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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

My Definition of Addiction Was Incorrect

Townsend at first seemed like a consequence for what I had done to get fired from my job. But after I looked at the way I was living and the road I was going down, it became evident that changes … Continue reading