Marsha Stone: Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Marsha Stone is a world-renowned speaker, visionary, and respected leader in the field of addiction recovery. Marsha is the Chief Executive Officer of BRC Recovery and in January 2016 she founded Spearhead Lodge, an extended-care treatment facility for young adults.
Spearhead Lodge offers a completely new approach to treating the young adult population and their families, based upon the tried and true principles found in every BRC Recovery program. BRC Recovery is a pioneer in the addiction recovery industry, and has successfully been Bringing Real Change to the face of addiction for over 10 years.
Marsha regularly speaks at top industry conferences, including UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Innovations in Recovery, Recovery Results, West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders, and Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience. In addition to frequent guest appearances on A&E Intervention, Marsha has appeared on Dr. Phil and The Doctor’s. Marsha integrates her own battle with and triumph over addiction into providing the most effective and quality rehabilitative process possible to those struggling with addictive disorders.
Marsha holds a Juris Doctorate with the distinction of Academic Excellence from North Carolina Central University, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Elizabeth City State University, and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas.
Drew Rothermel: Chief Executive Officer
Andrew J. “Drew” Rothermel, is one of the leading C-suite executives in the national treatment industry. Over his 20-year career, Rothermel has served as Chief Executive Officer for Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Caron Treatment Center’s Florida Operations, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of BRC Healthcare.
Drew is a recognized entrepreneur and treatment legal advocate in leading the reform of key healthcare legislation with regard to addicted individuals and their constitutional protection under the Americans with Disability’s Act throughout the state of Florida. In addition, Drew is an industry authority on and Mergers/Acquisitions, startups, and mobilizing communities in support of recovery services.
He holds his B.S. in Finance and his MBA from the University of Richmond – Robins School of Business. Rothermel also earned his Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of Richmond’s School of Law.
Mandy Baker: 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.
Tracie Ogle: Vice President of Texas Operations
Tracie Ogle is the Vice President of Texas Operations for BRC Recovery Family of Programs, overseeing all residential programming and day-to-day operations. Tracie has worked in the chemical dependency field for nine years. She began her career at BRC Recovery as a Resident Care Associate. She has also worked as Executive Director of the women’s program, and from there quickly advanced to an executive role due to her dedication and enthusiasm. Through Tracie’s own personal experience, she has been able to help others on their journey from addiction to recovery. Tracie is committed to her own professional, mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional development. In her private life, Tracie enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
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.
Patrick McNamee: Vice President of Admissions
Patrick McNamee is the Vice President of Admissions for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs, interfacing with staff and families from across the country. His expertise in customer service and knowledge of recovery creates a smooth transition from their communities to our recovery center. Patrick has worked in the chemical dependency field for over ten years. Prior to his current position, Patrick worked as a Resident Care Associate, Alumni Coordinator, and Director of Admissions. Patrick holds a B.A. in history from Angelo State University and has worked as a secondary geography teacher. He is passionate about working with families and helping others recover. In his private life, Patrick enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and collecting antiques.
SPEARHEAD LODGE COUNSELORS
Brittney Lollis, LMSW, LCDC, MAC, CDWF-C: Clinical Director
Alex Penrod, LCDC: Counselor
Casey Potter: Counselor
Julie Jones, LPC-S, LCDC: Counselor
Joe Roller, LPC, LCDC: Counselor
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
Dr. Alex Kudisch, MD, DFAPA: Medical Director
Dr. Darryl Stinson, MD: Family Medicine Physician
Medical & Client Coordinators
Jillian White: Medical Coordinator
Kristi Miles: Medical Coordinator
Kim Gilligan: Client Coordinator
Briley Curry: Client Coordinator
Kimberly Schrader: Insurance Billing Coordinator
Susan Parnell: Insurance Billing Coordinator
Ricka Messerve: Insurance Billing Assistant
William Prater, MD: Insurance Billing Coordinator
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.
Caroline Park: National Referral Relations Manager
Caroline began her career in the addiction treatment field in 2011, and she has had the opportunity to work for some of the finest treatment facilities in the industry. She is committed to personal growth in every aspect of her life, and is passionate about the life-changing work that is done through the BRC Recovery Family of Programs.
Haley Sola: Community Liaison
Haley is the Community Liaison 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
Siera Brizendine: Office Manager
Brittany Brizendine: Executive Assistant/HR Manager
Mai Tran: Accountant
Allen Joblinske: Director of Admissions
Caitlin Morgan: Admissions Coordinator
Bailey Robertson: Admissions Coordinator
Kevin Carretta: Admissions Coordinator
Zach Pogue: 12 Step Coordinator
Scott McCormick: RCA Lead
Phillip Reinhart: Chef
James Young: IT Support Specialist
Michele Felfe: Operations Supervisor