Management Team

David Elliott – Founder & CEO
Sonya Kimbrell – Chief Financial Officer
Peter Piraino, LMSW, LCDC – Chief Operations Officer
Shea Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, EMDR Trained – Clinical Director
Beth Legacki – Director of Admissions


Patty Raymer – Business Development
Austin Berry – Business Development
Jade Perry – Human Resources Administrator
Kristie Mays – Finance Assistant
Olivia Henderlite – Admissions Specialist/Intake Coordinator
Erik Jokinen – Admissions Specialist

Clinical/Operations Team

Dennis Dalton, MD – Psychiatric Medical Director/Psychiatrist
Carey Ferren, LCDC – Assistant Clinical Director/Counselor
Terri Ordahl, Psy.D, LCDC – Counselor
Drew McLaughlin, LCDC – Counselor
Meghan Hunter, LPC, LCDC-Intern – Counselor
Ray Montgomery, LCDC-Intern – Counselor
Keyna Lee, LCDC – Counselor
Jennifer Boofer – BA, Neurofeedback Technician
Jessica Evans – EMR Administrator
Jesse Earwood – Recovery Services Coordinator
Mark Hatfield – Operations Manager
Donna Brown – Operations Assistant
Shelia Sirls – Client Care Assistant

Family Services

Angie Knight-Buja, LPC – Family Program Facilitator (Contractor)
Shea Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, EMDR Trained – Family Program Facilitator

Transition Program/Aftercare (BTTS, LLC)

Dawn Wilson – Director of Transition Services
Davis Wilder – Transition Services Specialist

If it is to be, it is up to me

Burning Tree was the vision of one man, David Elliott, and he established our philosophy of long term treatment truly centered in the 12 steps. Having been in several treatment centers yet still unable to establish long-term sobriety, David landed in a long-term residential treatment center that helped change his life. Burning Tree is the manifestation of David’s great love for recovery and recognition of the need for specialized treatment for the group of alcoholics/addicts called “chronic relapsers.” David maintains a personal interest in the recovery of every single client. He routinely co-facilitates Community Group, serving to inspire the clients through his passion, commitment and sense of discipline.

Love, Service, and Excellence: We are here to serve!

This is our team motto. Our team is totally committed to ending the suffering of our clients. Burning Tree’s philosophy, mission and vision is driven by David Elliott. David is committed to making every single detail in the client’s treatment experience productive and integral to preparing the individual for recovery. Having spent his entire 30 year business career in an entrepreneurial or operational position, David remains very “hands-on” in his style and this ensures full executive connection to the daily management of treatment operations.