Meet the Team
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.
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.
Vanese Griffin, 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.
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.
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.
Amanda Chain has been working at Compass since 2016, where she completed an internship prior to becoming a full-time therapist. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Memphis.
Her treatment philosophy centers around learning and a systems approach. Amanda believes that because every client is unique, not every client can be supported the same way. Her goal is to be the client’s advocate and better understand their pattern of learning and coping and the patterns impressed on them by family and environment. Every child can acquire the behavioral skills to become a successful adolescent with a bright future.
Amanda enjoys Compass because of the supportive staff and overall positive environment. She likes coming to work every day to build therapeutic relationships and see the children grow socially from activity engagement.
Tiffany France has worked in the field of mental health and youth counseling since 2015 and has been a full-time therapist at Compass since 2016. She loves working with adolescents because they have so much potential.
She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Harding School of Theology, where her course of study focused on family therapy and effecting change in systems. Working at Compass allows her not only to work with adolescents but also with their families to facilitate positive growth as they move together into the next chapter of their lives.
Tiffany Vann has one year of professional mental health experience and has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her treatment philosophy integrates both humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies. Tiffany enjoys Compass because she can be creative in therapy, believes the leadership displays a positive attitude and values the many opportunities for staff appreciation.
James Piiparinen grew up in a small town in Upstate New York and earned a degree in creative writing from Hamilton College. He then went to Zimbabwe for two years to teach English and math with the Peace Corps. Afterward, he moved to Mississippi to get a master’s degree in education and serve in the Mississippi Teacher Corps. James spent seven years teaching high school and middle school English, during which time he earned his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, was published and was nominated twice for Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He then spent three years as an adjunct professor at both the community and four-year college level. During this time, he received a Mississippi Art Commission Grant and participated in another grant teaching creative writing techniques in a GED program, funded through the Mississippi Art Commission.
James’ decision to enter the field of therapy was influenced by the many people he’s encountered and their life stories. His personal therapy philosophy stems from narrative, solution-focused and cognitive therapy. What he loves about working at Compass is the impact he has helping people tell their stories and gain control of who they were meant to be.
For the past four years, James has been working as a therapist at Compass, earning a Master of Arts in Counseling and pursuing a certification to be a LPC-MHSP.
Nicole Wallace has been working at Compass since 2018. Prior to becoming a full-time therapist, she completed an internship at The Kindred Place and Daybreak Treatment Center and received a bachelor’s degree in child life from Harding University and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Memphis.
She is eclectic in her therapy philosophy, using person-centered care, CBT, dialectical behavior therapy, play therapy and art therapy as primary theories. Nicole believes the therapeutic relationship is most valuable when based on trust, and she strives to build this between her patients, and their families. She believes the counseling experience is a journey of self-exploration meant to increase self-understanding and self-awareness. Her role is to help patients identify, develop and mobilize resources to successfully solve problems, meet challenges and facilitate positive growth.
Courtney Loveless, LPC-MHSP
A desire to help others led Courtney Loveless to pursue her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in mental health counseling from Freed-Hardeman University. As a graduate student, she interned and volunteered with a non-profit agency providing counseling services to children, adolescents and families. Courtney began working as a full-time therapist at Compass in 2016. Since then, she attained her license and has enjoyed being a supervisor over the Seven Challenges chemical dependency program.
Courtney has trained and specialized in evidence-based practices with focus on CBT and TF-CBT. Courtney became a therapist to empower individuals by providing tools and skill-development and highlighting their unique abilities and strengths.
Sarah Mischke, Therapist
Sara Mischke received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2015 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She continued her education and received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2018 from the University of Memphis. She has actively worked in the mental health field since 2017.
Sara began working at Compass in 2018. Her treatment philosophy integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered care and dialectical behavior therapy. She enjoys working at Compass because of the overall positive environment, supportive and invested staff and the challenging rehabilitation opportunities provided to the patients and families. Her goal is to empower people to make thoughtful decisions about their lives.
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONERS
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.