Our Staff

Brookhaven Retreat's staff includes masters-level therapists and an experienced and dedicated medical staff consisting of nurses and a licensed psychiatrist. The ratio of staff to clients allows greater access to resources and personalized care.

Founder

Jacqueline Dawes

Jacqueline Dawes

Jacqueline Dawes began her career as a very successful developer of assisted living facilities. After losing her daughter to an ecstasy use and then losing her husband a year later, she struggled to get back on her feet emotionally. Through her own determination, she followed her passion to help other families prevent the same sort of loss she experienced. After relocating to East Tennessee, her development background and skills enabled her to redevelop an old smokehouse on a family farm into a 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art treatment facility. Hiring the best clinical staff and sparing no expense or attention to detail, Jacqueline is living her dream - helping women reclaim their lives and take control of their bodies and spirits.

Medical Team

Robert Harned, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Harned received his doctorate and completed his residency at Wake Forest University. He has experience both in private practice as well as the inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. He has been practicing as a physician in the mental health field for over 20 years.

Kimberly Quigley, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Quigley received her B.S.L.A. in German Premedical Studies from Georgetown University and her doctorate of medicine from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine. She is a licensed physician in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the mental health field over 11 years. She completed her residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and locally has worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings.

Teran Moon

Teran Moon

Registered Dietitian

Teran Moon has more than 15 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and as a licensed dietitian/nutritionist in the state of Tennessee. She received her bachelor's degree at the University of Mississippi in Dietetics. While at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Teran completed a dietetic internship and obtained her master's degree in Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She has been providing nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy for clients of all ages in the area of weight management, substance abuse, depression and other mental health issues. She has also worked extensively with clients who have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, renal disease, and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In 1998, Teran was honored as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the Tennessee Dietetic Association (TDA) and Knoxville District Dietetic Association (KDDA). Throughout her career, she has held various leadership positions for KDDA. Teran holds memberships in the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) and Weight Management (WM), practice groups of the ADA.
Coangla

Coangla "Coco" Ray

Registered Nurse

Coangla Ray received her schooling in Nursing from Erlinger University. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 4 years. She has been an employee of Brookhaven Retreat since the opening of the facility.

April Chandler

April Chandler

Registered Nurse

April Chandler received her B.S. in Nursing from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 4 years.

Lori Turner

Lori Turner

Registered Nurse

Lori Turner received her ASN in Nursing from Walters State Community College. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 2 years.

Angie Hurst

Registered Nurse

Angie received her A.S.N. in Nursing from LMU in 2007. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 3 years.

Therapy Team

Karen Hodge, LCSW

Clinical Director

Karen Hodge is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Tennessee. She brings almost 20 years experience in the mental health field with experience in Domestic Violence, Inpatient, Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient programs. She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Tennessee and a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Karen has been in supervisory positions for many years and has provided supervision of Case Managers, Therapists and Nurses. Her administrative strengths include development and implementation of policies and procedures, monitoring quality and risk initiatives, co-occurring program development, staff training and educational development, public relations, marketing and referral development. Her clinical strengths include a history of providing individual, family and group therapy with a focus on crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing.

Karen has served as a Field Instructor for the College of Social Work with the University of Tennessee Knoxville as she provided supervision for social work students. She has also provided clinical supervision for mental health professionals working toward licensure.

Karen joined the Brookhaven Retreat team in January of 2012. She was a clinical therapist providing group, individual and family therapy with a focus on dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy. She was recently promoted to Clinical Director with a focus on staff development, program development, monitoring clinical indicators, monitoring performance improvement initiatives, supervision of therapists working toward licensure, documentation compliance and JCAHO compliance.

Carrie Fair, LMSW

Carrie Fair, LMSW

Primary Therapist

Carrie Fair received her B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has a Masters in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She is a Licensed Masters of Social Worker in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 9 years. She has breadth of experience and knowledge working as a forensic social worker, an addiction counselor and has worked as Recreation Therapist for a Residential Psychiatric Hospital in Douglasville, Georgia. Here she facilitated a variety of adventure-based activities; including both high and low ropes course. Her interests include trauma survival, substance abuse and empowering women. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW).

Cheryl A. Sinor, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Cheryl Sinor received her bachelor’s in social work from Middle Tennessee State University and her Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Tennessee and has been practicing social work for 17 years. She has 8 years of experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill and those with co-occurring illness. She has experience working in private practice as a psychotherapist and as the Director of Admissions of a 115 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital. She has extensive training in comprehensive crisis management.

Sara J. Nelson

Sara J. Nelson

Counseling Coordinator

Sara J. Nelson received her B.A. in Communications from Spring Arbor University, MI. She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as Grief and Loss. She has true life experience in this program because she was a client at Brookhaven Retreat in 2008. Sara took classes and received certifications so that she could come back and work at Brookhaven. She is the first Alumni to return to Brookhaven as staff.

Tracy Drake

Counseling Coordinator

Tracy Drake received her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Memphis. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has spent the past 8 years working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and has had training in comprehensive crisis intervention. She has experience doing recreational therapy with both adults and adolescents.

Stacy Robertson, LMSW

Stacy Robertson, LMSW

Poncho & Aftercare Coordinator

Stacy Robertson received her B.A. in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work and her Master of Social Work from the University of Tennessee College of Social Work. She is a Licensed Master Social Work in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 7 years. Her interests include leading groups on substance abuse, managing stress and anxiety, and parenting skills, as well as learning new ways to integrate music into the therapeutic process.

Program Entry Team

Amy Massaglia , LCSW

Amy Massaglia , LCSW

Clinical Assessor

Amy Massaglia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology along with her Master of Social Work from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee and has worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years. Amy has worked in a variety of treatment settings primarily with dually diagnosed clients in both adolescents and adult populations. She has extensive training in a variety of clinical interventions including, risk assessment, crisis intervention and motivational enhancement. She has nearly 3 years of experience with Brookhaven in a variety of roles.

Supporting Staff

Robert Vittetoe

Chef

Robert moved here from South Carolina where he worked at The Myrtle Beach Yacht Club at graduating culinary school, Robert had the pleasure of working in some of Knoxville’s upscale restaurants such as Club le Conte, RT Lodge, and The Orangery. Robert’s style of cooking is a fusion of French and Italian mixed with his southern heritage. Robert now lives in west Knoxville with his wife and three kids.

Candace Bowling

Chef

Candace Bowling received her A.A.S. in Culinary Arts Management from Walter’s State Community College in Sevierville, TN. She has had the privilege of being a full-time mother while also working as a personal chef/caterer. Candace loves to volunteer her time catering functions to help non-profit organizations in their fundraising. Her cooking is definitely influenced by the south since she has always lived in the Knoxville area, but she loves testing new recipes and creating her own.

Penny Lange

Penny Lange

Medical Records

Penny Lange received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington. She has been at Brookhaven Retreat for over 2 years. She has an extensive experience base managing privacy and coordinating Brookhaven’s medical records department.

Andrea Bunch

Front Office Manager/Communications Coordinator

Andrea received her bachelors in Organizational Management from Tusculum College in 2002 and then received her masters in K-12 in Counseling/School Counseling from Carson-Newman College in 2005. She is a Licensed Counselor in the state of Tennessee.

Consultants

Lynn Swisher, Ph.D.

Lynn Swisher, Ph.D.

Consultant

Dr. Swisher is a senior consultant for Stevens & Lee in Lancaster, PA. She is a member of Brookhaven Retreat’s Professional staff consulting team specializing in performance improvement, regulatory compliance and organizational management. Dr. Swisher is board certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.