Values and history of Positive Recovery Centers
Positive Recovery Centers was founded by industry leader, George Joseph. Mr. Joseph has pioneered many advancements in the addiction treatment field and has successfully established numerous drug and alcohol centers over the past 30 years. Positive Recovery Centers was founded upon Mr. Joseph’s dream to offer extraordinary addiction treatment to all who may be struggling with addiction. At Positive Recovery Centers, we are passionate about loving the addict into recovery and restoring hope… our why is simple, we care.
Making Everything Matter
By making everything matter, we create an environment that recognizes the importance of how we impact those around us. We make everything matter with our integrity, compassion, empathy and a willingness to go above and beyond.
Encourage Creativity and Innovation
We realize getting out of our routine from time to time and creating new. light-hearted experience can bring inspiration and focus. We foster an environment where ideas are shared openly and tested regularly. We encourage thinking outside of the box.
Learn, Grow and Refine Ourselves Daily
We Support personal growth, remembering that life is a journey with endless opportunities. We embrace the responsibility to drive change in ourselves, practicing what we learn, and refining our skills with every interaction. This desire for learning and growth continually inspires us.
Generating Compassion and Trust
Compassion involves being moved by others and motivated to help! Qualities of compassion are: patience, wisdom, kindness, perseverance, warmth and resolve. These qualities help us see beyond our personal views and honor the feelings and opinions of others. We practice understanding and focus on inclusivity, valuing different perspectives and ideas.
Direct Authentic Communication
We encourage strong relationships based on excellent communication. This foundation is necessary in building and maintaining healthy interpersonal connections. We strive to establish an environment that allows for open, authentic and direct communication. We view authenticity as acceptance of ourselves and others, thoughtful self-expression, willingness to learn from our mistakes, and seeking to recognize the strengths in others.
Nurture An Environment of Community and Connection
We are grateful to be a part of a team that strives to make a difference in our community and strengthens the bonds with our coworkers. We establish a culture where we can feel free to ask for and offer help to each other. We are conscious of each person’s value and we genuinely care about everyone’s well-being. Our team is diverse and because of our collaboration; we bring joy, unity and wholeness every day. We are interested in the “why” that drives each of us.
George Joseph - Chief Executive Officer
With over 30 years experience in the addiction treatment industry he believes proper addiction treatment and rehabilitation should be available to everyone. George was CEO and owner of The Right Step for almost 20 years before selling the company in 2012. Once his non-compete was over he wanted to create a new facility to be able to help more people, thus Positive Recovery Centers was born in 2017. Using the latest curriculum developed by Dr. Jason Powers, MD our Chief Medical Officer, we are working to reduce relapse rates by focusing on each clients character strengths and improve resilience. By employing new strategies to achieve optimal wellness, we address the negative impacts of addiction. We offer a program that truly makes a difference, not just in the here and now, but in the future. Positive Recovery Centers creates positive change for our clients, their families and our community. George has received both state and national recognition as Counselor of Year in 2000. George’s passion and commitment to others is evident and as a result he was recently awarded as Most Admired CEO honoree by the Houston Business Journal.
Julie Denofa - President
Julie is an original partner in the creation of Positive Recovery Centers, in collaboration with CEO and Founder George Joseph. Julie has accumulated twenty-seven years of professional experience in medical, clinical, operational, and financial management, and has excelled in creating a culture of success. Prior to joining Positive Recovery Centers, Julie served as the President for Sobriety Matters. She also served as the Regional Vice President for the Texas Region of Elements Behavioral Health, Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services. Julie began her career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1990s, as a Registered Nurse. She has worked for hospitals and managed care organizations, developing a clinical specialty in substance use disorders and psychiatry. Her extensive clinical background, coupled with her business acumen, has contributed to her ability to develop and implement efficacious, high quality programs across the country. Julie’s passion is to promote excellence in addiction treatment through staff development, education, advocacy, and collaboration with other treatment providers within her community. Creating a culture in which clients and employees flourish is an integral part of every organization she has led. Julie maintains her Certified Addiction Registered Nurse credential, and she is an active member of The International Nurses Society on Addictions. Her dedication is also illustrated by her volunteerism: she serves as the Texas State Chair for the Addiction Policy Forum; she is an advocate for the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN); she is a community partner with Facing Addiction With The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence; and she is a board member with Recovery & Resilience Foundation. Many joys come from helping others, but Julie will tell you that her greatest joys in life, hands down, are her three children.
Dr. Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP - Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, is the creator of the Positive Recovery approach to treating addiction and serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Positive Recovery Centers. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Prevention and Treatment Magazine, has had blogs on Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and is a published author of When the Servant Becomes the Master, an A-to-Z guide of all things related to addiction, and the Positive Recovery Daily Guide, a self-help guide designed to intentionally boost the drivers of human happiness: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement. Dr. Powers is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and received a Masters in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Powers has been recognized as one of Houston’s “Top Doctors” 6 times by H Texas Magazine and was awarded the Compassion Award by Sierra Tucson. Dr. Powers resides in Houston with his wife and 3 children.