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Sheila Dunn
PMHNP-BC
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Sheila Dunn, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CSAP

Fairborn Mental Health is a Nurse Practitioner-owned drug addiction treatment and recovery center, serving the entire Dayton, Ohio region. Our Principal, Sheila Dunn, is a board certified family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a certified substance use practitioner (CSAP).

Originally from Fairborn, Sheila returned to the area after retiring from the United States Army and attended Wright State University, earning BSN and MSN degrees. Sheila is able to prescribe medications and counseling services, to help patients achieve freedom from drugs and alcohol.

Sheila is dedicated to high-quality, attentive mental health care to assure the best possible outcomes for her patients. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr Ryan Peirson
M. D.
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Dr Ryan Peirson, M. D., ABPN

Bio coming soon!

Dr Guy Newland
M. D.
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Dr Guy Newland, M. D., FACEP

Guy M. Newland, MD is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with 37 years of clinical experience, 24 in service to the US Air Force. A graduate of Wright State’s Emergency Medicine residency, he holds faculty appointments with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, and National Center for Medical Readiness (Calamityville) in Fairborn, Ohio.

As is often the case, an interest in Addiction treatment was driven by experiencing the impact of addiction, both in the Emergency Department and in personal relationships. He has been providing Office Based Opioid Treatment since 2016.

Dr. Newland Is “privileged to serve our clients who are making strides towards better lives, better homes, better futures.”

Dr Michole Deesing
M. D.
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Dr Michole Deesing M. D.

Bio coming soon!

Audrey Violand
LSW
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Audrey Violand, MSSW, LSW

Audrey is a psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville. She enjoys working with children, families, and adults.
Clients are a top priority and Audrey truly enjoys the mental health field. Confidentiality, respect, and a nonjudgmental attitude are areas of focus.

Jacqueline McKenzie
LSW, LICDC
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Jacqueline McKenzie, MASM, LICDC-C,
LSW, DD

Bio coming soon!

April Herd
Practice Manager
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April Herd, Practice Manager

April is a certified Medical Assistant with15 years of experience. She graduated Cum Laude from Devry University with a Bachelor of Technical Manager degree. She is dedicated to ensuring the best patient experience. April provides care as if everyone is her O’hana, which means Family in Hawaiian, her birthplace and childhood home.

Keianna Knox
Reception
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Keianna Knox, Reception

Keianna Knox is our receptionist at Fairborn Mental Health and enjoys providing warm friendly customer service. She loves to smile and gives them freely. Keianna has an eye for fashion and owns a plus size boutique. She and her husband have 3 furry children: Onyx, King Oscar, and Holli.

John Henderson
CDCA
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John Henderson, CDCA

John is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) with lived experience in trauma recovery, mental illness, and substance use. He believes the ability to recover lies within everyone and is dedicated to helping others. John is a co-founder of Fairborn Against Heroin, a non-profit where he volunteers often.

Shannon Peterson
CDCA
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Shannon Peterson, CDCA

Shannon is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) with 6 years of sobriety herself. She believes it is her mission in life to help the addict still suffering. She will stop at nothing to help her clients recover and live their best possible lives. She enjoys spending time with her fiance and 3 children.

Jessica Deese
CDCA
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Jessica Deese, MA, RYT-200, CDCA

Jessica is a graduate of Fairborn High School and a lifelong Fairborn resident. She works as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) and as a Medical Assistant. She is a registered yoga instructor who voluntarily offers yoga for trauma recovery at the non-profit, Fairborn Against Heroin. She enjoys playing music and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

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