The Management Team of Hope Village

Ted St. John

Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Hope Village Recovery Services, LLC.

Ted is a lifelong resident of Portage County. Ted couples his own long-term recovery with significant business experience.

Ted has extensive experience in detox, treatment, and recovery services. He served as Admissions Manager at Glenbeigh Hospital (Affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic) in Rock Creek, Ohio. He also served as the Director of Operations at First Step Recovery in Warren and Chief of Operations at New Day Recovery in Boardman.

He has led agencies in achieving required licensing and accreditations for treatment centers. He has also opened and operated several recovery houses for local agencies (over 85 beds). Under Ted’s leadership, these houses achieved and maintained accreditation through the county, state, and national standards.

Based on our community’s acute needs, including the strong demand for more services, Ted has been working to bring detox and a full-service agency to Portage County.

Ted owned and operated a health club in Beachwood in the 1990s. He was a national-level bodybuilder throughout his twenties and won the Ohio State Bench Press Championship in 1997. Ted sold steel nationally for Jade-Sterling Steel in Twinsburg from 2000-09. He served on the Portage County Drug Task Force Committee and the Trumbull County ASAP (Alliance Substance Abuse & Prevention). He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served honorably as military police. In 2019, Ted was elected to the Windham Board of Education and made the decision to serve on the Advisory Board of the Portage County Dockets, Hope Court & Star CourtTed is also a member of The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers and serves on the Housing Policy Committee and Employment Services Policy Committee. As of January 2022, Ted was voted Vice President of Windham School Board.

 

Aubrey Lattimer MA, LPCC-S

Clinical SupervisorAubrey Lattimer MA, LPCC-S graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She then attended Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling. Aubrey’s career has focused on working with survivors of intimate partner violence, trauma, and substance use in a variety of settings and levels of care. She joined the Hope Village team in 2019, drawn to the trauma-focused, holistic wellness approach to recovery that the agency values. In her time at Hope Village, Aubrey has been able to provide direct care services in groups and individual sessions, support staff as Clinical Supervisor, enrich program development, serve on Portage County’s HOPE Court, and as Clinical Director will continue to promote Hope Village’s mission to provide innovative care for recovery.

Driven by instilling hope, Aubrey utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing to offer healing to those she has the privilege to work with. Aubrey is inspired by the resiliency and perseverance she has witnessed in people.

“You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman

Aubrey enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going on walks with her mini Dachshund (when he’s not being too stubborn and insisting on being carried), and finding new recipes to cook.

 

Maria Favorite – Interim Clinical Supervisor

My greatest passion is bringing healing, hope and kindness into people’s lives. I help clients who are battling addiction, suffering, trauma and reminding them we are only human. Most of my life has been spent working with others to find healthy, happy and meaningful perceptions of themselves, whether it was on the soccer field, in a classroom, in a hospital bed or in a therapy office. My treatment approach is helping others know themselves, strengthen their relationships, find a sense of peace and safety and discover new ways to live whole heartedly.

I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual when it comes to healing and therapy. I have been trained in a range of modalities including Motivational Interviewing, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR.

My educational background includes a MA in Counseling and Human Development, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. I have a BA in Psychology, minoring in Criminal Justice and Coaching from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio where I also played varsity collegiate soccer.

When I’m not working, I spend my time playing with my two big dogs, doing DIY projects, cheering on Cleveland sports teams and the US Women’s National Soccer Team! I live by the phrase, “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali

 

Christy Loeffler-Augustine – Program Manager

Christy (pronouns: she/her) is an experienced licensed professional counselor and registered nurse with over a decade experience working in leadership and administration. She has graduated from the University of Akron, University of Cincinnati and Malone University with a Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is innovative and organized which has helped her with building programming and opening various treatment sites. In addition to her leadership experience, she has worked as a counselor specializing in co-occurring (mental health and addictions disorders), trauma, intimate partner violence and conflict resolution. Treatment approaches that she uses are evidenced-based and focus on promoting healthy thinking patterns and behaviors to assist individuals find peace and satisfaction in their journey. Her greatest passion is bringing healing to clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. She strives to find peace in her own journey with the belief that a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude and inspiration.

Christy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new genres of music, gardening, reading and home improvement projects. Her passion is advocating for animals and adores her two rescue dogs. She has a retired greyhound-Garvey and doodle mix-Cooper (AKA Flufer McFuferten).

 Maria Favorite - Interim Clinical Supervisor
Christy Loeffler-Augustine - Program Manager

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