Staff

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Ellen Blathers
Executive Director
The Executive Director leads the Resident Selection Process, manages staff, facilitates House and Spiritual Growth Meetings, teaches money management, prepares residents for the job market, and works with the Board of Directors and other organizations to further collaboration in order to continue the growth and development of Serenity Inns.
Lionel Clay
Lead Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
The addictions counselor is licensed and certified in the field and involved in the resident selection process and managing the innkeepers. He also does AODA counseling, case management and works with the residents on daily living skills and maintaining healthy boundaries while supporting organizational values and adhering to professional standards.
Jason Dobson
Substance Abuse Counselor
Ralph McClure
Volunteer Program Auditor
Dwayne Early
Innkeeper
The primary role of the innkeepers is to provide a "Ministry of Presence," being visible and available, showing compassion and respect, listening without solving, maintaining accountability, and modeling a responsible lifestyle for the residents. An alumnus of Serenity Inns, Dwayne Early puts his personal experience with the program to use in his position as part-time innkeeper.
Lee Lewis
Innkeeper
The primary role of the innkeepers is to provide a "Ministry of Presence," being visible and available, showing compassion and respect, listening without solving, maintaining accountability, and modeling a responsible lifestyle for the residents. A graduate of Serenity Inns, Lee Lewis puts his personal experience with the program to use in his position as part-time innkeeper.
James Nichols
Innkeeper
The primary role of the innkeepers is to provide a "Ministry of Presence," being visible and available, showing compassion and respect, listening without solving, maintaining accountability, and modeling a responsible lifestyle for the residents. James Nichols is pursuing certification as a substance abuse counselor; in his role as innkeeper, he is applying what he is learning in his coursework to the Serenity Inns program.
Charles Linyard
Innkeeper
The primary role of the innkeepers is to provide a "Ministry of Presence," being visible and available, showing compassion and respect, listening without solving, maintaining accountability, and modeling a responsible lifestyle for the residents. Charles Linyard received his associates degree in December 2016 and will soon have enough hours to take his state test to become a licensed substance abuse counselor. He is applying what he learned in his coursework to his position as part-time innkeeper.

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