Meet Our Staff
We’re Here to Help
Meet the people who are ready to help you change your life and get back on track. Our dedicated team of professionals and experts are here for your every need. Each member of our staff has gone through extensive training to help provide you with the support you need. Contact us today.
Dr Dereck Cromhout
Founder (Born 08-11-1955 - Died 18-07-2018)
Dereck was our CEO, he had walked the recovery road for 23 years, helping others and is a testimony that lives can change. Dereck was registered as a level three addictions councellor with the Board of Addiction Profesionals SA ('BAPSA') and also a member of the Association of Christian Councellors SA ('ACSSA'). He was a visiting Professor for Therapon University and has been ordained as a Pastor by both the World Evangelical Ministry International
('WEMI') and Damascus Ministries. Dereck was Jericho Recovery Centres visionary and founder. His biggest desire was to connect with the hearts of the people he deals with.
Managing Director, Counsellor and Life Coach
Lukas is our Managing Director at Jericho Recovery Centre, and ensures that our facility and care are second to none. After 13 years of active addiction, Lukas has been in recovery now for 10 years helping people in their recovery. Having started as a volunteer he then became a counsellor and was one of the founding members of Jericho Recovery Centre. Lukas also does life coaching, helping people move beyond the life of addiction so they can start dreaming again and see a positive future for themselves. Lukas's heart is to show people the incredible value they carry as individuals, as well as for them to develop their identity, to come to know who they truly are. He firmly believes that when people know who they are, and when they value and love themselves they, by the nature of things, will be productive in their decision making and move forward in their lives.
Marketing Director, Counsellor and Finance
Kevin has a passion for teaching and counselling. He loves leading people who are in the same predicament as he was out of the grips of active addiction into healthy and happy lifestyles. He has an amazing sense of humor and really cares about the people he works with. Kevin also oversees all logistics and stock management for the centre.
Ralph De Nobrega
Public Relations, "Addicted 2 Life" Leader and Counsellor.
Ralph has a passion for working with addicts and teaching the Word of God. He has great integrity, always goes the extra mile, is super patient and a real peoples person. Ralph is driven to see each one of our clients succeed and is a great inspiration always believing the best about people. Ralph also heads up the Centre's Addicted to Life ('A2L') Community Support initiative focusing on giving addicts, recovering addicts and their loved ones tools to live informed, free and empowered lives.
Tafadzwa Leveni (Faffy)
Head Social Worker
Faffy has vast social work experience in addiction treatment and recovery. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work registered with the South African Council for Social Services Professions. She is a certified addictions counsellor (Level 3) registered with the Board of Addiction Professionals South Africa (BAPSA). Faffy is committed to her work and she cares deeply about our clients.
Operations Manager and Counsellor
Jacques is our Operations Manager and a counsellor at Jericho, Jacques is a good leader and mentor, he loves working with people and helping addicts to recovery is close to his heart.
Sister Sbahle Mathebula
Full Time Professional Registered Nurse
Is a qualified registered professional Nurse who completed her Bachelor of Technology in Nursing Science at Durban University of Technology in 2016. She has 3 years’ experience in nursing and has also served in the ICU unit at Dalview Life Hospital. The reason why she chose nursing as a career is she finds it challenging, interesting and most of all loves making a difference in people’s lives daily.
Auxilliary Social Worker and Counsellor
Dirk Steinman is our Auxillary social worker and a counsellor. Dirk has great diligence and enthusiasm when it comes to dealing with social work and community upliftment projects.
Lindie is our Administrator at Jericho, all communication goes through her. She is in daily contact with everyone receiving treatment at Jericho Recovery Centre, as well as their families.
Tammy is the wife of the MD Lukas Loock. She is a part of a powerhouse team that is sold out for Jesus that brings people out of addiction to freedom. Tammy is the first point of contact and has a passion for families to see them whole and restored. She facilitates the process of Helping the families get their loved ones into our treatment facility so that they can break the chains of addiction and walk out of here free and be an asset to society.
We’d be happy to speak with you at any time.