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Servant Leadership Approach

At Lakeview Health, servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and set of leadership practices. Instead of one person holding the decision-making power, we believe in sharing power. We put the needs of others first and help people develop and perform as highly as possible. Below is a chart that shows what servant leadership looks like within the Lakeview Health organization.

What Servant Leadership Means For Lakeview Health

Senior leadership at Lakeview Health share the belief that the staff members are the experts in their specific jobs. They are the people who are most familiar with their duties and with our patients’ needs. Servant leadership means that employee feedback is welcome, suggestions encouraged, and recommendations taken seriously so that as an organization, our practices and needs of the medical & psychiatric team and clinical staff are understood and addressed. Leadership trusts our employees and listens to them. We believe that all staff members are leaders, each contributing to making a difference because they are able to identify challenges and offer solutions. When our staff is empowered to make day-to-day decisions, we know our patients and families receive the best care possible.

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Jim Evanger

President & CEO

Jim Evanger holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.  He grew up in suburban Chicago, where he lived most of his life before moving to Florida in 2007. From start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, he has over 25 years of leadership experience in diverse businesses, including as CEO of companies starting from scratch and challenging turnarounds.  Jim is passionate about implementing exceptional patient care and sees the value of building a team that shares that commitment.  He enjoys his free time with his wife of almost 25 years and their two children.

Jim Evanger

Team: Leadership

President & CEO

Alan Goodstat

LCSW

Chief Operating Officer

Alan Goodstat is a licensed clinical social worker and holds an advanced degree in Social Work from Columbia University. As senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Lakeview Health, Alan has more than three decades of experience in behavioral health and substance abuse operations. He works collaboratively with clinical and medical leadership to address all internal and external regulatory compliance for the 220-bed dual-diagnosis and addiction treatment facility. He supports, trains, and coaches utilization review and clinical staff on documentation and direct care issues. Alan works closely in the development and implementation of third party insurance providers and compliance documentation for the DEA, JCAHO, AHCA, DCF, FDA, CSAT, DOH and CMS. He has been instrumental in integrating EMR and lab services into residential treatment centers.

Alan Goodstat

Team: Leadership

LCSW

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie Stevens

M.S., CRC, CAP

VP of Operations

Jamie Stevens began her career at Lakeview Health as a primary therapist before being promoted to clinical director, then transitioning into her role as VP of Operations. She is responsible for ensuring all facilities run smoothly, clinical programming, and day-to-day operations. Jamie graduated from the University of North Florida with a master’s degree in health science, and is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and a certified addiction professional (CAP).

Jamie Stevens

Team: Leadership

M.S., CRC, CAP

VP of Operations

Derek Gwaltney

Executive VP of Business Development

Derek Gwaltney brings 18 years of high performing sales and management experience in the pharmaceutical and addiction industries. His extensive experience and consistently striving for excellence helps Derek lead Lakeview Health in becoming a top-notch addiction treatment provider and facilitating strong recovery for our patients. He is responsible for managing the National Accounts marketing team who partner with large employer groups, safety-sensitive professionals, professional athletes, and others to provide individualized, specialty care to their constituents. Derek and his team seek to understand the various needs of each National Account and work closely with the clinical team to ensure the best outcomes possible. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from East Carolina University, and spends his spare time playing golf, working out, and spending time with his family.

Derek Gwaltney

Team: Leadership

Executive VP of Business Development

Lantie Jorandby

M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jorandby graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University of Florida. For seven years, Dr. Jorandby worked as a staff psychiatrist and mental health supervisor at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Viera, Florida. After completing her an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University, Dr. Jorandby became Medical Director for the dual diagnosis unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. She also served as faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. After relocating to Washington, DC, Dr. Jorandby worked as the Chief Psychiatrist at Amen Clinic, where she has been for the last four years before joining Lakeview Health.

Lantie Jorandby

Team: Leadership

M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Kari Fox

MA

Director of Marketing

Since entering the mental health field in 2007, Kari Fox strives to help individuals discover the resources available to help them recover and lead full, healthy lives. She joined Lakeview Health in 2016 as the director of digital marketing, and has since been promoted to director of marketing overseeing all marketing efforts. Kari earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Kari Fox

Team: Leadership

MA

Director of Marketing

Charlie Mercer

Director of Information Technology

Charlie Mercer

Team: Leadership

Director of Information Technology

Sara Holt

PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

Sara Holt has more than ten years of experience in various capacities of human resources, and holds both a professional human resources certificate (PHR) and a SHRM-CP certification. She joined Lakeview Health in 2013 as the human resources recruiter before being promoted to director of human resources. Sara leads the human resources team to ensure Lakeview Health remains a center of excellence and employer of choice. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources and business management from the University of North Iowa.

Sara Holt

Team: Leadership

PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

George Kocher

VP of Admissions & Support Services

George Kocher

Team: Leadership

VP of Admissions & Support Services

Mark Gerges

M.D.

Director of Utilization Review

Mark M. Gerges, MD earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Florida A&M University. After obtaining a Medical Degree from Spartan Health Services University, he went on to complete a Clinical and Surgical Medicine rotation across several Florida hospitals. Dr. Gerges joined Lakeview Health in 2015 and was promoted to the Director of Utilization Review in 2017. He oversees the six-physician department responsible for certifying admission appropriateness, medical necessity, lengths of stay, and discharge planning. Dr. Gerges and the UR Department ensure that Lakeview Health maintains compliance with JCAHO and CARF and exceed insurance standards; interact directly with insurance carriers; and review and audit the work of doctors, nurses, therapists, and dietitians from admission to discharge to ensure benefits are used appropriately, and not in excess.

Mark Gerges

Team: Medical & Psychiatric

Location: The Rose

M.D.

Director of Utilization Review

Stephanie Smith

Director of Business Office

Stephanie Smith began her career at Lakeview Health in 2004 as a mental health technician. She worked through the ranks holding positions as a medical records clerk, admission coordinator, and medical records manager before being promoted to the director of business office in 2012. Stephanie is responsible for providing quality customer service, medical records compliance, and the admission process pertaining to benefits once a patient is admitted to Lakeview Health.

Stephanie Smith

Team: Leadership

Director of Business Office

Clayton Tressler

Executive Chef

Clayton Tressler

Team: Leadership

Executive Chef

Donna Campbell

Director of Collections

Since joining Lakeview Health in 2006, Donna Campbell has worked in all aspects from admissions to intake, and human resources to billing and collections. She leads the collections team responsible for ensuring patients and families get the most insurance coverage according to their plan and access the best care possible.

Donna Campbell

Team: Leadership

Director of Collections

Adrian Blotner

MD, FAPA

Director of Psychiatry & Pain Recovery

Adrian Blotner, M.D., FAPA joined Lakeview Health in 2016 as our lead psychiatrist. He was promoted to Director of Psychiatry and Pain Recovery Program in 2017. He is board certified in both Psychiatry and Pain Medicine, and previously served as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Pain Medicine Division at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Past positions include Medical Director of the Dual Diagnosis & Chronic Pain Programs at JoEllen Smith Hospital in New Orleans, Chairman of the Psychiatry Department at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, and Clinical Faculty at the University of Tennessee Department of Psychiatry in Memphis. Dr. Blotner earned his bachelor’s degree in Physiologic Psychology from Tulane University, completed a Harvard Medical School Externship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed his Internship & Fellowship in psychiatry at the Ochsner Clinic & Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Blotner is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Adrian Blotner

Team: Medical & Psychiatric

MD, FAPA

Director of Psychiatry & Pain Recovery

Ellen Ovson

MD, FASAM

Medical Director

Dr. Ellen Ovson, M.D., FASAM joined Lakeview Health in 2017. She has more than 18 years of experience in addiction medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. As Lakeview Health’s medical director, she leads the entire medical team and serves at the authority on all medical issues. Dr. Ovson earned her undergraduate degree at Emory University and graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama. She did her internship at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in North Carolina and her residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, where she held several leadership positions.

Ellen Ovson

Team: Medical & Psychiatric

MD, FASAM

Medical Director

Kacie Sasser

ARNP, MSN, FNP-C, CARN

Senior Director of Medical Services

Kacie Sasser has 16 years of nursing experience with a special focus in nursing administration and working with individuals with addictions and mental health disorders. She is responsible for leading the nursing and behavioral health technician teams at Lakeview Health. Kacie earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and her master’s in nursing and family nurse practitioner at South University in Savannah, Georgia.

Kacie Sasser

Team: Medical & Psychiatric

ARNP, MSN, FNP-C, CARN

Senior Director of Medical Services

Amanda Jack

M.A., LMHC

Clinical Director

Amanda Jack is a licensed mental health counselor who has worked with dually diagnosed patients since 2002. As Lakeview Health’s clinical director, she is responsible for overseeing clinical services, creating clinical programming, and leading the clinical, patient advocate and wellness teams. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Ball State University.

Amanda Jack

Team: Clinical

M.A., LMHC

Clinical Director

Allison Booth

MS, LPC

Clinical Director of Lakeview Health at The Woodlands, TX

Allison Booth, MS, LPC earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Stephen F. Austin State University, followed by a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Texas Woman’s University. Upon graduation, Allison worked as an intensive outpatient program and individual therapist at Families First in Indianapolis for three years before moving back to Texas. In her position as case management coordinator for Montgomery County Managed Assigned Counsel, she worked with attorneys and law enforcement officials advocating for those with mental health and substance abuse disorders in the criminal justice system. That experience provided her a foundation to accept at position at Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare in Conroe, Texas. As the coordinator of outpatient crisis services and administrator of outpatient mental health services, Allison was responsible for oversight of adult program operations, staff development, and treatment coordination across departments. In her new role at Lakeview Health at The Woodlands, she collaborates with community agencies and practitioners to educate and support recovery from addiction in Montgomery County and North Houston.

Allison Booth

Team: Leadership

Location: The Woodlands

MS, LPC

Clinical Director of Lakeview Health at The Woodlands, TX

Sarah Franklin

M.S., LMHC

Clinical Manager

Sarah Franklin joined the Lakeview Health clinical team in 2013. She is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and works with patients struggling with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of North Florida.

Sarah Franklin

Team: Clinical

Location: The Rose

M.S., LMHC

Clinical Manager

Philip Warrick

LMHC

Clinical Manager

Philip Warrick, LMHC started his career in the field while working as a Substance Abuse Counselor at an inpatient facility in Tampa, Florida focusing specifically on treatment for professionals in the medical field. He also served as a Field-Therapist in the Orlando area working with children struggling with Dual Diagnosis Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Philip started as a therapist at Lakeview Health in 2016, and was promoted two years later to clinical manager of The Star. He is responsible for supporting the Clinical team to ensure patients develop the healthy foundation necessary for long term recovery, and acts as the department’s liaison providing communication ensuring patients receive the high quality of care Lakeview Health stands for. Philip earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida prior to earning his master’s degree in counselor education – mental health counseling from the University of South Florida. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) designation.

Philip Warrick

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

LMHC

Clinical Manager

Alicia Kiernan

MSW

Therapist

Alicia holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Mercyhurst University and an advanced degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. Alicia joined the Lakeview Health team in May 2015 as a graduate level intern. Alicia took on a full time position as Patient Advocate following her internship and has recently transitioned into a therapist role in 2016. Alicia’s previous work experience includes Communities In Schools of Jacksonville where she worked with at-risk youth and their families in the public school system. Alicia is also a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance and has taught yoga, mindfulness and meditation in substance abuse facilities, women’s centers, and inner city schools.

Alicia Kiernan

Team: Clinical

Location: The Rose

MSW

Therapist

Andrea Gwaltney

Client Services Representative

Andrea graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in psychology. She has five years of experience working in both the clinical and business aspects of mental health treatment, including managing a psychiatric residential facility. Most recently she was the human resources and marketing director for a Louisiana-based addiction treatment facility. Andrea assists professional referrals, families and individuals access treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

Territories

  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Andrea Gwaltney

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Andrew Johnson

B.S., M.A., CAP, ICADC

Primary Therapist

Andrew Johnson is a therapist at Lakeview Health. He earned his bachelor’s in political science from Middle Tennessee State University and a second bachelor’s in psychology from Tennessee State University. He received his master’s in addictions counseling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addictions Studies. Prior to joining Lakeview, Andrew worked in addiction intensive outpatient and detox programs. He is a Certified Addictions Professional and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Andrew has been trained in 12-Step Facilitation, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Andrew Johnson

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

B.S., M.A., CAP, ICADC

Primary Therapist

Angela Malone

M.A., LMHC

Weekend Manager

Angela Malone holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lane College and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University and in counseling from Webster University. She is currently working on her doctoral degree in education at Nova Southeastern University. She has more than a decade of experience in addiction treatment.

Angela Malone

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

M.A., LMHC

Weekend Manager

Ashley Harms

RMHCI, CAP, CRC

Four Ten Therapist

Ashley Harms, RMHCI, CAP, CRC joined Lakeview Health as an Aftercare Coordinator in 2014. Since then, she worked her way through the ranks to become a therapist for The Star at Lakeview Health. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of North Florida in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and is a Certified Addiction Professional and a Certified Recovery Coach. She has been working in the field of mental health and addiction since 2012 and has experience in working at both adult and adolescent inpatient treatment facilities. Ashley is also a person in long-term recovery and recognizes her sobriety date on January 13, 2012. She enjoys inspiring other people to live sober, happy lives and to find their life’s meaning.

Ashley Harms

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

RMHCI, CAP, CRC

Four Ten Therapist

Bart Colom

LMHC, MCAP

Therapist

Bart is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, having earned a Bachelor degree in Organizational Management and a Master degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Bart is a Certified Life Coach, Accredited Financial Counselor, and a Master’s level Certified Addiction Professional, with extensive experience as an addictions counselor, mental health counselor and family therapist, both in an inpatient and outpatient basis. He has a passion for helping individuals and couples find healing through an individualized approach that integrates some of the most effective therapeutic modalities, and equipping his clients to use their God-given power to pursue their life’s purpose. Bart has been living in Central Florida since 1991, together with his wife and three children.

Bart Colom

Team: Clinical

LMHC, MCAP

Therapist

Brianne Gill

MA, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Brianne earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in marriage, couple, and family therapy from the University of Central Florida. Brianne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Prior to Lakeview Health Brianne has worked in a community counseling clinic, private practice, and outpatient program for substance abuse. Brianne has experience with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and family conflicts.  Brianne joined the Lakeview Health team in October 2017 with a full time position as a primary therapist and is committed to helping patients address underlying issues and move forward in their lives.

Brianne Gill

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

MA, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Brittany Harmon

MT-BC

Music Therapist

Brittany Harmon is a board-certified music therapist who has served clients in medical, psychiatric and educational settings throughout Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from Stetson University and a master’s degree in music therapy from Florida State University.

Brittany Harmon

Team: Clinical

MT-BC

Music Therapist

Cass Sidone

Client Services Representative

Cass Sidone graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, where she competed on the woman’s varsity tennis team. Since graduating, she’s held numerous sales and key account manager positions, including working with clients in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields. Cass’ passion for health and helping others fight for their lives is what drew her to Lakeview Health’s holistic approach to heal those affected by substance abuse disorder. In her spare time, Cass is either on her yoga mat, at the driving range, or watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones with her two dogs.

Territory

  • North Carolina

Cass Sidone

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Chad Sulak

Client Services Representative

Chad Sulak graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and minor in sociology. Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chad has spent the last six years in the healthcare industry helping individuals through the use of biologics. He currently resides in Dallas and will work to assist those in need of addiction treatment throughout the DFW Metroplex. In his free time, Chad volunteers with the Dallas Fire Department and enjoys helping his community achieve sobriety as well as safety.

Territory

  • Dallas, TX

Chad Sulak

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Crystal Shlifer

Client Services Representative

Crystal Shlifer joined Lakeview Health in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and interdisciplinary social science from Florida Atlantic University, and is a certified addiction professional in the state of Florida and an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor. Her education and experience provides her with extensive knowledge of the clinical, operational, and business development aspects of the addiction treatment field. Crystal also sits on the board of directors for the EAP and Behavioral Network of Florida.

Territory

  • South Florida

Crystal Shlifer

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

David Camp

Client Services Representative

David has been working in addiction treatment since 2015. His personal experience in recovery and work in the field go hand-in-hand toward helping others find resources to live a life in sobriety.
David is ready to help support referents, patients, and families in the South Florida area access community resources and treatment.

Territory

  • Atlanta

David Camp

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Jacqueline Stoll

MSN, MA, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Education

Bowling Green State University

  • BS in Nursing, (BSN)

Boston College

  • MS in Nursing, (MSN)

Columbia University

  • Post Graduate Certification
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner

Aquinas Institute

  • MA in Theology and Health Care Mission and Admin

Training

Certification

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification

Jacqueline Stoll

Team: Medical & Psychiatric

MSN, MA, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Joe Bartholomew

Client Services Representative

Joe Bartholomew joined Lakeview Health in 2018. With more than 20 years of servant leadership and sales experience, Joe had been the recipient of multiple awards and President Club honors. Previously, he worked as a behavioral health consultant, and it was there he developed a strong desire to understand the underlying issues contributing to psychological disorders. Joe is adept in account management, business development, market planning, and sales negotiation. These attributes in conjunction with his passion to help people have shaped his career goals while enjoying personal fulfillment.

Territories

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Joe Bartholomew

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Kaitlyn Pettyjohn

National Accounts Coordinator

Kaitlyn earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Welfare from the University of North Florida. She is now planning to further her education by pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work in hopes to become a therapist. Kaitlyn has been a team player at Lakeview Health since 2014 in which she first gained experience in medical records before transferring to a case management role at the Women’s Program, The Rose of Lakeview.

Kaitlyn Pettyjohn

Team: Clinical

Location: The Rose

National Accounts Coordinator

Katie Armstrong

Client Services Representative

Katie Armstrong has years of experience developing and marketing programs in the healthcare field. She is the cofounder of the PACE Center for Girls and remains active with the local PACE program. She is active in prevention and education organizations in Jacksonville, and serves on the board of Northeast Florida Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NEFCADA). She is also active in the Health Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University.

Territories

  • North Florida
  • Southeast Georgia

Katie Armstrong

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Kelsey Griffith

Alumni Coordinator

Kelsey Griffith joined Lakeview Health in 2018 as a Behavioral Health Associate and the Alumni Aftercare Coordinator at Lakeview Health at The Woodlands, Texas. Originally from Blackwood, New Jersey, Kelsey moved to Spring, Texas to completely change her environment and give her recovery a real chance. After completing treatment in 2015, she dove into Alcoholics Anonymous and finally started doing all that had been suggested to her for so many years. She is a person of long term recovery and hopes patients will someday say the same thing about themselves. In her role at Lakeview, she is responsible for coordinating alumni events, including a staff-alumni softball team, service events, and other sober fun activities. Kelsey is incredibly passionate about her job and loves helping others get back on their feet to realize and achieve their full potential.

Kelsey Griffith

Team: Aftercare

Location: The Woodlands

Alumni Coordinator

Ken Wynn

M.Ed., LMHC, LMFT

Family Therapist

Ken Wynn graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counselor Education. Prior to joining Lakeview, he worked as the Regional Director of Psychological Health with the Navy Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program, as well as Child Guidance Center, private practice, and numerous substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment centers. Ken has over seven years’ experience working in substance abuse treatment and case management, as well as nearly seven years working with families.

Ken Wynn

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

M.Ed., LMHC, LMFT

Family Therapist

Larry McGee

CAP, ICDAC

National Accounts Representative

Larry McGee is a native Floridian who graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences. He brings many years of experience from the UF Health Florida Recovery Center in Gainesville, FL, and is a Certified Addiction Professional and an internationally-certified drug and alcohol counselor. He focuses on building relationships with the various state health professional monitoring boards, and believes Lakeview is poised to be a national leader for treating addiction in health care professionals. Larry is passionate about recovery, having seen first hand how powerful addiction is and the impact it has on families, friends, and careers. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, running, kayaking, and biking.

Larry McGee

Team: Client Services

CAP, ICDAC

National Accounts Representative

Lexie Leehan

Certified Recovery Coach (CRC)

Alumni & Aftercare Supervisor

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.

Lexie Leehan

Team: Aftercare

Certified Recovery Coach (CRC)

Alumni & Aftercare Supervisor

Mary Johns

Patient Advocate

Mary Johns joined Lakeview Health in 2017 as a Behavioral Health Associate. She transferred to the case management department where she now works as a Patient Advocate at The Rose of Lakeview. She helps patients with their employment, legal, and financial needs. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Flagler College in Psychology. She is passionate about encouraging others and helping them find hope and freedom in recovery.

Mary Johns

Team: Clinical

Location: The Rose

Patient Advocate

Melodie Wegner

Alumni Coordinator

Melodie Wegner adds a special element to her role as an Alumni Coordinator because she is also an alumna of the program. She credits having the support of Lakeview Health’s alumni program and aftercare services as a major reason why she has maintained her sobriety. Melodie understands being amongst peers in recovery allows them to be more transparent and open not only in times of struggle, but also in successes. She believes it is a privilege to be in this role because she has a deeper understanding of what it takes to be successful in recovery having gone through and applied what she learned in treatment at Lakeview Health.

Melodie Wegner

Team: Aftercare

Alumni Coordinator

Morgan Johnson

Client Services Representative

Morgan Johnson relocated from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida in search of a better life. As a person in recovery she brings compassion, empathy, and a true understanding of what it’s like to seek help for substance abuse. Morgan is extremely active within the Jacksonville community and spends most of her free time volunteering at detox facilities, homeless shelters, and helping trauma survivors find local resources. With Morgan’s combined sales experience and her personal journey, she  has a passion for helping others find treatment for their addiction. A few of her favorite things are improv classes, snuggling with her pups, and singing horribly while cleaning her house.

Territories

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tampa, FL

Morgan Johnson

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Nancy Miller

NCC, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Nancy holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Duke University and an advanced degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. She joined Lakeview in March 2016. Previously, Nancy worked in residential substance dependence treatment and a group private practice in Gainesville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked with eating disorders. Nancy is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern.

Nancy Miller

Team: Clinical

Location: The Rose

NCC, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Rebecca Garcia

LMHC, MCAP

New Beginnings Therapist

Rebecca Garcia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is also credentialed as a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). Rebecca has been licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida since 2011. She has worked in the outpatient setting since 2009 and has gained expertise working with a variety of mental health issues, including dual diagnosis. Rebecca believes in utilizing a strength-based holistic approach to addiction treatment.

Rebecca Garcia

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

LMHC, MCAP

New Beginnings Therapist

Rebecca Villar

Psy.D.

Director of Neuropsychology

Rebecca Villar

Team: Medical & Psychiatric

Psy.D.

Director of Neuropsychology

Rex Taylor

Certified Recovery Coach (CRC)

Aftercare Alumni Coordinator

Rex Taylor, CRC is an Aftercare Alumni Coordinator assisting patients in setting up aftercare resources in their local area such as sober living, individual therapy, psychiatrists, or intensive outpatient services. His experience as an alumnus of Lakeview Health motivated Rex to become a Certified Recovery Coach and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a focus on addiction. When he isn’t working with patients and sharing his recovery journey, Rex enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Rex Taylor

Team: Aftercare

Certified Recovery Coach (CRC)

Aftercare Alumni Coordinator

Ryan Teague

Certified Recovery Coach (CRC)

Alumni Coordinator

Ryan Teague, CRC is an Alumni Coordinator using his own personal journey through addiction for a unique and individual approach to helping people recover. He considers helping the newcomer find the path to long-term recovery a privilege and necessary for his own recovery. Born in St. Louis, he moved to Jacksonville Beach as a child and calls it home. Ryan believes the best part of Lakeview Health’s alumni program is the focus on all aspects of recovery – support groups, serving the community, and the personal access alumni have to recovery resources.

Ryan Teague

Team: Aftercare

Certified Recovery Coach (CRC)

Alumni Coordinator

Seth Born

Client Services Representative

As a person in long-term recovery himself, with numerous years of experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse, Seth lives his passion for helping others and their loved ones find hope during their time of need. His work as a public health advocate and community liaison provides a vast network of resources to the Lakeview team and those they serve. Seth is an avid traveler, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, writer, landscaper, and Green Bay Packers fan.

Territory

  • Arizona
  • West Coast

Seth Born

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative

Skylar Hollabaugh

MS, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Skylar Hollabaugh earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of North Florida. She completed her clinical internship at the University of North Florida Counseling Center, gaining experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, codependency, relationship issues and psychosocial stressors. Skylar joined Lakeview Health in 2014. As a primary therapist, Skylar is dedicated to helping patients understand and work through their core issues to overcome addiction. Skylar is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Skylar Hollabaugh

Team: Clinical

Location: The Star

MS, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Tory Mintz

Client Services Representative

Tory Mintz graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio. She received her Chemical Dependency Counselors License in the state of Ohio while working at a local detox program upon graduation. Tory most recently worked as the Ohio Territory Outreach Manager of a national behavioral health company with facilities treating primary mental health, primary chemical dependency, sex addiction, and eating disorders. Tory continues to use her expertise at Lakeview Health by working with referral sources to help their patients and clients access treatment for substance abuse and dual-diagnosis disorders. She loves the work she does and is passionate about helping those on their journey to recovery.

Territory

  • Ohio

Tory Mintz

Team: Client Services

Client Services Representative