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Jason Zelus, MSW, LCSW

Director

Jason Zelus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with vast experience in substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Jason graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor’s Degree and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Walla Walla College in 2000. He has called Idaho home since 2007 and is excited to put his passion and experience to work for those affected by substance abuse in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and surrounding areas.

Jason has extensive experience working with young adults in both private and government sectors as Clinician, Clinical Supervisor, and Clinical Director. He has spent his entire adult life working in the addiction field, with his first professional job at age 20 being a recreational therapist in an acute care psychiatric hospital.

Jason has a great deal of compassion for those affected by addiction, and his passion for facilitating positive change is what led to the formation of Zelus Recovery. He is a valuable member of our addiction treatment staff.

Roberto Olvera, Zelus Recovery Addiction Treatment Staff Member

Roberto Olvera, LCSW

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Kaela Pothier

Office Manager

Kaela Pothier is likely the first person you’ll see when walking through the doors of Zelus Recovery. She strives to create a welcoming environment as she guides people through the process of beginning treatment. Her goal is to make the transition into recovery as comfortable as possible.

Kaela brings years of experience working in accounts receivable and as a claims examiner for a major insurance company. She keeps the office thriving and helps to schedule appointments and verify insurance coverage.

Cody Haas addiction treatment staff

Cody Haas

Medical Director

Cody Haas is our medical director at Zelus Recovery. He completed his graduate training at Vanderbilt University, rated the #2 PMHNP training program in the country by USA today; graduating magna cum laude. In addition to pharmacologic treatments, he is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, one of the most research-supported interventions for PTSD. Although psychopharmacology is his specialty, Mr. Haas’s approach is to utilize integrative and functional interventions to treat his patients. This involves mindfulness techniques, genetic testing, and addressing nutritional and exercise deficiencies to help his patients reach their treatment goals. He tries to educate his patients about any holistic treatment options that can assist in their recovery.

Working in addictions psychiatry runs close to home for Mr. Haas, as his own family was affected by substance abuse. After working in emergency medicine, inpatient, residential and and outpatient psychiatry; he recognized his passion for working with addictions. With his expertise, we are able to provide our dual diagnosis program which improves patient outcomes by treating substance abuse as well as underlying mental health disorders that may be contributing to substance misuse. He is at the facility on Thursdays and on call to take care of any emergencies throughout the week.