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Peter Asmuth

Mike Dyer
President and CEO

In 2013, Mike Dyer was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Serenity Lane. Mike became the organization's leader after serving for three years as Serenity Lane's vice president finance/administration. He is a certified public accountant.

Before becoming an employee, Mike served on Serenity Lane's board of directors for 15 years. He also gave 10 years of service as an elected commissioner on the board of directors of the Eugene Water and Electric Board.

His professional career has included public accounting and serving as the chief financial officer of organizations. He was chief financial officer at Eugene Sand & Gravel. He served as corporate controller at International King's Table and Obie Media. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, CPA's

Mike has lived in Eugene most of his life. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Oregon.

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Ron Schwerzler

Dustin Stapleton, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

In mid-September 2013 Dustin Stapleton, CPA, joined Serenity Lane's staff as our new Chief Financial Officer.

Dustin was with Moss Adams LLP's Eugene office for more than 14 years. Most recently, he has been a senior manager working with contracters, which will be helpful as we move forward on building the Coburg campus. He is a graduate of North Eugene High School and the University of Oregon. He got his start in accounting at the U of O Bookstore and has served on numerous professional committees.

A Eugene native, Dustin was nicknamed "Spider" when he was a tall, skinny kid. He and his wife, Christie, met when they lived in the same apartment complex. Dustin's mom did a nice bit of matchmaking when she gave him Christie's phone number. The family expanded earlier this year with the birth of daughter, Kaylee. As time goes on we look forward to learning more about Dustin, meanwhile we know his favorite movie is "Gladiator" and in his spare time he likes golfing and camping – but be sure to ask him about playing Frisbee Golf in college.

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Ron Schwerzler

Larry Bradley
Vice-President of Development

Another exciting change occurred on October 1st, 2013 when Larry Bradley joined our staff as Vice-President of Development. As a graduate of our program and long-time board member, Larry was named Board President 2 years ago. In addition Larry has served on the Foundation's board since it was organized and chaired the Marketing Committee for many years.

Larry has also been a regular speaker for the inpatient program and all around advocate of our programs. Larry has a background in sales and entrepreneurship and is very excited to now be a staff member. For the past several years Larry has been building his chocolate empire, inventing new products to the line of handmade confection, opening a second Chocolate Decadence retail outlet in Eugene and growing the business exponentially.

Larry has some ambitious goals around fund raising for Serenity Lane, and his energy and commitment are all encompassing.

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Ron Schwerzler

Ron Schwerzler, M.D.
Director of Medical Services

Dr. Schwerzler received his bachelor's degree from the University of Portland and his M.D. from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1968. He operated a family practice in the Willamette Valley for over thirty years and has worked in the field of addiction since 1988. Dr. Schwerzler is board certified in both family and addiction medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and current president of the Oregon Society of Addiction Medicine where he also serves on the task force on methamphetamine.

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Karen Willock

Karen Willock, CADC II
Vice President of Clinical Services

Karen has worked in the addiction field since 1984 and has worked in all levels of care. She came to Serenity Lane in 1988 and worked as a counselor in our Salem Outpatient clinic. She was promoted to Program Manager in 2003 and three years later took the helm as Director/Program Manager, overseeing three Portland clinics and later one in Vancouver, WA.

Karen is passionate about working with patients and families engaged in chemical dependency treatment. In 2012 she assumed her current role to support counseling staff in achieving clinical excellence.

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Jerry Gjesvold

Jerry Gjesvold
Manager of Employer Services

Jerry has been a consultant and trainer for companies on the west coast since 1983. He is currently Manager of Employer Services with Serenity Lane Health Services, where he has been employed since 1979. Jerry specializes in matters of policy and procedures related to the management of alcohol and other drug problems in business and industry. He is a popular public speaker who weaves his own personal experience of addiction and recovery into his presentations. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Oregon and has done graduate work there in health education. Jerry served for 16 consecutive years (from 1998 - 2004) on the Oregon Governor's Advisory Committee on DUII Legislation. He writes a monthly column for a Eugene newspaper on alcohol and drug related topics and is a regular guest on KPNW radio.

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Jerry Gjesvold

Michael Schwartz, M.D.
Addictionologist

Dr. Schwartz received his bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College, and his M.D. from the LSU School of Medicine in 1980. He practiced as a board certified Ob-Gyn for over twenty years in Alabama, eventually operating an urgent care practice with special interest in addiction and chronic pain in New Orleans. Dr. Schwartz is currently board-certified in Addiction Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Oregon Society of Addiction Medicine. He is an independent evaluator for the Oregon Medical Board and the Health Professional Services Program.

   
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