New Hope Ranch - Our Team

Our Team

An Experienced Team of Compassionate Leaders

Lara Offenburger PA-C
Chief Executive Officer

Lara has been with Discovery Behavioral health since January of 2019 serving in multiple leadership positions. As a medical provider, Lara has provided leadership working both within substance use facilities as a lead medical provider as well as throughout the substance use division as a medical quality and compliance manager. Lara served as COO of New Hope Ranch before moving into the CEO role. Lara utilizes her diverse background to support the exceptional teams within the facility to provide the highest quality care for each patient. After graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2001 Lara has focused her career on providing exceptional care to medically underserved populations. With her background in internal medicine, she obtained additional training in psychiatry, HIV specialty care, and substance abuse treatment to bring a unique and holistic approach to care for each individual patient. When not at work Lara enjoys filling her day with volunteer work and international travel focusing on learning from diverse and varied cultures.

Corey Odol
Chief Operating Officer

Corey has been with Discovery Behavioral Health since December 2023 and first served as the regional director of admissions. He soon moved into the COO role in February 2024. Corey is a business development executive that has worked in behavioral health across the country. While residing in Washington, DC, he worked for UHS and increased the revenue of the hospital by 65 percent, making it the fastest growing hospital in DC. As a result, he has been called on as an expert development executive throughout the region. In 2019, he was appointed by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to serve as a commissioner on the Commission on Healthcare Systems Transformation to advise and make recommendations on strategies and investments necessary to transform health care delivery in the nation’s capital. Corey also formed a training institute in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Bowie State to house the only nationally accredited Peer Recovery Coach training program, along with many other programs that are disruptors in the behavioral health industry.  When not working, Corey enjoys spending time outdoors, at the beach and international travel. Fun fact: Corey is an Eagle Scout and served as an assistant scoutmaster.

Natalie Williams
Program Director

Joining New Hope Ranch in 2023, Natalie brings a unique blend of expertise in healthcare management, addiction treatment and psychology. With a master’s in public administration and a bachelor’s in psychology, Natalie has dedicated 16 years to the healthcare sector and eight of those years have been focused on addiction treatment. Natalie’s career is characterized by a commitment to improving access to quality care, implementing evidence-based practices and advocating for individuals facing substance use challenges. Her leadership is driven by compassion, strategic vision and a deep understanding of the complexities of addiction and recovery.

John Rocco Rodney, MD, FASAM, FAAFP
Medical Director

Dr. Rodney earned his medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and completed a family medicine residency and obstetrics fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He is board certified in both family and addiction medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties.  The author of numerous papers and chapters, he has been practicing full-scope family and addiction medicine for more than 10 years.  Of note, he honorably served in the United States Navy Reserve for 9 years and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. Finally, he currently serves as a clinical associate professor of family and addiction medicine at Meharry Medical College. 

Nykki Ann Hill, RN
Nursing Manager

Nykki has been in healthcare since 2011 and worked in various settings including: emergency room, LTAC, med surg, family planning and detox facilities. Nykki began her career as an LVN in 2011 and recently obtained her RN in October of 2022. Some of her hobbies include reading zompoc and legal thrillers, and binge-watching horror movies on Shudder. “Substance abuse as well as psych nursing has always been my soft spot. I come from a culture where drugs were rampant in my community. I have had friends whose parents were victims of substance abuse. I lost my uncle to alcohol abuse 20 years ago. That’s why I treat each client with kindness and compassion because at the end of the day, each client I encounter is someone’s son, brother, husband and/or father and they all deserve a second chance at a better life.”

Manuel Sanchez
Facilities Manager

Manuel has been in the Discovery Behavioral Health family since 2018 in the substance abuse division and is currently working at New Hope Ranch as the facilities manager overseeing all structural, environmental and maintenance operations. He started in trade work as a helper and then moved to maintenance assistant in a long-term care facility where he was introduced to a caring and purposeful environment, taking care of the elderly. While working, he began studies in a trade school as a certified A/C technician, graduated and was promoted to supervisor. Manuel enjoys spending time with his family camping, bike riding and going to the lake. 

Resha Shah, LPC, LCDC
Regional Director of Care Coordination

Resha is currently the regional director of care coordination for New Hope Ranch and PaRC (Prevention and Recovery Center). Resha joined PaRC in October 2017. She began her career in the mental health and substance abuse field in 2013 and holds a Master of Arts degree in psychology. Resha gained most of her clinical experience working with children with mental health concerns and then working with adults who struggled with addiction. She has served in various leadership positions across all levels of care. Resha is passionate about the field and enjoys advocating for our patients. Outside of work, Resha enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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