Team


Lucie Bowen

Founder, AADAC

Lucie has more than 20 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.

Olivia Ikerd

Executive Director

Olivia is a native of Florence, Al and has been working in the field of addiction for over 10 years. She began working with addicts 2010 as a volunteer at A New Beginning. She became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through Alabama Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association in 2012. Olivia graduated from University of North Alabama with a degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology in 1998 and wanted to work with individuals in the court system because of her experience as a graduate of Lauderdale County Drug Court in 2010. She began working at Lauderdale County Corrections as a Court Referral Officer in 2015. She was certified through the Alabama Office of Courts as an CRO officer and worked in the same office she reported as an defendant 6 years earlier. Olivia returned to A New Beginning in 2020 as Director and is glad to be home working to help women overcome addiction and become the moms, sisters, daughters, and best humans they can be. Olivia's Mantra is, " Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Heather Anderson

Group facilitator & Recovery Coach

Heather is a native of Memphis, Tn, but has spent most of her adult years in Florence. After a fast spiral down, She came to A New Beginning in 2018 for her own healing. Heather brings a loud passion for ethically responsible and compassionate care to Women’s Recovery. You can find her facilitating our intensive groups that reflect a supportive culture and community. Heather's Mantra is, " Let's do the damn thing."

Aprille Phillips

Recovery Coach & House Manager, Helton Court

Aprille is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL. After years of substance abuse, she came to A New Beginning in 2016. Once she completed the program, joined our staff and has made Florence her home. She is active in AA and deeply enjoys spending time with women in recovery. Aprille's Mantra is, " Be true to yourself."

Kelly Sinquefield

Recovery Coach & House Manager, Country Living

Kelly is a native of Memphis, TN after many years of struggling with addiction. She came to A New Beginning in 2014, and decided to stay in the Shoals area. Kelly has dedicated her life to being a positive role model for her grand daughters and living with purpose. Kelly's mantra is, " When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."