Our Rehab Staff
Bow Creek and Bella Vista Recovery Center’s Staff
Bow Creek and Bella Vista Recovery Centers offer highly trained, caring, committed professional staff members who are excited about supporting your recovery. They have chosen this field due to their personal in-depth experience with the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions.
Our Bow Creek-Bella Vista staff is here to provide an environment where you are able to achieve your recovery intentions. Our staff creates a team who work together to support your efforts. Through their rigorous treatment processes, you are helped to move forward to your own personal success. Each client works with the team and their own individual counselor to attain the growth and understanding they deserve. Our staff is grateful for the opportunity to help each and every individual and takes pride in the success of our clients and the beneficial changes to their lives.
Our unique combination of experienced drug and alcohol counselors each bring superior qualities to the work they do to help to create positive change in your lives. The breadth of their experiences has shaped our team’s thorough understanding of the challenges, accomplishments, and needs of patients undergoing drug and alcohol rehab treatment.
The most important quality our staff members have is that they have the ability to show love and compassion. Besides this they have a high level of professional expertise that they bring to each client. Our staff members are completely dedicated to the full success of each and every individual client. Our clients can feel this dedication, and are completely aware that our staff members are there for them, all the way. We firmly believe that each and every one of our clients has the ability to succeed to their fullest potential. This belief supports not only the client but their loved ones as well.
Our Rehab Staff
Don Medrano Tennison MSW, MAC – Executive Director
Don Medrano has had the privilege of working in the helping profession for 35 years. During that time he has held positions from administrator to clinician and educator. One of his many accomplishments includes the 2nd Judiciary Juvenile Family Court in Hawaii as a Child Custody Department Supervisor. He has held a position with the State of Idaho Department of Corrections at the South Boise Women’s Correctional Facility, implementing Treatment Community Track, Cognitive Self-Change, and Relapse Prevention groups, and facilitated all Chemical Dependency Education for the female Rider Program. In Hawaii Don developed, organized and implemented the First Annual Maui Chemical Dependency Conference. He was also employed by ADA County Juvenile Court Services in Boise, Idaho and implemented the first juvenile drug court in the State of Idaho. Don is a chemical dependency expert and has been recruited to speak at state conferences and on national radio about marijuana and other drugs of abuse. Among his many accomplishments Don has developed effective practices for working with families and hard to reach clients. Don developed and implemented the Bow Creek/Bella Vista clinical program which supports each and every client towards the potential of personal success.
Dan Leavitt – Office Manager
Dan started his leadership education while serving seven years in the United States Army, as an infantry paratrooper. Following his honorable discharge, he worked diligently to create a successful business where he was passionate about creating the best possible environment for his customers and his employees. He also furthered his education in business and accounting at Boise State University. Being a family man at heart, with four children, and his strong background as a leader, Bow Creek Recovery Center is the perfect place for him to be able to contribute his leadership skills, as well as his compassionate nature for helping those in need of bettering their lives.
Jared Ball, LMSW/ACADC – Staff Counselor
Jared has always been fascinated by addiction and how it works. He has both personal and familial experiences and hopes to help every individual escape the grasp it has on their life. He earned his Bachelors Degree at BYU-Idaho in Social Work and his Masters Degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Social Work in Addiction Studies. He is a board certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the state of Idaho. He has worked with individuals struggling with opiate addictions at a methadone clinic as well as court mandated individuals from Canyon County Drug Court. He now has the opportunity to work closely with those in the residential setting and gets to know each person and their individual struggles. He states that he has had many rewarding experiences at Bow Creek Recovery Center and looks forward to many more.
Dr. Jon-eric Baillie, MD, FABAM
Dr. Jon-eric Baillie is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and is Medical Director at Bow Creek Recovery Center as well as Raise the Bottom Training and Counseling. Dr. Baillie holds degrees in Nursing, English, Bio Chemistry and History. Dr. Baillie has been married for 36 years and has 2 beautiful daughters. Before medical school at the University of Massachusetts from 87’ – 91’, Dr. Baillie spent 5 years as a Registered Nurse. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburg from 91’ – 96’. After completing his residency, he spent 2 years as an Anesthesiologist at the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. He was partners in a family practice office from 2000 – 2012, with the last 8 of those years split between family practice and mental health. Since 2012 he has found his true calling, Addiction Medicine, working with people who suffer from substance abuse issues. As a recovering addict of 13 years, he has compassion and empathy for others with the same illness.