Mandy Baker: President & Chief Clinical Officer
Amanda K. (Mandy) Baker, MS, LCDC is the Chief Clinical Officer for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs, overseeing all clinical services offered at BRC Recovery, Spearhead Lodge, and Makana Path. She is the former Vice President of Clinical Services at Origins Recovery Centers, where she oversaw five levels of care in four facilities. She has also held positions at The Ranch at Dove Tree and Texas Tech Center for Students in Recovery. At Texas Tech, Mandy and her team were instrumental in developing the recovery campus movement, which has significantly impacted the ways in which colleges and universities address addiction. Her experience working with prestigious treatment facilities and collegiate programs throughout the state of Texas, helping people of all ages to find recovery, makes her uniquely qualified to oversee and direct all clinical operations for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs.
Steve Murdock: Chief Financial Officer
Stephen H. (Steve) Murdock has extensive financial executive experience in a career spanning 30 years, including systems implementation, mergers and acquisitions, budgeting, forecasting, and equity and debt capital financing transactions. He has served as CFO of several high-growth private equity backed healthcare organizations as well as two publicly-traded organizations. Steve has served as an independent capital financing consultant on a number of major projects in the municipal infrastructure sector, the healthcare sector, and has provided chief financial officer services to a number of private companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University and is a certified public accountant in the state of Georgia.
Ruth Ann Rigby: Chief Development Officer
Ruth Ann Rigby is a prominent figure in the addiction recovery and mental health industry working with some of the leading treatment providers in the nation, recognized by a resolution from Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant for her dedication to fighting for those caught in addiction within our communities. Ruth Ann has served on the board of numerous community organizations, such as the American Diabetes Association, National Alliance for Mental Illness (Mississippi Chapter) and National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Her leadership in action has been proven over and over again by her tireless energy and passion to change and save a person’s life. Ruth Ann, along with her husband Lt. (Ret) Joseph Rigby, are cofounders of a 501c3 nonprofit organization called First Responders of Mississippi to help first responders (Individuals, Families and Agencies) in their greatest time of need with assistance, wellness and hope.
Dale Ogle: Chief Environmental Compliance Officer
Dale Ogle is the Chief Environmental Compliance Officer for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs. Dale has worked in the field of addiction recovery since 2011, serving previous roles as Director of Operations and Program Director. He is the former Co-Owner of True Recovery Interventions, where he provided intervention services, case management, guidance and support to numerous individuals and families struggling with the diseases of alcoholism and substance use disorder. His training and knowledge of recovery, combined with working in First Responder situations requiring quick action and urgent care as a Firefighter/EMT, make Dale the ideal person to lead the BRC Recovery Family of Program’s efforts by providing policy and strategic support, operations and facilities management, and coordination of safeguards. Dale studied Fire Science and Paramedic Medicine at Oklahoma State University, and is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. In his private life, Dale is a husband, proud father of two, enjoys music and playing guitar.
SPEARHEAD LODGE COUNSELORS
Vickie Bing, LCDC: Executive Director Director
Alex Penrod, LCDC: Counselor
Casey Potter, LCDCi: Counselor
Julie Jones, LPC-S, LCDC: Therapist
Tess Taylor, MS, LPC, LCDC: Therapist
Nadia Theys, APRN-PMHNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Hermes Mendoza, APRN, PMHNP-BC: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rebecca Griganavicius, FNP-BC, PMHNP: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Reginald Graves, PMHNP: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Lori Ray, FNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Alex Kudisch, MD, DFAPA: Medical Director
Dr. Darryl Stinson, MD: Family Medicine Physician
Caitlin Stowell: National Referral Relations Manager
Caitlin is an active member in the recovery community and is passionate about helping those suffering from the disease of addiction. Caitlin has been with the BRC Recovery Family of Programs as a National Referral Relations Specialist since 2014. She has previously worked in office management and marketing with several companies, including Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences. Caitlin is part of the ARISE Intervention Network and is trained in the ARISE Continuing Care Intervention Model.
Charmaine Crowley: National Referral Relations Manager
Charmaine Crowley is the National Referral Relations Manager for BRC Healthcare in Virginia. She is an active member of the recovery community, providing help and hope through her own experience. Charmaine is able to use her own battle with and triumph over alcoholism to helping others who are struggling with addictive disorders. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Charmaine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Post Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management. Charmaine has worked in the industry for over a year and is trained in the ARISE Continuing Care Intervention Model.
Jana Tufty: National Referral Relations Manager
Jana started working in the field of addiction and mental health in 2003, and has been apart of the recovery community since 2002. She is passionate about helping people find their authentic selves and recovery in every aspect of their life. She is also committed to her own personal growth attending multiple workshops yearly. In 2014 she decided to go back to school and obtained her Masters in Counseling (School & Clinical Mental Health) at the University of South Dakota. She is excited about coming back to this industry and working for BRC.
Haley Sola: Marketing Manager
Haley is the Marketing Manager for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs, serving as an important link between the surrounding communities of Austin, Texas and the BRC Family of Programs. Haley is an alumna of the BRC Recovery Women’s Program and is passionate about sharing her experience to help others suffering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction. Haley began her career with BRC Recovery in 2016 and has served as an RCA and the Office Manager before transitioning onto the Business Development Team. Haley is committed to a life of sobriety and living happy, joyous, and free.
Lane Rust: Director of Family Services
Kendall Swanson: Family Recovery Coordinator
Scott Hammond: Alumni Coordinator
Manasi Sinha: Alumni Coordinator
Caitlin Morgan: Office Manager
Brittany Brizendine: Executive Assistant/HR Manager
Mai Tran: Accountant
Rhonda Asher: Corporate Controller
Kevin Carretta: Financial Analyst
Bailey Robertson: Financial Manager
Allen Joblinske: Director of Admissions
Tara Maxwell: Admissions Coordinator
Natalie Phillips: Admissions Coordinator
Chris Ellis: 12 Step Coordinator
Shane Freeman: RCA Lead
Rigoberto Rosas: Chef
Blair Elder: Director of Revenue Cycle Management
Kimberly Schrader: Senior Billing Specialist
Ricka Messerve: Insurance Billing Specialist
Tawykee Childers: Insurance Billing Specialist
William Prater, MD: Utilization Review
Dana Linn, LPC, LCDC: Utilization Review
James Young: IT Support Specialist
Nicholas Greyling: IT Support Specialist
Jason Richards: IT Support Specialist
Michele Felfe: Operations Office Manager
Michael Elliott: Operations Supervisor