Alumni & Aftercare Specialists
About our Alumni program
Our comprehensive program provides ongoing support for our patients for months and years, not just days and weeks. The personal stories and experiences shared by our alumni help our current patients who are facing similar challenges. Our alumni activities range from virtual networking to numerous volunteer opportunities to help all members stay engaged and connected.
Alumni & Aftercare Specialists
Lexie Leehan, CRC is the Alumni and Aftercare Supervisor for Lakeview Health. As an alumna of the program, she truly understands what our patients go through while they are here and after they discharge. Originally from a small town in Northwest Pennsylvania, Lexie made the decision to completely change her people, places and things, and come to Jacksonville, Florida to begin her journey in recovery. After completing treatment in January 2015, she went to a local sober living in Jacksonville and started engaging with our True North Alumni support groups and events. In 2017, Lakeview Health hired Lexie as the Aftercare Coordinator at the Rose knowing she would be able to use her personal experience to help other women. Lexie believes Lakeview Health gave her the knowledge and the tools she needed to stay sober, and says she feels honored to pay it forward to patients during their stay with us and afterwards as True North Alumni.
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David loves having the opportunity to help people find a path to recovery and he believes that aftercare is essential to building a solid foundation. One benefit to being a person in recovery is using his own experiences, before and after sobriety, to help people see the benefit of this way of life. David has been in recovery since 2014 and enjoys being of service to others by staying consistently active in the local recovery community. He struggled to live a substance-free life for many years and after many failed attempts, he finally reached a place of willingness which lead to the action needed to recover. David has found that all of his experiences, good and bad, have become his greatest assets because they afford him the ability to support Lakeview Health’s patients rediscover hope.
Hailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare from the University of North Florida. Hailey started her career journey at Lakeview Health in January of 2020 as an Aftercare Coordinator. She enjoys helping individuals find the resources they need to continue their recovery journey. Hailey is dedicated to empowering women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to reach their full potential.
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Isabella Motta, CRC, started with Lakeview in 2019. Her passion for helping others stems from her own recovery journey. As a certified recovery coach, she serves as a role model, advocate, and mentor to recovering individuals.
Isabella moved to Jacksonville in 2018 from Waycross, Georgia. She moved to start a new life, to learn and grow in her sobriety, and to care for her family. Isabella has volunteered in leadership roles with many organizations including United Way, Feeding Northeast FL, Salvation Army, local nursing homes and churches, and within her recovery community.
In her spare time, Isabella likes to work out, travel, cook unique recipes, spend time outdoors, practice yoga and meditation, and play the ukulele. Isabella loves spending time with her family, friends, three dogs, and her girlfriend who is also in recovery.
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Ryan Teague started in 2018 as an Alumni Coordinator for the men’s program, the Star at Lakeview Health. Ryan firmly believes Lakeview Health’s ideals and mission statement personally align with his own, so choosing Lakeview Health for employment was a great fit. Ryan is a nationally certified recovery coach and has been active in his recovery journey for a significant amount of time. He has lived in Jacksonville Beach for thirty-five-plus years and loves spending his weekends at the beach, boating, or playing a round of golf. He is extremely passionate about helping others achieve and maintain their sobriety and is always willing to be of service to his fellow colleagues, our patients, and the community.
Jessica works to ensure all patients are set up for success in and out of treatment. As a part of the aftercare team, Jessica arranges continued treatment and ensures all clients have the resources they need to continue to work on themselves and their recovery. Jessica’s hands-on involvement with patients gives her the insight and rapport to best understand their needs and establish an aftercare plan individually tailored to each patient. Her dedication to detail enables a well-rounded, holistic approach to patient care.
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Tony began his career as the Alumni Coordinator at Stepping Stone Center of Recovery in 2019. But his journey really started in 2016, when Tony found himself in the grips of addiction and went into treatment at Stepping Stone Center of Recovery. After receiving the message of hope and a strong recovery foundation, he began helping others by earning his Graduate’s Certificate in Addiction and Recovery from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. As his passion for helping others with addiction grew Tony continued this journey by relocating to Jacksonville, FL. Tony uses his certification in substance use disorders, experiences of over 5 years in recovery, and the mental focus he learned, in his previous career as a PGA golf professional, to help patients in recovery coaching groups. Tony is a Certified Recovery Coach and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mercyhurst University.