Board of Directors & Leadership

Austin Recovery Network Board of Directors

Lynn Sherman


Laura Kelly

Vice Chair
Executive Coach & Organizational Consultant

Guy Grace

GTM Corporation, LLC

Charlie Hill

Cushman & Wakefield

Amanda Chapman

Community Member

Bob Ellis

R.S. Ellis, Inc

Cole Shiflet

Community Member

Darryl Simchak

John L. Wortham & Son, L.P.
Worthham, L.L.C.
General Partner

David Bain

Bain Residential

Dawn Crouch

Self Employed

Debbie Esterak


Garrett Higley

Marketing and Business

Jim Kruger

Community Member

Kyle Walker

Metcalfe, Wolff, Stuart & Williams
Austin Recovery Alumni Association Representative

Laura Swann

Adjunct Faculty
The University of Texas School of Social Work

Lori K. Holleran-Steiker

Steve Hicks Professor of Addictions & Substance Use Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Mary Ann Espiritu

The Law Offices of Mary Ann Espiritu

Patrick Carmichael

Community Member

Rob Hammett

Belfry Construction

Austin Recovery Leadership

Austin Recovery Leadership

Julie McElrath, MSSW, LCDCi


Mary Flanagan


Ashley Ellison, LCSW

Director of Outpatient Programs

Catherina Conte, LCSW

Director of Residential Programs

Irek Banaczyk, MSSW, LCDC

Director of Youth Programs

Leya Samiloglu

Director of Development

Get In Touch

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Contact Austin Recovery Network Programs:

Family House and Intensive Outpatient:

Calls are answered Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message. An admissions specialist will call you back as soon as possible.

Admissions: 512-697-8600

Call to:

  • Verify insurance
  • Check waitlist
  • Discuss treatment options

Main Office: 512-697-8500

Call to:

  • Reach staff
  • Check on family members
  • General info

University High School:

Phone: 1.512.382.0072

Keystone APG:

Phone: (713) 560-6864

More ARN Program information:

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