Bart Loewen became President & CEO of Phoenix Houses of Texas in 2020 after serving as the finance officer since 2018. In his role, Mr. Loewen's priority is to guide the organization's strategy to deliver on its mission to heal individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions regardless of the patient's ability to pay while engaging a broad community of advocates and donors to ensure long-term financial stability.
Prior to Phoenix Houses of Texas, Mr. Loewen served in finance and operations leadership roles in post-acute healthcare where he oversaw all aspects of the accounting and finance functions that supported operational growth while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Bart and his wife, Stefani, reside in Dallas, and have two young children, Norah and Henry. He received his Bachelor of Science in finance from Illinois State University and his MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration from Baylor University.
Drew Dutton, M.Ed., LCDC, LPC, brings to Phoenix House both personal and professional experience in the field of adolescent addiction counseling.
Drew's interest in counseling began after his time in residential treatment as a teenager, and he decided to help others in the same way that he'd been helped. He completed a bachelor's degree in education, became a certified physics and chemistry teacher in the process, and earned a master's degree in Counseling from Texas Christian University.
Drew has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2011, developing new and innovative multi-family group, aftercare, parent education, and residential treatment models and approaches. Drew is a firm believer in quality improvement and has overseen incredible advances in innovative patient care and improved patient outcomes.
Drew Joined Phoenix House in 2013 as the Clinical Manager. At Phoenix House, Drew has worked to build a treatment model that focuses on strengths, solutions, and uses hands-on, experiential learning. Drew is the co-author of the I CAN model utilized across Phoenix House of Texas. Drew has also served as the Dallas program director and Texas regional director.
Drew maintains his passion for education as a certified physics/chemistry teacher for grades 8-12 and serves as an adjunct professor teaching addictions counseling at Texas Christian University.
When not at work, Drew teaches and plays guitar and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and yellow lab, Maverick. He loves his Horned Frogs and is often spotted wearing TCU purple.
Jessica Grist joined Phoenix Houses of Texas in January of 2019. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources for Texas while formulating and implementing policies and plans to meet Phoenix Houses' short- and long-term objectives. Jessica has worked in the Human Resources field for 7 years and holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Human Resources Development and a Professional in Human Resources certificate (PHR). Jessica is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Jessica's passion for Human Resources stems from her desire to guide and develop the organization's most valuable asset: the people. It is her goal to ensure Phoenix House is fostering a positive working environment where communication is transparent and clear, and Phoenix House's mission and values are embedded in the culture and carried out daily. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her daughter and reading.
Crystal Waddell, Program Director, holds a Master's degree in Health Care Administration and is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist, with over 17 years of experience in the prevention field. She became the Director of the Phoenix House of Texas Prevention team in February 2017; having previously served as Prevention Supervisor at Phoenix House in 2002-2015. Her nonprofit management experience also includes positions at Harris County's Residential and Treatment facility, Young Men About Change (YMAC) and Women Helping Ourselves, (WHO-A), where she was responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling the management and service delivery and related administrative and support activities; as well as ensured compliance with program standards and contract requirements.
She has years of experience working in the residential, juvenile, public and charter school setting servicing youth and adults throughout the city of Houston. With her dedication to the individuals that she serves, her goal is to increase awareness of the dangers that are associated with drugs and alcohol and give the community resources that will equip them to live a healthy lifestyle.