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Bart Loewen

President & CEO

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., LPC, LCDC

Chief Operating Officer

Drew Dutton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who 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 and adolescent treatment since 2011, developing new and innovative multi-family group, aftercare, parent education, and residential treatment models and approaches.

Drew Joined Phoenix House in 2013 as the Clinical Manger.  At Phoenix House, Drew has worked to build a treatment model that focuses on solutions and uses hands-on, experiential learning. Drew is the author of the I CAN model currently utilized across Phoenix House of Texas.

When not at work, Drew teaches and plays guitar and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and yellow lab, Maverick.  Drew serves on various committees in the field of counseling and substance abuse throughout DFW, and is an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University teaching addictions counseling for graduate students.  Drew is also completing his MBA at Baylor University.

Megan Olson, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC

Program Director

Megan Olson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who has been working in the substance abuse field, specific to adolescents, since January 2014.

Megan knew she wanted to be a counselor while completing her bachelors in psychology from the University of Arkansas. Megan then went and got her masters in professional counseling from Texas Christian University. There, she studied solution focused brief therapy that she utilizes through her counseling experiences at Phoenix House.

During her time at Phoenix House, Megan has served a variety of positions such as a Community Support Specialist, Counselor, Residential Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, and now Program Director. As a result of serving in so many positions at Phoenix House, Megan is able to manage a program that allows her to supervise the unit more productively and effectively due to appreciating and understanding the variety of roles and talents it takes to ensure for a thriving and positive treatment environment.

Megan emphasizes the importance of health and wellness with the clients at Phoenix House and maintains this as a priority in her own life by exercising each day and eating healthy. Megan also emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships in her client’s lives and demonstrates this in her personal life through spending time with family and friends.

Crystal Waddell, MHA, ACPS

Senior Director of Prevention 

Crystal Waddell 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.

Sulipsa Luque, LPC-S, MBA

Director of Outpatient 

Sulipsa Luque is the Director of Outpatient Services for Phoenix House of Texas. She is passionate about team building, collaborative work and best practices for Phoenix patients and the Recovery Community in general. She is charged with managing the Adolescent Outpatient Programs, the Specialized Female Outpatient Program and Adult Outpatient Program for Phoenix House in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Round Rock.  A strong believer of positive psychology, she incorporates client-center theories and strength-based curriculum into all aspects of programming.

Sulipsa has always worked with community-based agencies to assist families find access to resources. She worked many years as an educator, journalism and advocate. She engages in public speaking and workshops with health care professionals and the community.

Sulipsa loves spending time with her family both abroad and in the United States. She has numerous interests, with folklorico dancing, yoga , cycling  and  gardening at the top of the list.

Sulipsa is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin and completed her graduate counseling program at the University of St. Edwards in Austin, Texas. She received an MBA from Huston-Tillotson University, an HBCU and oldest higher-education institution in Austin.

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