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EXTENDED CARE FOR YOUNG ADULTS IN THE HEART OF AUSTIN

Our Team

Leadership Team

Marsha Stone: Chief Executive 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.

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 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 a prime candidate to be running clinical operations for the BRC Recovery Family of Programs.

Tracie Ogle: Chief Operating Officer

Tracie Ogle is the Chief Operating Officer 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.

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, 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.

Brigette Jones: Chief Financial Officer

Brigette Jones is the Chief Financial Officer for BRC Recovery, working closely with the executive team to meet the financial needs of the organization. She has over thirty five years of accounting experience working in various industries ranging from manufacturing and retail to non-profit organizations and service providers. She joined the BRC team in 2009 and leads the accounting and administrative team. Brigette works with the admission staff and families during the admission process to provide a smooth transition into our Family of Programs. During her time off, she enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her family and friends.

Patrick McNamee: Vice President of Business Development

Patrick McNamee is the Vice President of Business Development 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

  • Jesse McCraw: Executive Director
  • Cory Bickham: Counselor/LCDCi
  • Alex Pinrod: Counselor/LCDCi
  • Manu Sinah: Counselor/LCDCi
  • Hayden Miller: Counselor/LCDCi

Therapy

  • Emily Kline, PHD: Trauma Specialist

Workshop Facilitator

  • Vickie Bing: Workshop Facilitator

Medical Team/Doctors

  • Viviana Sneed, RN, MSN, FNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Dr. Alex Kudisch, MD, DFAPA: Medical Director
  • Nadia Theys, APRN-PMHNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Dr. Darryl Stinson, MD: Family Medicine Physician

Medical Coordinators

  • Tonya Rains-Love: Medical Coordinator
  • Lisa Faupel: Medical Coordinator

Utilization Review

  • Kimberly Schrader: Insurance Billing Coordinator
  • Susan Parnell: Insurance Billing Coordinator
  • William Prader, MD: Insurance Billing Coordinator

Business Development

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.

Family Program

  • Audrey Woodfin: Family Recovery Coordinator
  • Lane Rust: Family Clinical Coordinator

Alumni Services

  • Gracie Powell: Alumni Coordinator
  • Blake Barnes: Alumni Coordinator

Administrative

  • Madison Anderson: Office Manager
  • Brittany Brizendine: Executive Assistant
  • Jenny Stupka: Human Resources Manager
  • Kelsi Kinney: Capital Development Coordinator

Admissions

  • Allen Joblinske: Director of Admissions
  • Shane Lewis: Admissions Coordinator
  • Gabi Cuny: Admissions Administrator

Program

  • Michael Elliott: RCA Lead/Physical Fitness Instructor
  • John McCrory: RCA
  • Casey Potter: RCA
  • Taylor Walters: RCA
  • Zach Gunderman: RCA
  • Scott McCormick: RCA
  • Christian Furr: RCA
  • Johnny Coley: RCA
  • Joe Potter: RCA
  • Michael Tooley: RCA

IT

  • Matt Battle: Director of IT

Operations

  • Bryan Hill: Facilities Supervisor
  • Michele Felfe: Operations Supervisor
  • John Newman
  • Jake Harrell

Hope. Recovery. Freedom.

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