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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.

Michael Brockman
PMHNP-BC
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Michael Brockman, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Michael is from the Beavercreek area. Michael attended Wright State and Maryville Universities to complete his BSN and MSN degrees respectively, and completed certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Michael is able to prescribe medications and provide counseling in order to help patients realize a happier, healthier version of themselves. He is a member of the AANP.

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 Herd grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Devry University. She spent 15 years working in medical which has given her the ability to provide patient care “customer service”. Raised in Hawaii, she always provides care as if everyone is her O’hana, which means Family in Hawaiian.

In 2005, April moved to Dayton, Ohio to join her mother and sister, who were already residents for the last four years. She became a Medical Assistant graduating from OPI&T and worked for about two years, after realizing she wanted to improve patient care on a personal level.

April worked for Calloway Laboratory, while attending Devry University, working on her Bachelor’s degree. She received her Bachelor of Technical Manager, from Devry, graduating Cum Laude.

April enjoys couponing, cooking and organizing family get togethers. If she isn’t with her Family, she is spending time with her husband of 9 years.

Keianna Knox
Reception
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Keianna Knox, Reception

Keianna Knox is a receptionist at Fairborn Mental Health. August 2018 Keianna had the pleasure of joining the Fairborn Mental Health family were she was given the opportunity to provide customer service as our receptionist, which allows her to continue what she enjoys most…..Providing warm friendly smiles to all our patients.

Keianna is a mother to 3 furry children Onyx, King Oscar, and Holli. She also owns a plus size boutique…A lot of Curves Boutique were she has an eye for fashion. Keianna enjoys shopping, cooking, and spending time with her Husband.

Raynise Rolle
Medical Assistant
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Raynise Rolle M.A.

Raynise joined Fairborn Mental Health early in 2019 to continue to do what she loves best- providing the best care possible. In her spare time she enjoys decorating, painting and traveling.

Originally from Dayton, Raynise graduated from Trotwood Madison High School and Miami Valley Career Technology Center where she obtained a Certificate in Medical Office Assistant. She then attended Ohio Medical Career Center to extend her career in health care.

John Henderson
CDCA
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John Henderson, CDCA

John is a CDCA at Fairborn Mental Health. He grew up in Wright View with the air force base in his back yard and surrounded by areas haunted by heritage. John co-founded the non-profit Fairborn Against Heroin in 2015 at the height of the opioid epidemic in Fairborn with a group of like minded community members and has spent countless hours volunteering to help his peers find their path to recovery.

He has since earned his CDCA license and began working as a professional in the field. Lending to his lived experience of recovery from trauma, mental illness, and substance use, the opportunity to interact as a volunteer with a wide spectrum of individuals from politicians, industry professionals, families of the afflicted, people in long term recovery, people fresh in recovery, affluent and homeless alike, places John in a unique position to serve the community with kindness and compassion.

John believes that the tools and the ability to recover lives within everyone, and he is dedicated to guiding those in need to the realization of their potential and their path to recovery.

Shannon Peterson
CDCA
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Shannon Peterson, CDCA

Shannon is a CDCA at Fairborn Mental Health. She is a loving fiance and mother of 3 who loves spending time with her family. Starting her career as a tech at Women’s Recovery Center, an inpatient treatment facility in Xenia, she decided to further her education and become a CDCA. Shannon is a vibrant, passionate, caring counselor who will stop at nothing to help her clients recover and live their best possible lives. She is able to approach her clients with care and compassion because of her own struggles with addiction. With 6 years of sobriety, she believes it is her mission in life to help the addict still suffering that was once herself.

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

Jessica, a CDCA at Fairborn Mental Health, is a graduate of Fairborn High School and a lifelong Fairborn resident. Experiencing 12 years of recovery from substance use and trauma, she decided she wanted to help others with their recovery. Seeing the devastating impact of substance use in the community, she knew she wanted to be a part of the solution. Jessica is also trained as a medical assistant, and a registered yoga teacher, offering yoga for recovery at the community resource center. In her free time, she enjoys playing music and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Shelly Ehrhart
CDCA
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Shelly Ehrhart, CDCA

Shelly is a CDCA at Fairborn Mental Health. She is from Northridge and is married with 3 children. Shelly has an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Shelly has professional and personal experience with substance use, and enjoys working in this field very much, and plans to continue her education in social work and counseling.

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