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STAFF

It is no secret that the key to Palmetto's success is the highly trained and well experienced staff. With a combined experience of over 250 years, this team has developed an addiction recovery program that is nationally recognized for success. The staff interaction on both a professional and personal level makes Palmetto an exceptional place for treatment.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF


Hollye Rogers, LCSW-BACS

HOLLYE ROGERS, LCSW-BACS

Administrator

Hollye Rogers began her career at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center in 1994. She is a graduate of The University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. In 2010, she became the director of the Professional Evaluation Program. Effective in 2016, Hollye was appointed as the Administrator and Chief Operations Officer of the facility. Hollye feels focusing on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of recovery in coordination with family involvement is what sets Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center apart from other treatment facilities.

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Lela Brown - Director of Evaluations

LELA BROWN, LPC

Director of Evaluations

Lela's bio will posted soon. Stay tuned!

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Karen Cox

KAREN COX

Business Development Director

Karen came to Palmetto in July 2008 with eleven years’ experience in Marketing and Business Development specifically in the health care industry. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Health Information Management and lives in Ruston. Karen is the Louisiana Business Development Coordinator and travels extensively throughout the state.

Representing one of the top treatment centers in the country, Karen enlists her own marketing strategies focusing on the personal approach in establishing her business relationships. She believes in Palmetto's serious commitment to its clients and their families in providing the best in patient care and treatment, and Karen emphasizes this philosophy to others.

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Vick Hilbun

VICKI HILBUN

Business Manager

Vicki Hilbun is an Honor Graduate of The University of Louisiana at Monroe with undergraduate and graduate training in both business and psychology. She has over 30 years of behavioral health and public service experience at the managerial level. Vicki initially joined the Palmetto team in October of 2010, but her role was recently expanded to include more administrative duties in 2016. She has served on various community boards and is pleased to be in a position to assist others through her role with Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center.

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Teen Mosley

TEEN MOSLEY, MA

Intake Coordinator

Teen Mosley is a 1999 graduate of ULM, with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. As Palmetto's intake coordinator, she is responsible for all intake calls and verification of insurance benefits. Teen works closely with both families and referral sources to arrange for admission.

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Mary Ann Powell

MARY ANN POWELL

Accounts Receivable Manager

Mary Ann began her career at Palmetto as the receptionist in October of 2002. Due to Palmetto’s success and steady growth, Mary Ann was promoted to Accounts Receivable Manager in 2008 allowing her to utilize her prior accounting experience. She is currently responsible for coordinating the proper submission of insurance claims and working closely with the patients and their families on the financial portion of the patients care.

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MEDICAL STAFF


Thurman Brown

THURMAN BROWN

Utilization Review Case Manager

Thurman has been with Palmetto for 15 years and has 26 years experience working in substance abuse. He began his career un 1983 after graduating with a degree in practical nursing. For over 10 years Thurman was the detox and intake counselor as well as a crisis interventionist at Woodland Hills hopital. He worked as charge nurse for four years at Palmetto and returned in 2000 as the utilization review nurse manager.

Thurman's desire is to assist the treatment team in reaching therapeutic goals outlined for the patient by utilizing his knowledge and skills in managed care.

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Lori McKinney

LORI MCKINNEY BSN, RN, CARN

Director of Nursing

Lori McKinney is a 1992 graduate of Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been with Palmetto since January 1998. Lori received her certification in addiction nursing in May 2003. As Director of Nursing, she works closely with physicians, counselors, patients, and their families to ensure they receive the highest level of healthcare possible. She believes patients should receive a continuum of care that encompasses all aspects of recovery including physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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Betty Lawson-Wilson

BETSY LAWSON-WILSON RN

Registered Nurse

Betsy began her career at Palmetto in 2000 as an LPN. After working at Palmetto for 7 years, she returned to school and graduated from Baptist Health School of Nursing in Little Rock, Arkansas as a Registered nurse. Betsy works as the charge nurse on evening shift where she brings her own unique personality to the job and enjoys developing a great rapport with the patients. Betsy believes that developing a high level of trust, caring and understanding goes a long way in helping the patients cope with the difficulties of recovering from substance abuse.

CLINICAL STAFF


Phillip Ables - M.ED., LPC

PHILLIP ABLES, M.ED., LPC

Counselor

Phillip is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Professional Counseling. A Licensed Professional Counselor (#253) for over 22 years, he has worked with individuals, couples and families; patients suffering chronic illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Phillip’s counseling is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy. “I will listen to what you say, but I will believe what you do.” No addict will every get better without taking that first step, and asking for help.

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Jerry Arnold LPC, NCC

JERRY ARNOLD LPC,NCC

Counselor

Jerry earned his B. A. in psychology as well as his M. A. in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is registered as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-4450) with the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. Jerry has experience in working with addicts with co-occurring psychological disorders, and experience in working with clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His theoretical approach is the use of experiential therapy to process emotional issues surrounding traumatic events, coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy to help facilitate the lifestyle changes necessary for a solid recovery. His empathic approach is driven by personal experience. Jerry has been drug and alcohol free for over 9 years.

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Stewart Bedillion, MA, LPC

STEWART BEDILLION, MA, LPC

Spiritual Counselor

Stewart has Masters degrees both in Pastoral Ministry, Luther Rice Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA, and Professional Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. Stewart is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#5232) registered with the Louisiana State Board of Examiners, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and a Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC) by the American Psychotherapy Association. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which deals with trauma and negative memories. EMDR is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as an effective treatment for acute and chronic PTSD. EMDR has also been found effective in dealing with an array of issues such as: anxiety, fears, phobias, grief, OCD, and debilitating family of origin issues where a person may just feel “stuck” about events that they have experienced in their life. Stewart is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA). As the Spiritual Counselor Stewart offers insight and assistance with understanding spirituality, the spirituality of recovery, prayer and meditation, grief, guilt and shame, forgiveness and self-forgiveness. He is also trained in Theophostic Prayer which facilitates spiritual and emotional healing for negative memories. Using a combination of sound spiritual and psychological approaches Stewart seeks to help individuals reach their full potential through a spiritual approach to life.

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Sean Bryan, LPC, NCC - Substance Abuse Counselor

SEAN BRYAN, LPC, NCC

Counselor

Sean graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a B.A. in Psychology in 2003 and a M.A. in Substance Abuse Counseling in 2005. He received his licensure as an LPC on December 14, 2007 (License #3610). Since graduating in 2005, he has been privileged to work in a variety of fields, including: inpatient and outpatient substance abuse, inpatient and outpatient mental health, survivors of domestic violence, and survivors of sexual assault. He also spent a great deal of time working with war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during his internship.

Sean’s chosen approach to counseling is Gestalt Therapy, viewing the human condition as a constant struggle to maintain equilibrium. This equilibrium can be thrown off by “Unfinished Business” from our past or from unhealthy thought processes and beliefs about the world in which one lives. Many times, addicts and alcoholics use mood altering substances to create illusions of control and equilibrium when their lives are actually anything but stable. Through counseling, he hopes to assist the patient in: accepting emotions regarding the past and moving forward, developing more rational worldviews, and setting goals to ensure a healthy life in recovery. Sean also employs aspects of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, and education on the principles of the Alcoholics Anonymous program.

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Layne Cook - Nutritional Dietician

LAYNE COOK, LMSW

Counselor & Business Development

Layne earned a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2011. She graduated with honors from LSU's Master of Social Work program in 2014. She is a board certified Licensed Master Social Worker and is currently under supervision working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Layne joined the Palmetto team in July of 2014 as a counselor and business development representative. As a counselor, she works with clients that have eating disorders or body image concerns. She developed and runs the Women's Wellness Group for female clients with body image or eating disorder issues. Layne also works as a business development representative in South Louisiana, and attends local and national conferences to promote Palmetto's exceptional programs. Layne has special interest in Women's issues including eating disorders, body image, trauma, and abuse. She looks forward to continuing work in this field.

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Gregory Greer - Social Worker

GREGORY GREER

Social Worker

Gregory Greer, MSW, LMSW, obtained his master of social work from Louisiana State University in 2008 and is pursuing his LCSW, and LAC. He is an adjunct member of American Group Psychotherapy Association with clinical approaches including Gestalt, Existentialism, and Systems Theories. Greg feels that "Group Psychotherapy is my passion where we can address the underlying issues that keep us in bondage, our family and friends in bondage; and, stunts our spiritual growth from experiencing life and our relationships to the fullest."

Greg's first experience in the field of Recovery was in 1985-86 with Michael Duffy (former Assistant Secretary at State of Louisiana) educating high school students with theatrical performances. In recovery himself, his current endeavor is motivational speaking that seeks to inspire participation in group therapy that participants can define and re-define their 'identity' based on human development in the family of origin with interjecting the A.A.12-step spiritual model of recovery.

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Jeff Noles - Substance Abuse Counselor

JEFF NOLES, RAC

Counselor

Jeff Noles, RAC, earned his B.S. from Louisiana Tech University. He is a Registered Addiction Counselor (#1393) licensed by the State of Louisiana Addictive Disorders Regulatory Authority. Jeff completed a 3 year internship in substance abuse counseling and graduated from the Louisiana Addiction Counselor Training Program. He joined the Palmetto treatment team in September 2011.

Jeff utilizes Rational Emotive Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as his experiences in his personal recovery to assist addicts and alcoholics in working towards beginning a lifetime of sobriety. He views each of his clients as valuable individuals and communicates with their families in an effort to educate them on their role in their loved one’s new way of life.

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Frank Smith - Substance Abuse Counselor

FRANK SMITH MA, LPC, NCC

Counselor

Frank is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling. Frank is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with 22 years of experience counseling the addicted population within the Louisiana Criminal Justice System. He has also provided counseling for combat veterans with dual diagnosis of Substance Dependence and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Frank’s counseling methodology is based on a combination of Gestalt, Existential, and Rogerian therapy, with special interest in the holistic connection of emotions, cognitions, and spirituality.

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Shirley Jones - Registered Addiction Counselor

SHIRLEY JONES, RAC

Counselor

Shirley Jones is a Registered Addiction Counselor. She is licensed by the State of Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority.

Shirley began her career 28 years ago working outpatient and inpatient substance abuse. She received her certification in 2007. Shirley's chosen counseling approach is cognitive behavioral therapy and client center therapy. Focusing on behavioral changes, twelve step ideology and tools for recovery to achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive chemicals and behaviors to recover from the damage the addiction has done to the client's life. Shirley practices this along with developing the necessary psychological skills and spiritual development to continue in recovery.

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News
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

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