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Avenues Recovery Drug Rehab Center Executive Director

Julie Tobin Branham, MA

Executive Director

Avenues Recovery Oklahoma City

Julie Tobin Branham has worked in the field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for over 15 years working with both adults and adolescents in residential settings. Julie began her studies at Oklahoma State University where she graduated with a double major is Psychology and Sociology. Julie continued her studies at the University of Central Oklahoma graduating with a degree is Experimental Psychology. Mrs. Branham previously was the Executive Director of Milagro Ranch and Second Story Ranch. She has represented the state of Oklahoma nationally as a Niatx Change Leader as well as a Change Agent for the Co-Sig grant with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. In 2008 she became one of the first members to graduate from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Leadership Academy. In addition to her work with in the field, Julie is the Chairman of PATCH, a member of Addiction and Mental Health Professionals (AMP) resource group, as well as provides clinical and creative assistance to Little River Ranch, LLC which offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning Services located in Pink, OK. Julie and her husband Jared, a Norman Firefighter, live in Tecumseh with their four daughters. She enjoys the outdoors, raising her children whom are active in rodeo and sports, is a member of the OKFQHR and is an avid long distance runner.

Kimberly Cox, LBP, LADC, MBA/HCM

Program Director

Avenues Recovery Oklahoma City

Kimberly A. Cox, LBP, LADC, MBA/HCM has a Master of Business Administration – Focus in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences – Focus in Psychology from Cameron University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Licensed Behavioral Practitioner (#0158) and a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (#641). Appointed by Governor Mary Fallin in 2013, she continues to represent LBPs in the State of Oklahoma as a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Licensure. Ms. Cox is a leadership, management, and development professional with over 18 years of experience in efficiently managing over 18 different programs and supervising over 30 direct subordinates through effective business communication and inter-agency collaboration. She has a proven history in process improvement and reducing company costs while increasing revenue. Ms. Cox is knowledgeable in building rapport and partnerships with customers, peers, and other high-profile stakeholders. Well-versed in fundraising and funding application processes, strategic leadership and planning, policy and procedure implementation, staff development, and budget oversight are among her skill set. Her talents additionally include first-rate supervision and mentoring expertise, training and presentation development, and industry and program oversight. Has assisted aspiring and existing agency owners gain and maintain state licensure in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Mississippi and Arizona; CARF accreditation in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and much more through her consulting services.

Dr. Samuel Martin, MD

Medical Director

Avenues Recovery Oklahoma City

Samuel Martin, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, is a practicing Addiction Psychiatrist and Neurologist in Oklahoma. Dr. Martin graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Martin has been in practice for over 10 years in a variety of professional and academic roles. He communicates with clients in a down-to-earth, jargon-free language making learning and application both challenging and enjoyable for the clientele he serves. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in therapy that promotes empathy, understanding of cognitive-behavioral processes, psychodynamics, and motivation for change.

Keith Crownover, PhD

Integrated Dual Diagnosis Counselor

Avenues Recovery Oklahoma City

Dr. Keith Crownover, PhD, Licensed Integrated Dual Diagnosis Counselor, has worked with those suffering from addiction and loss for the past thirty years. Keith earned an under graduate degree in Criminal Justice and spent several years working with inmates at one of Oklahoma’s Medium/Maximum security penitentiaries. During his tenure, he was the facility Mental Health Authority and was later promoted to Administrator of Healthcare. Keith also has a graduate degree (MS) in Professional Counseling and is licensed as an LPC.  He holds a doctorate in Christian Counseling from Seminary and is certified nationally as a Chemical Dependency Counselor through the Faith Based Training Institute. He is a member of ACPE, Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education. Additionally, he holds ordination and membership with the National Association of Christian Ministers.

Dr. Crownover has worked with addicts in private practice and in residential treatment programs and partnered with Teen Challenge to assist students enrolled in their adolescent residential program.  Dr. Crownover is also a volunteer with the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, as he believes in supporting his fellow citizens.

Keith believes that we are all unique and very special individualized beings and thus have very special needs requiring personalized assistance. He looks forward to walking beside those in need to help them identify their strengths and options for change.

Keith and his wife Lynn have raised seven daughters and currently have three grandchildren.

Wanda Branton, LADC-MH

Integrated Dual Diagnostics Counselor

Avenues Recovery Oklahoma City

Brett Payne

Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Avenues Recovery Oklahoma City

Brett Payne, PRSS, Therapeutic Assistant Supervisor and Peer Recovery Support Specialist, was born in Perry, Oklahoma and is a highly trained opera singer with a passion for recovery. He studied music at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria, and has completed fellowships at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and the Juilliard School in Manhattan, NYC.

After years of struggling with his own addiction, Brett is in recovery and has developed a true passion for helping others who still suffer. He has several years of experience as a high-end retail manager in New York and as the Executive Director for the Main Street organization here in Oklahoma. In 2017, Brett was recruited by the Honorable Ken Stoner and Sheila Ridley to develop a sober living model based in mindfulness, meditation and exercise. Since joining their team Brett has made Seneca House one of the most sought-after sober living homes for men in Oklahoma.

Brett joined the Avenues team in July of 2018 and has worked alongside the Executive and Clinical Directors; and his passion, strong leadership, and drive has helped bring their team to the next level. Brett is devoted to helping the clients redefine their lives as they journey through the process of recovery and is excited for his own journey within the AVENUES family of recovery centers.

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