Olivia Ikerd


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."