Angi Grassley



Angi earned her Bachelor of Science in human services from Metropolitan State University and completed her Masters of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She comes to Polaris with nearly a decade of experience in the admissions, mental health, and substance abuse fields through her previous work at an LGBTQ+ substance abuse program.

Angi knows from personal experience the struggles that families can go through when trying to find the best program for their child. That experience drives her passion for helping families navigate the many options they face when looking for a program that will bring the best possibility for recovery.

Sarah Sicher, Psychologist



A seasoned professional, Wendy Adamson is a CADC II, who not only possesses a comprehensive understanding of addiction and the recovery process, but psychiatric issues as well. Wendy’s initial training came from working on the front lines in a detox center where she first honed her skills. Later, she went on to become the Director of Outpatient Services at Promises Treatment Center where she continued to build on her expansive wealth of knowledge.

With over twenty two years of personal recovery, Wendy is an excellent communicator with an easy demeanor that translates across a multitude of treatment settings. Also a dedicated philanthropist, Wendy was instrumental in directing the vision of Hav-A-Sole, a non-profit organization that delivers shoes to the homeless.

Wendy has directed the implementation of marketing strategies, executing outreach and building relationships with the community, and in just one year Have-A-Sole has become a thriving organization that has given more than six thousand pairs of shoes to those in need.

Wendy also has a passion for writing with her articles appearing in Huffington Post, Singular Magazine and the Santa Monica Mirror.

Hana Halling Polaris Teen Center

Hana Halling

Alumni Coordinator

Hana has been working with adolescents in a residential setting since 2020, applying her personal experience with recovery and 12 step programs to help provide an environment where all clients feel seen and supported. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology with plans to work in the mental health field in a clinical capacity. After starting at Polaris she was promoted to Lead Program Aid, and later to Alumni Coordinator. In these roles she aims to help encourage a consistent and empathic treatment of all clients, preparing them for continued success and a lasting and positive connection to the program. Hana believes in modeling joy in recovery and brings movement, art, writing and music into the groups she facilitates at Polaris.

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