Brett Heimowitz

Chief Executive Officer

As the leader of our team, Brett has worked in the addiction field for over 16 years. He has knowledge of every department in treatment and working experience as a behavioral health tech, medical assistant, case manager, admissions coordinator/director and owner. As CEO of CVRC, he is committed to creating the premier treatment facility in North Carolina. His work and life experiences allow him to connect with those seeking help and assist his addiction treatment specialists with being the best they can be. His experience allows him the opportunity to not only help the addict/alcoholic but to also lead the facility in its daily operations. As the CEO, he is committed to providing the best services to the clients, families and staff of CVRC.

Dara Heimowitz

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Dara ensures that all aspects of Crest View run smoothly and that employees are carrying out the organization’s vision each and every day. Whether it’s training addiction treatment specialists, helping colleagues deliver the highest quality of care, or identifying ways that Crest View can grow and evolve, she runs a tight ship!

If you ask anyone around here, Dara truly holds the heart of our facility together. As a mother of two children, she knows how important it is for people to feel seen, valued, and loved. She genuinely and compassionately cares for each client. Dara’s favorite part of each day is meeting new clients and guiding them into their recovery journey, or helping existing clients prepare to graduate from the program. Her mission is to ensure each individual feels as though they are a member of the Crest View family forever.

Dara holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and has over 17 years of recovery. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, running, and traveling with her husband and children.

Abbey Henson-Ives

Clinical Director

Abbey is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)  with nearly ten years of experience in the substance use and mental health field. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC, and then completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. She is passionate about ensuring clients and their families receive the best care possible through CVRC. Abbey has ongoing conversations with clients and staff to ensure the environment and programs produce positive outcomes. No matter how big or small, she enjoys identifying challenges and looking for solutions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, exercising, and reading.

Tommy Lee, M.A.Ed., LCAS

Primary Therapist

Tommy is one of our Primary Therapist. He began working as a Substance Abuse Counselor in 1997. Tommy started his counseling career with the North Carolina Department of Corrections counseling young men ages 18-21 with addiction problems. After 3 years, Tommy transferred to a youth prison working with teenagers with substance abuse problems. He worked there for 5 years then moved into a wilderness program for substance-abusing young adults. Tommy worked there for 10 years. From the wilderness program, Tommy worked at an IOP and then a therapeutic boarding school. He began working here at Crest View Recovery Center in February 2019 where he facilitates the IOP program. During his free time Tommy enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, Disc Golf, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Maggie Boyle MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, ATR-P

Primary Therapist, Art Therapy Facilitator

Maggie earned her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College of Santa Fe. As Crest View’s Art Therapy Facilitator and Clinician Assistant, my role serves to help clients explore the creative process as a tool for developing a larger capacity to understand oneself and the ability to heal in recovery. I also assist clients in the pursuit of finding sober hobbies and interests through organizing weekend fellowship events.

Before I start a group session, I make sure to structure the chairs in a circle, leaving a chair open for one of my dogs to lay their head on a client’s lap. River and Skye serve as my co-facilitators, offering emotional support to the community.

As a visual artist and poet, my personal practice of focusing on the process over the product in art-making serves as a means for health,clarity and empathy.

Caroline Ratner

HR Generalist

Caroline is the HR Generalist for Crest View Recovery Center. She has worked in Human Resources in the substance abuse andmental health field as well as senior care for over 3 years. Caroline is responsible for overseeing practices and objectives directly related to empowerment, quality productivity, and standards of the Crest View Recovery Center workforce. Caroline maintains employee files, assists with health insurance enrollments, recruiting, training, payroll, policies and procedures, etc. Caroline finds it pertinent to empower employees and show appreciation to them daily.

Caroline is passionate about working in the field of substance abuse and mental health because it holds a special place in her heart. Caroline is a woman in long term recovery with over 6 years of continuous sobriety. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and two Yorkies.

Scott Langer

Admissions Coordinator

Scott Langer brings to Crest View years of professional and personal experience dealing with the disease of addiction. As an Admissions Coordinator, Scott acquired a thorough understanding of the rehabilitation business. In fighting for his own sobriety, Scott gained discipline, patience, and the wisdom of many hard-won lessons. A deep compassion fuels Scott’s dedication to helping individuals and families brave the storm of addiction. Scott enjoys the gym as an outlet as well going to see live music as much as possible.

Chanse Harrison

Admissions Coordinator

Chanse joined Crest View early in the year of 2021. Chanse has been around the addiction field for 10+ years with a strong focus in admissions for 3 years.

Chanse comes from a family of one of four brothers. This instilled an attitude in him of “I am my brother’s keeper”. Chanse brings a no-nonsense approach to his job and life. There is nothing Chanse will not help out with. Chanse lives with his girlfriend, Marie and his 1 year old English Bull Terrier Neville.

As an admissions coordinator, I am caring and knowledgeable and help guide folks through the ins and outs of the rehab admissions process.

When not playing with his dog and working, Chanse likes to paint, hike, and listen to the Grateful Dead.

Brittany Buchanan

Client Care Coordinator

Brittany started at Crest View as a Behavioral Health Technician over three years ago and has since been promoted twice to Case Manager and now Client Care Coordinator. Her previous work experience within a hospital setting, dealing with clients with a variety of medical issues made Brittany the perfect choice for her new role. As Client Care Coordinator, she assists the PMH-NP with daily tasks including making sure all of our clients medical needs are taken care of while they are in treatment. Brittany ensures clients have the medications they need and are refilled when necessary.  She will also handle any outside medical appointments they may have during treatment. She is organized, detailed oriented and always willing to help in any department when necessary.  Having had been in various roles at Crest View has allowed her to see multiple aspects of the wonderful care that is provided here and helps her play an integral part of the “team” in order to create the best experience for each and every client.

On her free time Brittany enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband hiking and traveling.  She is also a big fan of Duke Blue Devils basketball!!

Candace Green

Business Development Representivie

Candace has been with Crest View Recovery Center for 5 years and has worked her way up in the organization from working as a Behavior Health Technician,  BHT Supervisor and more recently as a Client Liaison. Candace’s experience, knowledge and dedication to our clients has helped her continue to grow within the company and made her the perfect fit to represent Crest View on our Business Development Team. She understands how difficult and challenging it can be to make the decision to come into treatment, so she truly helps make that process simple and easy for each client.  Her passion for recovery and helping clients get into our program is what brings true joy to her in her position.  Candace is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and is working on her certification for her CADC.

When Candace is not at Crest View Recovery Center, she enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying any outdoor activities and sports– especially softball!

Cassi Boyd

Client Liason

Cassi started working for Crest View in April 2022 as a Behavioral Health Technician. She has since been promoted to Client Liaison. As a liaison, she is the main communication to the families and offers her upmost support to them while their loved one is in treatment. Cassi also supports the clients by keeping them motivated and focused so that they can achieve life-long sobriety. Cassi enjoys helping both the families and clients. She shows up for her clients every day and is someone that they can count on and help lead them in the right direction. Recovery is a process, and it takes time and patience.
When Cassi isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her two kids and watching her daughter play softball.