(CEO) Chief Executive Officer
Sheri comes from humble beginnings with a life-long history of serving abused and neglected youth. Her passion stems from a personal situation- her parents took in foster children that she grew up with. Sheri holds a master’s degree in social work from New Mexico Highlands University. She brings 30 years of progressive experience in the nonprofit industry, bringing together money, capacity building and partnerships to drive real, on-the-ground change in our communities.
Sheri is best known for her ability to identify and nurture talent while being able to help teams and organizations strategically maximize their performance. Sheri was raised in Billings, MT, married her college sweetheart, and has three amazing children who inspire her to give her best every day and be present in every moment. “Stay in joy or go in peace. Live louder with love.”
(COO) Chief Operations Officer
(CFO) Chief Financial Officer
Lesli Asay has over 30 years of experience working in the healthcare and business industry. Lesli attended Kaplan University and Montana State University where she studied both Business and Secondary Education. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, operational analysis, budgeting, marketing, and public relations. Lesli was born and raised in Montana and when she is not working, she enjoys traveling, photography and spending quality time with her family.
Director of Outreach
Stephanie Adkins went to school at Montana State University-Billings where she studied and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Sociology as well as an Associates Degree in Addiction Related Studies. She is licensed with the State of Montana as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). Stephanie holds accreditation with the Crisis Prevention Institute as an instructor for Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), for therapeutic de-escalation techniques. She has extensive experience as a member of the Explorer’s Academy (Headstart) Policy Council; 2004-2019. She has broad clinical experience working with adolescents struggling with addictions. She ran an adolescent-male, residential treatment facility from 2018-2019, focusing on cultural and outdoor behavioral modification. Stephanie currently holds a position as Director of Outreach and Engagement as well as Drug Court Treatment Liaison for New Day, Inc., Her responsibilities include representing all treatment clients to one of four Judicial courts, New Day, Inc. contractually provides treatment for in Yellowstone County, as well as working alongside the CEO for ongoing focus into expanding and improving services at New Day. Stephanie was born in Sheridan, WY and has resided in Billings since 1988. She enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, sewing, home improvements and spending time with her four children and mom. She has been serving New Day clients since 2015.
“Live the Life You Love, Love the Life You Live”
John Bach Jr
School Administrator / Principal
John Bach Jr is licensed in Montana for Principal and Superintendent. He has over 15 years’ experience
in education as a math teacher and administrator. 12 of the 15 years were on Indian reservations,
including Northern Cheyenne in Busby MT, Navajo in Borrego Pass NM and Fort Belknap in Hays MT.
John grew up in Billings and is happy to be back home after 15 years. John has 7 kids and 2
grandchildren with most of them living in Billings. John loves fishing for trout and hunting deer and elk.
His favorite place to fish is Quake Lake MT and favorite place to hunt is the Little Belt Mountains.
Director of Clinical Services for Adults
She earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health and rehabilitation counseling. She studied at Montana State University-Billings, a CACREP accredited school. She is dually licensed through the Montana Board of Behavioral Health.
She has worked as a psychotherapist for over 7 years and specializes in the treatment of trauma, relationships, communication and co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Working from a solution focused framework. Jessica’s approach is influenced by her empathy for others and extroverted personality. She has a strong desire to learn and understand each person’s individual strengths and challenges in the therapeutic relationship. “My values include resilience, courage, and determination. I do not believe in failure, as soon as we learn the lesson, we can move past any issue life throws at us.”
Jessica’s passion to help others is evident in her daily practices. “My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for our clients to develop skills needed to improve their overall quality of life. I strive to destigmatize mental health and addiction. I want to instill hope in people who have been struggling in silence for so long.”
Jessica was born in Seattle, Washington where she spent her elementary school years. She later moved to Houston, Texas during Junior High School and finally moved to Billings, Montana and graduated from Billings West High School. She is married and the mother to a daughter and son. She enjoys traveling, acrylic painting and spending time with family.
Clinical Director for Youth Services
Jennifer was born and raised in Bridger, Montana. She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Rocky Mountain College and her Masters of Science Degree in Psychology from Montana State University – Billings.
Jennifer began her pursuit in helping others in college. She has worked with youth within multiple agencies starting out as a youth mentor and later providing therapy and treatment. Jennifer’s passion stems from her personal experiences with her foster siblings.
Jennifer began her career at New Day, Inc. in 2002. She worked with youth and families while gaining her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor licensure. Jennifer transitioned to the Clinical Director role in 2006. She has continued to promote growth and provide treatment to youth in all levels of services. She has served New Day through multiple roles over the years including Admissions, Program Supervisor and Outreach. Jennifer has supervised numerous clinicians over the years, promoting best practices and quality care. Her clinical team continues to be dedicated, loyal, empathetic and selfless with others, specifically with our youth in need.
Jennifer’s family is her foundation and motivation for her success. Her mother has been a significant example of putting others first. Her husband and two sons are the reason she is able to devote her energy to others. They are the brightest light in her life.
Director of Youth Admissions
Rebecca was born and raised in Spring Texas where she discovered her passion for working in the human services field. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services as well as a certificate in chemical dependency counseling through Lone Star College in Montgomery County Texas. Rebecca then went on to earn a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science in Human Services through Sam Houston State University. Rebecca began her career working as a licensed chemical dependency counselor intern serving adolescents who struggle with substance abuse related concerns. She provided outpatient counseling services to adolescents, assisted with creating an alternative peer group (APG) for teens, and provided clinical support to youth who attended Archway Academy, the largest recovery school in the nation. Rebecca is currently licensed as an addiction counselor in the state of Texas as well as in Montana. Currently, Rebecca is the Director of Youth Admissions and the licensed addiction counselor for the youth programs at New Day, she is also a member of NAADAC.
Director of Quality Assurance
Anna has been on New Day’s team since 1999, fulfilling various roles in the Therapeutic Group Homes, Mental Health Center, & Administration. She has a long history of serving those in need. From volunteer work in India, to inner city youth in Minneapolis, to tsunami-relief efforts in Thailand, she has always been drawn to diverse cultures. Being part of New Day’s involvement with Montana’s Native American Reservations has been a particular highlight throughout the years.
Anna earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Education & Psychology from Concordia University, minoring in International Studies & Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood, and received a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from MSU-B. She resides on a little farm with her husband, daughter, and many animals. A favorite quote is, “When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself” by John Spence.