Meet the team at Arista Recovery

Robert Olivarez

Vice President of Operations



Robert has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix with an emphasis in Human Services and a Master’s in Social Work degree from Arizona State University. Whether working on the Crisis Response Team in a hospital setting or working with addicts and their families, his quiet confidence and compassionate heart provide a safe atmosphere for those around him. Robert has numerous years of experience facilitating individual, group, and 12-step work in the addiction field. Robert has hands-on experience in all aspects of the substance abuse field, holding a variety of clinical and administrative positions, delivering and managing all aspects of the business including the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in several successful centers throughout the country. Robert has transformed the delivery of treatment services through innovative programming and strategically leveraging resources to improve the care of clients. State licensing, credentialing, start-ups, insurance contracting, and all areas of operations are areas in which Robert is able to assist his clients. Robert has a strong commitment to addiction recovery and believes we all deserve to live a valuable, productive life in the community. In his off time, Robert is devoted to his family. He is blessed with 3 daughters and a wonderful wife. They enjoy the outdoors and raising livestock together on their farm. Recovery is a family affair and Robert’s family is the embodiment of this philosophy.

“Going to Arista Recovery was the best decision I’ve ever made. The counselors helped me grow in my recovery journey, from someone who was shy and uncomfortable sharing my feelings to a leader in meetings who now understands the reasons for my struggles and how to move past them.”
Kristen W. - Patient
“Arista’s newest location is a true pillar of the Paola community. The workers care deeply about their patients and are providing so many people with new beginnings. It's amazing to see the progress in people’s recovery journeys.
Lois B. - Patient
“A few people in my AA group went to Arista Recovery and they only had nice things to say about it. When I went through a short relapse I followed their advice and went there to get my head straight, and I’m so glad I did. Getting help at Arista is what stopped my mistake from defining my life again.
Kathryn A - Patient
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