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.
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, Program Supervisor
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.
Rebecca Cracknell, CAODC-CS Program Director, DUI
Rebecca has been with Pathways since 2005, and became the Program Director for our DUI Program in February of 2011. Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the staff and managing the daily activities of the DUI program. Rebecca graduated from Yuba College in 2007 with a degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. She is also a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor-Advanced through CADDTP. Rebecca’s passion is to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving, in an effort to help make our streets and highways a safer place.
Dawn Melody Rodriguez RN, BSN, PHN
Melody started her journey into Addiction nursing in 2012 when she joined the Pathways Treatment team as a CRA. While working at Pathways Melody earned her Associates Degree in Natural Science and transferred to CSU Sacramento in pursuit of her BSN. Melody left Pathways in 2016 to focus fully on developing her nursing practice and completing her nursing degree. Melody graduated Magna Cum Laude from CSU Sacramento with her BSN in December 2017. She obtained her RN License in February 2018 and her PHN License in May 2018. Melody returned to Pathways May 2018 and currently works at treatment as the Registered Nurse. Melody has passion for addiction nursing as well as Labor and Delivery nursing. In her spare time Melody enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.