Kate Frissell; M.Ed., CADC II
Director of Outpatient Serviceskate@alccorp.org
Kate entered the recovery field following a "First Act Career" in public education for over a decade. Kate's professional history, combined with her personal experience and deep ties to the recovery community, allow her to serve our population from an unparalleled & authentic identification platform.
In her spare time, Kate loves to spoil her dogs, and experience life with her recovery family!
Robert Kirkman; MA, CADC
Rob has 35 years of experience as an administrator, counselor, and public policy advocate in the field of addictions. He is a published writer and editor and has led trainings and workshops in Adventure Based Therapy & Recovery. He served on the Advisory Committee for the Secretary of Health & Human Service's National Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative and the Child Welfare League of America's Chemical Dependency Task Force in Washington, D.C. As a medical missionary, Rob has made 20 trips to South Sudan, where he led faith based 12 Step Life Recovery discussion groups as well as conducting call in radio programs promoting principles of Life Recovery and public health.
Deborah Shaver-Bates, CADC, LADC-II
Deb has been ensconced in the recovery field for well over 2 decades. She is a former sitting member on the Western Massachusetts Providers Associations Board of Directors, has sat as the Director of a BSAS/DPH halfway house for over 20 years, and has received multiple awards for her dedication to the clients over the years. Her Solution Focused approach is infectious with clients and staff alike.
In her spare time, Deb loves to garden, spoil her pups, and embrace her family.
Living Center Coordinatorleon@alccorp.org
Leon has been working in the human services field since 2012 and began working with his Dad @ ALC in 2016. Leon's unfettered passion in assisting the ALC population is applied daily by utilizing his personal and professional experiences in the recovery process through empathy, compassion, and patience. In his spare time, Leon's passions include hiking, snowboarding, and pretty much any outdoor activity!
Case Management Coordinatoreric@alccorp.org
Eric has been working in the human services field since 2008 and has played an integral role in ALC since 2018. Eric is currently in college majoring in sociology with a minor in History. Eric brings his professional and personal experiences, and an unbridled passion for recovery to ALC on a daily basis. In his spare time, Eric loves to spend his time with his wife and his two children.
Manfred "Manny" Slaughter
Manny Slaughter has been part of the ALC team since 2016, and has been in the recovery community since 2003. He has a passion and desire for helping others by bringing authenticity through patience and empathy. His commitment was recognized in 2015 by Senator Elizabeth Warren, where he was awarded The Citation for Outstanding Community Service.
Manny brings these same traits to ALC on a daily basis, and it defines Manny's work as a veteran community activist for the recovery community here in Berkshire County.
In his spare time, Manny enjoys going to the gym, traveling, and spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.