Marion Watson is our Administrator. She worked at La Hacienda Treatment Center in Hunt, and finished her internship in Drug and Alcohol counseling in 1990. She served for two years as the Director of the Family Program in the Substance Abuse Unit at Shoal Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas. Marion was also the Project Manager for Serenity Foundation of Texas, Fredericksburg Treatment Center in 2000. She is currently a student at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas obtaining her degrees in Psychology and Religion. She and her husband live in Hunt and spend their time swimming, traveling and kayaking. She has 22 years of experience working with alcoholics and addicts. She is co-owner and CEO of the facility.
William R. Barnes, LCDC, ADC is our Clinical Program Director. Bill has worked in substance abuse treatment since 1994. He has experience with adolescent and adult populations in both outpatient and residential treatment facilities. Formally at Serenity House in Fredericksburg, Texas, Bill served as Program Director and Counselor for over seven years. His strengths include program development, management, and 12 Step philosophy with an emphasis on practical spirituality. Bill and his wife reside in the Kerrville area and have two children. Bill enjoys traveling, exploring the diversity of cultures and music.
Vonnie Nealon, LCDC ADC has dedicated her life to working with those afflicted with the disease of addiction since her own recovery in 1987. Vonnie began working in the substance abuse treatment field in 1989 as an LVN in a detox facility. While working as an LVN, she returned to college to pursue her counselor's license. She has worked with adolescent and adult populations in both outpatient and residential treatment facilities. Vonnie has worked for several different facilities including Serenity House, La Hacienda, and formally served as the Director of Clinical Services at Origins Recovery Center in South Padre Island, Texas. Vonnie and her husband reside in Center Point, Texas. She enjoys reading, music, the beach, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Joan Nanny, LCDC brings to Archway sixteen years of experience in the field of chemical dependency, working with adolescent boys and girls in the relapse and residential fields. Joan is a graduate of Howard College, with an Associate in Allied Sciences. Her strengths are helping clients recognize the disease of addiction and build a productive life free of chemical abuse. Joan and her husband have been married for 29 years and have lived in San Saba, Texas for 21 years. They have two grown boys that currently serve in the Armed Forces. Her interests include spending time with family, especially her five grandchildren and kayaking.
Debbie Anderson is our Administrative Director. She spent most of her life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she graduated from LSU, raised her two sons and practiced law as an Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice. After retiring from the practice of law in 2007, she moved to Kerrville and managed a psychiatry practice. She is certified as a Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coding Specialist and Medical Office Manager. She has been married to Stan, a retired teacher and coach, since December, 2012. She enjoys cooking, watching football, basketball and baseball with her husband, needlepoint, and time with family, especially her two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Vivian.
Liz Urff is our Operations Manager. She is originally from Dallas, TX. Liz attended Collin County Community College where she received an Associate of Arts degree. She moved to Kerrville in March, 2012 for her own recovery, and currently resides with her boyfriend. Liz enjoys music, hanging out with friends, and visiting her two nieces and nephew every chance she gets.
Dr. Mary Lou Shelton is our consultant Psychologist. Mary Lou earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama in 1980. Her internship at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Hospital included one year on the Alcohol Treatment Unit. Dr. Shelton has 27 years of expertise in the treatment of addiction. She served as Staff Psychologist in the Substance Abuse Unit for the Kerrville State Hospital for eight years before entering private practice. Over the years, Dr. Shelton has provided both consultative and clinical services for La Hacienda Treatment Center, The Essay House (a halfway house for recovering women), the 38th Judicial District Treatment Center in Uvalde, the Kerrville VAH Substance Abuse Program, and the Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services.
* Mary Lou Shelton has retired but remains our friend.
Jeffrey L. Butts, DO, MRO is a fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. A longtime solo family practitioner, Dr. Butts began following an emerging trend in medical practice known as "concierge medicine" in 1999, and decided to take this concept one step further by developing a network for physicians and their patients that is physician-managed and patient-directed. In 2003, Dr. Butts founded a concierge practice called Celebrity Care. Having practiced medicine in the celebrity culture, and himself a "wounded healer," Dr. Butts turned his attention to the field of addiction medicine. In 2006, he began training to become certified in that specialty. The American Society of Addiction Medicine certified him in December, 2008. Dr. Butts became a Fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine in May 2009.
Jennifer Butts, MROA has more than 20 years of experience working in the recovery community. Friends and colleagues refer to her as "Ms. Connector" because of her enthusiasm and knowledge of community resources, not only locally but around the globe. She is passionate about helping individuals begin the recovery process by connecting them to the right resource(s) based on their particular needs. The Sober Assist Recovery Management System (SARMS) is her vision for recovery management. She developed SARMS to work personally and privately with each client to coordinate recovery that includes everyone involved. In addition to the participant and treatment team, this might be family members, sponsors, agencies, and/or employers.