Kimberly Jones, LPC-MHSP, Clinical Program Director
Kimberly Jones is the clinical program director and supervisor of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) at Compass Intervention Center. Kimberly is a certified national TF-CBT therapist, holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in counseling and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Counseling Education program at the University of Memphis.
Her clinical background includes providing in-home services to children and adolescents, working with victimized women and children and addressing case management issues for clients. Kimberly’s passion is to help, not only children and families, but the whole community understand the impact of trauma from an individual and global perspective.
Bradly Bowling: CFO
Tonya Ginn: Director of Business Development
Michelle Henry: Associate Administrator
Vanese Griffin, Ed.S. – Education Director
Vanese Griffin is the education director. She received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from LeMoyne Owen College, Master of Education in Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University and her education specialist degree in administration from Cambridge College, respectfully. She holds a specialization in administration, planning and supervision and holds a teacher license in multiple states.
Professionally, Vanese has taught for the former Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools and K12 Inc. She has served as a lead teacher, master teacher and special programs manager in a district of over 2000 students. She has also served as an adjunct instructor in the education department at her alma mater, Lemoyne Owen College. She also serves as the education director for McDowell Center for Children.
Vanese joined Compass in April of 2017.
Candace Cohen, BSN – Director of Nursing
Nurse Candice received her Associates Degree in Nursing Science at Northwest Community College in MS, in 2014. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science at Delta State University in Spring of 2016. Since beginning her career she has worked in a variety of settings including emergency room, cardiac ICU stepdown, and adolescent psych. She enjoys the ability to make a positive impact in such an important patient population. In her free time, she likes to read and crochet.
Jordan Jones, ADON, RN – Assistant Director of Nursing
Nurse Jordan received his Associates Degree in Nursing Science at Northwest Community College in MS. Jordan spent the beginning of his career building his nursing skills working with the elderly population. He joined the Compass team in 2019 because he saw the opportunity to expanding his nursing horizons. Jordan enjoys getting the opportunity to engage with patients from a variety of backgrounds. He spends his free time making pottery.
Victoria Strickland, LMSW – Outpatient Program Director
Tory manages the outpatient department at Compass which includes an onsite PHP and IOP program as well as an offsite day treatment program in the community. Tory is an LMSW that received an undergraduate and graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Tory has 8 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in a variety of settings including specialized crisis with adolescents and their families and emergency response team for a psychiatric hospital. Tory has a passion for building relationships and being an advocate for children and their families. Tory loves being a part of the team at Compass and enjoys finding new and innovative ways to encourage and reach the children that we serve.
Sandra Newcombe, Director of Admissions
Sandy joined the Compass clinical team in May 2018 after graduating with a Master in Social Work from The University of Memphis. Sandy also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She has several years of experience advocating for children and adolescents both in the school and juvenile justice systems. Not only interested in advocating for her individual clients, Sandy has published articles advocating for juvenile justice reforms and facilitated workshops informing adolescents of their rights.
Motivated to help children and families thrive and to address the underlying reasons for legal issues, Sandy pursed a degree in social work with a focus on adolescent and family trauma treatment. During this time, Sandy was awarded a grant funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services to promote cultural humility within social work practice in Shelby County. Sandy has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools. She incorporates her training and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her personal treatment philosophy.
Working at Compass allows Sandy the opportunity to pursue her passion, helping adolescents and families thrive, while combining both her legal and clinical experience. Sandy loves working at Compass and seeing the positive progress our adolescents and families make through the course of treatment.
Paul Clein, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Paul Clein received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1990 and completed his residency training in general psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Johns Hopkins, he was chief resident of his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training. Paul has been published numerous times and is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.
David Struble, MD
Dr. David Struble received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in 1996 and completed his residency training at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, where he was chief resident of his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training. David also served as chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Keesler AFB Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Ross Collins Jr., MD
Dr. Ross Collins Jr. received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Ross has been in private practice for over 20 years in the Shelby County, Tennessee area with specialized experience in chemical dependency. Dr. Collins is board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Jeff Lowrey, MD
Dr. Jeff Lowrey received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his residencies at the University of Tennessee and the Campbell Clinic. Jeff is board certified in ambulatory medicine and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Lisa Cox, DNP, APRN, FNP
Dr. Lisa Cox received her doctorate in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of Tennessee. She has experience working as a nurse practitioner in psychiatry managing medication in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.
She is a group facilitator for the Tennessee Professional Assistance Program. Lisa is certified as a family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, certificate of fitness as a family nurse practitioner, RN multistate licensure, and APN TN licensure.
Sarah Vogelfanger, DNP, FNP, PMHNP-BC
Sarah Vogelfanger graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi and received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner.
Sarah is a member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is ACLS- and BLS-certified. She joined Vogelfanger and Struble Clinic in 2017 and provides psychiatric services including psychiatric evaluation and medication management for children, adolescents and adults.
RESIDENTIAL CLINICAL STAFF
Terri Sweet – Residential Program Case Manager
Terri Sweet started volunteering at adult aftercare groups at Lakeside Behavioral Health System in 1988 and became an official employee in the adolescent residential program in 1992. She worked at Desoto County Alternative Center in Mississippi from 1995 to 2010, at which time she joined the staff of Compass Intervention Center.
Terri has a degree in rehabilitation counseling in education. She enjoys the varied nature of her work and her interaction with other departments. Her position gives her a clear picture of how the facility works as a whole and how dependent each department is on the others.
Dr. Michelle V. Wilson, Ed.D – Assistant Director of Education
Dr. Michelle V. Wilson is the Assistant Director of Education. She received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Human Ecology Family Studies and Master of Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned her Doctorate of Education from Carson Newman University. She holds certifications for regular and special education, reading specialist, and educational specialist. As an educator for over 10 years, Dr. Wilson has proven to be effective with several dynamics of students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders. Previously she worked for Hamilton County Schools, Memphis City Schools, and Shelby County Schools serving in many different capacities keeping her students best interest first. Dr. Wilson embraces the fact that each child is unique and it’s important to use each learner’s abilities as the leading factor for determining their educational journey. Dr. Wilson started with Compass in 2019 and also serves as patient advocate.