About Us

Richard J. Poppy, MA, LISAC, Owner

Richard has been working in addiction treatment for more than 23 years. Richard is also the owner and executive director of Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center, and he continues to be involved in addiction and behavioral health issues at the community and state legislature levels.

Kate Owen, BA, Housing Administrator

Kate has been in the behavioral health field for 15 years, including working at Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center since it opened in 2009. Working behind the scenes at Starlight Recovery Housing, Kate puts her talents in regulatory compliance as well as her knowledge of addiction and mental health to good use by keeping the administrative side of things running smoothly.