We are passionate about our mission to provide the support, training and resources to help you and your clients succeed. We love hearing and sharing the “whys” of those who are chasing their dreams of helping make the world a better place. Our students choose to pursue an education in the behavioral healthcare field for various reasons, and we’re proud to be a part of their journeys toward making a difference. Each month we feature a student who is on the path to truly making an impact on the lives of others.

Our Student of the Month, Frederic Lastar, shares his experience with ATI:



These days, I’m semi-retired but I work as a Coach Manager for a tele-health recovery program. Aside from that, I spend my time going on walks, golfing, and spending time with my wife and three daughters. To me, learning is a lifelong pursuit and one of the things I enjoy most. This goes hand in hand with the work I do. Helping people to improve their life in whatever area they are seeking improvement is my goal.

After receiving my degree in Aerospace Engineering from the US Naval Academy, I shifted focus to health and earned my MBA in Health Services Management from Webster University. I then went one step further and studied at Oxford, obtaining my DMgt in Learning and Leadership.

I arrived at ATI because now, living in a rural area, the online community is the best way for me to learn. The program has lived up to its reputation, particularly the professional experiences shared by the instructors, and their practical applications. With the knowledge I’m gaining from ATI, I’ll be able to move on from peer recovery work and into counseling.

The program I work with reaches all over the world, so what I enjoy most about my work is getting to see how addiction is dealt with from place to place. Now that I’m on the path to being certified, I’m looking forward to supporting the coaches I work with, and making a positive difference in many lives across the globe.

Making a positive difference across the globe: Meet Frederic Lastar