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Our Leadership

At Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights, our compassionate leadership is dedicated to providing exceptional care to our guests. Royal’s caring staff provides a comprehensive range of services, such as medically-assisted detoxification, intensive therapies, psychoeducation, and life skills training. Our leadership team creates a nurturing environment where individuals can heal from substance abuse and find the support they need.

At Royal Life Centers, our dedicated leadership is committed to assisting individuals in achieving lasting recovery through our evidence-based programs. With a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, we strive to create personalized plans tailored to each guest’s unique needs. In doing so, we aim to empower each guest to reach their sobriety goals.

The Leaders of Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights

Vaun Williams, PsyD, LPC Chief Operating Officer

Vaun Williams, PsyD, LPC serves as the chief operating officer for Royal Life Centers’ 8 addiction treatment centers in Washington and Arizona. As COO, Vaun devotes her time and expertise to ensuring the seamless operations of our inpatient and outpatient facilities. With unwavering dedication, she upholds our commitment to providing unparalleled care to guests enrolled in treatment with Royal Life Centers. 

In 2005, Vaun completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University. She then pursued her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix, which she obtained in 2011. Since 2016, Vaun has applied her expertise as an Adjunct Faculty at Grand Canyon University, teaching psychology and counseling courses. Furthermore, she furthered her academic journey at Capella University, culminating in the attainment of her doctoral degree in 2017.

With almost two decades of experience in the behavioral health field, Vaun is a seasoned licensed professional counselor. Throughout her career, she has worked with diverse populations, including children, the homeless, domestic violence survivors, and clients battling addiction. Her expertise extends to private practice, showcasing her versatility and commitment to positively impacting the lives of those she serves. As one of our leaders at Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights, she brings her knowledge, experience, and passion for helping others to the table. 

With extensive experience working with diverse populations, Vaun Williams has honed her management skills over the past 15 years. Within her therapeutic expertise, she has treated a wide range of diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma-related disorders. As a certified EMDR practitioner, Vaun specializes in employing trauma therapy techniques that aid in processing and healing from traumatic experiences. Currently, she is actively pursuing approval as a consultant with EMDRIA.

Lisa Tomsak, DO Medical Director

As the medical director for the Royal Life Centers treatment network in Washington State and Arizona, Lisa Tomsak has been overseeing the medical services at both the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities since 2016. Her expertise and dedication have been instrumental in providing quality comprehensive care to individuals seeking recovery.

Dr. Lisa Tomsak began her medical career by graduating Summa Cum Laude from Wilkes Barre University. She later earned her D.O. from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Today, she is a board-certified professional in internal medicine and addiction medicine.

With a profound knowledge of osteopathic medicine, Lisa provides our guests with comprehensive medical care. Her expertise ranges from conducting intake evaluations and crafting personalized treatment plans to offering dual-diagnosis addiction treatment and medication-assisted treatment services.

As the medical director, Lisa is committed to delivering secure and impactful addiction treatment. She assumes responsibility for crafting customized treatment plans for each guest, guaranteeing personalized care. Lisa also supervises the incorporation of evidence-based treatments within a holistic framework, facilitating the healing of the mind, body, and spirit. By placing person-centered care at the forefront, she and her team actively strive to prevent relapse and cultivate sustainable recovery practices.

Lisa Tomsak is an indispensable asset to the Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights, consistently surpassing expectations in upholding our medical services and standards. With her exceptional leadership, we are dedicated to establishing a strong foundation for long-lasting recovery success, offering unwavering support and guidance throughout the entire treatment process.

Rick Rorie, SUDP Executive Director

Rick Rorie serves as the executive director for Royal Life Centers’ addiction treatment centers in Spokane and Mead, Washington. In his role, Rick employs comprehensive oversight of our medical detox, residential, aftercare, and outpatient programs. Originally joining Royal as a therapist in 2008, Rick’s dedication to the field of chemical dependency drives his exemplary work. His inspiration comes from his personal battle with addiction and a deep desire to give back. Through his compassionate guidance and unwavering commitment, Rick offers hope and direction to individuals on their journey to recovery.

Rick has compassionately served clients from diverse walks of life, extending his care to individuals of various ethnicities and backgrounds on a daily basis. Throughout his career, he has assisted gang affiliates, children, and adolescents battling addiction, employing a range of treatment modalities. Rick firmly believes in confronting addiction head-on as the most effective approach. He embodies the mantra, “healing is in the storm,” when helping individuals free themselves from the shackles of addiction.

Throughout the global pandemic, Rick’s unwavering force at Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights diligently upholds quality standards. Despite the challenging circumstances and ever-changing regulations, his team commends his unwavering dedication and inspiring leadership. While COVID-19 affected several staff members, Rick’s problem-solving skills ensured the safety and well-being of both staff and guests, while maintaining the highest standard of care and compassion. Through effective collaboration and communication, his supervision ensures the continuation of exceptional medical detox and treatment services. Valuing employee satisfaction, Rick fosters unity within the team, always ensuring everyone is on the same page.

Our leadership is committed to providing a supportive environment where people can get the help they need and start living healthy lives again.

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