President and Founder
Percy Menzies is the president of Assisted Recovery Centers of America, LLC, a center for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction based in St. Louis, Missouri which was established in 2001. He worked for over 18years for DuPont Pharmaceuticals; one of his roles was associate product director for naltrexone. He has worked closely with drug courts and provided training on the use of anti-craving medications for addiction to reduce recidivism within the criminal justice system. He has conducted workshops for a wide range of audiences both in the US and overseas on evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders. He has been invited to serve on expert committees to develop guidelines for the treatment of addictive disorders and alcoholism. Percy is a member of the Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response Team. Percy serves on the Missouri State Advisory Council for the Division of Behavioral Health. Percy holds a master’s degree in pharmacy.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Scholz is the senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of the company by tracking cash flow and financial planning as well as analyzing the company’s financial strengths and weaknesses. He has received his BS in Business Administration and has a deep-seated passion for Behavioral Healthcare. Having been a part of ARCA for 8 years, he has created and developed full life cycle processes for addiction treatment, from intake standards to program development and expansion. Mr. Scholz is also a partner of Recovery House, a transitional housing program within ARCA Holdings,LLC.
Aaron Laxton is currently a Director of Behavioral Health and Therapist with Assisted Recovery Center of America. He is a graduate of the Saint Louis University, School of Social Work, where he received his Master of Social Work with an emphasis on Community and Organizations. He is a licensed Master of Social Work in the State of Missouri. Aaron has worked in the social services for more than a decade in the St. Louis metropolitan area including projects ranging from homeless services, harm reduction, transitional living, and VA specific programs. Prior to his current role, Aaron was the Director of Street Outreach on the Statewide Opiate Response grant in the St. Louis region. Aaron is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Saint Louis University focusing on addiction treatment and trauma.
Dr. Philip Wenger
PharmD, MSCI, VCPS
Dr. Wenger is the Director of Research and Compliance at ARCA. His work includes developing data entry and reporting tools for the electronic health record, working towards and maintaining accreditation for ARCA programs, and advancing research and grant efforts. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at SLU School of Nursing and serves as core faculty in the SLU Addiction Medicine Fellowship. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine upon completion of the NIH-sponsored Mentored Training Program in ClinicalInvestigation. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has served as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist in the VA system, correctional healthcare and a family medicine clinic focused on geriatric patients. He teaches psychopharmacology to advanced practice nursing students through the School of Nursing.
Human Resource Director
Leon is the Human Resources Director at ARCA. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. He then went on and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Leon has been a key player in recruiting and sourcing our talent for our growing company. His day-to-day task includes resolving employee relations, benefits administration, maintaining the data in the HRIS system. Leon is continuing his education by pursuing his SPHR certification to become an effective HR leader.
Chief Administrative Officer
Suneal Menzies has been a key player in the development, implementation, and management of ARCA’s telehealth program, which is one of the first telehealth platforms specifically focusing on substance use disorders and related behavioral health and primary care conditions. Over the past 12 years, Suneal has had the opportunity to consult in the addiction field in both public and private organizations, including pharmaceutical companies and government groups. He is the founder and managing partner of Recovery House, a transitional living program within ARCA Holdings. Suneal is a member of the Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response Team. Suneal currently serves on the board of Archway Institute for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders, as well as the board of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of St. Louis.
Dr. Fred Rottnek
MD, MAHCM, Medical Director
Dr. Rottnek is a Professor and the Director of Community Medicine and the program director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine. His clinical practices currently include addiction medicine and correctional healthcare. He teaches in the School of Medicine, the Physician Assistant Program, the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research, and the School of Law. He serves on the boards of the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission, the ARCHway Institute, and Alive and Well Communities.
Doctor of Medicine, Saint Louis University
Residency in Family Medicine, Family Medicine of St. Louis, Deaconess Hospital
Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Arts in Health Care Mission, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri
Assisted Recovery Centers of America, Telemedicine, psychiatry, and addiction
QSR Psych Solutions, Telemedicine psychiatry, and addiction
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE
Board-certified in Family Medicine and in Addiction Medicine
Licensed in Missouri and Illinois
Briana Gibb is the nursing and clinical supervisor for ARCA. Briana earned her nursing degree from Breckinridge School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Nursing from Chamberlain University. She is also currently pursuing her master's in Family Nurse Practitioner to broaden her abilities to help those struggling with addiction. Briana started working in the field of addiction and mental health in 2013. Her day-to-day tasks include the coordination of care for patients between ARCA and the partnering agencies, ensuring patients receive the highest standards of care.
Director of Housing
Jordan Hampton is a person is long-term recovery. Jordan has a background of lived experience through substance misuse and ARCA’s recovery housing program. Jordan currently is credentialed with CPS, MARS, and multiple specialty trainings. Jordan began his work with The Gateway Foundation as an EPICC recovery coach. Jordan went on to work with the ARCHway Institute in a multitude of facets including adolescent counseling for PreventED’s youth counseling program. Jordan worked with ARCA and the recovery housing program in many different roles, when stepping into the Director of housing position in 2019. Jordan currently serves as a consultant for peer support specialists across the state on the MIMH/SOR consultant team. Jordan serves on the MCRSP (Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers) executive board, including being a peer–reviewer for recovery housing organizations across the state that wish to obtain their NARR certification. Jordan serves on state and national level coalitions that include MO-PRO’s and NPRA. Jordan has presented on the “Best Practices of Recovery Housing” on a national platform for NARR (National Alliance of Recovery Residency) and strives to make ARCA’s recovery housing program the best it can possibly by using these practices along with compassion, love, and tolerance.