Rene Gonzales, M.D.
Dr. Gonzalez completed a psychiatry residency program at the University of Oklahoma and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gonzalez has served as chief of staff/medical director at Charter Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital Behavioral Medicine department, and Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Gonzalez holds medical licenses in Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico and has been in private practice since 1987. His achievements include Chief fellow at the University of Arizona Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Minority fellowship, American Psychiatric Association.
Ms. Sullivan has been a nurse for 20+ years. She has worked within the mental health and addiction spectrum for the past 10 years. She loves the challenge of the mental health and addiction field and finds it extremely rewarding. Ms. Sullivan enjoys being involved with an organization with the goal of helping others with their alcoholism or drug addiction struggles. She finds helping others achieving a life change for the better very rewarding to her heart, mind and soul.
Bob Galligan M.Ed., LPCC, LADAC
Mr. Galligan, a Harvard Graduate, has been a consultant and in private practice since 1988. He is a consultant to private residential in-patient and out-patient treatment centers and provides professional and private practitioner clinical services to individuals, couples and families in the area of substance abuse and dependency, relationships, growth and change. Mr. Galligan has a lengthy relationship with New Mexico’s District Courts. He provides private practitioner services and testimony to the 2nd and 13th Districts’ Family Court in high conflict custody, custody reintegration and substance use cases for parents, children and families. He also provides private practitioner services for the 2nd District Civil Court in DWI multi-offender license restoration assessment cases for individuals.
Jennifer McGough is originally from Huntington Beach, California and has spent time in Florida as well. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Curry Collage, in Milton, Massachusetts. She then went on to complete her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Webster University graduating with honors in August of 2010.
Jen brings a great deal of passion to the field of counseling and feels that her place is to work with addictions. Jen has a great deal of experience working in Residential Treatment along with Intensive Outpatient group settings. She has years of experience with assessments and individual sessions. Jennifer also believes that holistic approaches with Substance Abuse clients can be greatly beneficial. She is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is actively is pursuing her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Licensure.
Jen’s enjoys spending time with meditating, yoga, working in her garden, being outdoors and spending time with friends.
Mr. Chavez is a proud Native American who has a history of service to others. For the past seven years, he has held various positions with organizations dedicated to providing services to individuals in need. He has extensive experience in the alcoholism and drug addiction recovery field and also worked with special needs children and adults with autism.
Mr. Chavez loves working with his team at VRC because he is a person with a heart’s desire to help people in any way he can.