Eric Niedermayer, BSW, MS
Director of Finance
Chris brings over 30 years of for and not-for-profit management experience to guiding the finance function for Recovery Resource Council. Prior to joining The Council he served in the same capacity at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles supporting the development of a new start-up non-profit merging existing Clubs in South-Central and East Los Angeles, and at the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County – supporting growth and implementing enhanced fiscal and operational management for Clubs throughout the greater Seattle area. As a key member of the team that is supporting the growth and development of Recovery Resource Council, Chris is helping to continue the growth of the Council to serve the North Texas Region.
Alicia Peoples, J.D.
Director of Development and Public Relations
Alicia joined Recovery Resource Council in January 2020. She has over 12 years’ experience as a professional fundraiser in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with a focus on working for health and human services organizations. Since 2016, Alicia has worked for mental and behavioral healthcare organizations with a focus on addiction and trauma treatment. Alicia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University and Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a former Board Member. She is an active and founding member of the HERitage Giving Circle at the Dallas Women’s Foundation.
Dr. Jennifer Pitts
Director of Operations
Dr. Jennifer Pitts joined The Council on Alcohol & Drugs in June, 2016. On September 1, 2019, the two organizations merged, thus making her a member of the merged organization, Recovery Resource Council. Dr. Pitts is an accomplished professional with years of leadership experience. She is a graduate of Angelo State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration. As an advocate of lifelong learning Dr. Pitts also holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Doctorate of Education degree with a concentration in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University.
Director of Special Populations
Sonny joined Recovery Resource Council in October 2011. He has over 30 years of experience working in substance use and mental health disorders. Sonny graduated with a Master of Science degree in human services with concentration in mental health counseling from Springfield College. He is native Texan and spent most of his adult life in West Texas. Sonny has worked in many different aspects of the behavioral health field, from youth prevention to adult treatment and is currently Director of Special Populations where he is supervises RRC’s homeless programs.
Casey Gutierrez, MEd, LPC
Director of Veterans Services – Enduring Families
Casey is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Casey is a Bronze Star Medal recipient who completed three deployments in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After the military, he was awarded a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology degree from Tarleton State University and is currently a Family Therapy PhD Candidate at Texas Woman’s University. Casey is a trained clinician in Child Centered Play Therapy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He wholeheartedly believes in the mission of Recovery Resource Council, in supporting staff, and in providing the best possible evidence-based services to enable clients in their pursuit for betterment.
Chief Prevention and Recovery Services Officer
Director of Staff and Facility Services