The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities at Texas Tech University
Ann Marie Casiraghi, M.S.
For over 20 years, Ann Marie enjoyed a career in the floral industry, ultimately owning her own floral shop in Austin for 8 years. For three years, she worked at a residential drug and alcohol treatment program that worked with women and their children. Ann Marie and her husband, Paul Curran, moved to the Lubbock area in 1998 to work as houseparent's at Cal Farley's Girlstown USA. She then attained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Human Development & Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She has been involved with the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC) in various capacities since 2002. Currently, Ann Marie holds the position of Manager, facilitating the financial aspects of the CCRC. She enjoys gardening, going to concerts and spending time with her husband and daughter, Michelle. She is an avid fan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the San Antonio Spurs professional basketball team.
George Comiskey, Psy.D., LCDC, ICPS
Associate Director - External Relations
Faculty: Texas Tech University, Community Family and Addiction Sciences
George began teaching in inner-city Kansas City, MO in 1983. He is a person in long-term recovery. He has lived in Lubbock since 1988 and has worked in the prevention and addiction field since 1990. George worked as a prevention specialist for the Lubbock Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and for 13 years with the Lubbock Independent School District. Dr. Comiskey is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He is a certified Trauma and Loss Specialist. He has the honor of working at the Center at Texas Tech University since 2002, where he teaches, works with recovering students, develops programs and provides outreach to the community. George is most proud to be married to Megan and father to Dominique, India and Brett.
Laura G. Nobles, MEd, LPC
Laura Nobles is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC). She is an alumni of the CCRC, graduating with her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August of 2012. Upon graduation, she began working in residential substance use disorder treatment and then joined the CCRC team in 2018. As Program Coordinator, Laura plans CCRC events, provides support to students in varying capacities, and helps manage many of the day to day operations of the CCRC. She continues to provide counseling to individuals in the greater Lubbock community through her private practice. Laura is a person living in long term recovery since 1996, and she has a passion for working with families and individuals whose lives has been touched by addiction. Laura has been married to her husband Brandon for over 15 years and they share two children.
Diana L. Monsour MEd, LCDC, LPC-Intern
Research Associate & Eating Disorder Support
Diana Monsour is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. In 2014, Diana became a member of Texas Tech's Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRC). In 2017, Diana graduated with her Master's in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health and began working on her PhD in Counselor Education with a concentration in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies. While earning her PhD, Diana works full-time as a Research Associate for the CRC. In this role, Diana provides support for students in the community in recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) and eating disorders (ED). Outside of the CRC, Diana provides counseling services for individuals with SUD and ED and is currently accruing hours to become a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS). In 2018 Diana married Howard Monsour, TTU and CRC alumni.
Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT
George C. Miller Family Regents Professor
Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT, is the George C. Miller Family Regents Professor at Texas Tech University and the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities. Dr. Tom, as he is known by his students, has received numerous teaching awards for his courses on families, addiction, & recovery. He is the author of several peer reviewed articles on addiction and recovery and has presented on recovery related issues across the nation. He is the co-author of the book, Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery. Dr. Kimball has been married to his spouse Melissa for 24 years and has five children.
Vincent C. Sanchez, M.Ed., LCDC, LPC
Vincent Carlos Sanchez, III, is the Associate Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities. Starting as an undergraduate assistant in 1994, Vince is the longest tenured employee of the CRC. Vince received his undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech and later earned his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2008. He is a licensed professional counselor. Vince provides academic advising, recovery support, and directly oversees our collegiate recovery program. He is beloved by his students and their parents who seek after his wisdom and guidance.
Emmy Lu Henley, Ph.D., RDN, CEDRD
Program Director for Eating Disorders
Emmy Lu Henley is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian at the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Texas, her Master's at Lamar University, and her PhD in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies at Texas Tech University in 2016. She worked in the clinical setting for several years in Corpus Christi, while remaining actively involved in community outreach regarding nutrition. Since moving to Lubbock in 2012, she has been providing nutrition and eating disorder support to the students in the community. Another aspect of Emmy Lu's role is research development for nutrition and eating disorder related topics in collegiate recovery. In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her two miniature schnauzers, and going for a run.
Anna Treviño, Med., LCDC, LPC
Advisor-POWER, Recovery Housing
Anna L. Treviño is the Assistant Director of Texas Tech's Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC) since April 2015. She is also an alumni of the program. She received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University in Dec. 2014. She is a person in long-term recovery and has been a strong pillar in the Lubbock recovery community for over thirteen years. Anna also has a private practice as an LCDC, LPC specializing in addiction/recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Anna also has a child named, Zachary who is the love of her life.