Meet the Staff

Our facility is staffed with an incredible team of professionals and role models in the recovery community working together to help shape a better future for our clients.

glasses 400x400 1 300x300 1
Dahlia Reyes, LPC
Executive Director

Dahlia is originally from the Dominican Republic and was raised in New York City. She attended Brooklyn College and earned a bachelor’s in psychology, and master’s in mental health counseling. Her previous roles include Clinical Director at The Baptiste Group, Senior Clinician at CADAS and Senior Clinician at Montefiore Hospital.

“I really enjoy seeing the growth in the clinical team and watch it translate to the clients.  I consider it a privilege to be a part of the individual’s journeys.”

In her spare time, Dahlia enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

AJ Morrow
AJ Morrow
Director of Community Outreach

AJ is a public speaker and recovery advocate on a mission to deliver real impact and change to those who have lost faith. After dancing with death, he came through adversity to create a life worth living. Through his public speaking and advocacy, he has inspired thousands nationwide, saved lives, repaired families, and empowered the hopeless. As Harmony Oaks’ Outreach Coordinator, he draws on personal experience to relate to those who are struggling with addiction with compassion and understanding to get them the help they need. AJ truly loves what he does and wants to help others just like him to live a better life, free from drugs and alcohol.

image
Amber Lowe
Clinical Supervisor

Amber is originally from Fort Oglethorpe, GA and attended college at Dalton State College. There, she earned an masters in social work. After graduating, Amber joined the professional field of Mental Health Treatment with The Mental Health Cooperative, where she served as CTT and CCFT Case Manager. From there, she went to the Division of Family and Children Services where she was a Foster Care Case Manager. Before joining the team at HORC, Amber became a Substance Abuse Counselor at Crossroads Treatment Center. Her dedication and commitment to watching as her clients break through barriers that, at one point, they didn’t believe they could overcome is most rewarding for Amber. She loves spending time with her husband and children, going on vacation to the beach.

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Brittany Thurston
BHT Supervisor

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Amy Risinger
Primary Therapist

Taylor is originally from Ohio and comes to us with a solid background in patient care and mental health treatment. After obtaining a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Lee university, Taylor went to work for a mental health hospital for four years. While also continuing his education as a Doctorate student in Medical Family Therapy (set to graduate August 2021), Taylor spends much of his downtime time reading, playing soccer, running, hiking, and writing poetry. Meditation is a daily hobby for Taylor. When asked what his favorite part of his job is, Taylor’s response was, “I like that I can be engrossed in the stories of our clients. We are able to be a part of something big in our clients lives and I am here for that.”

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Tiffany Howard
Case Manager

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Andre James
Primary Therapist

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Paula Taylor
EMDR Therapist

Paula was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Central Florida. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Paula went directly into human services, working as a University Counselor at SAGU. From there, she began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Regent University. She spent some time after that, working as a case manager for Residential Foster Care and then for Biogen Idec as a Patient Services Coordinator II. Just before joining the team at HORC, Paula was leading the way in mental health education as Resident Director at Lee University. For Paula, the most fulfilling job is partnering with clients as they work towards their personal, professional, or health related goals. By creating a safe and non-judgmental space, clients can explore their needs, gain insights, and begin to heal long standing hurts. When she isn’t helping clients heal, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her family, kayaking, white water rafting, and canoeing.

Collier Brown
Collier Brown
Primary Therapist

Collier, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, comes to HORC with a strong background in Human Services. After graduating College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, she moved on to Boston University to obtain a Master in Clinical Social Work degree. Upon entering the field, Collier served as Clinical Intern at The Next Door Chattanooga, Graduate Research Assistant with Boston University’s School of Social Work and Senior Analyst at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. When asked about her favorite part of her job, Collier’s response was, “I enjoy being able to provide a consistent space for clients to discuss and explore their experiences, feelings, and intentions for their own lives. I believe that each of us benefit from a supportive and nonjudgmental outlet to become more aware of our values and to practice being intentional in how we move through life. I respect the trust and vulnerability that this work requires of our clients and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be there alongside them through their growth. In her free time, Collier enjoys spending time being active outside, walking or camping with her dog and her partner, and some time relaxing on the couch with a book or a good Netflix series. She also likes to spend time with friends over a good meal. She loves to listen and sing along (loudly) to almost all music, from folk music to musical theater – and uses it as her go-to emotional outlet.

Cassandra Mondragon
Cassandra Mondragon
Primary Therapist

Cassandra is from Toronto, Ontario Canada. Prior to her current role with us, she worked at a substance abuse residential treatment facility for adolescents, as a therapist. She also worked as a behavioral therapist doing play therapy at an outpatient center for children. Cassandra is very passionate about connecting with clients and enjoys watching them achieve their therapeutic goals. In her spare time Cassandra enjoys being with family and friends.

April Howell
April Howell
Primary Therapist

April is a Chattanooga local, born and raised! She attended University of Tennessee, Chattanooga where she earned a bachelor’s in psychology and then went on to earn a Master in Social Work with an emphasis in trauma and emergency management at Southern Adventist University. Within the past few years, April has worked at the McNabb center serving individuals with severe and persistent mental health disorders as Director of Supportive Housing and Intensive Long-term care. She then went to work for Unified as the Director of Programs where she advocated for the inclusion of trauma-informed support for elementary students in local public schools. Finally, before coming to HORC, April worked with Southern Adventist University teaching a university accredited course for students who needed support with life skills, mood regulation, and time management. What she enjoys most about her current role is that “I get to teach and inspire my clients to address their current needs. My ultimate goal is for every client to feel confident to implement the skills we explore in their daily lives.” During the weekends, April spends her time getting messy with paints and with her dog, Prince Rodger!

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Brent Crass
Group Facilitator

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Kim Stephens
Group Facilitator

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Carolyne Kelley
Group Facilitator

BIO COMING SOON

Anamarie Mafnas
Anamaria Mafnas
Group Facilitator

Anamaria is originally from Madrid, Spain and upon arriving in the United States, lived in Orlando, FL. Her previous roles include Senior Clinician at The Baptiste Group, Mental Health Counselor at Cempa Community Cares, Social Service Representative at Parkridge Valley Hospital, and Family Intervention Specialist at Youth Villages. Anamaria loves being able to connect with and learn about clients. She has a passion for watching clients heal and then launch into their new life. She graduated with Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Adventist University in 2009 and then a Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida in 2010. In her free time, Anamaria hosts friends and family at her home many nights per week. She enjoys spending time with friends, talking about enneagrams, playing volleyball, painting, watching movies, playing board games, and cooking. She is also kept very busy with her toddler son, who she spends most of her time with chasing around.

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Abigail Bobe
Intake Coordinator

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Jeanie Van Akkeren
Registered Nurse

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
MeeMee Johnson
Medical Assistant

BIO COMING SOON

Riverwalk Recovery Center
Alysia Harden
Registered Nurse

BIO COMING SOON

Get the help you or your loved one deserves.

Most Insurance Accepted

We work with most major insurance carriers and offer a range of options to fit your lifestyle and financial means 

Contact us for help today

We Have A Program To Fit Your Lifestyle

Whether you are struggling with depression, addiction, an eating disorder or some combination of these, we can help. All you need to do is make the first move and reach out to us. Let’s get you better, together.

Name