Meet the Team

David “Rusty” Woods, MC, LPC

Executive Director

Rusty Woods earned his Bachelor’s in Social Work from Arizona State University in 1987 and Master’s in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 1995. He completed his internship at Christian Family Care and was employed there as a counselor for several years. He worked for Arizona State agencies providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services and worked for 10+ years in Arizona’s Child Welfare system. He also provided treatment for high-risk youth and families dealing with issues from child abuse, trauma, grief and loss, parent-child relationship, couple relationship, and divorce reaction. He specializes in working with children, teens, and families.

Ashli Dow

Associate Director

Ashli Dow earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona in 2009, and post-baccalaureate certificates in Secondary Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education from Rio Salado College. Ashli was a Special Education Coordinator for eight years in multiple school settings including a self-contained private school for students with autism, an all-girls charter high school for at-risk teen girls, and an accelerated college-prep charter school. She has experience working with children with a variety of disabilities, backgrounds, and history of trauma. Ashli has committed her career to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through education and life skills development.

Misty Swisher

Administrative Coordinator

Misty began her career in the medical field working closely with patients as a nurse while fulfilling many other duties as a Front Office Administrator. Over the years she worked with individuals with Special Needs as a Direct Care staff, as a manager at a San Diego area agency working with adults with Downs Syndrome, and at a Day Program focused on deaf and hearing-impaired individuals. In 2015 Misty moved to Arizona to work with Anodyne Development as the Administrative Coordinator. Misty has made it her goal to serve others any way she can.

Genevieve “Jeannie” Benavidez

Developmental Home Director

Jeannie was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  She has worked as a Licensing Specialist for Adult Developmental & Child Developmental homes since 2006. Jeannie is passionate about helping others and working directly with people. She enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with family.

Sandra Chavez

Developmental Home Licensing Specialist

Sandra was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Her studies are in Early Childhood Education. She started off working in Early Intervention, then transitioned to a licensing worker. She has been a licensing worker for over 15 years. Sandra is passionate about helping others and working directly with people. Sandra enjoys working out, cooking, spending time with her family and her two dogs, Kholie and Layla.

Kat Crawford

Residential Program Coordinator

Kat began working with Individuals with special needs at a day program after graduating high school in 2011. In 2013 Kat began working at Anodyne as a Direct Care Provider in one of our Residential Group Homes. Kat was promoted to a Supervisor in 2016 and worked closely with the staff she supervised and the administrative team. In 2017 Kat was promoted to the Group Home Coordinator and became a member of Administrative team at Anodyne. Kat has an Associate’s Degree in Family Life Education and is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Kat is passionate about her job and loves serving her community by supporting individuals with disabilities.

Cassidy Swiatowiec

Scheduling Coordinator

Cassidy earned a bachelor’s degree in Science and Psychology from Arizona State University in 2018. She is the scheduling coordinator at Anodyne and plans on furthering her education by obtaining a Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Cassidy is passionate about improving productivity in the workplace setting as well as helping to improve the lives of the people that she meets. She enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and is constantly reading up on new psychological journals.

Jacob Woods

Supervisor, Frier Home

Lamar Walton

Supervisor, Malapai Home

Cindy Lara

Supervisor, Davis Home

Conesha Washington

Supervisor, Villa Maria Home

Valencia Williams

Supervisor, Cactus Home

Eulalah House

Supervisor, Michigan Home