Gail Beard, CAC II, CCS
Director of Alumni & Family Services
Gail Beard has been working in the addiction treatment field for 30 years now. She has an undergraduate degree and is certified through GACA as a level II Addiction Counselor and Clinical Supervisor. Gail started working in a 28 day residential program in Dalton GA and thanks to their encouragement, she progressed in the field working as a manager at an all woman’s facility and a Clinical Director at a long term treatment program serving young men, ages 16 to 30. She has seen many of her previous clients become dynamic leaders in the addiction field and other fields which makes her know that treatment not only works but can make us dynamic. Gail’s currently serves as Director of the Family and Alumni Program at Blue Ridge. It is her favorite role so far because she sees not only clients heal from the ravages of addiction but also their families. She feels it is an honor and privilege to serve Blue Ridge Recovery Center.