Who We Are
Vitality Unlimited’s mission is to create new paths to better lives by providing services and programs that promote positive life choices, improve the quality of life, and reduce the number of people dependent on alcohol and other drugs.
Governed by an unpaid, elected Board of Directors representing the community at large, Vitality Unlimited is a not-for-profit, Nevada 501(c)(3) corporation with a long, successful history of providing community services, affordable housing, and high-quality chemical dependency treatment services. This successful record of accomplishment is largely due to the hard work and considerable expertise of its staff, and the guidance of its Board of Directors.
What started in 1971 as a one-person remote outpatient office in Elko has now become a social safety net for all of Nevada. The Vitality Unlimited umbrella organization reflects the broadened scope of our nonprofit community service agency. Vitality Unlimited mission is to help improve the health and welfare of society by reducing the number of individuals dependent on alcohol and other drugs; as well as establishing and fostering linkages, services and programs that improve the quality of life.
Long ago Vitality Unlimited began to weave into the threads of our culture an integrated network of co-occurring treatment services with clinical and non-clinical modalities, designed so that an individual’s changing needs were met as the individual moves through the treatment and recovery process. Our levels of care are certified by the Behavioral Health Prevention and Treatment Agency and our treatment facilities licensed through the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC). These levels of care include Evaluation Center, ASAM Levels I/COD, II.1/COD, II.5/COD, III.1/COD, III.5/COD, and III.2 WM/COD, and transitional housing for adults and adolescents. Locations currently include Elko, Carson City, Winnemucca, Reno, Sun Valley and Las Vegas.
With this as a foundation, Vitality Unlimited added to our continuum of care for substance abuse and mental health clients, bi-lingual services, pet therapy, transitional and low income affordable housing for families, seniors and homeless veterans. Vitality Unlimited recognizes that success must be earned through innovation, hard work, responsiveness to client and employee needs, and integrity in all business practices.
Ester Qulici, Chief Executive Officer
Ester Quilici is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Administrator of Vitality Unlimited. She is Certified as a Program Administrator through the State of Nevada. Quilici is also a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC), Licensed National Addictions Counselor II (NCACII), and a Substance Abuse Professional approved by DOT and FAA. She is certified as a Qualified Tax Credit Manager and licensed as a Notary Public. In 2014, she was selected as one of one hundred and fifty women within the State of Nevada for the Women of Diversity Project for the Sesquicentennial Nevada Statehood Celebration. Quilici is on the SAPTA Advisory Board and serves on a number of sub-committees. She is also a member of Soroptimist International of Northeastern Nevada, the Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA), the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), and the Humboldt Area River Project (HARP) Committee.
Dottye Dexter, Chief Financial Officer
Dottye Dexter has been the Chief Financial Officer of Vitality Unlimited since August 2001. Prior to joining Vitality Unlimited, she was an accountant at McMullen, McPhee and Company, LLC. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NSCPA), and the Nevada State Board of Accountancy (NSBOA). She holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration, both from Idaho State University. Dexter is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Nevada License #3579.