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Meet Our Team

Townsend’s team represents the highest level of professional expertise and personal dedication to addiction treatment. This is why they deliver exceptional care every day to our patients.


Howard Wetsman, MD

Chief Medical Officer


Michael Handley

Chief Executive Officer


JJ Fletcher

Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Jeb Bird

Vice President of Clinical Services

Dan Forman, Vice President of Admissions

Dan Forman

Vice President of Admissions


Chris Jaquis

Vice President of Development

Melissa Richardson

Melissa Richardson, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources


Natashia Cheatham, MHSA

Director of Operations

Kristie Guidry

Kristie Guidry

Manager of New Site Development


Kennon Wilson

Manager of Patient Finance




Real Patient Story

Tired of Carrying the Monkey On His Back

I recently completed Townsend’s Intensive Outpatient Program. Years of social drinking and a stressful personal and professional life, combined with genetics had resulted in abusive drinking, trouble with my immediate family, and the legal system.  The Townsend methods are based … Continue reading