Dr. Diane Peltier, M.A., Ph.D.

Educational Background: B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Benedictine College, M.A., in Psychology, Wichita State University, Ph.D. in Community Psychology, Wichita State University


Dr. Greg Lakin, D.O., J.D., M.R.O.

Professional Background: Clinical Medical Director and family practitioner; former Kansas State Legislator; and currently the Chief Medical Officer of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, appointed State's Central Authority on Substance Use by Gov. Coyler, member of the Kansas Prescription Drug Opioid Advisory Committee, lead Substance Abuse Task Force. 

Educational Background: Undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado, D.O. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. 

Licenses/Certificates: Kansas Board of Healing Arts (#05-28419), DEA License to prescribe scheduled narcotics, X- License to prescribe buprenorphine, certificates in BLS, ACLS, ATLS, NRP, etc, Medical Review Officer, permitted to practice law in Colorado and Hawaii, certificate of additional training in Addiction Medicine by the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, Board Certified Family Practice, NINDS-Clinical Research Collaboration, CPR Physician Investigator License for Clinical Research trials.

Awards: Dr. Lakin has been awarded as Healthcare Hero 2016 for Innovative Treatment of Opiate Addiction, Skilled Nursing Excellence 2014 by State of Kansas Legislature, Auxiliary to the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship in 1996, Phi Delta Phi – National Legal Honorary & Ethics Society, United Way Tillers Club and awards of appreciation for help in organizing law enforcement benefits and fundraisers, and with the American Lung Association awards for appreciation for being a volunteer counselor for three summers at “Champ Camp” for asthmatic children. Dr. Lakin has received research certification from 2015 to the present in ICH Good Clinical Practice with TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. and from 2003-2015 in Good Clinical Practice with NIDA Clinical Trials Network. 

Advanced Practice registered nurse
la veta Jarrett, M.S., APRN, fnp-bc, pmhnp-bc

Educational Background: A.S., Nursing, Pratt Community College, B.S., Nursing, Tabor College, M.S., Nursing-Family Nurse Practitoner, Fort Hayes State University, Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Washburn University, Pursing Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Walden University

Licenses/Certificates: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Hutchinson Community College



Valerie Kreger, M.S., LCMFT, LCAC

Educational Background: B.A., Social Work, Magna Cum Laude, Wichita State University, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Friends University

Licenses/Certificates: Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT), Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC), Extensive Trauma Informed Training, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) Specialist


Director of nursing
Lori Owen, LPN, WCON

Educational Background: Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant, Barton Community College, Licensed Practical Nurse , Wichita Area Technical College, Wound,Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN), Wichita Area Technical College 


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & Admissions Coordinator
Monica Russell

Educational Background: B.A., Business Administration, Wichita State University


CLIENT FINANCIAL sPECIALIST & Admissions Coordinator

Educational Background:  B.A., Communication,  Washburn University(Spring 2019)

Licenses/Certificates: Kansas Insurance Department-Licensed Agent, CPIA


Substance abuse counselor
dani Mcintyre, M.A., LMFT, LMAC

Educational Background: B.A., Criminal Justice, Friends University, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Friends University

Licenses/Certificates: Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC)


Substance abuse counselor
Deborah Richert, LMFT, TLMAC

Educational Background:  B.A., Sociology, minor Psychology, Fort Hays State University;  M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Friends University

Licenses/Certificates: Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),Temporary License Masters Addiction Counselor (TLMAC), Prepare/Enrich Certification, and Sandtray Certification


Substance abuse Counselor
Karen Haffner, LAC

Educational Background: B.S., Rehabilitation Services Education, Cum Laude, Emporia State University.  Actively pursuing M.A., Human Services with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling from Washburn University.

Licenses/Certificates:  Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC); Special training in sand tray therapy, 12 step modalities, and therapeutic community/milieu therapy


Substance abuse Counselor
Leah Miller, M.S., LPC, LMAC

Educational Background: B.S., Psychology, Emporia State University; M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, Emporia State University

Licenses/Certificates: Professional Counselor (LPC), Master’s Addiction Counselor (LMAC)

Substance abuse Counselor
Brian S. Mills, PH.D., LCPC, TLMAC, cch

Educational Background: B.S., Psychology, Friends University; M.A., Christian Ministry, Friends University, M.A., Religious Education, Southwestern Seminary, M.A., Marriage And Family Therapy, Southwestern Seminary, PH.D, Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University

Licenses/Certificates: Professional Counselor (LPC), Temporary Licensed Master’s Addiction Counselor (TLMAC), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Licensed Minister