Pam Lori Jeanine

Pam Kubesh, Director (left)

Jeanine Porter, Clinical Director, 
BS, LADC (right)

Lori Hanson, Administrator, 
MA, LADC (center)

Jeanine Porter, BS, LADC


Jeanine is the clinical director and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor of Divine Hope Counseling.  As a clinical director, she is able to offer various kinds of therapy instructions that address the complexities of addiction treatment and recovery, provide necessary supervision and administration to employees, initiate and formulate treatment planning and discharge planning which assist clients in recognizing and assisting them through emotional/behavioral/cognitive conditions and complications of addiction.  She takes necessary actions regarding the administration of policy, procedures and state licensure requirements, works as the responsible authority for all aspects of program services, provide supervision in proper management to all professionals, staff, interns and volunteers; and supervise treatment actions for clients.  Jeanine earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology and a Minor in Speech with St. Cloud State University and received her training as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor from Ridgewater College.  Jeanine has been a licensed alcohol and drug counselor for the past 15 years with the State Operated Service, once known as the Bradley Center and now as Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (CARE).  Jeanine chose to start a new chapter in her life as clinical director with Divine Hope Counseling in March 2009.



Lori Hanson, MA, LADC 

Lori is the administrator and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor of Divine Hope Counseling.  As administrator, she strives to address the complexities of addiction treatment and recovery across the continuum of care.  Lori received her Master of Arts degree as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies which provides an available network of outstanding addiction professionals who are in the forefront of knowledge, skill and leadership in the addictions field. The experience at Hazelden provided Lori with knowledge of addiction science and research, Twelve Step methodology, counseling approaches, strategies, knowledge and skills necessary for working and growing as an addiction professional.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and a Minor in Coaching and Reading with Moorhead State University.  Lori had twenty years of experience helping special needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness while working at Renville County Community Residences as a qualified mental retardation professional, QMRP.  Lori continues her role as personnel director with Divine Home Care since 2005.



Pam Kubesh, LICSW
Mental Health Director


Biograhphy coming soon!


Barb Norbie

Barb is the “go to” person for needs of the staff of Divine Hope Counseling.  She wants to learn as much as she can and do the BEST that she can. "I don’t know if I have arrived at the 'Captain' position yet, but will keep trying to do my best.  That is all I can do." Barb has much “on the job” training. She was a professional “home maker” years ago and got pretty good at it, then, decided “they” needed more cash…so, here she is! Barb's passion is to do the best she can, work hard, be a great co-worker and leave work after the day saying to herself, "This day went well." 
Barb is learning more and more about people in general, their desires, their strengths, hurts and weaknesses.  It hurts her to see clients struggle - she wants them to be happy with life and believes the staff at Divine Hope Counseling are GREAT at what they do. She gets her passion for this type of work from the staff here.
Barb hopes to keep learning about Chemical Addiction and Drug addiction, has hopes and prayers for these folks that struggle.  "They have feelings just like me and I know I can’t change them, they have to want to change."  She loves office work and learning new things. Barb has worked many years in the “Office Arena”.  She enjoys having fun at work and feels everyone at Divine Hope Counseling has such great senses of humor! "Why can’t we laugh at work?  As long as we are serious when we need to be and get our work done." Barb's committment to doing the best job she can helps her leave work knowing she has made a difference, her compassion and willingness to work hard and learn new things make her an integral part of the team. God is the most important person in Barb's life, as well as her husband (who is a ROCK), kids and grandkids. Barb and her husband enjoy traveling and he LOVES to renovate homes, they enjoy visiting shut ins and they share a strong faith in God and Jesus Christ.  Barb and her husband TRY to live according to God’s Word.


Cat is our resident cheerer upper. He loves roaming the halls and comforting those who need a purr or playing with those who need a laugh or batting at those who need an attitude adjustment.




Charlamagne is our Mascot. He loves to greet and meet everyone and shares the unconditional love only a dog can give.



Other members of the Treatment Team



Sheila Iverson, AS, LADC


Sheila is the Continuing Care counselor for the Women's Group and the Men's Group. She helps her clients to gain skills in their lives to be able to continue growing in their new recovery life style of living drug and alcohol free. She encourages them, guides them, praises them and teaches them in a respectful setting and manner. Sheila was educated at Cambridge Community College and Minneapolis Community College where she received her Associates of Science and her Certificate for Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Her passion for counseling in the drug and alcohol field has to do with her brother dying from an alcohol related death in 1986 and she also has other family members who have struggled with alcoholism. Having been surrounded by this disease she wants to make a difference in other's lives, to help them to understand it and learn to live with the disease and not die from it. Sheila has been in this field for 25 years she she started as a technician. She has worked with Caucasion, Native Americans and African Americans, adults and adolescents, in different capacities including inpatient and outpatient programs, detox programs, parent education, and parent advocate in a court setting. In all of the 25 years of her work experience Sheila says, "More than anything I have learned, I like people and I love to help them succeed in life." Sheila Has compassion for people and the ability to meet them where they are, not where she wants them to be. She does not pass judgement on others and she loves people of all ethnic groups and respects each person's culture. Sheila spends her free time with her husband and pets as her children are grown and scattered across the nation.


Tisha Ellinger, Life Coach


Tisha is the Life Coach and Quality Assurance professional at Divine Hope Couseling. She received her BA from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA was ordained as a minister from the Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA, is a certified Advanced Pranic Healer and her Law of Attraction Life Coach certification is in progress from Quantum Success Coaching Academy. Tisha loves to help people find a deeper level of happiness and fulfillment. Over the years, going from the Education Director at a modeling school to Speaker to Life Coach, Tisha can find something positive in any negative situation. With her positive, compassionate outlook, sense of humor, strong intuitive sense - her inner gyroscope, she is able to stay calm through the storms. And in doing so, helps others find the strength to get through the storms as well. She loves gardening, being outdoors, decorating, sewing, knitting, yoga and prevention nutrition. Tisha loves to write and is currently writing a book. Born in Hawaii and moving to Minnesota due to a tradgey in the family brought her family closer together and helped start Tisha's spiritual journey. Tisha says, "How I see my job is to help strengthen people's sense of their true selves so they are more empowered to live chemically free in the world."



Clients will have access to all members of the Treatment Team according to assessment and/or personal request.


"Most of the shadows of this

 life are caused by standing in

 one's own sunshine"

Ralph Waldo Emerson