The Arizona Women’s Recovery Center staff is a dedicated group with decades of experience in addiction treatment and social work. They are passionate about helping women and their families get into recovery and learn to live healthy, productive lives. If you are interested in joining the AWRC staff, please email your resume to margaretl@azwomensrecoverycenter.org




Chief Executive Officer

With a PhD in Rehabilitation and minor in Public Health and Health Promotion, Beverly makes a huge impact in the lives of the women at AWRC. In December of 2018, Beverly became the CEO of NCADD. Prior to that she supervised the vocational and educational program at NCADD for over 12 years, providing women the means to become financially independent and plan for long-term recovery.


Beverly has authored and managed over $400,000 in grants, which have gone directly to improve the lives of women and children in our community. It is this unique combination of experience along with her compassion and resourcefulness that makes her such an asset to the Arizona Women’s Recovery Center team.


Chief Financial Officer

In April 2019, Eric joined AWRC (formerly NCADD) as the Director of Finance and is now our Chief Financial Officer. With over 24 years experience in finance, Eric has worked across a variety of industries and settings to bring a wealth of knowledge to NCADD and The Arizona Women’s Recovery Center.


Having worked with both non-profit and for-profit behavioral health organizations, Eric offers unique expertise in guiding AWRC on its current financial path as well as any plans for growth and development in the agency’s near and distant future.

As of May 2021, Eric has completed his master’s degree in business law, that will enable him to round out his financial business knowledge to further aid AWRC in maintaining longstanding financial sustainability.


Clinical Director

Holly has been a practicing substance abuse counselor for nearly 20 years. She has worked in several different behavioral health settings, including residential, outpatient, and prison programming before coming to Arizona Women’s Recovery Center 11 years ago. She is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) and also holds a master’s degree in political science.


Her specialty and areas of interest include the provision of gender and population specific programming. She has a particular interest in trauma informed care and in the prevention and treatment of violence against women and other marginalized populations. As clinical director of Arizona Women’s Recovery Center, she seeks to provide meaningful and comprehensive programming for the populations served at AWRC, while also facilitating a robust and engaged clinical supervision dynamic to support and enhance the clinical team that supports the AWRC population.

Most importantly, Holly believes in the healing power of the sharing of story. Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” At Arizona Women’s Recovery Center, the clinical environment seeks to provide a space for each woman to safely share her untold story to move forward on her path of recovery and begin to reconnect. Undoubtedly, there is no greater privilege than being a part of creating that space.


Substance Abuse Counselor and Program Supervisor

Carol Lagnese is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and Program Supervisor withArizona Women’s Recovery Center. She has been with AWRC since 2003 where she started as a Case Manager and Intake Clinician. Presently, Carol is the program supervisor for Healthy Connections and Sally’s Place.


Carol has spent the last 25 years working in the Behavioral Health Field with over 20 of those years working directly with the pregnant and addicted population. Carol is originally from New York and came to Arizona in 1990 to go to a 90 day treatment program. Carol is in recovery and uses her past and present experience, strength and hope to motivate and relate to, the women who come through the doors at Arizona Women’s Recovery Center.