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Meet The Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

JENNIFER HOLBROOK, MA, LCDC

JENNIFER HOLBROOK, MA, LCDC

Executive Director/Clinical Director
With 30 years of professional experience in the behavioral healthcare industry as an executive director, chief clinical officer, clinical director, and compliance director with experience in UR and admissions. 
Jennifer has been responsible for oversight of all operations of residential and outpatient care, treatment and services with multiple agencies including adult and adolescent populations.
 
Jennifer has worked as a national trainer and educator in the field of substance use disorder counseling and worked directly with national and state agencies on developing professional and facility standards within the field.
 
Jennifer has her Master’s in Counseling Psychology, and currently holds her LCDC in Texas and is obtaining her ADC -M credential. She enjoys working with facilities around the nation, supporting the industry's efforts towards best practice standards.  Interests include taking care of our beautiful 20-acre property and her father who is her best friend.

Jennifer Holbrook, MA, LCDC

Executive Director/Clinical Director
James St. Pierre,Jr.

James St. Pierre,Jr.

Director of Operations
Originally from Washington state James has been in Texas since 2007.
Since that time James has been living his personal journey of growth and developing his professional skills in the treatment industry. James’s personal experience with addiction and recovery fuels his passion to work with the patients on introducing hope in all situations, and he conveys a strong personal belief that change is possible for anyone. 
 
From 2018-2020 James worked for a Non-Profit treatment center in San Antonio, doing Marketing and Business Development for community outreach. 
From 2020-2022. James worked in Case management and aftercare planning for the same Non-Profit at a location in Magnolia,Tx. 
 
James currently serves as the Director of Operations for Magnolia City Detox, joining the company based on his belief in the organization’s mission and core values - specifically creating a calm and safe environment for all patients that enter care. 
 
James is actively pursuing a life coaching certification in his spare time, as well as spending time with his son and remaining active in his recovery.

James St. Pierre,Jr.

Director of Operations
Riley Metz

Riley Metz

Director of Admissions.
Riley Metz is an Informatics and business graduate of Indiana University and he began his professional career working in the computer programming world for several startups. Due to the lack of social interaction in this field, he transitioned into the world of real estate development where he worked as a broker and marketer. Throughout this time, he truly discovered my joy of working directly with potential clients as well as helping them take a large new step in their lives. During these periods of his life, he also had become all too familiar with the world of addiction and its consequences to those affected. After seeing so many families torn apart and lives lost, Riley felt compelled to get into an industry that was in the business of creating solutions to this problem. This ultimately led him to being introduced to the admissions and intake side of treatment where he is able to work with potential clients, friends and family members to help them along their path regarding education and recovery from drugs, alcohol and mental health issues.

Riley Metz

Director of Admissions

MEDICAL TEAM

Dr. Teresa Hale, PMHNP

Dr. Teresa Hale, PMHNP

Dr. Teresa Hale holds several degrees in the health sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from University of Texas Nursing School at the Health Science Center, Houston and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Woman’s University.
Dr. Hale has served as a faculty member for psychiatric nursing courses at Sam Houston State University and Texas Woman’s University. She continues to teach as a preceptor to masters and doctoral-level psychiatric nurse practitioner students. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, Neuroscience Education Institute, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurses of Houston.
 
Dr. Hale has extensive clinical training and experience in hospital, office, and telehealth settings. She completed clinical training for her doctorate at a psychiatric emergency treatment center serving 3 counties in the Houston area. She is experienced in treating people of all ages. She believes recovery from a mental health condition is possible and that the most lasting recovery happens when the patient directs it.

Dr. Teresa Hale, PMHNP

Michael Pickens, RN

Michael Pickens, RN

Director of Nursing
The Director of Nursing is a transplant to Houston. Home is Memphis, TN but has lived in 6 states since departing Memphis in 1990 on a mission of fame, fortune and failed geographical cures.                                                 
He is a two school SEC alumnus. He earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from the U of AR, Fayetteville.  After a 12 year career in sales and management with Abbott Laboratories and a 12 month residency at COPAC, INC, he graduated from U of MS Medical Center with his BSN.
 
Prior to MCD, Michael spent 10+ years in Emergency Medicine. He practiced both as a bedside nurse and held various leadership positions. He is the proud guardian of Rosie, his faithful 10yo "rescue" Yorkie. He rescues her in 2016 on January 1st and she has rescued him most days since. Little known fact, Michael participated in the budding opioid crisis in 2001 as a member of the Oxycontin Sales and Marketing Panel. 
Current nickname by his colleagues "the DON'. Favorite and most accurate nickname overall: "the Onion" given by his nurse mentor....layer after layer peels back revealing more details and more tears.

Michael Pickens, RN

Director of Nursing

CLINICAL TEAM

TINA BROWN, LCDC-I

TINA BROWN, LCDC-I

Primary Therapist
Ms. Tina Brown has worked as a Primary Therapist in the chemical dependency field for 10 years. Ms. Brown is from New York State with an educational background consisting of an AS in Social Science and Humanities from Erie Community College in NYS; BS in Sociology from Buffalo State College SUNY; MS in Human Services and Counseling Studies from Capella University, MN, and PhD Courses majored in Psychology of Addiction also from Capella University.
 
Ms. Brown obtained New York State Credentials of her CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling) in 2012 and currently holds her LCDC-I (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern) with the state of Texas.
 
Ms. Brown has volunteer experience with Redeeming Fire Baptist Church as head of the “Women Empowerment Movement” geared towards empowering young women the importance morals, values, traditions, goals, and achievements.
 
Ms. Brown relocated to Houston, TX in 2017 with a continuation of her career field within recovery companies known as “The Watershed Recovery Center; Eating Recovery Center; Seacrest Recovery Center; Serenity Detox Facility and currently, Magnolia Detox Facility as a Primary Therapist. Ms. Brown continuously expresses her passion for helping others achieve their goals and helping to change lives.

Tina Brown, LCDC-I

Primary Therapist
Andrew Haltiwanger, LCDC-I

Andrew Haltiwanger, LCDC-I

Mr. Andrew Haltiwanger has relocated to Spring TX, originally from Birmingham, Alabama and resides with spouse Mrs. Haltiwanger. Mr. Haltiwanger's educational background consist of an (AAS) Associates Degree in Human Services and Substance Abuse Counseling from Alvin Community College in 2021. 
Mr.Haltiwanger currently holds his licensure as an LCDC-I (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern) within the state of Texas. Mr. Haltiwanger practicum field of study consist of IOP (Intensive Outpatient Counseling) with New Dimensions Day Treatment Center in The Woodlands, TX. The desire to work within the helping field stems from the passion to help those in need who are struggling from substance use disorders. As Mr. Haltiwanger currently provides the educational and counseling component with Magnolia City Detox, his awareness for self-gratification appears daily as he helps his patients to improve their lives continuously.

Andrew Haltiwanger, LCDC-I

ALUMNI & DISCHARGE PLANNING

Andrea (Andy) Hartman, BHSc

Andrea (Andy) Hartman, BHSc

Recovery Liason/Alumni Coordinator
Andy was born and raised in Tomball, TX and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education In 2013. Ironically she entered Substance Abuse treatment the same year. She has been in long term Recovery since 2014 and has worked in the industry for a number of years. She wears multiple hats for Magnolia City Detox which include Assisting our Business Development Team, Assisting our Case Manager and Operations Director, and creating a thriving Alumni Support Group. She has multiple activities and events planned throughout each month with our Alumni. Each event has produced a fellowship in and out of Magnolia City. Andy says she owes her life to AA. She is also an active member of Al anon, Pro- therapy, and enjoys crafting in her spare time. Her favorite part of working in substance abuse treatment is watching a client become willing in treatment and following through with Recovery post treatment. 

Andrea (Andy) Hartman, BHSc

Recovery Liason/Alumni Coordinator
Clarice Lawton

Clarice Lawton

Senior Case Manager

Clarice was born and raised in Southern California and has been a Texas resident since 2022.

In 2020, Clarice obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Rehabilitation Services from California State University Honors College, Los Angeles. In 2022, Clarice completed the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program with the University of California, Los Angeles. Clarice has worked in the recovery field for four years and has a passion for helping others. She has worked with individuals who experience co-occurring disorders and come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Clarice is currently pursuing her counseling credentials in Texas and is a CADC-III in California.

At Magnolia City Detox, Clarice helps clients manage outside obligations so they can focus on their recovery. She works with clients from the start of treatment to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan and help set them up for success.

In her spare time, Clarice loves to cook, swim, and bike with her husband.

Clarice Lawton

Senior Case Manager

COMMUNITY RECOVERY LIAISONS

Faithe Bowen

Faithe Bowen

Regional Recovery Executive

Faithe is a woman in long term recovery who is passionate about helping people find themselves in recovery. She started her career path in this industry as a Certified Yoga and Meditation Practitioner for an inpatient treatment facility which led her to a role in business development in 2017. In this role, she worked tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by addiction, navigate treatment options. Faithe is a firm believer in the connection between mind, body and spirit. In her spare time you can find her riding her bike on the seawall, spending time in nature, practicing yoga and meditation and helping others learn to use meditation and yoga as a coping skill to staying sober. She is also a mom and loves spending time with her family, attending 12 step meetings, sponsoring other women, being of service to her fellowship and volunteering in all things recovery.

Faithe Bowen

Regional Recovery Executive
Rachel Liebegott

Rachel Liebegott

Recovery Liason
Rachel Liebegott is the National Recovery Executive; she began her career with magnolia City Detox in May of 2022. Rachel was our first representative and is major driver in building our Magnolia City Detox, clinical brand, in the Houston. Rachel is also the founder and owner of Journey Way Sober living for women in North Houston. As a woman in long term recovery, she has devoted her work to helping people find recovery. She started her career in this field as a program director and has been managing sober living homes since 2016. Her career path led her to a role in business development in 2020 where she worked tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by addiction and to navigate treatment options. 
 
Rachel is a firm believer in the connection between mind, body, and spirit. In her spare time, you can find her working out, being a mom and spending time with her family, attending a 12-step meeting, or being of service to her fellowship.

Rachel Liebegott

National Recovery Executive

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Some of Magnolia’s success stories involved cases where people were completely “hopeless” and presumably “lost-causes.” If this feels like your story, you’re not alone, and we’d love to help you be another one of our success stories! Magnolia City Detox offers a wide range of services to help you recover.

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