Our TeamThe Staff of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center
Debra K. Knauss, RN, LCDC
Chief Executive Officer/Owner
Debra K. Knauss, RN, LCDC, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare and behavioral healthcare, Debbie has an exceptional approach to a collaborative partnership with the entire treatment team in the best interest of each and every client. Debbie attended Kansas State University, Northern Oklahoma College and Houston Community College. She holds a degree in Applied Science.
Debbie has a heartfelt passion for working with families affected by substance use disorder. Her mantra of “whatever it takes” transcends through her daily work with the staff, clients and families of Touchstone. She implemented a three-day experiential “Family Program” which is truly memorable and life changing.
Debbie is an internationally recognized television guest and public speaker, taking the message of hope and healing to her audiences. As a preferred interventionist for The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, and Co-Star of Cracking Addiction; she has been able to bring awareness and elicit change within the recovery industry.
Douglas E. Knauss
Chief Financial Officer/Owner
Doug is the Chief Financial Officer of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University.
Doug brings to Touchstone over 30 years of international and domestic experience with several Fortune 100 companies. Doug’s background includes business development, operational effectiveness and utilization of technology. Doug has been actively involved in the addiction and mental health industries for over 10 years. He is currently certified as an Anger Management Resolution Therapist with The Center for Anger Resolution and has experience with the leading behavior intervention models.
Albert J. Turk, M.D.
Dr. Turk is board-certified in Family Practice and serves as the Medical Director of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center. He compassionately takes care of the medical needs of the clients. He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas and from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1987. Dr. Turk first became interested in medicine during summer visits to see his uncle who was a small town physician. Dr. Turk decided he too wanted to pursue medicine and serve the medical needs of a small town community.
Nonie Casselman- Reed, M.Ed., LCDC
Nonie graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Agriculture Economics and went on to obtain her Masters of Education from Tarleton State University. By the grace of God and through the 12 steps she has been sober since January 24, 1986. Nonie has been a LCDC since 1991. She participated in several Virginia Satir training seminars, using experiential learning in the family system. Nonie became certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and is a member of The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association as an associate of EAGALA in July, 2010.
Shelley Turk, RN
Shelley is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Shelley became very familiar with the medical field as a Registered Nurse. In 2011, she went back to school to receive her Master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas in Arlington. Shelley has enjoyed working with the individuals at Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center, and has been a key factor as they transition from detox into a healthy being. Her passion to help others maintain achievable health, has made her an irreplaceable asset at the Ranch.