Meribeth Pillot, LPC
Meribeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who joined the Pathways Center team in March 2012. Prior to joining the Pathways Center team, Meribeth held direct care and leadership positions primarily in the west central Georgia region. Meribeth is a graduate of Georgia State University. Meribeth has been providing direct care and treatment for twenty-six years. Her responsibilities extend beyond that of a licensed provider for the Pathways Center organization. Meribeth is also the Site Supervisor for the outpatient clinic located in LaGrange.
Beverly Keese, RN
Beverly is a Registered Nurse (RN) who joined the Pathways Center team in January 2009. Beverly is a nursing graduate from Southern Union State Community College in Alabama. Beverly has been providing direct care and treatment for over sixteen years. Her responsibilities extend beyond that of a Registered Nurse (RN) for the Pathways Center organization. Beverly is also the Crisis Services Administrator for the following 24/7 programs: HOPE'S Corner Child & Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit, Turner Center Child & Adolescent Intensive Residential Treatment Program, and Second Seasons Adult Crisis Stabilization program.
Sara Brush, RN
Sara Brush is a Registered Nurse who joined the Pathways Center organization in May 2014 as the Nurse Supervisor for the Second Seasons Adult Crisis Stabilization Program. Prior to joining Pathways Center Sara worked with several 24/7 medical facilities in the state of Illinois. She has over twelve years of experience providing direct care, with three of those years serving in a leadership capacity. Sara obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Bradley University in Peoria, IL
Cowenda Jefferson, LPC, ICAADC, CAAC
Cowenda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC), and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Cowenda joined the Pathways Center team in September 2010. Cowenda is a graduate of Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Cowenda has been providing direct care and service in the behavioral healthcare field for more than ten years.
Anthony Freeman, LPC
Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who joined the Pathways Center team in January 2009. Anthony is a graduate of Troy State University in Alabama. Anthony has over twenty years of direct care and treatment experience in the field of behavioral healthcare.
Shawn Droge, LAMFT
Shawn is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) who joined the Pathways Center team in January 2013. Shawn is a graduate of Amridge University where he attained his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to joining Pathways Center Shawn worked with the US Army Reserves. Shawn has been providing direct service and care for over four years.
Lauren Parrish, LAPC
Lauren is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who joined the Pathways Center team in December 2012. Lauren obtained her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Prior to joining Pathways Center, Lauren worked as a Behavioral Health Intern in Missouri and has been providing direct service and care for over three years.
Doug Hester, CPRP
Doug is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) who has been a Pathways Center team member since June 1989. Doug is a graduate of LaGrange College where he attained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. Doug has been instrumental in implementing and facilitating the adult day program in LaGrange, GA.
Dr. Winston Pineda, MD
Dr. Pineda is a board certified Psychiatrist who began working with the Pathways Center organization in June 2008. Dr. Pineda is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branchat Galveston. Dr. Pineda has been providing psychiatric treatment and care to children and adults for over fourteen years within the states of Alabama and Georgia.
Dr. Benjamin Herrera, M.D.
Dr. Herrera is a board certified Psychiatrist who joined the Pathways Center organization in July 2013. Dr. Herrera completed his residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Herrera has served as a Staff Psychiatrist and as a Medical Director for several healthcare organizations in the Atlanta Metropolitan area throughout his career. He has been providing direct care for over seventeen years.
Dr. Shane Savage, M.D.
Dr. Savage is a board certified Psychiatrist who joined the Pathways Center organization in July 2013. Dr. Savage is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Savage completed his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Savage has been providing direct care for more than five years.
Suzanne Smith, RN
Suzanne Smith is a Registered Nurse who began working with Pathways Center in 1998. Suzanne is a graduate of Southern Union College in Valley, AL. Suzanne has been providing direct care and service in the field of behavioral healthcare for over nineteen years.
Selma Smith, RN
Selma is a Registered Nurse (RN) who joined the Pathways Center team in June 2010. Selma is a nursing graduate from Southern Union State Community College in Alabama. Selma has been providing direct care and treatment and has held nursing leadership roles in the west central Georgia region for over nine years.
Loretta Allen, RN
Loretta is a Registered Nurse (RN) who began her career with Pathways Centerin 1999. Loretta is a nursing graduate from LaGrange College. Loretta has held direct care and leadership roles for over twenty-nine years. In addition to her direct care nursing responsibilities, Loretta also serves as a shift leader for the 24/7 Second Seasons Adult Crisis Stabilization program located in LaGrange.
Behavioral Health Clinic
122 Gordon Commercial Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST
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