Meet Our Staff
Kelly Michael Moselle, MA, MS, CADC II, ICADC
Kelly, a substance abuse recovery specialist is excited about joining the team at The Carter Treatment Center bringing an experience rich in facilitating innovative programs. Working in higher education for over 16 years, he focused upon learning outside the traditional classroom; giving back to the community, building civic and social responsibility, and developing the whole person. Kelly brings this same passion to working with people in early recovery. For the past several years, Kelly has worked in the residential recovery field, helping young adults discover their path in sobriety. Whether supervising professional staff, building recovery coalitions, or working directly with individuals, his dedication is to creating the optimal recovery experience for each person.
Marilyn Maddox, CAC I, GCADC I
Marilyn is a seasoned Addiction Counselor with 20 years of experience, having earned her certification through the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA). Marilyn has served as the Chair of the Training and Education Committee on the GACA Board of Directors, the Standards Chair for the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences (GARR) and she is a Past President of GARR as well. For 15 years, she owned and operated a long-term substance abuse treatment center with two locations, licensed by the Georgia Department of Community Health. Marilyn has experience in working with Medically Assisted Treatment modalities, Parole and Probation, Judges and Attorneys, Accountability Courts and has served as a consultant for programs in the Treatment Field. She is currently pursuing a specialty degree in Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota.
James Rowe, DC
Life Coach/Director of Marketing/Business Development
Dr. James Rowe has served the chiropractic needs of various communities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area since June 2000. Through years of chiropractic experience gained from working with multiple demographics, Dr. Rowe recognized a direct correlation between a patient’s physical and emotional health in regards to their overall healing process. He observed that a patient’s physical health was often impeded and in some cases prevented due to the patient’s mental condition. As a result, Dr. Rowe has resolved that optimal health is achievable only by addressing a patient’s physical and emotional health simultaneously.
Dr. Rowe also served as a juvenile substance abuse counselor and volunteered with a community service organization in which he saw the devastating effects of substance abuse in men and women of all ages and ethnicities. This experience has given him a significant understanding of various issues affecting those who struggle with addictive behaviors and has allowed him unique insight into the effective treatment needed to assist sufferers in their overall recovery process.
Dr. Rowe’s skill and experience has culminated into him becoming a life coach. He plans to operate in this role as well as Director of Marketing/Business Development as part of the team at The Carter Treatment Center where he will aide clients in reaching their potential and assist them in identifying barriers that prevent them from doing so.
Jo Abney, NCC, LPC
Substance Abuse Clinician
Jo’s experience includes facilitating intensive outpatient treatment programs and aftercare recovery groups, establishing a peer-support SMART recovery program, working with drug court and DUI court programs, and facilitating anger management and domestic violence groups. Jo is listed on the Georgia Registry as a recognized DUI evaluator and treatment provider and has been a Georgia-certified Family Violence Intervention Program facilitator. Jo Leads Smart Recovery on Saturdays at The Carter Treatment Center.
Michael Shannon, CADC II, CRPT
Michael has been in the addiction field for eight years and brings an abundance of compassion and dedication to those who are seeking to recover from the disease of addiction. He began his career as the house manager of a recovery residence. He then worked at the Ridgeview Institute with clients suffering from addiction, psychosis, and addiction disorders. Mike also worked for a number of years as a counselor at Hope Homes, Atlanta. Mike recently attained his Georgia CARES certification, and he has completed certification in Relapse Prevention Therapy. His goals include enrollment in an MSW program, to run with the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain; and to swim with the Great White Sharks in South Africa.
Tashauna Castle, MS, NCC, CADC-T
Tashauna is originally from East Tennessee but relocated to Georgia in 2009. Tashauna originally became interested in mental health industry to help children and adolescents who have survived traumatic experiences. In following her desire to help others, Tashauna has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Phoenix and is completing the last semester of her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in children and adolescents at Lock Haven University. She has completed the national counselor examination, and she is a certified alcohol and drug counselor trainee. Although she is new to the industry, Tashauna brings her energy, compassion, inquisitive nature, and desire to help others to The Carter Treatment Center. Tashauna has had the privilege of working with clients from adolescents to late adulthood struggling with addictions.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough” by Og Mandino.
Brian Archipley, MAS, CADC-T,
Brian, a native Michigander, has been in the Atlanta area for the past four years. His wife and children love being in Georgia and feel inspired and blessed by the beauty of the area and the people who live here. Before coming on board with the Carter Treatment Center he was involved as a Global Sales and Marketing Director for a large Medical Products Company. He has a Master of Arts in Spirituality and is an ordained minister, with a background in pastoral counseling, color and music therapy, and energetic healing practices. His Master's work through Hazelden's Graduate School of Addiction Studies prepared him to work with clients facing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues with practical strategies and compassionate person-centered approaches. His counseling work is marked by a deep dedication to understand where his clients are coming from and the knowledge that each of them is the expert in their life; it is his job to learn from them, not the other way around. Brian has profound respect for his team members at The Carter Treatment Center, and is extremely grateful that he has been given the opportunity to work professionally with such a dedicated and caring staff.
Colleen Moselle Scherer is fairly new to the Atlanta area. Originally born in upstate NY, she has lived in Florida and Missouri as well. Colleen has worked in the medical office field nearly 15 years focusing not only on office duties but building relationships with clients and fellow employees as well. Colleen has an Associates in Science from Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida and is currently working on her Bachelor’s in History and Minor in Anthropology from Columbia College. Her enthusiasm for people, history and travel led her to this degree type so she could learn more about different cultures and society and their history. She currently serves as Office Manager for The Carter Treatment Center but is quick and happy to jump in and help wherever she can assist.
“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill
Laurie Newcomb, MA, CTTP
Laurie Newcomb is a Georgia native. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.A. in psychology. She attained her M.A. from Argosy University in Clinical Mental Health. Laurie is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is a member of The International Association of Trauma Professionals and The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. Laurie is passionate about helping individuals who have undergone traumatic experiences in their life. She began working on this area of therapy during her graduate program and she realized early on that substance abuse and trauma are often co-occurring and addressing both can help the client live a fuller life. Laurie is a mother to two teenagers, two dogs, and two cats. She is currently the Trauma therapist at Carter Treatment Center and is in private practice with KWR, Inc. & Associates.
“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”-Buddha
Lexi is our Treatment Center’s therapy dog. She is full of love and warmth and brightens everyone’s day.
The Carter Treatment Center Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Cumming GA is focused on providing the best possible outpatient treatment for addiction and substance abuse. The skilled team at The Carter Treatment Center use a holistic approach to therapy designed to treat not just the symptoms of addiction, but also the mind and spirit, to achieve a successful recovery from drug or alcohol dependency.