Eric Jaeger, RAC
Eric has been a client advocate and case manager since 2011. He specializes in helping clients get their lives back on track, which means dealing with debt collectors, lawyers, court systems, insurance companies, educational institutes, medical offices and various state offices. Cleaning up the “wreckage” of addiction can be a challenge to anyone, let alone a young man in early recovery. Eric prides himself on addressing these issues, while simultaneously helping empower his clients by teaching them how to handle challenges independently moving forward. Eric has been interested in working with others since a young age. His older sister has Down’s Syndrome, and growing up he had the opportunity to do a lot of service work with those who were disabled. Giving back is something that he loved. This was his first indication that working with people was a passion that continues to motivate him today.
Eric is originally from Minnesota, and currently resides in Baton Rouge with his wife and their two dogs. They are both so incredibly grateful for the lives they have been given.
Director of Family Services
Crystal applied for this position in 2010, and did not expect the profound impact it would have on her life. She expresses extreme gratitude to be able to witness life changing events for these young men. Crystal brings her exceptional organizational and communication skills to each client’s recovery process. She has a very driven attitude, and her experience shows it well. Some areas of expertise are administration, accounting, finance, human resources, and insurance. Her professional manner, love for the recovery process and professional experience make her invaluable to the clients, families, and staff.
Crystal, her husband, and their 3 children reside in Prairieville. During her free time, Crystal volunteers as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in need.
Jonathan Cunningham “Lil Jon” graduated Power House in 2009. Since his graduation, he has been a friend of Power House and remained an active alumnus, sponsoring numerous clients over the years. Empathy, compassion, and understanding are all words that others use to describe Jon. This love of helping others ultimately prompted him to seek it out as a vocation. Having previously worked at an inpatient treatment center, Jon felt drawn to Power House where it all began for him in 2008. Jon is someone that makes others laugh and if you get a chance to hear him laugh you will not regret it!!
Jon is originally from Lafayette, LA and now resides in Baton Rouge. Jon is an avid hunter and fisher.
Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner
Aaron is the COO and managing partner of Power House Programs. With over a decade of experience working in the addiction recovery field, Aaron brings a special understanding from his own experiences with addiction and recovery. His work history includes acting as the Director of Operations for a 100 bed aftercare facility, and as the National Outreach Representative for a treatment center.
Aaron’s personal recovery journey began with an intervention in 2004. He then committed himself to 28 days of inpatient treatment, 4 months of extended care, and one year of sober living. He is invaluable due to his personal and professional experience combined. The willingness he expresses to help anyone in need is very unique, and makes him an instrumental asset in the recovery field.
Aaron and his wife Tara, live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with their Golden Retriever. In his free time you can usually find him at the golf range, catching up on football, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Cody Gautreaux, RAC, CC
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
Cody is a Registered Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, has credentials from EGALA as an equine assisted psychotherapist, and credentials in guided imagery. He originally received his Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor II (CATC II) accreditation in California. He has been working in the treatment field since 2000, and was afforded the opportunity to be a Primary Counselor at Power House in 2003. Cody continued his work at Power House, and became the Program Director in 2007. At the end of 2015 he was presented with an even better opportunity to become more committed to Power House, which he gracefully accepted.
He felt that he should give back what was so freely given to him, which was his own personal sobriety. This is what he has committed himself to do for the rest of his life. His biggest passion is watching the young men “come to life” in their individual recovery processes.
Cody enjoys spending his free time with his son and dog. He is very involved in the local recovery community. Some of Cody’s favorite activities are golfing and fishing.
Thomas C. Fain, Ph. D, M.P.A.P.
Dr.Thomas Fain is a native of Dallas, Texas and received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He served as Medical Clinical Psychology intern at Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center at Washington University Medical School, while also at St. Louis State Hospital’s Youth Center. Dr. Fain participated in two years post-doctoral supervision in Clinical/Forensic Psychology at Atascadero State Hospital inCalifornia where he also served as a staff psychologist.After moving to Louisiana, Dr. Thomas Fain became Chief of Psychological Services at Feliciana Forensic Facility and started private practice in Baton Rouge in 1982. Dr. Thomas Fain has a wide range of experience and a diverse background. He is Boarded (ABPP) in Clinical Psychology, and has subspecialities in Forensic and Medical Psychology (Prescriptive Authority) in Louisiana and also in New Mexico. He is also a certified Louisiana School Psychologist. Dr. Fain is certified in the treatment of alcohol and other psychoactive substance use disorders via the APA College of Professional Psychology. He is licensed as a psychologist in California (Inactive), Louisiana, Missouri (Inactive), New Mexico, and Texas. Dr. Fain has a private practice in Baton Rouge and has been providing psychological services for our clients for many years.
Cristina was born and raised in Pasadena, California and began working in the field of mental health while in graduate school at Pepperdine University in 2003 after attending Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate. Cristina has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (NC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (NC), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate, Licensed Addiction Counselor(LA) and Registered Yoga Teacher.
Cristina began her career working with severe mental illness and then transitioned to working with children and families in Los Angeles County. Cristina worked in mobile teams, conducting psychosocial assessments in Juvenile Halls and schools throughout Los Angeles County to identify and place children struggling with undiagnosed mental illness and substance use disorders.
Cristina has advanced specializations in trauma, childhood post-traumatic stress disorder, and has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT and has been trained to work with adults and minors diagnosed with substance use disorders. She became more immersed in addiction treatment after recognizing that many of her clients and their families struggled with substance abuse or untreated trauma and mental illness. It became evident that treating the active addiction was the first step in guiding these families towards health and prosperity. Cristina guides individuals in recovery in exploring the intergenerational patterns of substance use and maladaptive patterns of communication, relationships, and roles/rules in families. Cristina has occupied multiple roles in the treatment field including primary therapist, program director and Clinical Director. Cristina continues to passionately work towards helping families heal and become healthy and united in the midst of mental illness, addiction, and various transitions that families face.
Cristina is from a family of seven. In her family system, her mother, father, and 2 of her younger sisters are sober from alcohol and other drugs. Cristina’s desire to work in the field of recovery is inspired by personal and professional stories of love, healing, recovery and resiliency.