for the Greater Columbia Accountable Communities of Health. She is passionate about opioid abuse and works diligently to reduce overdoses by participation in the Unintentional Poisoning Workgroup with DOH and other key leaders in the state. She also serves on the Leadership Tri-Cities Board, a graduate of Class XIII. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her two grown daughters and yorkie, Prince. Becky has been with the organization since 2012.

Monique Deffenbaugh, BA

Human Resources Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Spokane County


Angela, BSN, RN-BC

RN Case Manager/Program Coordinator

Angela has 10 plus years nursing experience primarily working with the vulnerable adult population. After noticing a huge need for managed care across the health care continuum and the increasingly prevalent complex healthcare needs that many patients face today,  Angela’s goal is to connect patients with the access to their individual care needs so they can get the treatments they need to be successful.

Alisha, RN, BSN

RN Case Manager/Program Coordinator

Bio coming soon!


Client Advocate

Kirsten comes from an administrative background. She spends her free time helping the homeless, passing out blankets and supplies, delivering sack lunches and helping them navigate the social service network. She is a huge animal lover and is very active in the animal rescue community. When not helping others, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Wesson.

Tri-Cities (Benton & Franklin County)


Erika, RN, BSN

RN Case Manager/Program Coordinator

Erika has over 20 years of nursing experience and in outpatient services.  She enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking with her dog, Lilly, and three children.


Hector, MSW

Case Manager

Hector has a Masters in Social Worker. He graduated from Walla Walla College in 2000. He has over 25 years of experience in mental health, counseling, crisis intervention, and case management in the hospitals. He was born in Toppenish, Washington and then moved to the Tri-Cities where he has been for 15 years. He has a heart and desire to help others to be independent and successful in life. He enjoys spending time with friends and taking his little dog out for walks at the park. He also enjoys listening and dancing to country music.


Rosemary, AMA

Case Manager Assistant

Rosemary has been active in the medical field for 15 years, working closely with patients as a medical assistant, CNA, and client advocate.  Rosemary’s philosophy is provide a helping hand to those who need it and enjoys making a difference in the lives of others.



Chad, CMA

Client Advocate

With 10 years of service as an E.M.T. and Firefighter, Chad brings a sense of urgency and awareness to our program. Chad’s work with community outreach and care coordination is the foundation of our boots on the ground approach to case managing the most challenging of cases.


Client Advocate

Mia was raised in the Tri-Cities by a family dedicated to serving the less fortunate members of the community.  Her experience includes working with various populations including the homeless, mentally ill, and incarcerated.  Mia enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.

Walla Walla County


Kim, RN

RN Case Manager/Program Coordinator

Bio coming soon!


Client Advocate

Chyanne is a CMA who has three years experience working in Neuroscience/Mental Health as well as experience working in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit. When not helping others, she enjoys being a student, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and golden retriever, Jax.

Yakima County


Jake, RN, BSN

RN Case Manager/Program Coordinator

Bio coming soon!


Client Advocate

Paula is a client advocate with over 10 years of experience as a nurse’s aide where she developed an interest in client and patient advocacy.  As a women’s shelter volunteer, Paula has a strong desire to help her community in any way possible.  She enjoys spending time with her cat, Lucy, and going to the beach with her family.

Snohomish County


Alessa Lopez-Castor, ARNP

Medical Director/ Program Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Tausha, RN CM

RN Case Manager

Tausha has five years experience as an LPN and RN, working in involuntary mental and crisis detox. Her previous professional experience includes working with homeless and vulnerable populations. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and playing with her pug, Otis.


Client Advocate

Andrea has over eleven years as an MA, working with mental health and medication management. When not helping patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her bulldog, Vinny.