Four Winds Recovery Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary group of skilled behavioral health professionals including:
- Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (LADAC)
- Licensed Substance Abuse Associates (LSAA)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP); serving as medical director.
- Prescribing Psychologist; providing diagnostic and medication management services for co-occurring mental health disorders.
Meet a few of Our Staff Members
Intake Coordinator – LADAC
Denise is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with the State of New Mexico, and has been with Four Finds Recovery Center for over ten years. Denise has worked for behavioral health services and with the corrections department for the past fourteen years. Denise appreciates how the people she works with work together to provide each person with the best possible experience in seeking positive change.
Denise was born and raised in New Mexico; she calls Farmington home. Denise’s biggest priority is her faith and her family; she is a proud wife and mom, and loves spending quality time with her husband and children.
Treatment Supervisor – LADAC, LMHC
Shannon began her career in the chemical dependency field in 2002, and has obtained licensure in the States of New Mexico and Ohio. Shannon has experience working in corrections, children services, residential treatment, and community mental health. Shannon spent 2011-2016 living in Ohio where she worked with the Department of Job and Family Services as an ongoing caseworker with Children Services. Shannon was employed as a Corrections Program Coordinator in the Recovery Services Department at Ohio Reformatory for Women; where she was in charge of the Intensive Prison Program. Shannon also served as a member of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) team, assisted in the development of programming for inmates in restrictive housing, and coordinated volunteers from the 12-step community to bring services to the inmates.
Shannon received her MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 while living in Ohio, and worked as a Dual-Diagnosis therapist in a community mental health center; with experience in crisis intervention, hospitalization, CIT training, and Medication-Assisted Treatment. Shannon returned to New Mexico from Ohio, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working towards her LPCC license; as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Shannon is very family oriented and is happy to be back in New Mexico with family and friends.
Counselor – LADAC
Julie is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with the State of New Mexico, and has an Associate’s degree in Human Services. Julie has been employed at Four Winds Recovery Center since 2007. Julie enjoys working with the clientele at Four Winds Recovery Center; sharing some hope and wisdom to help with their recovery efforts and life changes.
I was born in South Bend, Indiana moving to Farmington, New Mexico at age 14. I am family oriented, married, mother of five children, and have four beautiful grandchildren. On my leisure time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching my children’s sporting events and riding the Harley with my husband and friends.
Counselor – LADAC
Shawna is a Licensed Alcohol and drug Abuse Counselor with the State of New Mexico, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration on Forensic Psychology. She graduated San Juan College in 2009 and found her passion for working with people with substance use disorders. Shawna made her debut into the field in 2010 as a Peer Mentor and Licensed Substance Abuse Associate at the Alternative Sentencing Division AXIS Program. In 2011 she moved to the 28 Day DWI side, also a component of Alternative Sentencing Division, and began counseling as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. In 2013 she returned to AXIS and completed her employment there in 2014. She was an active Board Member for Masada House; a transitional home for women recovering from substance use disorders. Masada House was without a director and Shawna chose to take the role of director until 2015. During this time she completed her Master’s Degree in Psychology. Shawna now has found her place at Four Winds Recovery Center, and is looking forward to growing in her career as the program at Four Winds Recovery Center continues to grow.
Shawna was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, and is married to a wonderful man and has two amazing step-children and two wonderful children of her own. She stays busy doing research on new evidence based practices that she can implement into her work. As well as taking kids to dance lessons, music lessons, softball practice, and spending quality time with the family. Shawna stays active in her church activities and feels blessed that she was given so many amazing opportunities in her life.
Counselor – LADAC
Wayne is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with the State of New Mexico. Wayne has worked in the Alcohol and drug Abuse Treatment field for over 20 years.
Wayne has lived in the Four corners area for the last 36 years. Wayne’s passion is working with individuals who suffer from Alcohol and drug Abuse.
Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Aftercare Coordinator – LADAC
Minnie is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with the State of New Mexico. Minnie’s clans are Tsi’naajinii (Black streak wood people clan) born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle people). Minnie is originally from Gray Mountain, Arizona, and raised in Coalmine Mesa, Arizona, and moved to Farmington, New Mexico in 1993 where she has resided for over 20 years. Minnie comes from a line of Traditional Practitioners: grandfather, father (carries Protection Way Ceremonies medicine bundle), mother (Hand Trembler); she was raised in the traditional way of life, and exposed to Western Way of Living Boarding School; a Mormon Placement Program. Minnie has an Associate Degree from the College of Eastern Utah. Minnie has 20 years of experience in the field of addiction; she has worked in adolescent residential/outpatient treatment, adult residential/outpatient treatment, jail-based treatment, worked in private practice part-time, and has facilitated female sweat lodges.
Minnie has three amazing and beautiful daughters, and is the grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren. Minnie likes to attend pow-wows, gourd dancing, running, sewing, and quality time with the family and grandchildren. Minnie loves working with people I the field of addiction, and she is bilingual; speaking in Navajo and English.
Case Manager, Counselor – LSAA
Holly is a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate with the State of New Mexico. Some of her major life achievements include her obtaining her GED and two associate degrees in psychology and Human Services Substance Abuse at San Juan College. Holly has since gone on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is continuing her education through Highlands University to receive her Master’s Degree in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling. Currently Holly is employed with Four Winds Recovery Center as the Case Manager, and a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate. Holly will continue her journey at Four Winds Recovery Center; working toward becoming a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.
Holly was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and grew up in Farmington New Mexico. She grew up on a quiet country road and has a strong sense of community, loyalty and dedication to God and country that resulted from living in the San Juan County area. She enjoys spending time with her son and husband.
Mental Health Therapist – LCSW
Susan spent 25 years doing archaeology in the Four Corners area before returning to school; where she received he Masters Degree in Social Work, and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Susan worked with children in Treatment Foster Care, and with adolescents in long term incarceration; both of which showed her how prevalent addiction is in the Four Corners and has led to her now working directly with the addicts.
I enjoy doing the Mental Health Therapy portion of the program at Four Winds Recovery Center, helping people see what led them to addiction, and finding strength and skills to regain control of their lives. Susan finds solace in nature; both the untouched flora and untamed fauna of the Earth.
Prescribing Psychologist – PHD
Dr. Robert Sherrill Jr.
Dr. Sherrill has practiced as a psychologist in Farmington, New Mexico since 1977. In 2007 he completed advanced training to be licensed to prescribe medications for emotional disorders. Dr. Sherrill began his internship in prescribing at Four Winds Recovery Center in 2006, and has continued to consult here ever since with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
Dr. Sherrill is the author of scientific articles on neuropsychological assessment and biofeedback, and a book chapter on the history of academic psychology. Dr. Sherrill served as the chair of the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners from 2006 to 2012. In his leisure time he enjoys weight training, gardening, and spiritual study.
Medication Technician, Counselor Aide
Leah obtained her GED at San Juan College in 2011. Leah then worked hard and obtained her Associates Degree in Human Services Substance Abuse; she graduated with Honors. Leah is working on becoming a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate, and plans to continue her path in the substance abuse field at Four Winds Recovery Center; becoming a Licensed Alcohol and drug Abuse Counselor.
Leah was born in El Paso, Texas, but moved to Farmington, New Mexico at the age of eleven. Leah has two wonderful daughters that mean the world to her. Leah loves spending time with her daughters, and enjoys outdoor activities.
Medication Technician, Counselor Aide
Susanna moved from Pueblo, Colorado to Farmington, New Mexico. Susanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and is working towards her Masters Degree in Social Work. Susanna is working on becoming a Licensed Substance Abuse Associate, and plans to continue her path in substance abuse and social work at Four Winds Recovery Center; becoming a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Medication Technician, Counselor Aide
Emma was born in Johannesburg, South Africa; immigrating to the United States as a child. Emma has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lake Arrowhead, California, and moved to Aztec, New Mexico in 2015. Emma is a Honors student currently pursuing her duel Masters’ in both Psychology, and Human Services with an emphasis in substance abuse.
Emma has a dear love for the State of New Mexico; the beauty of which she has not seen matched or equaled. It is her passion to work in the field of Substance Abuse, and believes the her integrity, compassion, and optimism are strengths she can use in the pursuit of her dreams to assist those afflicted with substance use disorders.