Meet the Staff
Amy has served as executive director at The Friary since 2016. She is a licensed mental health counselor whose experience is broad. She started working at Lakeview Center since 2009 and has helped countless people heal from trauma. She enjoys seeing people create balance in their lives. Amy has served as a therapist and victim advocate. She’s taught Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to local law enforcement. She also has worked as a liaison to the court system. Today, Amy oversees programs and services at The Friary. She guides a compassionate team in providing evidenced-based treatments for addiction.
Sabrina received a bachelor’s degree in social work from The University of West Florida. She is new to Lakeview Center, but brings with her years of experience in child welfare, long-term care and customer service. Sabrina believes everyone deserves a second chance. She goes above and beyond to help others. Her ability to be unbiased, positive and compassionate creates an uplifting atmosphere for everyone. She believes the quote: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”-Booker T. Washington
Carissa joined The Friary in 2019. She welcomes people who are new to treatment and helps them through the admissions process. Carissa served more than five years as a United States Air Force Security Forces Member. She is experienced in emergency first response, law enforcement and security. She also worked in administration at the Missouri Veterans Home. Carissa’s passion for helping others makes her an asset to our team.
Medical and Nursing
Dr. P's blend of expertise and compassion ensures the best medical care available to everyone we serve. He works closely with the treatment team to make sure we provide total patient care at The Friary. "When people stop abusing drugs and alcohol it's amazing to see how the body can heal."
Dr. Scott treats people experiencing addiction. He earned his medical education at Meharry Medical College. He completed a residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Scott is licensed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Suboxone® treatment. He is a member of the Alabama Medical Association and Lauderdale County Medical Association. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Scott also sees people at The Summit Group in Pensacola. There, he provides adult psychiatry care and outpatient opioid addiction treatment.
Wadell is in charge of our Continuing Care program and works to strengthen our alumni network. He lives what we teach. "We'll love you till you can love yourself."
Savannah earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She spent several years working at Lakeview Center’s Acute Stabilization Unit (ASU) before returning to the University of West Florida to earn a master’s degree in social work. Savannah went on to work as a clinical counselor at West Florida Community Care Center. Today, she works as a substance use therapist at The Friary. She is passionate about helping people on their recovery journey.
Jonathan started working at The Friary in 2017. He helps us ensure a smooth admission process. He also helps facilitate group sessions for inpatient and intensive outpatient groups. Jonathan earned a master’s degree in social work in 2015. He is now working to become a credentialed licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Jonathan has worked with homeless veterans and countless others in substance abuse programs. He uses a strengths-based approach to care. He abides by a quote from author Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, who said, “Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
Tony earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and master’s degree from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He recently completed a post-graduate Applied Behavior Analysis program from Kaplan University. Tony has worked at Lakeview Center, Inc. for 10 years. He began working with adolescents in a substance abuse program. He later worked in the Road to Recovery program helping adults, and then transitioned to The Friary. One thing that Tony enjoys about working to help people in recovery is seeing the light of hope when individuals realize they have a way out.
In Memory of Pinkerton – a wonderful dog, and best friend
Pinkerton made the Friary her “home away from home.” She made our clients smile and served as a source of comfort during the admissions process. Pinkerton touched so many lives, with just a friendly paw. Our canine “team member” will be missed.