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Meet the Team

Dr. Marci Batiste and Dr. Shelissa Thomas bring a wealth of experience, totaling over 50 years, in the fields of Psychotherapy, Applied Psychology, Chemical Dependency, Trauma Recovery, Rehabilitation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.

With meticulous consideration, they have curated the most impactful and successful elements from each of these domains to craft a pioneering program for personal improvement and life transformation.

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

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