Our Staff

Ed Anderson, Executive Director
Ed has served as the Executive Director of Pathways since 2004, and has 3 1/2 decades of non-profit experience which include positions as the Executive Director of the Yuba Sutter United Way; the Executive Director of Disaster Relief Interfaith, a flood relief agency responsible for reconstructing 300 homes after the 1997 floods in Yuba and Sutter Counties; and as the Director of the Center for Employment Training. He has successfully obtained 501(c) (3) status with the Internal Revenue Service for other non-profit agencies currently operating within the Yuba Sutter communities. In addition to a non-profit background, he is also a participating member of the Sutter County Community Corrections Partnership. In 1984 Ed became an ordained pastor, and also serves as the assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel in Yuba City, CA. His experience as a pastor has given him a wide range of family and individual counseling skills, as well as many opportunities to volunteer throughout Yuba and Sutter counties.


Laci Bradfield, Director of Operations

Laci has been with Pathways since September 2008. Laci began this journey with Pathways as a Client Recovery Assistant. Laci transitioned to a Clerical Assistant for our Treatment Facility, and soon after became the Administrative Assistant in 2011, in 2014 was when she was promoted to our Director of Operations, handling all AP/AR, HR, bookkeping, contract compliance, supervises our Prevention Program, amongst many other duties for our organization. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, fishing with her husband and being the best mom and wife she can be.


Joseph W. Cassady, D.O. Medical Director
Dr. Joseph Cassady, Pathways Medical Director joined our treatment team in 1993 as an acknowledged expert in the field of addiction. Dr. Cassady is a Suboxone Certified Physician and Board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine. Dr Cassady is a noted physician, community health care professional and community volunteer giving many hours of his time and expertise for the betterment of the community, individuals and families.


Brandy Chastain, CADC-II-CA, Clinical Director of Treatment
Brandy has been with Pathways since March 2007. Brandy began this journey with Pathways as a Client Recovery Assistant. Brandy transitioned to a Case Manager in the Outpatient Program then Residential Case Manager, while earning her Certificate of Achievement in Chemical Dependency studies at Yuba College in 2009. Brandy went on to become certified with CAARR as a Certified Addiction Specialist CAS-II in 2010. Brandy was promoted to Program Supervisor in June 2012. Brandy participates in several community programs A.C.T.S (Alcohol Treatment Series) through the Yuba County Jail, Successful Connections with Probation in Yuba and Sutter Counties and volunteers with Yuba County Friends of Drug Court. Brandy’s goal is to help the people of our communities that suffer from the disease of addiction to return to stable and productive lifestyles with their families and loved ones. In Brandy’s free time she loves to spend time with her family and 2 dogs, camping and watching her children and nephews play sports.