Meet Our Staff

The Artesian Recovery Team

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Our Mission

“Breaking the chains of alcohol and drug addiction can be a life or death matter.  Results count when your life is on the line.   Artesian Wellness & Recovery Centers get to the root cause of the addiction and mend the broken neuro pathways at the site of the brain’s reward center.  We create the optimal environment with the right wellness program to change the mind, and while applying precise neurological restoration to cement this transformation.  When results matter most, these are results for Life.”

Dr. Joan Collins

Executive Director

Joan Collins, ND, RN, BA, CNMP, MH is the founder of Artesian Wellness and Recovery Centers, LLC. Dr. Collins is board certified at the national level as a Naturopathic Doctor, is a Master Herbalist, and has a Master’s degree in Psychology. Her innovative wellness approach in treating the addicted brain is report by her clients to be life changing

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Heidy Beever

Business Director

Heidy Beever, AIS 25 years’ experience in a corporate business environment. My personal motto “I strive for excellent performance…every time!” and I encourage those around me to have a similar work ethic. As Director of Business Administration my role is often referred to as a traffic controller and I am involved essentially in all areas of the business. I love what I do behind the scenes to support a business that has results that last for life. It is simply amazing to watch a life be turned around.

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Kathleen Renick

Wellness Director

Kathleen Renick, CNA is Artesian’s Wellness Director and brings to the company over 35 years of managerial experience. Kat is a food expert bringing fun and creativity to learning how to shop and prepare tasty and healthy food. Kat’s passion and connectivity to Artesian clients facilitate that in depth change that leads to results for life.

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Channing Marinari

Clinical Director

Channing is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional who has spent the last 10 years in the addictions field treating drugs, alcohol, and eating disorders. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Florida in Psychology and her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She believes in the clients ability to heal the addicted brain and develop an authentic purpose for living beyond their addiction.

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Gennelle Trefner

Transitional Housing Manager

Genelle Trefelner, Program Manager, has a wide array of managerial experience of over 15 years. She has over 7 years of recovery with a passion for helping others become free from their addictions.

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Casey Stowe

Primary Therapist

Casey Stowe received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Florida State University in 2012, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. Casey is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the American Academy of Clinical Sexology and is projected to graduate December, 2017.

She has worked with children, families, and individuals with dual diagnosis in the mental health and substance abuse field for eight years. Casey uses a variety of approaches to help her clients, depending on their individual needs, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, psychoeducation, solution-focused, and narrative therapy. Her specialty is with individuals who have experienced trauma: especially sexual abuse, family violence, physical abuse, and grief/loss. She is also trained in EMDR therapy (level l and level ll) which helps individuals process anxiety, stress, and traumatic events.

Her greatest rewards are helping her clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. She provides her clients with a warm, nonjudgmental experience. Casey provides a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing clients from living the life that they want.

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Erik Pavao

Business Development

Erik J. Pavao has been assisting with getting people into treatment for five years.  He has experience with primary mental health, as well as severe poly substance abuse.  By studying directly under many prominent clinicians and professionals, he has learned virtually every aspect of this industry.  Erik prides himself on being a part of an intake every step of the way.  From phone call to admission he will be more then just a phone number.  With experience in intervention he will be able to help you or your loved one in making the best decision in regards to coming to treatment. An active supporter of advocacy for substance abuse and seven years sober, his experience shows that anyone can get and stay sober with the right guidance.

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Michelle Williams

Accounts Manager

Michelle came to Artesian with 23 years’ experience in cost accounting. The past 10 years have been in the medical field. My goal is accuracy, and to ensure the accountability and financial success of Artesian Wellness & Recovery Centers. My family has been personally affected by addiction and I love being part of a company that works toward healing addiction with results that last for a lifetime.