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Jessica Penunuri

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Jessica Penunuri: The Medicine of Genuine Kindness

 Jessica Penunuri, RN, is a highly accomplished healthcare professional hailing from California and an alumna of the University of Alabama, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. As a registered nurse with a specialization in addiction medicine, Jessica has been dedicated to serving the drug and alcohol treatment community since 2019.

Throughout her career, Jessica’s professionalism and incredible compassion have been remarkable. Her clients regularly commend her for her non-judgmental approach and genuine kindness. She possesses a unique ability to provide a sense of understanding and empathy to individuals struggling with substance use disorders, creating a safe and supportive detox environment. Jessica’s remarkable blend of nursing expertise and heartfelt compassion creates a healing environment where patients not only receive treatment but also find a friend who genuinely cares about their well-being.

Beyond her devotion to nursing, Jessica values spending quality time with her family, finding joy in the bonds they share. Jessica is an avid runner and a regular on the pickleball court, which she enjoys playing with her husband and father. This pursuit of leisure showcases her well-rounded nature and commitment to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. She’s also a devoted dog lover, cherishing the companionship that her dogs Walter and Mila bring into her life. 

In the field of addiction medicine, Jessica stands as a source of genuine hope and support, both professionally and personally. Her dedication, compassion, and commitment to helping individuals on their path to recovery make her an invaluable asset to Adelante Recovery Center  and an inspiration to those she serves.

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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.