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Get to know LVRC’s Senior Clinical Associate and Client Services Coordinator! Dusty Howland assists the clinical associate manager and is the primary trainer of newly-hired Clinical Associates. She provides a constant presence in the facility and is available to assist clients with various needs. She also prepares and schedules all pain client services. 1. What made you decide to come to work at Central Recovery? Being part of the recovery community, I wanted to be part of the CR team. The changes I witnessed inspired me to want to help and work with people in recovery. 2. What do you like best about your current position? The best part about my position is that I am able to participate in all aspects of our clients’ recovery. 3. Describe how your position contributes to the CR mission. My position contributes to the CR mission because it allows me to be fully available to our clients; I make sure all their needs are met. 4. What is your biggest success story at CR? My recent promotion to senior CA has been my biggest success so far. At first, I wasn’t sure I would be capable, as the position of Client Services Coordinator comes with a lot of responsibility. But I decided to work through my fear and accept the challenge. I’m so glad I did! I love my new role. 5. Do you have any long-term goals for the department? If so, please describe. Because my department is growing at such a rapid pace, communication is critically important. My long-term goal is to make sure all CAs continue to keep all lines of communication open so we can continue to give our clients the best care possible. 6. How do you measure your own success? I believe success is an inside job. If you are happy in life, then that in and of itself is a huge accomplishment. I have also been able to measure my success with my own personal recovery. One day at a time, I have successfully accumulated 2380 days clean, which totals about 6 1/2 years clean from all mind-altering substances. 7. Describe the leadership skills you feel you have. The leadership skills I believe I have are the ability to train others and help to keep unity during periods of change. I’m also a team player and think I’m good at helping people stay motivated. 8. What is the wildest idea you have had in the past year outside of work? Well, this isn’t really “wild”, but this past year I have been able to walk though my fears, open my heart and be vulnerable enough to give and receive love. This has been huge for me. 9. What do you like to do in your free time? My free time is spent with my children (Miranda, 18. and Mason, 15) and my family. I also love watching Los Angeles Angels baseball games (live and on TV) and spending time with my sisters in recovery. Last but not least, I enjoy relaxing and reading at home. 10. Tell us one thing that people may not know about you. Most people do not know that in 1996 I played softball in the woman’s World Series.