Archives: Our Teams

Colin Harris

Colin Harris, a dedicated advocate for quality addiction treatment, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Longleaf Recovery and Wellness. With a deeply personal connection to the challenges faced by individuals and families grappling with addiction, Colin’s journey in recovery has fueled his commitment to making a meaningful impact in the field.
Recognizing the limited options for substance use treatment in Alabama early in his own recovery journey, Colin became acutely aware of the need for accessible and effective programs. Throughout his twenties, he engaged with various addiction programs across the southeast, encountering both exemplary care and subpar treatment. It is from this firsthand experience that Colin channels a profound passion for quality treatment into his role, overseeing the daily operations of Longleaf Recovery & Wellness.
As a native Alabamian, Colin is unwavering in his dedication to developing programs tailored to the unique needs of those in the state who, like him, have struggled with addiction. His vision extends beyond personal triumph to the broader mission of enhancing addiction treatment options and outcomes for individuals and families in Alabama and beyond.

Ian Henyon, LPC

Having worked in a variety of clinical settings since 2008, Ian brings well over a decade of treatment center experience to the leadership role at Birmingham Recovery Center. As Executive Director, he is responsible for all aspects of BRC’s operations and provision of services. Being firmly grounded in the notion of servant leadership, Ian is focused on establishing a supportive work environment as a foundation for providing superior clinical services to BRC’s clients. Ian combines his extensive knowledge of treating addiction and psychiatric illness with the recognition that addiction is a disorder of the brain, to ensure that all clients are treated with the highest levels of respect and compassion. Ian is a licensed professional counselor. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and he received a Master of Science degree from Prescott College.

John Giannetto

Since beginning his career in 2010, John quickly realized that he had a passion to help people struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. Being a person in long term recovery, he understands the importance of ensuring that each client is placed into the appropriate clinical care to address their unique situation. John brings extensive experience from a variety of treatment programs including roles as program director, intake/admissions, and insurance/finance. This experience allows him to engage patiently with our new clients to understand their treatment needs and resolve any issues that arise prior to admission.
As Director of Business Development, he is responsible for building relationships both nationally and locally with other treatment facilities and professionals. These relationships allow our clients to receive the widest breadth of treatment services, whether they might require a program outside of Birmingham or they are returning to the area to continue their recovery. Most importantly, John recognizes how difficult that first call can be, so he takes the time and care necessary to make sure every caller is met with compassion, love, and hope.

Amy Rast, LPC

Amy brings a wealth of essential experience in her role as Chief Clinical Officer. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she embarked on a dedicated career in the field of substance use disorders, demonstrating unwavering commitment and expertise. Over the past 14 years, she has garnered extensive experience in both residential and outpatient settings, contributing to the holistic well-being of individuals grappling with addiction. Throughout her journey, she has honed her leadership skills, which has enabled her to guide and inspire fellow professionals. Since the inception of Longleaf Recovery and Wellness, she has held the pivotal role of Clinical Director, steering the clinical aspects of the organization with precision and dedication. In every professional endeavor, she strives to blend empathy with clinical expertise, creating a positive and transformative impact on the lives of those affected by substance use disorders. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama, and she completed her Masters in Community Agency Counseling at the University of Montevallo.

Dr. Tim Carpenter

Timothy Carpenter is a Mississippi native and received his undergraduate degree at Ole Miss. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Peter Bergeron

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

After starting his career in banking in New York’s financial district, he moved back to Birmingham to work as Controller for a small regional company. Over the last 15 years, Peter has worked with startup companies assisting with the growth that ranked them consistently in the top of the “INC. 5000 fastest growing small businesses” list.

Peter joined Birmingham Recovery Center not only to help the company grow using actionable financial business analysis but also for his close connection with the recovery community. In his spare time Peter enjoys playing tennis, hiking and camping.

Nancy Joseph

Nancy is the Director of RCM oversite of the Revenue Cycle Division, which consists of services for Revenue Cycle Management, Billing, Coding, Data Analytics, Provider Credentialing, Policies & Procedures, Trainings, etc.

Nancy joined Longleaf Centers 2022, with 18 years’ experience and emphasis on revenue management, business development and operations. Nancy’s comprehensive experience with medical/mental health practice operations and thorough understanding of the billing process brings deep value to the clients treated at Longleaf Centers.

Nancy currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Susan Harper, LPC

Susan Harper is a dedicated substance use disorder and mental health professional with over 15 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Auburn University and Master’s degrees in both Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Susan started her career with Bradford Health Services in 2009 holding various positions at multiple locations in all levels of care over her 10-year career there before starting her own behavioral health consulting company. Before joining the team at Longleaf in October 2023, Susan was employed as a Clinical Compliance Specialist with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where she played a key role in the organization’s development and strategic planning. She has a proven track record of using data, informative training techniques, and leadership skills to improve quality of care, develop personnel, and improve organizational results and reputation.

Molly Williams-Quick, LPC-S

Molly, a Birmingham, Alabama native, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Montevallo. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2004 and is now an LPC supervisor. Molly’s professional path is defined by her unwavering dedication to supporting individuals struggling with addiction and mentoring fellow professionals in the field. With 16 years of experience in a residential treatment setting, she has gained extensive expertise in direct clinical practice, leadership, and utilization review. Before joining Longleaf Recovery and Wellness, Molly spent four years with a managed care company, where she gained critical insights into the systemic factors affecting mental health care delivery. This experience has profoundly influenced her advocacy and holistic care approach. Currently serving as the Director of Utilization Review at Longleaf Recovery and Wellness, Molly remains committed to providing comprehensive care and ensuring accessibility for those in need.

Jennifer Gentry

Jennifer is originally from Cullman, Alabama. She is an Outreach Coordinator for Longleaf Recovery and Wellness. She is a Certified Recovery Coach. Jennifer is passionate about recovery as she has walked this journey herself. She has extensive background in Medical Stabilization, treatment placement and discharge planning. Outside of work, she has a daughter. She enjoys going to the beach, time at the family cabin, concerts, working out and spending time with family and friends.