Rae studied history at Alma College before attending Detroit College of Law for her Juris Doctor degree. She managed several nonprofit organizations prior to receiving her MA in counselor education and counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. As a licensed professional counselor, Rae also holds a SPADA certification, the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She then spent five years at a women’s residential treatment center and was instrumental in collaborating with the clinical team to implement new services to meet the individual needs of each client. Rae’s extensive experience working with women in residential treatment centers inspired her to seek a new approach. In collaboration with her husband, David, Rae founded Sanford House to serve as a beacon for recovery and to inspire women with the belief that life in recovery can be richer, fuller, and more fulfilling.More
Christine has been working in the addiction field for over 25 years. For 14 of them, she served as Clinical Supervisor and Administrator for a women’s residential treatment facility, and also helped develop outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, she represented the Board of Counseling on the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Committee (MHPRC) for six years and has surveyed Behavioral Health Organizations nationwide for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Christine embraces a welcoming approach that eliminates barriers to treatment. As Clinical Director, she encourages partnerships between clients and staff, resulting in individualized, person-centered recovery management.More
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