Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Blue Ridge Staff

You face many challenges each day, but you don’t have to face them alone. Let Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center help you discover your inner strength and overcome your trials with confidence.

Meet the caring, compassionate staff of Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center.

Executive Team

  • Jeff Duckworth, LMSW, CAADC, RRT-CP, CES - Director of Clinical Services
  • Matthew Klein, DO - Psychiatrist
  • Todd Stumbo - Chief Executive Officer
  • Amy Dillon - Chief Financial Officer
  • Colleen Gray, EdD, LPC, CAADC, MATS - Director of Business Development
  • Christopher Anderson, MD - Medical Director
  • Roy Sanders, MD - Director of Psychiatric Services
  • Kent Stump, CAC II - Director of Utilization Review
  • Drew Laurens - Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance
  • Gail Beard, CAC II, CCS - Director of Alumni & Family Services
  • Josh Gunter - Director of Operations
  • Jackie Hancock, RN - Director of Nursing
  • Katie Laurens - Director of Medical Records
  • Marcos Sanchez, CAC II - Director of Admissions
  • Heather Powell, SHRM-CP - Human Resources Manager


  • Kristy Foster, CES, CART - Admissions Coordinator
  • Chris Brown - Admissions Coordinator
  • Emily Dent, CAC I - Admissions Coordinator
  • Jason Wiren, CAC I - Admissions Coordinator


  • Sean Kirkland, MFT - Primary Counselor
  • Caitlin Kemeny, MS, M.Div, NCC - Primary Counselor
  • Jon House, CAC I, ARBS, CES - Primary Counselor
  • Jacob Pashia, CADCI, CES - PHP Manager
  • Julia Anderson, MFT, CES - Primary Counselor
  • Margaret Sinatra, LMSW - Primary Counselor
  • Charlie Spradley, CAC I - Alumni Coordinator


  • Brian Sheets - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Aubree Fowler - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Danielle Penirelle - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Tiffany Frederick - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Richard Cushenan, CES - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Brooks McNeal - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Amanda Friel, CART - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Joshua Presley, CES, CART - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Katelyn Presson, CCMA, CES, CART - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Mitchell Umberson, CES, CART - Substance Abuse Tech


  • Michelle Robas, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Mariah Griffith, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Gwen Chambers, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Pam Burgess, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Cindy Tyler-Burton, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Mackenzie Nall, LPN - Nurse Manager
  • Laura Stone - Unit Clerk
  • Chris Avera, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Lauren Jones, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Lisa Tylinski, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Jason Peake, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Becky Wilson, RN - Staff Nurse

Utilization Review

  • Amy Pacas, LPN - Care Coordinator

Business Development

  • Graham Skinner, CAC I - Business Development Rep
  • Tate Sams - Business Development Rep


  • Ryan Cargle - Dietary Supervisor
  • Mary Bawsel - Dietary Aide
  • Shannon Mullinax - Dietary Aide

Business Office

  • Rachel Gates - Business Office Manager


  • Brandy McClure - Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Samantha Patterson - Housekeeper
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I will forever be thankful for the time I spent at Blue Ridge!

– Evelyn

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