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When taking the big step to seek help for an addiction, you deserve help from a team that understands what you’re going through and will be fully committed to helping you. The staff at Blueprints for Recovery knows how effective long-term treatment for addiction can be because many of them have benefited from it themselves. We know what it’s like to be trapped in the addiction cycle and how important it is to have a dedicated support team guiding you as you make your way through the recovery process.

One thing you can expect from each member of the team is focused attention. We care about our clients’ recovery and stick with them every step of the way. Our residents know that when they’re going through a difficult time, a compassionate, non-judgmental ear is nearby to help them through their struggle. Our unique, dedicated approach to recovery has helped hundreds of young addicts turn their lives around and start living life to the fullest.

Click the profiles below to learn a little more about the members of our team. Our staff has helped hundreds of others dealing with addiction and will provide you with the same commitment and support that has benefited so many others!

Meet the Blueprints Team

Rodney Zimmers

CEO & Founder

Andy Bordelon

Director of Admissions

Nick Adams

Executive Director

Dr. Terry Vaughn

Medical Director

Vincent J. Ruzzo

Clinical Director

Lyn McCall

Primary Therapist

Shay Shapiro

Primary Therapist

Chris Little

Primary Therapist

Wes Kitchens

Primary Therapist

Patrick Odone

Case Manager

Rodney Zimmers

CEO & Founder
For many years, Rodney Zimmers struggled with addiction before finding a treatment program that helped him achieve recovery and sobriety. The staff at this treatment center provided Rodney with something he never felt he had before: a genuine, supportive, and encouraging relationship that lifted him from hopeless and despair. This had such a profound impact on him that he was finally able to achieve sobriety in 2006, and has worked hard to provide others with the support and positivity that changed his life.
After his treatment, Rodney returned to college and obtained a degree in health care management, a door that had been closed off for many years because of his addiction. Now he has a loving family, a new purpose in life, and the opportunity to help others who are dealing with their own addictions.

Recovery Built on the Foundation of Support & Encouragement

No two people have the same experience when recovering from addiction. Everyones treatment requires a personal touch that makes the program speak to them and encourage sobriety. While every program is unique, Rodney believes that the fundamentals of recovery apply to everyone and providing others with a support system like he had during his own treatment is vital to making the next big steps.
Rodney approaches guests from a place of service, understanding, and compassion. He has lived the difficulties of addiction firsthand and knows that often what people are looking for is a sense of hope and the feeling that someone is on their team and believes in them. The most rewarding aspect of his job is hearing back from alumni and their families years later about all the ways life has changed thanks to their treatment.

Andy Bordelon

Director of Admissions
Andrew Andy Bordelon has been working in addiction recovery for over 12 years. His own journey into recovery began when he was just 21 years old. While in the program, Andy met his wife, with whom he now has three children. Shortly after his time in rehab, he was offered a job as a residential tech for a recovery center and has been working in addiction treatment ever since.
The combination of Andy’s personal struggles with addiction and his longstanding experience working in treatment centers gives him tremendous insight into the recovery process. He understands the value of patience when helping someone overcome addiction, and takes great pride in the numerous alumni that contact him just to let him know how things are going.

Teaching by Example

Before recovery, Andy felt his life was without direction. Working as a residential tech led him to find his calling in life, and he now fully devotes himself to helping us achieve a new, productive, and sober life. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his sons Little League Team.

As someone who has been involved in recovery for several years, Andy serves as a study in practice of the various opportunities that await you after recovery. Andy’s path will not be the same as everyone who strives for recovery, but it serves to show that life can take drastic turns for the better once you’ve tackled your addiction head-on. Andy’s experience and commitment to recovery play a large role in helping out patients get there.

Nick Adams

Executive Director

Nick Adams has been with Blueprints for Recovery since 2014 and has been working in this field for over 11 years. Working a variety of different positions throughout his time and Blueprints has given him a unique opportunity within the organization.  Nick strives to foster open and honest communication with clients and families. Nick is passionate about helping people get their lives back on track and is a strong believer in people getting a second chance.

Dr. Terry Vaughn

Medical Director
Before becoming the Medical Director at Blueprints for Recovery, Dr. Terry Vaughan spent over a decade practicing addiction psychiatry in Prescott, AZ. Dr. Vaughans previous position was Medical Director of West Yavapai Guidance clinic, where she helped countless people with their journey to recovery. She is experienced in treating patients dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, substance dependence, developmental disabilities, and psychotic disorders.
Dr. Vaughan is board certified in Psychiatry to work with both adults and adolescents. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2009 she was one of the 41 psychiatrists in the nation to receive the Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Her compassion and expertise are a tremendous asset to both staff and clients of Blueprints for Recovery.

Vincent J. Ruzzo, PhD; MS; LPC; LISAC

Clinical Director

For over 30 years, Dr. Ruzzo has been a therapist, teacher and consultant in all aspects of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Although he is well versed in both classical and post-modern treatment interventions, he specializes in co-dependency, family, and trauma-informed therapies. Dr. Ruzzo obtained his doctorate in Clinical Counseling, Teaching and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University, is dually independently licensed in both substance abuse and mental health, and resides with his wife in Prescott, AZ

Lyn McCall, MS, LAC

Primary Therapist

Lyn McCall is a native of Georgia but has resided in Prescott for the past two years.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Healthcare Services from Grand Canyon University.  Lyn has worked in Substance Abuse Treatment for 24 years, particularly serving co-occurring services.  Her primary focus has been trauma informed care.  She holds a certification in Trauma care from Grand Canyon University as well as trained in Beyond Trauma and The Murray Method.  Lyn is currently studying for EMDR.  Lyn works a 12-step program which she has maintained for 25 years.  She is a parent of a child who has been touched by addiction and is well versed in CoDa, Ala-non and ACOA.  Lyn’s greatest joy are her two Schnauzers, Chevy and Leia.  You will likely find her walking around town or at the dogie park with them on her off time.

Shay Shapiro, MS; LAC

Primary Therapist

Shay Shapiro holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Somatic Psychology from Prescott College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Somatic Psychology and Ecopsychology from Western Washington University. In addition, Shay is adjunct faculty for Prescott College, located in Prescott, AZ, teaching in their Master of Science in counseling program, focusing on teaching counseling students about the implications and effects of trauma on the body-brain system, disseminating cutting edge research on the neurobiology of trauma, addiction, and unsustainable socioeconomic forces.

Prior to joining the Blueprints for Recovery team, she has worked in the field of substance abuse for both men and women, and as a clinician and case manager in a community mental health setting serving adults, families, and children both individually and in groups who were challenged with severe mental illness, substance abuse, and socioeconomic disadvantages.

Shay’s counseling approaches honor the whole self of the client and the community in which the client is embedded. She is trauma-informed, client-centered, and community-focused, recognizing the efficacy of supporting a client in utilizing their strengths as coping skills, their wounds as teachers, and their authentic voice and growing fellowship to grow into responsible and caring human beings who want to build a better and more socially just world.

Lastly, Shay’s 12 years of professional experience as a licensed massage therapist and somatic educator brings to her therapeutic approach an understanding of how psychological and physiological effects of sustained stress and substance abuse will show up in the body. This unique experience adds an element of utilizing assessment of a client’s posture, gait, vocal tone, and physical expression as a healing and guiding tool. She is honored to work with her clients and support their journey back to wholeness and sobriety.

Chris Little, MS; LASAC

Primary Therapist

Chris holds a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling, is currently a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor, and is actively working toward requirements for independent licensure.  Since 2002, he has worked to help individuals and families overcome such barriers as homelessness, mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and addiction.  He has experience working with substance abuse, mood disorders, codependency, grief/loss, and trauma. Chris relocated from Phoenix to Prescott in 2014 and joined the Blueprints for Recovery team in 2019 after devoting several years to working in community and tribal behavioral health settings.  Chris applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness skills, and Motivational Interviewing techniques, combined with personal and professional skills, to help clients view their substance use disorders as multi-faceted conditions requiring more than just abstinence from substances.

Wes Kitchens, LCDC; LISAC

Primary Therapist
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Patrick Odone

Case Manager
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