Our Staff

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Lucie Bowen, ICADC, Executive Director

Lucie is a Certified Addictions Professional as well as an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Lucie has more than 18 years as an addiction therapist in a variety of settings. Her compassion for helping others comes from her personal experience as well as experience with family and friends. She lives on-site confirming her desire to break the cycle of addiction and help women live up to their God-given potential. Lucie believes that love is a powerful antidote for addiction and feels compelled to establish a safe and nurturing atmosphere for women. That vision, along with Lucie’s dedication and hard work, is what started A New Beginning and helps make it the dynamic and growing program it is today.

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Ashley Blankenship, ICADC, Case Manager

Ashley received her B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1994. She became interested in working with women who suffer from chemical dependency after working a 12-step recovery program herself. She began working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist and is now a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor at A New Beginning.

 

Patti Sanford

Patti graduated from A New Beginning and has been helping ever since. She is a Certified Peer Support specialist as well.