Meet the Team

Together Dr. Marci Batiste and Dr. Shelissa Thomas have more than 50 years of combined work invested in the areas of Psychotherapy, Applied Psychology, Chemical Dependency, Trauma Recovery, Rehabilitation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. 

Great care has been taken to select the most impactful and effective elements of each of these areas and combine them to create this ground-breaking personal improvement and life change program. 

Dr. Marci Batiste

Dr. Marci Batiste

President
Sustainable Life Change Institute of America

SustainableLifeChange.com

Challenge to Change

Founding Program Developer

& Trainer

Dr. Marci is President of Sustainable Life Change Institute of America & Founder of Nine Seconds Corporation. She is a CBT Certified Life Coach, best-selling author, and award-winning speaker with over 30 years of Senior level leadership & training experience. After a decade of work in Applied Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Social Entrepreneurship, she’s developed an innovative, person-centered approach to physical and substance abuse prevention and trauma recovery.

She’s a 3X People’s Choice Award winner, 2021 Recipient of iChange Nation’s Healthy Competition Award, and Podcast Host whose work has transformed the lives of over 100,000 women globally.

Dr. Shelissa Thomas

Dr. Shelissa Thomas

Chief Executive Director
Restore Incorporated

Restoreinc.org

Challenge to Change

Founding Treatment Director

& Trainer

Dr. Shelissa Thomas is a Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Certified Life Coach. In 2011 she and her husband Timothy cofounded Restore Incorporated, a Drug Alcohol Treatment & Behavioral Health Services facility that provides various levels of care, sober living recovery housing, re-entry services, intensive outpatient treatment, a 28-bed detox facility, and a newly established Crisis Stabilization Center.

 

Dr. Thomas has over 24 years of professional experience in stabilization and addiction recovery services and presently serves as the CEO of Restore Inc’s for profit and nonprofit programs.

 

She is the mother of 4 adult children and resides in Fairbanks, Alaska