Leadership Team

Norwil (Noy) Frial-Lopez, Psy.D., MHS, CADC
Executive Director

Norwil (Noy) Frial-Lopez joined PEER Services in November 2022.  With a 25-year history of non-profit service, Noy was drawn to PEER’s vision of a community free from the harmful cycles of trauma, substance use, and addiction.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor, Noy has dedicated his career working with underserved communities and has developed a wealth of leadership and clinical experience in health and human services. His areas of interest and expertise are in developing innovative programs and services in mental health, substance use, crisis stabilization, housing, education, and case management.

Noy received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago and his Master’s in Health Science from Governors State University.  He is a graduate of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Executive Leadership Program.  When not at PEER, Noy enjoys traveling and having fun with family and friends.

Jahmillia Frye, LPN
Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) Program Director

Jahmillia leads PEER Services’ Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) program, which includes provision of medication, counseling, and case management for adult clients with opioid use disorders. In this role, Jahmillia works in conjunction with the program’s Medical Director and oversees the nursing and counseling staff, as well as PEER Service’s new Mobile MAR program which will bring MAR resources into the community. She works with her team to provide personalized, coordinated care to all clients with a focus on safety and individual health needs. 

Prior to PEER Services, Jahmillia was a Unit Manager for the Renaissance of South Shore. Jahmillia is a Licensed Practical Nurse and also holds certifications in Pulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Support Aide. 

Erin Orme, LCSW, CADC
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Program Director

As the leader of outpatient counseling at PEER Services, Erin oversees the Early Intervention, Adult and Adolescent Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Program, and DUI Risk Education programs, as well as outreach and community-based programs. Previously, she provided direct counseling as a Staff Therapist.

Prior to her work with PEER Services, Erin worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the field of HIV/AIDS, as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer and as a Tutor and Mentor with high school students. Erin Orme holds a Master’s of Social Service Administration degree from University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, And Practice. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor.

Brian Richards, MSW
Operations Director

Brian Richards is PEER’s Operations Manager and he holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Leadership in Developmental Social Services from Loyola University Chicago. He has 10 years of diverse managerial experience in social services, specifically with adults/adolescents with developmental and behavioral disabilities. Prior to working with PEER, Brian was a Program Supervisor for an ICF short-term care facility for disabled adults and minors located in Minnesota. He also held a Program Coordinator position for a community supportive living home, also located in Minnesota. In his experience he learned the importance of a client first approach from all facets within an organization. Brian brings this compassion and desire to assist the community and its individuals with the knowledge from past experiences to PEER.

Erin Tegge, AM, LSW
Prevention Director

As the leader of PEER’s Prevention Program, Erin manages and collaborates with the prevention team, who work closely with the Evanston, New Trier Township and Glenview/Northbrook communities. She oversees implementation of best practices in prevention education and data collection and analysis of local trends in youth mental health and substance use. An expert in youth prevention, Erin regularly provides consultation and delivers presentations for youth, families, school staff, and community stakeholders.

Erin joined PEER in 2014 and has over 15 years of experience in substance use prevention and social work. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s in Social Service Administration (Social Work) from the University of Chicago.

Anne Brown
Development Director

Anne is responsible for raising funds to support our prevention and treatment programs through individual giving, events and foundation and corporate grants. Prior to joining PEER Services, Anne spent twelve years supporting the launch of new public schools at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, including development to community engagement and fundraising strategies. Previously, Anne served as a qualitative evaluation researcher and Boston Public Schools middle school teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Brown University, where she also completed a teacher education program.

Anthony Hunter, MA, LCPC
Community Outreach & Engagement Programs Manager

Anthony oversees PEER’s treatment outreach programming, coordinates substance use treatment services with community partners, as well as builds relationships amongst community members. Anthony is also a clinician on the Adult and Adolescent team where he provides individual outpatient counseling and supports clients on their path to recovery.

Anthony joined Peer in 2020 and holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, with a specialization in substance use counseling from Adler University and is a licensed professional counselor. Anthony strives to reduce client barriers in providing accessible treatment services, increasing substance use awareness and de-stigmatizing the disease of addiction. 

Gretchen Igliori, MSW, LCSW
Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) Program Manager

Gretchen is the program manager of the Joint Commission Accredited Adult Medication Assisted Recovery Program at PEER Services. She holds an undergraduate degree with a major in Sociology and minors in Women’s Studies and Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington. She also holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University, Indianapolis and she is a licensed clinical social worker.

With over 20 years of experience in addressing substance use disorders, Gretchen brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to her role. Before joining PEER Services, Gretchen’s career covered diverse areas, including domestic violence, grief and loss, HIV/AIDS care, homelessness, inpatient hospitalization, and mental health. Her background, her dedication and understanding, and her holistic approach to addiction treatment and recovery help to ensure that PEER Services provides compassionate, trauma-focused, evidenced-based care to all who seek help. Gretchen’s collaborative approach fosters a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. She believes in a harm-reduction approach, recognizing that each individual’s journey towards recovery is unique and requires personalized support in which clients feel valued and empowered to take charge of their health and well-being.

Monica Morris, LCPC, ATR
Expressive Therapies Coordinator

As the Expressive Therapy Program Coordinator, Monica oversees and facilitates art therapy programming for teen and adult clients at PEER. She is passionate about harm reduction and eliminating barriers to both the arts and mental health care. Monica works collaboratively with clients and staff across programs, as well as with organizations in the community. Prior to joining the team at PEER in 2021, Monica worked as an Expressive Therapist on an inpatient psychiatric unit and 28-day residential rehabilitation program. Her background also includes administrative experience in the non-profit arts sector and higher education. Monica received her MA in Art Therapy and Counseling (2020) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Sculpture (2015) from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). Monica believes that art is a catalyst for creating new possibilities within recovery.

Brittnay Ruszkowski
Office and Facilities Manager

Brittnay’s bio is coming soon.