The most vulnerable time for recovering substance-use clients comes just after they are released from residential treatment. At Ascent, our goal is to dramatically improve the odds for long-term recovery during that crucial post-discharge time with comprehensive, customized continuing care.
Our Management Team
Brian Bailys, Founder, is in recovery from substance use disorder. He has been a certified public accountant since 1983. In 1993, Brian formed The Bailys Group, a consulting firm, to provide tax and financial planning services. Brian also has been involved in many aspects of private equity, including investment analysis, due diligence and transaction structure.
Jody Morgan, Project Manager, is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Ohio Peer Supporter. Her previous work experience has been in a statewide behavioral health organization, programming, and development and she has dedicated a majority of her career to working with organizations that provide assistance to those with behavioral health diagnoses.
Ms. Morgan is a facilitator for Trauma-Informed Care, Mental Health First Aid, Get Connected and Chronic Disease Self-Management. She has presented at local and national conferences/symposiums on topics such as non-profit board development, health and wellness, peer support, advocacy, and health care reform.
Shawn Pasch, Business Development Manager, is in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health Disorders (MHD). He has completed the Peer Recovery Support training for SUD and MHD, as well as obtaining his Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant certification.
Todd Koch, Peer Coach Supervisor, has been in recovery for 22 years from drugs and alcohol, as well as depression and anxiety. He is married, a father of four and has a degree in Criminal Justice. He believes that working with others in their journey of recovery has been more beneficial for his own recovery. Sharing his personal struggles with others has not only helped him to get over his personal demons, but it has helped break down walls for others because they know they are not alone. Recovery is a WE thing and he could not have done it if it wasn’t for others showing him that recovery IS possible and it works.