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.
Dahlia Reyes, LPC
Regional 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.
John Carter, MD
Dr. Carter earned his M.D. at Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, GA in 1998 before completing his residency in Family Practice in 2001. With 22 years in the medical field, Carter brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to Harmony Oaks Recovery Center as our onsite Medical Doctor. He is board certified in both family and addiction medicine and goes above and beyond to ensure our patients are cared for and supported in their detox and recovery journey, to achieve long-term health and sobriety.
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.
Brooklyn is originally from South Dakota and studied Social Work at Liberty University. Prior to joining us at HORC, she worked for The Baptiste Group, where she started as a youth care worker and moved up to a manager on duty. She supervised a residential program of 50 boys ages 12 -17. Her next career move was to Redemption Preschool as direct care staff. She subbed for the teachers and worked with children ages 0 – 5. After that, Brooklyn began interning at The Zion Project and quickly advanced up to assistant director of a non-profit organization in Guatemala. She worked in residential homes all over the country of Guatemala, supervising a team of 20-30 volunteers running a day program and rescuing girls from sex trafficking. Brooklyn considers her job a passion and enjoys spending time with clients, getting to know them and their stories and loves being able to assist people in bettering their lives and making a better future for themselves. Outside of work, Brooklyn enjoys spending time with friends and family playing games, sports, or any activity that is competitive.
John came to the Harmony family in June 2020, from a management position at the Waffle House. He is passionate about getting to help those around him with his own experience, strength, and hope that despite suffering with SA and MH you can live a better life. He is originally from Ringgold, GA but grew up in Soddy Daisy, TN where he graduated from Soddy Daisy High School. In his free time John enjoys cooking, spending time with loved ones, shopping, and playing with his dog.
MaClain is a Chattanooga native. Prior to her role here with us, MaClain worked at Parkridge Valley Hospital for inpatient psychiatric care as a Charge and Medication nurse for several years. “I love interacting with my clients and being able to provide patient-centered care at a time when they likely need it the most.” In her free time, MaClain enjoys anything artistic such as painting and sketching, reading, and baking. She also spends time learning several strange sports including surfing, archery, and SUP boarding.
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.
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.
Originally from Virginia, Thad attended college and studied political psychology, research methodology and international cultural studies. After graduating, he went to work as a counselor for the Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Deputy Administrator for Education, Arts & Culture, lecturer and visiting professor at various universities: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Corcoran College of Art and Design, University of Hawaii. “I love to walk with people on their recovery path and hear their stories.” Thad, also a father, spends most of his free time playing with his kids.
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