Gina has worked at Passages since the doors opened in January of 2007. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rocky Mountain College, followed by her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from MSU-Billings. Gina has been a Licensed Addictions Counselor since 2004 and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2006. Gina enjoys the work she does at Passages and says she learns something new everyday. When not at work, Gina enjoys spending time with her family.
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Program Supervisor: ADT
Jen Porter has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with a minor in Addiction Counseling from the University of Mary. She worked with the youth population in a correctional setting for five years before obtaining her Licensed Addiction Counseling License in 2007. She has worked in the field of addiction in Billings, MT since 2007 in an inpatient and outpatient setting along with working in private practice. She came to Passages full-time in 2013, working on the Alcohol and Drug Treatment unit as an LAC. She has been the Lead LAC for Passages ADT since 2017. When not at work, Jen enjoys outdoor activities and family outings.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 287
Program Supervisor: ASRC
Melissa began working at Passages in May 2021 as a Specialized Mental Health Case Manager and was promoted to ASRC Program Supervisor in January 2022. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. Melissa enjoys the fast paced ever changing nature of her work and loves to learn new ways to support and encourage Passages residents. When not working, she can be found spending time with her husband, cooking vegetarian dishes, and traveling the world.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 353
Program Supervisor: PRC
Karli began working for Alternatives, Inc. in 2018. She worked as the Employment Placement Specialist and Transitional Living Case Manager at Passages, as well as a Case Manager with the Enhanced Transitional Supervision Services program. Karli began her new journey as the Passages Pre-release Program Supervisor in March 2022. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has a passion to help people succeed. When Karli is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, trying new restaurants and loves coffee.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 273
Pre-Release Treatment Coordinator
Chelsey began working at Alternatives in 2015. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, followed by a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from MSU-Billings. Chelsey has been a Licensed Addiction Counselor since 2013 and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2021. Chelsey enjoys providing direct clinical services to our residents and working with community partners to promote success upon release. Chelsey is passionate about reducing barriers for our residents and collaborating for solutions. As the treatment coordinator on pre-release, she is able to supervise other treatment staff and ensure high quality treatment services are delivered. Chelsey loves spending time with family, hosting celebrations, coffee, and engaging in community events. Chelsey says that to do this work is an honor and a privilege.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 297
Administrative Assistant Supervisor
Angela began working at Passages in February 2017 as Administrative Support. She then became the Administrative Assistant Supervisor in November 2021. Angela has an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management from West Virginia Northern Community College. Angela enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-294-9609 ext. 210
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