Paula graduated in 2014 from Argosy University with a Masters of Social Work.

Paula has been working in the field of addiction for over 12 years in various roles including as a psychiatric technician, case manager, and therapist. Paula has experienced addiction from many different viewpoints: as a daughter, sister, wife, and mother of family members who struggle with their own addiction. She also had her own personal journey with addiction and is now committed to a life of recovery. Paula is passionate about helping others and a tenacious advocate for those in need. Paula has been with Ascend since 2013.

Paula is happily married and has two daughters who are becoming strong and beautiful women. She loves to read, spend time with her family, and her pets which she considers to be part of the family. 

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