Team

Our Team

Our seasoned counsellors have extensive experience treating all forms of addiction amongst a diverse population. Many of our providers have faced the disease of addiction themselves – bringing with them a deep and authentic understanding of the continuous journey of recovery.

We’ve Got Your Recovery Covered!

The rigorous core program content is delivered from Monday through Friday. Weekends are time to rest and practice new behaviours. Activities include time for discussion, assignment completion, an Alumni meeting, exercise and relaxation. In all cases a weekend plan is developed with the primary counsellor and can include a home visit after the second week.

Key Members

David Saunders M.D.

David trained as a general practitioner and worked as a family doctor for 25 years. His professional work is now entirely devoted to the addiction field.
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Jim Rafferty M.D.

Jim presently has a rural medical practice as a family practitioner on Nova Scotia’s south shore.
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Ben Robinson, manager

Ben’s background is a mix of private industry finance/management and, not for profit long term mental illness facilities and homes for the aged.
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Molly MacLean, Program Manager, CACC

Molly has a Bachelor of Sociology from St. Francis Xavier University and a High Honors Diploma in Social and Human Services majoring in Addiction.
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John Fuller

John joined Crosbie in 2009 as an addiction counsellor. He is well versed in the culture and consequences of drug use and abuse.
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Angela Fischer

Angela joined Crosbie in 2015 as an addiction counselor. She has a High Honors Diploma in Social and Human Services majoring in Addiction.
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Dennis Conway

Dennis’ remarkable journey of recovery brought him to the field of addiction treatment with the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
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Linda

Linda is one of our dedicated support staff that has been with Crosbie for 10 plus years. Linda treats all clients like they are family and goes out of her way to make them feel welcome.
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Paul

Paul is a Crosbie House alumni and brings many years of personal recovery to the table. Paul is an advocate of the 12 step program and started volunteering his time before accepting a support position in 2016.
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Gerrard

Gerrard spent many years as a after care facilitator in PEI before joining the Crosbie team in 2015 as a support worker. He brings many years of personal recovery, insight and understanding , Gerrard encourages all clients to have a voice and has a genuine passion for recovery.
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Heather

Massage and accupuncture
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David Saunders M.D.

David studied medicine at Dalhousie University and graduated in the class of 1984. David then practiced family medicine until 2009. In 2010 he attended addiction medicine training at the center for addiction and mental health in Toronto and that has been his specialty ever since. David is also a member of Canadian and American Societies of addiction medicine.

His current practice includes opiod assisted treatment at Direction 180 in Halifax and at the open door clinic in Dartmouth. He also works at the withdrawal management ward of the CDHA, is the medical director at Crosbie House, is an addiction medicine consultant for QE 2 Emergency department, and an inpatient addiction consultant for obstetrics at the IWK hospital in Halifax.

Jim Rafferty M.D.

Jim presently has a rural medical practice as a family practitioner on Nova Scotia’s south shore.

He has been a family practitioner in the Annapolis Valley, is a past Medical Director at the former Crosbie House location and Valley Regional Hospital Detox Program, and has four years of addiction counseling. From a personal perspective, he lives in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Presently he serves our Crosbie clients as a medical consultant and supports the treatment direction for our abstinence based program.

Ben Robinson, manager

Ben’s background is a mix of private industry finance/management and, not for profit long term mental illness facilities and homes for the aged.

He is committed Crosbie House and our mission. He is responsible for our facility overall and any financial transactions while working closely with the Program Manager during the scheduling and intake process.

Molly MacLean, Program Manager, CACC

Molly works with our residents in both group and as a primary counselor and assists them in developing coping skills they will take with them into a rewarding life of recovery. She is the coordinator of our Family Program which showcases her passion of reconnecting the family unit in recovery.

John Fuller

John joined Crosbie in 2009 as an addiction counsellor. He is well versed in the culture and consequences of drug use and abuse. His background is in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In addition to his counselling duties, John coordinates relapse prevention seminars and, coordinates the Friends of Crosbie House private facebook site.

Angela Fischer

Angela joined Crosbie in 2015 as an addiction counselor. She has a High Honors Diploma in Social and Human Services majoring in Addiction.

Originally from Ontario, she relocated to the Annapolis Valley and made Nova Scotia her home. Angela is a supportive and compassionate counselor treating clients with dignity, respect and provides tools for the clients to meet their potential. In addition to her counselling and facilitation duties, Angela organizes relapse prevention seminars held quarterly at Crosbie House.

Dennis Conway

Dennis’ remarkable journey of recovery brought him to the field of addiction treatment with the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Over the years, he has nurtured an impressive list of contacts of people in recovery willing to work with new Crosbie clients. As after-care coordinator, he makes more than 50 follow up calls a week and yes; home visits to new alumni. Dennis possesses a unique ability to connect with clients and is often the first person mentioned by alumni when asked about Crosbie.

Linda

Linda is one of our dedicated support staff that has been with Crosbie for 10 plus years. Linda treats all clients like they are family and goes out of her way to make them feel welcome.

Paul

Paul is a Crosbie House alumni and brings many years of personal recovery to the table. Paul is an advocate of the 12 step program and started volunteering his time before accepting a support position in 2016.

Gerrard

Gerrard spent many years as a after care facilitator in PEI before joining the Crosbie team in 2015 as a support worker. He brings many years of personal recovery, insight and understanding , Gerrard encourages all clients to have a voice and has a genuine passion for recovery.

Heather

Massage and accupuncture

Board of Directors

The Board of the Crosbie House Society is populated with professionals possessing wide ranging skills and expertise. Some are Crosbie House graduates, some are not. These people guide the direction of Crosbie house on a volunteer basis for no financial remuneration of any kind. It again exemplifies that the sole purpose of the Society is to help addicted people and their families heal.

Our Partners

Crosbie House Society works with its corporate supporters in a way that recognizes partnerships carry responsibilities that aren’t necessarily attached to donations. We act as resource for employee or member information, assessment, consultation, treatment and follow-up. Several of our participating organizations have elected to use Crosbie as an independent 3rd party and refer requests for information on addiction treatment directly to Crosbie.

The return on investment is huge. The return on saving a life is immeasurable.

Partner benefits include:

  • Employee/manager education & awareness
  • Timely assessment and treatment
  • Aftercare support for client and family
  • Progress reports on request
  • Partners

Key Partners

Scotia Investments Group of Companies
www.scotiainvestments.ca
Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
www.gamingns.ca
John Risley &, Clearwater Fine Foods
www.clearwater.ca/en
Membertou First Nation
www.membertou.ca
Millbrook First Nation
www.millbrookfirstnation.net
Michelin North America (Canada Inc.)
www.michelin.ca/CA/en/homepage.html
Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
www.pans.ns.ca
Municipal Group of Companies
www.dexter.ca