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Our Team

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you,  spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever."
~ Amy Pohler

Amy Bonebrake

Amy Bonebrake  LMSW, CADC, SAP - Director/ CEO

grew up in Marshalltown Iowa.  After graduating, she attended Marshalltown Community College and Transferred to the University of Iowa where she graduated with a Degree in Psychology and became certified in Aging Studies. Although Amy's life had previously been dedicated to our older population,  their families, and those needing assistance navigating the aging network for the last 20+ years in the Long Term Care / Assisted Living/ Memory Care setting,  Case Management and heading an Elder Abuse and Neglect Program for an agency in Illinois, she has also been dedicated to helping those afflicted with addiction since 2008.  

Amy is also an instructor for OWI Courses and has been a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) since 2008.  Amy obtained her Masters's in Social Work with a focus on Trauma at the University of Northern Iowa.   Amy is also a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional).
Some of the populations that Amy has worked with include those in the LGBTQ+ community, older adults, college students, professionals, and court-involved individuals who battle addiction. Recently, she has started working more with women in mid-life transitions and those who struggle with prenatal and postpartum drug use, working to empower women.

In 2017, Amy opened  Access Evaluations and Education Services (which is now Access Wellness and Recovery Center), a licensed substance use treatment agency in the Cedar Valley that offers personalized substance use counseling, evaluations, and education pertaining to alcohol and drugs.  Amy also has a location at UNI assisting students and will drive to jails to assist those who need access to residential treatment services.  Access is able to serve the entire State of Iowa through telehealth services.   She has been in the recovery community since 2006. Amy is married to Dr. Bonebrake,  who has finally joined her at Access as the Medical Director and physician. She also has two adult sons and a son-in-law and a stepson and 3 dogs.  

Dr. Ted Bonebrake

Ted A. Bonebrake MD, FASAM  - Medical Director / Physician

was born and raised in Nebraska City, NE, where his father practiced medicine for 46 years.  As a young boy, he would often accompany his father to the hospital on evening emergency visits.  His father taught him that medicine is a ministry, and physicians should serve their patients to the best of their ability, regardless of their needs.  After first studying music, Dr. Bonebrake later graduated medical school at the University of Nebraska in 1997, and went on to complete a family medicine residency in Waterloo, IA through the University of Iowa. 

He lived and practiced in rural Iowa for 12 years, then returned to the Cedar Valley where he has lived for the last 10 years.  He developed an interest in addiction medicine and became certified to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder in 2014.  Since then, he has helped hundreds of patients who suffer from many substance use disorders to recover and lead more productive lives.  In 2023, Dr. Bonebrake was board certified in addiction medicine and became a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  With his new qualifications, he- was able to accept the position of Medical Director at Access Wellness and Recovery Center, where he now provides full family medical care, mental health prescribing, and medication for addiction treatment (MAT).

Dr. Bonebrake is married to Amy Bonebrake, LMSW, CADC, SAP, and the Executive Director at Access.  They have  4 adult sons and 3 dogs.  In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, playing the piano, kayaking, playing frisbee with the dogs, and spending time with family.  He is also active in the Cedar Valley recovery community.  And after growing up in Nebraska, he remains an avid Cornhusker fan.

Clarissa Jolly  MA, tCADC - Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Clarissa Jolly

Clarissa has been with Access for almost a year and a half. 

 Clarissa has  Master’s Degree in Leisure Youth and Human Services.

 She started her career in residential youth settings and as a BHIS worker after moving to the Waterloo/ Cedar Falls area in 2018 and is originally from the Des Moines Area.  She enjoys working with youth and teens and is looking forward to integrating her Leisure, youth and human serv ices Degree into treatment services. 

 When Clarissa isn’t working, she is usually with her 2-year-old son and significant other.

Tiffany Wilson - Office Support / Medical Assistant

Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson is our Office Support/ Medical Assistant at Access and handles just about all aspects of the operations at Access.  You will probably be talking to her when you call the office. She previously worked in a  hospital as an ER Tech and before.  Prior to that, she was employed with an inpatient substance use treatment provider.  Tiffany is now I attending Nursing School to become an LPN. She enjoys f spending time at the lake with her husband and two dogs. She has always wanted to be in the healthcare field and she loves to help people who are in need. We are very grateful to have her at Access! 

Kent Ratekin

Kent  Ratekin - OWI Class Instructor

was born in Iowa City on July 4th in a tornado.  Both of his parents were outstanding educators. He finished his first college degree in Art Education at the University of Northern Iowa in 1977.  Kent moved to Bellingham in Washington State after graduation, became interested in alternative education, and took classes in Vancouver, B.C. in Waldorf Education, Washington.  He finished his Waldorf training with an MA from Mercy College of Detroit, a sponsor of the Waldorf Institute.  This led to the founding of the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School in Bellingham where he taught for many years. He currently is teaching the 12-Hour Prime for Life Drinking Drivers Course for Access.

Kent's teaching career also took him to California and Oregon, where he helped to start several Charter Schools.  I was also able to enjoy music, sports, and painting over the years, as well as hiking and camping throughout the northwest and Alaska.  He is currently married to a wonderful partner, Patricia, and has two daughters and two grandchildren in the Seattle area.

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