Leadership Team

Vanessa Keeton, VP Marketing

Vanessa Keeton is the Vice President of Marketing for Addiction Recovery Care. As a person of long-term recovery, she works hard to give back to the community that she once took so much from.

Vanessa Keeton is the Vice President of Marketing for Addiction Recovery Care.

As a person of long-term recovery, she works hard to give back to the community that she once took so much from. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s bachelor’s in psychology program and uses the knowledge gained through her education to help walk others through the difficulties in life.

She is married to her husband James, also in recovery, and together they have a son, Jacob. Vanessa has a zest for life that can be seen easily by the others around her. She believes that everyone struggling with addiction, with the proper support, can truly live the abundant life that they were intended to live.

Vanessa Keeton is the Vice President of Marketing for Addiction Recovery Care.

As a person of long-term recovery, she works hard to give back to the community that she once took so much from. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s bachelor’s in psychology program and uses the knowledge gained through her education to help walk others through the difficulties in life.

She is married to her husband James, also in recovery, and together they have a son, Jacob. Vanessa has a zest for life that can be seen easily by the others around her. She believes that everyone struggling with addiction, with the proper support, can truly live the abundant life that they were intended to live.

Tamaira Ash, Deputy Chief of Staff

Tamaira Ash serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). She leads the organization’s spiritual life team and helps build and maintain high-level relationships externally and across the organization.

Tamaira Ash serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). She leads the organization’s spiritual life team and helps build and maintain high-level relationships externally and across the organization.

Additionally, Tamaira provides support in internal and external communications, operational support, and interaction across departments. She also assists in the overseeing of large, often cross-functional organizational-wide projects and initiatives.

Tamaira is a graduate of the University of Cumberlands, where she earned her degree in Business Administration. Tamaira is an RPhT of over 14 years, having worked in retail pharmacy for 10 years prior to her career at ARC. In 2015, she received the award for Rite Aid Pharmacy’s Associate of the Year for the entire company. Tamaira is a Leadership Kentucky alumni and attends The Table Christian Church, where she leads worship.

Tamaira Ash serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). She leads the organization’s spiritual life team and helps build and maintain high-level relationships externally and across the organization.

Additionally, Tamaira provides support in internal and external communications, operational support, and interaction across departments. She also assists in the overseeing of large, often cross-functional organizational-wide projects and initiatives.

Tamaira is a graduate of the University of Cumberlands, where she earned her degree in Business Administration. Tamaira is an RPhT of over 14 years, having worked in retail pharmacy for 10 years prior to her career at ARC. In 2015, she received the award for Rite Aid Pharmacy’s Associate of the Year for the entire company. Tamaira is a Leadership Kentucky alumni and attends The Table Christian Church, where she leads worship.

Michael Burba, Community Chief Executive Officer
Crown Recovery Center

Michael Burba was born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky. Michael is a person in long-term recovery since 2014, and currently serves as Community Chief Executive Officer for Crown Recovery Center.

Michael Burba was born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky. Michael is a person in long-term recovery since 2014, and currently serves as Community Chief Executive Officer for Crown Recovery Center.

Michael’s duties are to provide leadership and strategic vision to the organization, oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions, operational, managerial and administrative procedures, reporting structures and operation controls to Crown Recovery Center. Michael is also responsible for effectively communicating and fostering growth among the executive team and all employees while building and maintaining a safe and healthy recovery culture. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Michael Burba was born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky. Michael is a person in long-term recovery since 2014, and currently serves as Community Chief Executive Officer for Crown Recovery Center.

Michael’s duties are to provide leadership and strategic vision to the organization, oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions, operational, managerial and administrative procedures, reporting structures and operation controls to Crown Recovery Center. Michael is also responsible for effectively communicating and fostering growth among the executive team and all employees while building and maintaining a safe and healthy recovery culture. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Johnathan Frazier, Community Chief Executive Officer
Bellefonte Hospital & Recovery Center

Johnathan Frazier serves as the Community Chief Executive Officer at Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center. Frazier runs the day-to-day operations at the facility.

Johnathan Frazier serves as the Community Chief Executive Officer at Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center. Frazier runs the day-to-day operations at the facility.

Frazier has 15 years of experience as a managerial with year of experience as a CEO and Market CEO Most recently, Frazier was Market CEO for several Psychiatric hospitals in Indiana. 

Born in Beckley, West Virginia, Johnathan now lives with his wife of 16 years and children in the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia. He is the graduate of Concord University and he earned his Masters’ degree from Liberty University in Executive Leadership.  

Johnathan Frazier serves as the Community Chief Executive Officer at Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center. Frazier runs the day-to-day operations at the facility.

Frazier has 15 years of experience as a managerial with year of experience as a CEO and Market CEO Most recently, Frazier was Market CEO for several Psychiatric hospitals in Indiana. 

Born in Beckley, West Virginia, Johnathan now lives with his wife of 16 years and children in the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia. He is the graduate of Concord University and he earned his Masters’ degree from Liberty University in Executive Leadership.  

Cassandra Webb, Chief Operating Officer
Education Division

Cassandra Webb serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Education Division at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). This role aides in supporting the educational systems at the Millard School and Millard College.

Cassandra Webb serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Education Division at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). This role aides in supporting the educational systems at the Millard School and Millard College.

Before making her decision to join ARC, Cassandra retired from twenty-nine years working in the Lawrence County School System as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, and Chief Academic Officer.

Cassandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from University of Kentucky, a Master’s Degree as a Guidance Counselor from Morehead State University, and a Doctorate of Education from Morehead State University.

Cassandra is blessed with a wonderful husband, Bill Ray, of 24 years and two daughters, Eden and Adrian.

Cassandra Webb serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Education Division at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). This role aides in supporting the educational systems at the Millard School and Millard College.

Before making her decision to join ARC, Cassandra retired from twenty-nine years working in the Lawrence County School System as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, and Chief Academic Officer.

Cassandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from University of Kentucky, a Master’s Degree as a Guidance Counselor from Morehead State University, and a Doctorate of Education from Morehead State University.

Cassandra is blessed with a wonderful husband, Bill Ray, of 24 years and two daughters, Eden and Adrian.

Brandon Parsons, Chief Operating Officer
Enterprise Division

Brandon Parsons is the Chief Operating Officer of ARC Enterprises. 

Brandon Parsons is the Chief Operating Officer of ARC Enterprises.  He is a former coal industry executive, Brandon oversees the daily operations and finances of 11 different mission-driven businesses – each providing opportunities for employment, internships and training to clients in preparation for careers either inside or outside of ARC.

Brandon Parsons is the Chief Operating Officer of ARC’s Enterprise Division. 

He is a former coal industry executive, Brandon oversees the daily operations and finances of 11 different mission-driven businesses – each providing opportunities for employment, internships and training to clients in preparation for careers either inside or outside of ARC.

Ryan Sumpter, VP Systems Analytics

Ryan Sumpter serves as the Vice President of Systems Analytics for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC).  Ryan is responsible for management of information reporting systems across the entire ARC healthcare network and for generating data models which help influence short term and long term decision making.  

Ryan Sumpter serves as the Vice President of Systems Analytics for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC).  Ryan is responsible for management of information reporting systems across the entire ARC healthcare network and for generating data models which help influence short term and long term decision making.  

Ryan has experience in behavioral health hospital operations, risk management, quality, data analytics, and nursing.  Additionally, Ryan has the experience and a deep understanding of biomedical research having published several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and having also presented his work at numerous international scientific conferences.

Ryan is a Registered Nurse.  He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Biology both from the University of Kentucky. 

Ryan Sumpter serves as the Vice President of Systems Analytics for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC).  Ryan is responsible for management of information reporting systems across the entire ARC healthcare network and for generating data models which help influence short term and long term decision making.  

Ryan has experience in behavioral health hospital operations, risk management, quality, data analytics, and nursing.  Additionally, Ryan has the experience and a deep understanding of biomedical research having published several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and having also presented his work at numerous international scientific conferences.

Ryan is a Registered Nurse.  He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Biology both from the University of Kentucky. 

Jason Merrick, VP Program Development

Jason Merrick is ARC’s Vice President of Program Development. Merrick brings unmatched, frontline experience working with individuals in recovery and expanding access to treatment among one of Kentucky’s most vulnerable populations.

Jason Merrick is ARC’s Vice President of Program Development. Merrick brings unmatched, frontline experience working with individuals in recovery and expanding access to treatment among one of Kentucky’s most vulnerable populations.

In his role with ARC, Merrick is expanding and promoting the organization’s outpatient services, while spearheading new growth and development in Northern Kentucky and Ohio.

Jason was most recently director of addiction services at the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington, Kentucky. Under his leadership, the Kenton County Detention Center developed, implemented and managed a highly innovative, 125-bed, licensed residential treatment program. This program has been critical in increasing access to treatment for individuals in and transitioning out of the criminal justice system and has served as a model for other states implementing similar programs.

Jason has also co-authored the 2013 report, “Northern Kentucky’s Collective Response To the Heroin Epidemic,” which offered a comprehensive approach to combating addiction in the region and increasing access to treatment.

Jason comes to ARC with extensive experience in the field of addiction and is considered a national leader on the subject. He will be a key part of the future development of outpatient services as well as ARC’s growth in the Northern Kentucky and Ohio region.

Jason Merrick is ARC’s Vice President of Program Development. Merrick brings unmatched, frontline experience working with individuals in recovery and expanding access to treatment among one of Kentucky’s most vulnerable populations.

In his role with ARC, Merrick is expanding and promoting the organization’s outpatient services, while spearheading new growth and development in Northern Kentucky and Ohio.

Jason was most recently director of addiction services at the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington, Kentucky. Under his leadership, the Kenton County Detention Center developed, implemented and managed a highly innovative, 125-bed, licensed residential treatment program. This program has been critical in increasing access to treatment for individuals in and transitioning out of the criminal justice system and has served as a model for other states implementing similar programs.

Jason has also co-authored the 2013 report, “Northern Kentucky’s Collective Response To the Heroin Epidemic,” which offered a comprehensive approach to combating addiction in the region and increasing access to treatment.

Jason comes to ARC with extensive experience in the field of addiction and is considered a national leader on the subject. He will be a key part of the future development of outpatient services as well as ARC’s growth in the Northern Kentucky and Ohio region.

Heather Gibson, VP Clinical Operations

Heather Gibson LCSW, LCADC is Vice President of Clinical Operations for Addiction Recovery Care. She began with ARC in April 2023. She will be instrumental in enhancing ARC’s level of care in Kentucky and across state lines.

Heather Gibson LCSW, LCADC is Vice President of Clinical Operations for Addiction Recovery Care. She began with ARC in April 2023. She will be instrumental in enhancing ARC’s level of care in Kentucky and across state lines.

Heather brings many years of leadership and experience to ARC after serving a variety of roles at The Healing Place (THP), which has been recognized nationally for its model of care. Most recently, she served as THP’s chief program officer.

Heather Gibson LCSW, LCADC is Vice President of Clinical Operations for Addiction Recovery Care. She began with ARC in April 2023. She will be instrumental in enhancing ARC’s level of care in Kentucky and across state lines.

Heather brings many years of leadership and experience to ARC after serving a variety of roles at The Healing Place (THP), which has been recognized nationally for its model of care. Most recently, she served as THP’s chief program officer.

Sarah Johnson, MD, Medical Director Behavioral Health

Dr. Sarah Johnson has extensive clinical and administrative experience, as well as expertise in addiction treatment.  She previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Landmark Recovery and Associate Medical Director for Beacon Health Options before joining Addiction Recovery Care in 2021. Her extensive background brings valued experience in working on healthcare policy and interface of clinical practice with healthcare systems.

Dr. Sarah Johnson has extensive clinical and administrative experience, as well as expertise in addiction treatment.  She previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Landmark Recovery and Associate Medical Director for Beacon Health Options before joining Addiction Recovery Care in 2021. Her extensive background brings valued experience in working on healthcare policy and interface of clinical practice with healthcare systems.

Dr. Johnson is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  She completed her medical training and Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigative Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Louisville, where she remains on volunteer faculty. Her work at ARC is focused on Behavioral Health initiatives, program development, and supervision of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner staff. 

Dr. Johnson is a Kentucky native and looking forward to spending more time in her home state after providing medical leadership for national expansion projects. 

Dr. Sarah Johnson has extensive clinical and administrative experience, as well as expertise in addiction treatment.  She previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Landmark Recovery and Associate Medical Director for Beacon Health Options before joining Addiction Recovery Care in 2021. Her extensive background brings valued experience in working on healthcare policy and interface of clinical practice with healthcare systems.

Dr. Johnson is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  She completed her medical training and Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigative Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Louisville, where she remains on volunteer faculty. Her work at ARC is focused on Behavioral Health initiatives, program development, and supervision of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner staff. 

Dr. Johnson is a Kentucky native and looking forward to spending more time in her home state after providing medical leadership for national expansion projects. 

Chris Jude, DO, Medical Director of Rural Health

Dr. Chris Jude, DO serves Addiction Recovery Care as the Associate Medical Director. In this role, he provides leadership and pivotal health services to the clients we serve.  

Dr. Chris Jude, DO serves Addiction Recovery Care as the Associate Medical Director. In this role, he provides leadership and pivotal health services to the clients we serve.  

Born in eastern Kentucky, Dr. Jude has been a staple to the healthcare community since earning his medical degree in 2015. Before pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Jude worked as a leader in the fiber optics industry. Ultimately he would change his career path in hopes of serving others in a medical role.

Dr. Jude completed a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Marshall University in 2011. Soon after graduating he would enroll and earn a doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of Pikeville in 2015. He completed his residency in 2018 at Holzer Health System.

He would return home after graduation and serve the Lawrence County, Kentucky community at Three Rivers Medical Center as an emergency room physician. Most recently he is the lead physician at Pioneer Rural Health, an Addiction Recovery Care enterprise, near downtown Louisa, Kentucky where he provides quality healthcare to his community. 

Dr. Jude married his wife in 2016 and together are raising their three sons. In his spare time, Dr. Jude enjoys the outdoors, farming, growing his coin and baseball card collections, and spending time with his family. 

Dr. Chris Jude, DO serves Addiction Recovery Care as the Associate Medical Director. In this role, he provides leadership and pivotal health services to the clients we serve.  

Born in eastern Kentucky, Dr. Jude has been a staple to the healthcare community since earning his medical degree in 2015. Before pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Jude worked as a leader in the fiber optics industry. Ultimately he would change his career path in hopes of serving others in a medical role.

Dr. Jude completed a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Marshall University in 2011. Soon after graduating he would enroll and earn a doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of Pikeville in 2015. He completed his residency in 2018 at Holzer Health System.

He would return home after graduation and serve the Lawrence County, Kentucky community at Three Rivers Medical Center as an emergency room physician. Most recently he is the lead physician at Pioneer Rural Health, an Addiction Recovery Care enterprise, near downtown Louisa, Kentucky where he provides quality healthcare to his community. 

Dr. Jude married his wife in 2016 and together are raising their three sons. In his spare time, Dr. Jude enjoys the outdoors, farming, growing his coin and baseball card collections, and spending time with his family. 

Matthew Pierzala, DO, Medical Director of Primary Care

Matthew Pierzala, DO is ARC’s Director of Primary Care. With the assistance of a team of ARNPs and PAs he oversees the delivery of medical care to ARC clients and employees in the residential, clinical, and telehealth environments.

Matthew Pierzala, DO is ARC’s Director of Primary Care. With the assistance of a team of ARNPs and PAs he oversees the delivery of medical care to ARC clients and employees in the residential, clinical, and telehealth environments.

Most of Matt’s career, since graduating from medical school at the University of Pikeville in ’03 and completing a residency in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University in ’06, has been spent as a Hospitalist. These positions have primarily been in large referral centers with high volume ERs in Ashland, KY and Huntington, WV area but he has also staffed locum tenens positions in diverse communities spanning Harlan, Morehead, Lexington, Frankfort, and downtown Louisville. Across these communities he has observed opportunities for improvement at that point in care such as after the Narcan has been given (when patient is in acute withdrawals) or the day of discharge after a specific medical issue has been addressed (when patient continues to deal with joblessness/homelessness/substance use disorder). Matt seeks to use his experience and perspective in providing a pathway for these issues to be addressed in an appropriate environment.

Matt still lives in his hometown of Ashland, KY. During his undergraduate program at the University of Kentucky he had the opportunity to spend Junior year abroad in Helsinki, Finland. After completing a BA in Biology he trekked an extensive backpacking trip through Guatemala, southern Mexico, Cuba, and Belize touring Mayan ruins and developing a functional grasp of Spanish. He shares a household with his wife Karen, son John Silas and daughters Sophie and Daisy who are preparing to launch into young adulthood along respective careers in Nursing and Education.

He holds board certifications with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ADIM) and subspecialty certification in Addictionology with the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

Matthew Pierzala, DO is ARC’s Director of Primary Care. With the assistance of a team of ARNPs and PAs he oversees the delivery of medical care to ARC clients and employees in the residential, clinical, and telehealth environments.

Most of Matt’s career, since graduating from medical school at the University of Pikeville in ’03 and completing a residency in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University in ’06, has been spent as a Hospitalist. These positions have primarily been in large referral centers with high volume ERs in Ashland, KY and Huntington, WV area but he has also staffed locum tenens positions in diverse communities spanning Harlan, Morehead, Lexington, Frankfort, and downtown Louisville. Across these communities he has observed opportunities for improvement at that point in care such as after the Narcan has been given (when patient is in acute withdrawals) or the day of discharge after a specific medical issue has been addressed (when patient continues to deal with joblessness/homelessness/substance use disorder). Matt seeks to use his experience and perspective in providing a pathway for these issues to be addressed in an appropriate environment.

Matt still lives in his hometown of Ashland, KY. During his undergraduate program at the University of Kentucky he had the opportunity to spend Junior year abroad in Helsinki, Finland. After completing a BA in Biology he trekked an extensive backpacking trip through Guatemala, southern Mexico, Cuba, and Belize touring Mayan ruins and developing a functional grasp of Spanish. He shares a household with his wife Karen, son John Silas and daughters Sophie and Daisy who are preparing to launch into young adulthood along respective careers in Nursing and Education.

He holds board certifications with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ADIM) and subspecialty certification in Addictionology with the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

Brianna Muncy, VP Operations

Brianna Muncy serves as Vice President of Operations at Addiction Recovery Care. In this team driven role, Brianna oversees the day to day operations of helping clients discover freedom from addiction. Brianna oversees residential and outpatient centers, client benefits and verification, and targeted case management services. 

Brianna Muncy serves as Vice President of Operations at Addiction Recovery Care. In this team driven role, Brianna oversees the day to day operations of helping clients discover freedom from addiction. Brianna oversees residential and outpatient centers, client benefits and verification, and targeted case management services. 

Brianna has been with ARC since March of 2015 and has since helped shape the growth of our fast growing organization. Throughout her career with ARC she has been in various positions that have helped lead her to her position today. Brianna is goal oriented and strives to lead by example to the clients and employees she serves.

Brianna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Sullivan University and an Associates in Business Administration from West Virginia Junior College. Brianna is not only a leader in the organization, but a wife to Kenny and a mom to three boys, Keagan, Tucker & Tyson. She and her family reside in Louisa, Kentucky.  

Brianna Muncy serves as Vice President of Operations at Addiction Recovery Care. In this team driven role, Brianna oversees the day to day operations of helping clients discover freedom from addiction. Brianna oversees residential and outpatient centers, client benefits and verification, and targeted case management services. 

Brianna has been with ARC since March of 2015 and has since helped shape the growth of our fast growing organization. Throughout her career with ARC she has been in various positions that have helped lead her to her position today. Brianna is goal oriented and strives to lead by example to the clients and employees she serves.

Brianna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Sullivan University and an Associates in Business Administration from West Virginia Junior College. Brianna is not only a leader in the organization, but a wife to Kenny and a mom to three boys, Keagan, Tucker & Tyson. She and her family reside in Louisa, Kentucky.  

Craig Nelson, VP Facilities

Craig Nelson serves as the Vice President of Facilities for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). In his role, Nelson will provide leadership, organize operational activities including construction and renovation projects, and manage real estate.

Craig Nelson serves as the Vice President of Facilities for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). In his role, Nelson will provide leadership, organize operational activities including construction and renovation projects, and manage real estate. The VP of Facilities ensures implementation of strategic initiatives, policies, and a safe and efficient environment. 

Nelson, a West Virginia native, brings significant military and facility management experience. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. In the past 10 years, he has served in numerous facility management roles at Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Most recently, Nelson served as the System Director of Design and Construction for ARH. 

Nelson is a Certified Healthcare Operations Professional (CHOP) and Certified Healthcare Fire Safety Professional (CHSP). 

Craig Nelson serves as the Vice President of Facilities for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). In his role, Nelson will provide leadership, organize operational activities including construction and renovation projects, and manage real estate. The VP of Facilities ensures implementation of strategic initiatives, policies, and a safe and efficient environment. 

Nelson, a West Virginia native, brings significant military and facility management experience. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. In the past 10 years, he has served in numerous facility management roles at Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Most recently, Nelson served as the System Director of Design and Construction for ARH. 

Nelson is a Certified Healthcare Operations Professional (CHOP) and Certified Healthcare Fire Safety Professional (CHSP). 

Arron Rhodes, VP Human Resources

Arron Rhodes served as Vice President of Human Resources at Addiction Recovery Care. Arron is a major addition to the organization and brings many years of leadership and experience within business and people operations, allowing ARC to bring the HR landscape to the best in class.

Arron Rhodes served as Vice President of Human Resources at Addiction Recovery Care. Arron is a major addition to the organization and brings many years of leadership and experience within business and people operations, allowing ARC to bring the HR landscape to the best in class.

Arron joins ARC after serving a variety of roles within Accounting, Operations, and Human Resources in both local and globally based organizations. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources within his last organization.

Arron Rhodes served as Vice President of Human Resources at Addiction Recovery Care. Arron is a major addition to the organization and brings many years of leadership and experience within business and people operations, allowing ARC to bring the HR landscape to the best in class.

Arron joins ARC after serving a variety of roles within Accounting, Operations, and Human Resources in both local and globally based organizations. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources within his last organization.

Brandi Murriell, VP Outreach Relations

Brandi Murriell serves as the Vice President of Outreach Relations at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Brandi leads the ARC Liaison Team, develops Local Advisory Councils, maintains relationships with Referral Sources, and looks for way ARC can give back to the communities we serve. Brandi represents ARC by speaking at events, sharing the ARC story while providing hope and encouragement by sharing the stories of client success and emphasizing the need to end the stigma of addiction. 

Brandi Murriell serves as the Vice President of Outreach Relations at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Brandi leads the ARC Liaison Team, develops Local Advisory Councils, maintains relationships with Referral Sources, and looks for way ARC can give back to the communities we serve. Brandi represents ARC by speaking at events, sharing the ARC story while providing hope and encouragement by sharing the stories of client success and emphasizing the need to end the stigma of addiction. 

Prior to coming to ARC, Brandi served in a management/leadership role for 18 years- specializing in Healthcare as the Director of Urgent Care Centers in West Virginia. While serving in this role, Brandi worked in and with the underrepresented population in a high-risk community. Brandi encountered overdoses, poverty, homelessness, and addiction while in this role. As addiction and overdose rates increased, Brandi felt an urgency to help in a bigger capacity which led her to ARC in 2017. Brandi has served many roles during her time with ARC including being the director of three women’s centers.

Brandi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alice Lloyd College (2003) and a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Phoenix in (2006). Brandi lives in Louisa, KY with her husband Michael and they have a son, Max.

Brandi Murriell serves as the Vice President of Outreach Relations at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Brandi leads the ARC Liaison Team, develops Local Advisory Councils, maintains relationships with Referral Sources, and looks for way ARC can give back to the communities we serve. Brandi represents ARC by speaking at events, sharing the ARC story while providing hope and encouragement by sharing the stories of client success and emphasizing the need to end the stigma of addiction. 

Prior to coming to ARC, Brandi served in a management/leadership role for 18 years- specializing in Healthcare as the Director of Urgent Care Centers in West Virginia. While serving in this role, Brandi worked in and with the underrepresented population in a high-risk community. Brandi encountered overdoses, poverty, homelessness, and addiction while in this role. As addiction and overdose rates increased, Brandi felt an urgency to help in a bigger capacity which led her to ARC in 2017. Brandi has served many roles during her time with ARC including being the director of three women’s centers.

Brandi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alice Lloyd College (2003) and a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Phoenix in (2006). Brandi lives in Louisa, KY with her husband Michael and they have a son, Max.

Wayne Sartin

Wayne Sartin, VP Client Access

Wayne Sartin joined Addiction Recovery Care Centers in early 2019 as a lifelong champion of underserved populations with a career in health services spanning twenty-five plus years. Mr. Sartin serves as the VP of Client Access for ARC. In his directorship capacity, Wayne oversees the following departments and programs: client intake, community outreach, and transportation. As a veteran of launching new initiatives, Mr. Sartin strives to meet the needs of referral sources while leading and influencing a positive peer culture with grace and tact. Lead by his belief that empathy and compassion are always best practices, Mr. Sartin works relentlessly to bring hope and healing to those people who are marginalized victims of the addiction crisis in our communities.

Wayne Sartin joined Addiction Recovery Care Centers in early 2019 as a lifelong champion of underserved populations with a career in health services spanning twenty-five plus years. Mr. Sartin serves as the VP of Client Access for ARC. In his directorship capacity, Wayne oversees the following departments and programs: client intake, community outreach, and transportation. As a veteran of launching new initiatives, Mr. Sartin strives to meet the needs of referral sources while leading and influencing a positive peer culture with grace and tact. Lead by his belief that empathy and compassion are always best practices, Mr. Sartin works relentlessly to bring hope and healing to those people who are marginalized victims of the addiction crisis in our communities.

Wayne discovered his calling to a life of human service as an eighteen-year-old college student while providing 24-hour care for children with multiple physical and developmental challenges in the adaptive recreational setting. After his calling to serve others, sparked while working at Easter Seal Camp KYSOC, Wayne decided to study health sciences. He graduated from Spencerian College in 1998 with a degree in Applied Health Sciences. During his years as a healthcare administrator and marketing expert in the skilled rehab sector, Mr. Sartin has enjoyed many facets of career success through cross-training and promotion, however, those successes pale in comparison to the rewards of working on a team that excels in transforming lives from crisis to career. As a leader in his own church, Wayne understands the value of ARC’s faith-based recovery program and is eager to facilitate the very best outcomes for clients and communities.

Wayne lives in Louisville, KY with his wife, Angela. They share two college-aged children, Emma and Elijah. He also loves his church family, Dodgers baseball, and hisloyal four-legged pals, Dodger and Vinny.

Wayne Sartin joined Addiction Recovery Care Centers in early 2019 as a lifelong champion of underserved populations with a career in health services spanning twenty-five plus years. Mr. Sartin serves as the VP of Client Access for ARC. In his directorship capacity, Wayne oversees the following departments and programs: client intake, community outreach, and transportation. As a veteran of launching new initiatives, Mr. Sartin strives to meet the needs of referral sources while leading and influencing a positive peer culture with grace and tact. Lead by his belief that empathy and compassion are always best practices, Mr. Sartin works relentlessly to bring hope and healing to those people who are marginalized victims of the addiction crisis in our communities.

Wayne discovered his calling to a life of human service as an eighteen-year-old college student while providing 24-hour care for children with multiple physical and developmental challenges in the adaptive recreational setting. After his calling to serve others, sparked while working at Easter Seal Camp KYSOC, Wayne decided to study health sciences. He graduated from Spencerian College in 1998 with a degree in Applied Health Sciences. During his years as a healthcare administrator and marketing expert in the skilled rehab sector, Mr. Sartin has enjoyed many facets of career success through cross-training and promotion, however, those successes pale in comparison to the rewards of working on a team that excels in transforming lives from crisis to career. As a leader in his own church, Wayne understands the value of ARC’s faith-based recovery program and is eager to facilitate the very best outcomes for clients and communities.

Wayne lives in Louisville, KY with his wife, Angela. They share two college-aged children, Emma and Elijah. He also loves his church family, Dodgers baseball, and hisloyal four-legged pals, Dodger and Vinny.

Kevin Schmidt, West Region Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Schmidt serves as the West Region Chief Operating Officer for Addiction Recovery Care. He began with ARC in November 2020. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of ARC’s treatment centers, management, supervision of center directors, clinical and peer support services, processes, and procedures, and promoting a culture of recovery and accountability throughout the ARC network.

Kevin Schmidt serves as the West Region Chief Operating Officer for Addiction Recovery Care. He began with ARC in November 2020. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of ARC’s treatment centers, management, supervision of center directors, clinical and peer support services, processes, and procedures, and promoting a culture of recovery and accountability throughout the ARC network.

Since beginning his recovery journey in 2013, Kevin has obtained his M.Ed. from Lindsey Wilson College and holds the credentials of LPCA and CADC. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, real estate, and being outdoors.

Kevin Schmidt serves as the West Region Chief Operating Officer for Addiction Recovery Care. He began with ARC in November 2020. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of ARC’s treatment centers, management, supervision of center directors, clinical and peer support services, processes, and procedures, and promoting a culture of recovery and accountability throughout the ARC network.

Since beginning his recovery journey in 2013, Kevin has obtained his M.Ed. from Lindsey Wilson College and holds the credentials of LPCA and CADC. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, real estate, and being outdoors.

Amanda Hall, East Region Chief Operating Officer

Amanda Hall serves as the East Region Chief Operating Officer for Addiction Recovery Care. In her role, Amanda oversees operations and ensures quality care for clients in the eastern region.

Amanda Hall serves as the East Region Chief Operating Officer for Addiction Recovery Care. In her role, Amanda oversees operations and ensures quality care for clients in the eastern region.

Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, is a certified Peer Support Specialist, and brings nearly a decade of experience working with people impacted by substance use. She previously served as National Justice Director for Dream.org, a nonprofit social justice organization. In this role, she advocated for criminal justice reforms at the state and federal levels.

In addition, Amanda served as a Policy Strategist for the Kentucky chapter of the ACLU where she worked closely with justice-involved Kentuckians. Prior to that, she worked for The Healing Place in Louisville.

Amanda Hall serves as the East Region Chief Operating Officer for Addiction Recovery Care. In her role, Amanda oversees operations and ensures quality care for clients in the eastern region.

Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, is a certified Peer Support Specialist, and brings nearly a decade of experience working with people impacted by substance use. She previously served as National Justice Director for Dream.org, a nonprofit social justice organization. In this role, she advocated for criminal justice reforms at the state and federal levels.

In addition, Amanda served as a Policy Strategist for the Kentucky chapter of the ACLU where she worked closely with justice-involved Kentuckians. Prior to that, she worked for The Healing Place in Louisville.

Aquarius Young, VP Residential Services East

Aquarius Young is a Vice President of Residential Services at ARC. A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, he began his recovery journey 15 years ago.

Aquarius Young is a Vice President of Residential Services at ARC. A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, he began his recovery journey 15 years ago.

Since overcoming addiction Aquarius has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Addiction Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) from Northern Kentucky University. Aquarius hopes to complete graduate school and become a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Aquarius Young is a Vice President of Residential Services at ARC. A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, he began his recovery journey 15 years ago.

Since overcoming addiction Aquarius has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Addiction Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) from Northern Kentucky University. Aquarius hopes to complete graduate school and become a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Nathan Martin, Director Legal Operations
Deputy General Counsel

Nathan Martin serves as the Director of Legal Operations and Deputy General Counsel for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). In addition to acting as legal counsel for ARC and ARC’s affiliates, Martin is responsible for managing the workflow and daily operations of the Legal Department. 

Nathan Martin serves as the Director of Legal Operations and Deputy General Counsel for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). In addition to acting as legal counsel for ARC and ARC’s affiliates, Martin is responsible for managing the workflow and daily operations of the Legal Department. Martin also handles all insurance needs of the organization and places a large emphasis on risk mitigation.

Martin earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Morehead State University where he was also a four year member of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team. Martin went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
 
Martin is a native of Louisa but now resides in Lexington with his four-legged friends.

Nathan Martin serves as the Director of Legal Operations and Deputy General Counsel for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). In addition to acting as legal counsel for ARC and ARC’s affiliates, Martin is responsible for managing the workflow and daily operations of the Legal Department. Martin also handles all insurance needs of the organization and places a large emphasis on risk mitigation.

Martin earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Morehead State University where he was also a four year member of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team. Martin went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
 
Martin is a native of Louisa but now resides in Lexington with his four-legged friends.

Johnathan Gay, Director of External Affairs
Deputy Legal Counsel

Johnathan Gay serves as the Director of External Affairs and Deputy Legal Counsel at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Johnathan represents and advises the ARC on issues related to risk, helps with a wide of variety of external (public) affairs, including local government relations and judicial matters.

Johnathan Gay serves as the Director of External Affairs and Deputy Legal Counsel at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Johnathan represents and advises the ARC on issues related to risk, helps with a wide of variety of external (public) affairs, including local government relations and judicial matters.

Johnathan is currently in his 20th year practicing law with a diverse workload that includes business law and an active criminal defense practice. He believes addiction is the greatest public health challenge in America and is proud to be part of a company that offers solutions, hope, second chances, and an opportunity to discover one’s destiny.

Johnathan is a father of five children ranging in age from college to preschool. Previously serving as a foster parent, Johnathan and his wife Julie have adopted three children.

Johnathan is a Veteran of the United States Army, and the Kentucky National Guard. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Johnathan Gay serves as the Director of External Affairs and Deputy Legal Counsel at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Johnathan represents and advises the ARC on issues related to risk, helps with a wide of variety of external (public) affairs, including local government relations and judicial matters.

Johnathan is currently in his 20th year practicing law with a diverse workload that includes business law and an active criminal defense practice. He believes addiction is the greatest public health challenge in America and is proud to be part of a company that offers solutions, hope, second chances, and an opportunity to discover one’s destiny.

Johnathan is a father of five children ranging in age from college to preschool. Previously serving as a foster parent, Johnathan and his wife Julie have adopted three children.

Johnathan is a Veteran of the United States Army, and the Kentucky National Guard. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Tammy Barnett

Tammy Barnett, Senior Director of Intake

Tammy Barnette serves as the Senior Director of Intake at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Tammy’s primary role is supervising the daily operations of the intake department. This includes overseeing all phases of the admission process and placing clients in the appropriate phases of the program, effectively and efficiently.

Tammy Barnette serves as the Senior Director of Intake at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Tammy’s primary role is supervising the daily operations of the intake department. This includes overseeing all phases of the admission process and placing clients in the appropriate phases of the program, effectively and efficiently.

With over 10 years of supervisor and management experience, Tammy has a background in working with adults with physical and intellectual disabilities in both residential and day training settings. Coming to ARC was a natural fit for Tammy, as she was very impressed with the life changing work that ARC was doing and wanted to be a part of it.

Tammy Barnette serves as the Senior Director of Intake at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Tammy’s primary role is supervising the daily operations of the intake department. This includes overseeing all phases of the admission process and placing clients in the appropriate phases of the program, effectively and efficiently.

Todd Dials, VP Compliance

Todd Dials is the Vice President of Compliance for Addiction Recovery Care and its affiliated companies. In this role, Todd evaluates and reports the organization’s adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Additionally, he is a leader in the company’s ethical delivery of service, Todd investigates reports of ethical violations and manages the ARC ethics program by advising, training, and monitoring ethical practices throughout the enterprise.

Todd Dials is the Vice President of Compliance for Addiction Recovery Care and its affiliated companies. In this role, Todd evaluates and reports the organization’s adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Additionally, he is a leader in the company’s ethical delivery of service, Todd investigates reports of ethical violations and manages the ARC ethics program by advising, training, and monitoring ethical practices throughout the enterprise.

Todd has been with ARC since the summer of 2018 when he began as the company’s Vice President of Human Services and where he utilized his business management experience to lead and grow the HR Department. Previous to ARC, he worked in the banking industry for over 18 years in a variety of roles. For nearly a decade, he was responsible for the Deposit Operations for a large regional bank where he successfully led a large team with varying backgrounds to achieve excellent results. He holds a BA degree in University Studies from Morehead State University.

Todd Dials is the Vice President of Compliance for Addiction Recovery Care and its affiliated companies. In this role, Todd evaluates and reports the organization’s adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Additionally, he is a leader in the company’s ethical delivery of service, Todd investigates reports of ethical violations and manages the ARC ethics program by advising, training, and monitoring ethical practices throughout the enterprise.

Todd has been with ARC since the summer of 2018 when he began as the company’s Vice President of Human Services and where he utilized his business management experience to lead and grow the HR Department. Previous to ARC, he worked in the banking industry for over 18 years in a variety of roles. For nearly a decade, he was responsible for the Deposit Operations for a large regional bank where he successfully led a large team with varying backgrounds to achieve excellent results. He holds a BA degree in University Studies from Morehead State University.

Tina Nelson, VP Quality Control & Risk Management

Tina Nelson MBA, MSN, BSN, RN, serves as the Vice President of Quality Control and Risk Management at Addiction Recovery Care. She helps ensure ARC clients receive the best level of care while also assessing any potential risks.

Tina Nelson MBA, MSN, BSN, RN, serves as the Vice President of Quality Control and Risk Management at Addiction Recovery Care. She helps ensure ARC clients receive the best level of care while also assessing any potential risks.

Tina brings 35 years of nursing and healthcare experience performing leadership roles in research, emergency and intensive care nursing, long-term acute care, and behavioral health care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

For the past 20 years, Tina has specialized in quality, performance improvement and risk management, regulatory accreditation consulting, compliance, content writing, and post-marketing surveillance of FDA-approved cardiac biomarkers. She has received awards for her work with cardiac biomarkers and innovative quality and performance excellence.

Tina has held certifications in quality, emergency nursing, and clinical research.

Tina Nelson MBA, MSN, BSN, RN, serves as the Vice President of Quality Control and Risk Management at Addiction Recovery Care. She helps ensure ARC clients receive the best level of care while also assessing any potential risks.

Tina brings 35 years of nursing and healthcare experience performing leadership roles in research, emergency and intensive care nursing, long-term acute care, and behavioral health care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

For the past 20 years, Tina has specialized in quality, performance improvement and risk management, regulatory accreditation consulting, compliance, content writing, and post-marketing surveillance of FDA-approved cardiac biomarkers. She has received awards for her work with cardiac biomarkers and innovative quality and performance excellence.

Tina has held certifications in quality, emergency nursing, and clinical research.

Brad Hall, VP Strategic Initiatives

Brad Hall serves as Addiction Recovery Care’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He brings over 25 years in strategic operations, leadership, and external affairs to the leadership team.

Brad Hall serves as Addiction Recovery Care’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He brings over 25 years in strategic operations, leadership, and external affairs to the leadership team.

Hall provides leadership, strategic direction, and government and community relations support across all ARC enterprises and Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center in Greenup County and surrounding rural health clinics.

Most recently, Hall served as Vice President of Strategic Operations for Boa Vida Healthcare, a rural healthcare company with a critical access hospital and a team of providers throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Prior to that role, Hall was Vice President for External Affairs at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where his work focused heavily on developing and elevating the university’s health profession education programs.

Hall received his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of the Cumberlands. He is pursuing his Doctorate of Educational Leadership with an emphasis in healthcare at the University of the Cumberlands.

Brad Hall serves as Addiction Recovery Care’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He brings over 25 years in strategic operations, leadership, and external affairs to the leadership team.

Hall provides leadership, strategic direction, and government and community relations support across all ARC enterprises and Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center in Greenup County and surrounding rural health clinics.

Most recently, Hall served as Vice President of Strategic Operations for Boa Vida Healthcare, a rural healthcare company with a critical access hospital and a team of providers throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Prior to that role, Hall was Vice President for External Affairs at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where his work focused heavily on developing and elevating the university’s health profession education programs.

Hall received his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of the Cumberlands. He is pursuing his Doctorate of Educational Leadership with an emphasis in healthcare at the University of the Cumberlands.

Gary Lafferty, Director Safety & Security

Gary Lafferty serves as the Director of Safety & Security for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). His position includes assessing and consulting executive staff on security assessment and policy throughout the ARC network. 

Gary Lafferty serves as the Director of Safety & Security for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). His position includes assessing and consulting executive staff on security assessment and policy throughout the ARC network. 

Prior to joining ARC, Gary has amassed a broad area of experience and training in the area of safety and security. Gary is a veteran of the US ARMY, where he served as a Military Police Officer serving in combat operations in the Republic of Panama, Iraq, and Kuwait. After being honorably discharged from the military, Gary was accepted and graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy, where he held and performed several different positions. During the course of his 20-year career, he was a road Trooper, chaplain, Commander of KSP Employee Assistance Program, and post-level investigative supervisor. After retiring from the KSP, Gary worked as a Court Security Officer through the US Marshal Service, and a Safety Administrator with the Department of Community Based Services. Most recently, Gary worked with the Kentucky Office of School Security Marshal, where he was a compliance investigator ensuring that public schools were following state law and best practices in school safety and security.

He says that much of his law enforcement career was spent seeing only the “terrible” side of drug addiction and the collateral it brings. Now he’s glad to see on the other side to witness the thousand of lives changed daily through the wonderful work at ARC.

Gary Lafferty serves as the Director of Safety & Security for Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). His position includes assessing and consulting executive staff on security assessment and policy throughout the ARC network. 

Prior to joining ARC, Gary has amassed a broad area of experience and training in the area of safety and security. Gary is a veteran of the US ARMY, where he served as a Military Police Officer serving in combat operations in the Republic of Panama, Iraq, and Kuwait. After being honorably discharged from the military, Gary was accepted and graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy, where he held and performed several different positions. During the course of his 20-year career, he was a road Trooper, chaplain, Commander of KSP Employee Assistance Program, and post-level investigative supervisor. After retiring from the KSP, Gary worked as a Court Security Officer through the US Marshal Service, and a Safety Administrator with the Department of Community Based Services. Most recently, Gary worked with the Kentucky Office of School Security Marshal, where he was a compliance investigator ensuring that public schools were following state law and best practices in school safety and security.

He says that much of his law enforcement career was spent seeing only the “terrible” side of drug addiction and the collateral it brings. Now he’s glad to see on the other side to witness the thousand of lives changed daily through the wonderful work at ARC.

Lindsey Vissing, Senior Director Healthcare Operations

Lindsey Vissing serves as the Senior Director of Healthcare Operations at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Prior to joining ARC, Lindsey worked for Acadia Healthcare Southern Indiana Treatment Center as the Executive Director of Operations. There, her main focus was reducing barriers to treatment and expanding services by developing relationships and working closely with state officials and law enforcement.

Lindsey Vissing serves as the Senior Director of Healthcare Operations at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Prior to joining ARC, Lindsey worked for Acadia Healthcare Southern Indiana Treatment Center as the Executive Director of Operations. There, her main focus was reducing barriers to treatment and expanding services by developing relationships and working closely with state officials and law enforcement.

Lindsey has dedicated her nursing career to working in addiction medicine where she has served in a variety of functions including program development, business development, budget planning, community engagement, medication assisted treatment, inventory control and team building.

Lindsey is passionate and focused on creating solutions, building successful teams and helping others reach their goals. She is excited about being able to share her passion for helping others with ARC and remain focused on providing exceptional care to every person who is suffering from addiction. 

In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys warm weather, boating and spending time with my family and friends on the water.  Lindsey graduated with a degree in nursing in 2006 from Galen College of Nursing.

Lindsey Vissing serves as the Senior Director of Healthcare Operations at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). Prior to joining ARC, Lindsey worked for Acadia Healthcare Southern Indiana Treatment Center as the Executive Director of Operations. There, her main focus was reducing barriers to treatment and expanding services by developing relationships and working closely with state officials and law enforcement.

Lindsey has dedicated her nursing career to working in addiction medicine where she has served in a variety of functions including program development, business development, budget planning, community engagement, medication assisted treatment, inventory control and team building.

Lindsey is passionate and focused on creating solutions, building successful teams and helping others reach their goals. She is excited about being able to share her passion for helping others with ARC and remain focused on providing exceptional care to every person who is suffering from addiction. 

In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys warm weather, boating and spending time with my family and friends on the water.  Lindsey graduated with a degree in nursing in 2006 from Galen College of Nursing.

Leon Heaton, VP Quality Operations

Leon Heaton is the Vice President of Quality Operations with Addiction Recovery Care. Leon has 30 years of experience in the human service field primarily working with those in addictions primarily in a residential setting.

Leon Heaton is the Vice President of Quality Operations with Addiction Recovery Care. Leon has 30 years of experience in the human service field primarily working with those in addictions primarily in a residential setting.

Leon holds a Master’s degree in Sociology with an area of concentration in addictions as well as a Master’s of Counseling. He is Reality Therapy Certified since 2000. Leon has also been a Kentucky Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Counselor since 1996. On top of his other credentials, Leon is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is currently a member of the Kentucky Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors as well as a member of the Kentucky Corrections Commission.

Leon Heaton is the Vice President of Quality Operations with Addiction Recovery Care. Leon has 30 years of experience in the human service field primarily working with those in addictions primarily in a residential setting.

Leon holds a Master’s degree in Sociology with an area of concentration in addictions as well as a Master’s of Counseling. He is Reality Therapy Certified since 2000. Leon has also been a Kentucky Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Counselor since 1996. On top of his other credentials, Leon is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is currently a member of the Kentucky Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors as well as a member of the Kentucky Corrections Commission.

Travis Bailey, VP Business Affairs

Travis Bailey is the Vice President of Business Affairs. Over a career spanning nearly 15 years, Travis has held positions as a CFO in the home health care field and COO of a financial services firm. Most recently he worked as a Financial Analyst for Ascension Recovery Services in Morgantown, a national addiction consulting firm.

Travis Bailey is the Vice President of Business Affairs. Over a career spanning nearly 15 years, Travis has held positions as a CFO in the home health care field and COO of a financial services firm. Most recently he worked as a Financial Analyst for Ascension Recovery Services in Morgantown, a national addiction consulting firm.

As CFO of a multi-state home health care company, he helped to build a sustainable business model and worked to establish private funding to grow the business. Travis has worked in the addiction space building seed companies in the outpatient and residential settings in many different states.

A native of West Virginia, Travis lives in the Mountaineer State with his wife Erika and their three kids. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston and an undergrad Business Marketing degree from West Virginia State University.

Travis Bailey is the Vice President of Business Affairs. Over a career spanning nearly 15 years, Travis has held positions as a CFO in the home health care field and COO of a financial services firm. Most recently he worked as a Financial Analyst for Ascension Recovery Services in Morgantown, a national addiction consulting firm.

As CFO of a multi-state home health care company, he helped to build a sustainable business model and worked to establish private funding to grow the business. Travis has worked in the addiction space building seed companies in the outpatient and residential settings in many different states.

A native of West Virginia, Travis lives in the Mountaineer State with his wife Erika and their three kids. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston and an undergrad Business Marketing degree from West Virginia State University.

Sarah Daniels, Senior Director Clinical Operations

Sarah Daniels is Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Addiction Recovery Care. 

Sarah Daniels is Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Addiction Recovery Care. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), with 14 years of experience working in the behavioral health and mental health field. Prior to this role she worked as a telehealth clinician at ARC’s Crown Recovery Center in Springfield, Kentucky before being promoted to a Clinical Manager in April of 2021. Daniels earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education degrees from Lindsey Wilson College.

Sarah Daniels is Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Addiction Recovery Care. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), with 14 years of experience working in the behavioral health and mental health field. Prior to this role she worked as a telehealth clinician at ARC’s Crown Recovery Center in Springfield, Kentucky before being promoted to a Clinical Manager in April of 2021. Daniels earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education degrees from Lindsey Wilson College.

Nick Oliver, Director of Creative Services

Nick Oliver is the Director of Creative Services at Addiction Recovery Care and ARC Healthcare. He and his team oversee creative media, internal and external communications, public relations, advertising, educational content, and website development. 

Nick Oliver is the Director of Creative Services at Addiction Recovery Care and ARC Healthcare. He and his team oversee creative media, internal and external communications, public relations, advertising, educational content, and website development. 

Nick Oliver joined Addiction Recovery Care in the spring of 2021 after nearly five years in the television broadcast industry. He brings a vast knowledge of healthcare marketing and creative storytelling to drive Addiction Recovery Care’s brand and message. 

A graduate of Morehead State University, he majored in Convergent Media and credits his beloved university in the hills for his personal and professional development. 

Nick has two sons and a wife who also works in the addiction treatment field as a Registered Nurse. Nick enjoys hiking, attending Cincinnati Reds games, and cheering on his Morehead State Eagles in his free time.

Nick Oliver is the Director of Creative Services at Addiction Recovery Care and ARC Healthcare. He and his team oversee creative media, internal and external communications, public relations, advertising, educational content, and website development. 

Nick Oliver joined Addiction Recovery Care in the spring of 2021 after nearly five years in the television broadcast industry. He brings a vast knowledge of healthcare marketing and creative storytelling to drive Addiction Recovery Care’s brand and message. 

A graduate of Morehead State University, he majored in Convergent Media and credits his beloved university in the hills for his personal and professional development. 

Nick has two sons and a wife who also works in the addiction treatment field as a Registered Nurse. Nick enjoys hiking, attending Cincinnati Reds games, and cheering on his Morehead State Eagles in his free time.