ARAD Comprehensive Treatment Center | 1001 Wallace Blvd. | Amarillo, TX  79109-1735

Local: 806-350-2723 | Toll Free: 844-403-2723 | info@aradamarillo.com

ARAD is licensed in the State of Texas as a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility.  ARAD is currently pursuing accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. Privacy of those in treatment is a primary concern. ARAD will demonstrate strict adherence to HIPAA rules and regulations regarding confidentiality and will address all of your concerns with sensitivity.

OUR STAFF

We’ve put together a top-quality staff to ensure our participants get the highest level of care based on the latest addiction research. Our staff includes two licensed counselors and a psychiatrist for every 16 participants.  Our team includes:

Dr. Perry Gilmore is the founder, Board President and CEO of ARAD. Dr. Gilmore has an MBA, an MA in Psychology and a PhD in Psychology. He retired from the Amarillo Police Department after 36 years of service to create ARAD’s Comprehensive Residential Treatment Center. In 2017, he was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Texas Plains Chapter, for his work in creating ARAD. Dr. Gilmore was appointed to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council by Governor Greg Abbott and serves as its Council Vice-Chair.

Our Founder

Perry Gilmore, Ph.D.

Amy Stark, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist with specialty training in addiction psychiatry. Upon earning her medical degree from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Stark completed residency in general psychiatry at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While in residency, Dr. Stark was recognized for her leadership skills and was appointed to serve as Chief Resident. She was also awarded the Laughlin Family Foundation Outstanding Psychiatric Resident Award and the Howard P. Rome Grand Rounds Award upon graduation.


Following residency, Dr. Stark completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Stark was recognized as a Regional Travel Award recipient by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. She is a frequent presenter at national psychiatric conferences and is passionate about educating her patients, physician colleagues and medical students.


Dr. Stark’s areas of expertise and professional interests include opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment; alcohol use disorder; stimulant use disorder; mood disorders; anxiety disorders; and psychiatry for specialty populations, including peripartum women and the LGBT community. She is certified to provide transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment option for those with treatment resistant depression. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo.

ARAD  Primary Psych/Addictionologist

Dr. Amy Stark

Texas Tech University School of Medicine full-time faculty member; board certified in psychiatry.  James Avery “Jave” Rush, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with 12 years of experience in treating psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo. Dr. Rush earned a Master’s degree in Math with honors from the University of Oklahoma; an MBA in medical services from Texas Tech University; and a medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

ARAD Co-Medical Director

James Avery "Jave" Rush, IV, MD

Marty joins the ARAD team after serving 31 years as an active duty Marine and a civilian Marine. His experience and knowledge in leadership, program management and process improvement help to keep ARAD running effectively and providing top-quality service to program participants. In his capacity as operations manager, Marty’s in charge of human resource management, payroll, administration and billing.

Operations Manager

Marty Deichert, MS

With nearly 20 years of experience in the addiction field, Jim has seen just about everything. He’s worked with participants in all levels of substance use disorders, from age 12 to geriatric, many of whom had co-occurring mental health diagnoses. He uses that wide array of experience to help program participants with an individually tailored treatment program designed to make them successful.

Lead Counselor

Jim Cameron, MA, LPC-S, MAC, LCDC

Specializing in dual diagnosis, mindfulness-based stress reduction and peer recovery support, Stephenie works to make recovery real for every participant in the ARAD program. She has a passion for helping people with substance use disorders find a path away from shame and toward recovery. This passion leads her to champion the individualized, client-focused care ARAD provides every participant.

Lead Counselor

Stephenie Nunn, LCSW, LCDC-I, PRS

Equipped with a master’s in nursing from West Texas A&M University, Levina is tasked with caring for program participants’ health. She helps patients regain their health as they begin recovery and provides tips for healthy living after they’ve completed the program. Since joining the ARAD team, Levina has enjoyed seeing the light return to participants’ eyes as their lives improve from quitting alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Levina Herr, MSN

Elishia joins the ARAD team after nearly a decade of substance misuse counseling in the Amarillo area, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. She holds an associate’s degree from Amarillo College in substance abuse counseling and a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University. Her favorite part of working at ARAD is witnessing the transformation participants go through as they become empowered by the program.

Counselor II

Elishia Hoots, BAAS, LCDC

An Army veteran, Rosa is always looking for ways to serve her neighbors. That passion for service brought her to ARAD, where she provides counseling services and is the instructor for Prime for Life, an inclusive, evidence-based motivational program providing prevention and intervention for people making high-risk choices. Beyond the opportunity to serve the people of the Texas Panhandle, Rosa loves her job because of ARAD’s focus on education for every person in the organization, from program participants to the director.

Counselor I

Rosa Roberts

With 40 years of experience as an art teacher, Sheila brings a love of teaching art to the ARAD campus as she helps guide program participants in using art as therapy to aid in recovery. Her art lessons explore various forms of art, so participants can discover that the artistic outlet they find most fulfilling. Her desire to help people led her to join the ARAD team, and now she gets to see participants grow, express their feelings and achieve recovery.

Art Leader

Sheila Howard

A native to the Llano, I live in the Journey with others.  Both created and unraveled, I believe we are evolving in purpose and meaning with each other's stories.  I've been a part of the ARAD family and community from the beginning of our operation, working with residents in recovery since January of 2018!  We've had to many souls and songs woven together through the messiness of our relational intention and embrace of our own human fragility, that I'm no longer who I was when I started with our community.    

I've chosen a narrative of becoming as a  local food-shed activist and grower, public school music educator, community-performing musician, Music Therapist, Hatha Yoga practitioner, and a Permaculture Designer of prairie polysystems.  I work in a holistic light, living and developing rhythms alongside others in remembering ecological identity, engaging in the somatic space of yoga and mindfulness, and introducing nutrition-centered cuisine and healthy lifestyle choices.  I hold certifications in these different veins and disciplines:  Bachelor's degree in Music (emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy), YTT-200hr Hatha Yoga Cert., and Permaculture Design Course License.  Continuing on the journey, I'm currently pursuing accreditation and education in a Master's degree of Ecopsychology.  

 

Yoga Instructor

Blaze Diamond

With 18 years of experience as a seventh-degree Reiki Master, and Tai Chi Instructor with the local community college since 2007, Jacque has worked with individuals to help find solutions and healing. With a background in training and management development she helps program participants find healing and strength for their minds and bodies, useful on an everyday basis.

Reiki Master, Tai Chi Instructor

Jacque Koch, LMT, MMP, NPBP

Ravi helps ARAD ensure the safety and level of care that program participants deserve. Ravi joined the team to be a part of improving people’s lives. He likes working at ARAD because he’s able to not only help program participants, but also make an impact on their families and communities through his work.

Night Monitor

Ravi Iyer

As ARAD’s receptionist, Tabitha helps everyone who enters the campus feel at home. Her kind smiles and warm greetings let guests and participants know right away just how welcoming the staff is, and Tabitha takes that job to heart. She loves knowing that what she says to guests could change their day or life for the better, and she strives to ensure that every guest feels the family atmosphere while at ARAD.

Receptionist

Tabitha Larsen

As an aspiring Social Worker nearing Bachelor’s level completion at West Texas A&M University Jessie strives to make a difference in the lives of others one client at a time.  She upholds the “Making Recovery Real” mission of ARAD by meeting and supporting each client on their own unique level.

Direct Care Technician

Jessie Roberts

As a night monitor, Beverly helps ensure program participants are safe and receiving the highest quality of care at night and early in the morning. Since joining the team, she’s most enjoyed watching participants change and grow as they get the tools they need to live a life free from alcohol and drugs.

Night Monitor

Beverly Perry