Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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

Admissions

  • Tosha Baggs - Admissions Coordinator
  • Amanda Brooks, CAC I - Admissions Coordinator
  • Chris Brown - Admissions Coordinator
  • Emily Dent, CAC I - Admissions Coordinator
  • Jason Wiren, CAC I - Admissions Coordinator

Counselors

  • Jacob Pashia, CADCI, CES - PHP Manager
  • Julia Anderson, MFT, CAMS, CES - Primary Counselor
  • Jeff Duckworth, MSW - Primary Counselor
  • Margaret Sinatra, MSW - Primary Counselor
  • Robin Webster, MA - Primary Counselor
  • Laura Champaign, MA - Primary Counselor
  • Michael Shorter, LMSW - Primary Counselor
  • Charlie Spradley, CAC I - Primary Counselor
  • Andrea Tyler, CAC II - Counselor
  • Donna Palmer, LPC - Counselor

Clinical

  • Holly Thornhill, CADC II - Substance Abuse Tech Supervisor
  • Scott Bagley, CADC - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Richard Cushenan - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Denise Dixon - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Kristy Foster - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Tiffany Frederick - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Amanda Friel - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Jon House - Substance Abuse Tech
  • AJ Mercer - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Rudy Selman - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Brooks McNeal - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Kathy Jones - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Travis King - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Carly Kneeler - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Courtney Lackey-Thompson - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Joshua Presley - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Katelyn Presson, CCMA - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Kevin Pugh - Substance Abuse Tech
  • Mitchell Umberson - Substance Abuse Tech

Nursing

  • Michelle Robas, RN - Nurse Manager
  • Laura Stone - Unit Clerk
  • Chris Avera, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Aaron Harrison, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Joseph Davis, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Lauren Jones, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Jennifer Lowry, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Mackenzie Nall, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Mindy Shook, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Ondina Passaniti, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Lisa Tylinski, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Jason Peake, LPN - Staff Nurse
  • Robin Watson, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Bridgett Whittington, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Becky Wilson, RN - Staff Nurse
  • Dana Wilkinson, LPN - Staff Nurse

Utilization Review

  • Amy Pacas, LPN - Care Coordinator

Business Development

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

Dietary

  • Ryan Cargle - Dietary Manager
  • Shannon Mullinax - Dietary Aide
  • Hope Eigenhuis - Dietary Aide
  • Thom Leppert - Dietary Aide
  • Deborah Ledbetter - Dietary Aide

Business Office

  • Rachel Gates - Business Office Manager
  • Elyse Browne - Business Office Coordinator

Housekeeping

  • Brandy McClure - Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Samantha Bryant - Housekeeper
  • Samantha Patterson - Housekeeper

I will forever be thankful for the time I spent at Blue Ridge!

– Evelyn