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Heather Guzman

Nursing Assistant

Heather Guzman: The Bright Future of Helping Others

Heather is a newcomer to the world of treatment and she is excited to be at the threshold of a transformative journey. With a deep passion for mental health, she is eager to delve into the field, seeking to understand the many human intricacies of helping people recover from addiction. “Even if I only make a difference in just one person’s life, the journey is worth it.”

Originally hailing from Orange County, Southern California, Heather embodies a free-spirited nature.. While she may not have any pets at the moment, Heather’s heart leans towards dogs, with English Mastiffs and Cane Corsos holding a special place in her affections. Sports hold a special place in Heather’s world, with the Dodgers and the Eagles ranking as her favorite teams. Her enthusiasm for sports is matched only by her love for food, which according to Heather she takes to the next level – traveling significant distances to sample new culinary delights. 

When not at work, Heather enjoys quality time with her friends, exploring new locales, and indulging in her love for reading. She thrives on exploring new experiences, discovering new places and new people. Heather’s genuine love for people along with her diverse interests and easy-going nature make her an approachable and empathetic individual, qualities that will undoubtedly serve her well in her pursuit of a nursing career.

Heather’s favorite part of her job is her interactions with clients. She relishes the opportunity to connect with individuals and learn their unique stories. For her, the most rewarding aspect of helping clients is the knowledge that she is making a genuine difference in their lives. 

Focused on expanding her knowledge of mental health, Heather’s pursuit of further education remains a critical component to Heather’s life goals. Looking ahead, Heather’s next step is to obtain her RN credentials. Ultimately, Heather hopes to earn her Masters in Nursing and specialize in pediatric mental health – a testament to her commitment to personal betterment and the betterment of those she serves. 

Above all, Heather’s commitment to personal growth and her ambition to make a meaningful impact in the field are evident in her character. Clients turn to her daily for the respect, compassion and hope she imparts in her care – a positive impact on the lives she touches.

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With an uncompromised focus on client care and staff care, Bill brings over 15 years professional treatment experience to Adelante’s leadership team. Building from over a decade of director level management with Detox and Residential operations, Bill helped co-found Adelante Recovery Center and currently serves as both operations and program director for the facility. 

Empowered by his own journey of recovery, Bill strives to lead by example, maintaining the highest degree of compassion and professionalism for the clients under his care. With an earned reputation as a trustworthy and respected leader, Bill’s management style is one of support and service to the team while promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual health for allclients and staff. 

Through his experience as a Certified Addiction Counselor, Bill’s approach to client care is about understanding the person first, and then treating them. In his own words, “It’s extremely important that we deliver dignity by listening, seeing, and appreciating our clients as individuals first, and then creating a treatment plan based on that unique understanding.” 

As a core belief, Bill is passionate about the welfare of families and deeply concerned about the disintegration of the family unit in society. He sees the healing and unification of families as a crucial part of recovery and works tirelessly toward this goal.

In his leadership role at Adelante Recovery Center, Bill is known for his humility, non-judgmental character, and ability to meet clients where they are. His approach to earning respect is rooted in understanding and acceptance, making him not just a leader but a source of hope and inspiration for many. 

Bill’s past as an all-star baseball player was cut short by his addiction, but that hasn’t dampened his love for sports. Today, he is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dodgers, the Lakers, and the Kings, finding joy and relaxation in the thrill of the game.

A native of Orange County, Bill is a family man at heart, cherishing his time with his daughter, niece, and granddaughter. He enjoys the company of his beloved pets, Baxter the dog and a ragdoll cat, reflecting his warm and nurturing personality. Outside of work, Bill is dedicated to maintaining his physical and spiritual health, often found at the gym, enjoying a healthy diet, and attending church.

With a past that saw him overcoming personal challenges, including a journey through addiction and recovery, Bill has emerged with profound understanding and empathy for those he serves. As the team leader, Bill’s humility and non-judgmental character resonates throughout Adelante Recovery Centerempowering the staff and the clients they serve.