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 & Drug Counselor through Alabama Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association in 2012. Olivia returned to A New Beginning in 2020 as Director & working to help women overcome addiction & become the moms, sisters, daughters, & best they can be. Olivia's Mantra is, " Be the change you wish to see in the world."


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.