Rochelle Sims, C.A.D.C., N.C.R.S.: Program Director
Rochelle Sims was first introduced to SisterHouse in 1992 and began working here part-time as an overnight supervisor in 1993. Throughout her time at SisterHouse, her role increased, as did her responsibilities and hours until she became full time in 1995. Ms. Sims went back to school and became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 1999, and was promoted to Program Director at SisterHouse in 2000. In 2005 she was asked to join the board of directors for Healthcare Alternative Systems, which provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment for SisterHouse’s phase 1 clients, and aftercare services for those in phases 2 & 3. Maintaining these relationships with partnering agencies, hospitals, and churches has been a blessing to SisterHouse and to Rochelle’s life as well.
Emerging as a leader in her field, Ms. Sims earned her National Certification as a Recovery Specialist in 2005. After 14 years of working alongside the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Rochelle became a Lay Associate Member of their order.
Throughout her career, her life, and her faith journey, Rochelle has been driven by love for her community, and especially for her family. Rochelle is the matriarch of her family; she is a loving mother, a dedicated grandmother, and a beaming great-grandmother.