Benjamin Seymour, CADC, CIP


Ben began his work in the substance abuse field as a technician at a residential treatment center in 1999. In the years to follow, he completed his degree in counseling and worked as an addiction counselor for many years. After his time as a counselor, he co-founded an intervention firm and has extensive experience working with families and individuals as an interventionist. Since 2009, Ben has founded two addiction treatment centers and worked as a consultant, sharing with other treatment centers his expertise in creating and improving successful treatment programs. Ben took over the role of Director at Southworth Association in 2017 and now serves as Program Coordinator for the Idaho Physicians Recovery Network, Program for Recovering Nurses, the Lawyers Assistance Program and our Recovery Enhancement Program. He will continue to carry on John Southworth’s vision of helping anyone in crisis, anywhere and anytime.

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Chad Grimm

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Grimm is the co-owner and CEO of Southworth Associates.  Prior to Southworth Associates, Chad was CEO of Longbranch Healthcare, a behavioral health company based in southeast Louisiana.  Chad has held many different roles in the corporate and private behavioral and general healthcare field.  Chad spent a large portion of his career in the corporate business-to-business and surgical device field.  Chad’s unique business experiences coupled with his own experiences in long-term recovery provides Southworth Associates with a unique asset in helping treatment providers and families who are combating the crisis of addiction and mental health.

Chad graduated from the University of St Thomas – Opus College of Business with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. As the CEO of Southworth Associates, Chad is responsible for overseeing the ongoing daily operations, maintaining that Southworth Associates run efficiently and effectively.

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Silvia Iannelli

Executive Administrative Assistant

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The Recovery Enhancement Program (REP) Team

Holly Walund

Program Director

Holly is the Program Director for the Recovery Enhancement Program (REP) at Southworth Associates. Prior to this position, Holly was employed with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Behavioral Health where she worked as a Human Services Program Specialist helping to oversee the State’s delivery of federally and state funded substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. Holly served as Idaho’s Treatment Coordinator through the State’s inclusion in the National Association of State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Directors (NASADAD). Additionally, she was also involved in ensuring the requirements associated with the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds for the State of Idaho.

Holly graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with emphases in Psychology and Sociology. In her role at Southworth Associates, Holly will be overseeing the Recovery Enhancement Program (REP) and ensuring monitoring services are aligned with best-practices and are of the highest quality.

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Sierra Crow

Compliance Monitor

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The Professionals Recovery Network (PRN) Team

Tina Baird

Tina has several years of experience monitoring clients with mental health or substance abuse issues. Tina worked for several years as a misdemeanor probation officer where she specialized in monitoring mental health as well as substance abuse clients. After leaving misdemeanor probation, Tina began work at a substance use disorder treatment facility where she served as the Substance Abuse Program Coordinator. Tina approaches monitoring clients with compassion and strives to help her clients find solutions and tools to succeed in life after treatment.

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Lori Barnes-Lapp, B.S.

Quality Assurance/Data Advisor

Lori is the Program Advisor for the Idaho Physician Recovery Network, Program for Recovering Nurses, Program for Recovering Dental Professionals, Pharmacist Recovery Network, and Professional Recovery Network.

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The Events Team

Jessica Foster, M.A., L.P.C.

Director of Events

Jessica began her work at Southworth Associates in 2006 as a case manager for the private case management program after graduating from college with a degree in Psychology. She wanted to further her interest and knowledge in the field of helping others so she went back to school to obtain her Masters in Counseling while continuing to work at Southworth Associates. She participated in internships, counseling students in the school system as well as at-risk juveniles in an in-patient setting. She now works as a Program Advisor to the Recovery Enhancement Program (REP); helping other case managers with their training, performing quality assurance reviews, and many other miscellaneous duties. She is also our Director of Conferences and plans our International Treatment Center’s Cooperative (ITCC) Conference. What Jessica loves most about her job is the variety of tasks she undertakes daily and the satisfaction of supporting her co-workers so that they can support their clients.

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