Addiction Treatment Specialists
Dr. Jorandby graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University of Florida. For seven years, Dr. Jorandby worked as a staff psychiatrist and mental health supervisor at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Viera, Florida. After completing her an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University, Dr. Jorandby became Medical Director for the dual diagnosis unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. She also served as faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. After relocating to Washington, DC, Dr. Jorandby worked as the Chief Psychiatrist of a mental and physical health clinic, where she held the position for four years before joining Lakeview Health. Dr. Jorandby one of less than 200 physicians in the United States who is dual board-certified in addiction medicine, and psychiatry and neurology.
Sarah Franklin joined the Lakeview Health clinical team in 2013. She is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and works with patients struggling with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of North Florida.
Melinda Dangerfield has 11 years of nursing experience working in a multitude of specialties, including mental health, substance abuse, and forensic nursing. She started with Lakeview Health in May of 2021 and is the Director of Nursing, responsible for nursing care of Lakeview patients. Melinda’s goal is to provide excellent care for our patients and help them through one of the most challenging times in their lives with empathy and compassion.
Before her position at Lakeview Health, Melinda was the manager of medical services at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. She was executive nursing director at North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, and she has also served as the regional program supervisor for DCF Adult Protective Services, working to ensure that vulnerable adults were protected from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She has spent her career working to help some of the most vulnerable people among us.
Melinda obtained a Bachelor of Science in health science education from the University of Florida, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Florida, and certification as a Certified Public Manager® from Florida State University.
In Melinda’s spare time, she enjoys hiking, boating, and horseback riding.
Aftercare & Alumni Team
Lexie Leehan, CRC is the Alumni and Aftercare Supervisor for Lakeview Health. As an alumna of the program, she truly understands what our patients go through while they are here and after they discharge. Originally from a small town in Northwest Pennsylvania, Lexie made the decision to completely change her people, places and things, and come to Jacksonville, Florida to begin her journey in recovery. After completing treatment in January 2015, she went to a local sober living in Jacksonville and started engaging with our True North Alumni support groups and events. In 2017, Lakeview Health hired Lexie as the Aftercare Coordinator at the Rose knowing she would be able to use her personal experience to help other women. Lexie believes Lakeview Health gave her the knowledge and the tools she needed to stay sober, and says she feels honored to pay it forward to patients during their stay with us and afterwards as True North Alumni.
Jessica works to ensure all patients are set up for success in and out of treatment. As a part of the aftercare team, Jessica arranges continued treatment and ensures all clients have the resources they need to continue to work on themselves and their recovery. Jessica’s hands-on involvement with patients gives her the insight and rapport to best understand their needs and establish an aftercare plan individually tailored to each patient. Her dedication to detail enables a well-rounded, holistic approach to patient care.
Austin Rentz began working for Stepping Stone Center for Recovery in June of 2021 as an alumni coordinator. Austin knew that the role was a perfect fit as he was involved in an active recovery program and shared Lakeview’s values.
Austin is in the process of becoming a recovery coach. He believes that his personal experience and professional growth in the industry are what truly allow him to connect with patients. As an alumni coordinator, Austin remains connected with patients and helps them navigate a new way of life in sobriety.
Outside of work, Austin enjoys his time at the beach, riding Jet Skis, fellowshipping with his close friends, playing disc golf, and spending family time with his wife and daughter. Austin understands that this is all possible as a result of actively participating in a recovery program and moving in a positive direction.
Client Services Representatives
As someone in long term recovery, Perry is passionate about helping individuals and families find the treatment that they deserve. Perry has held numerous positions in the substance abuse industry including case manager, lead recovery advocate, admissions coordinator, and most recently business development representative for a nationally recognized substance abuse provider. Perry graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University at Albany -SUNY. Perry’s favorite activities are watching New York Jets football and spending time with his family and dog, Ruby.
Courtney Ryan grew up with addiction in her home. It is through her personal and familial experiences with addiction that she understands the trauma and distress that impacts any family and the one struggling. Courtney’s professional journey began by serving patients and families struggling with this disease seven years ago. She is a staunch advocate in helping precious people find help and hope to begin their own journey to a better way of life.
During her spare time, Courtney is active in her community by serving on numerous coalitions, and community discussion panels. She advocates for patients, participates with numerous Chambers of Commerce and special committees and serves as a community relations committee member for the Gulf Coast Area Veteran’s Resource Center and The Greater Pensacola SHRM.
In addition to all of that, she is currently completing her Master of Psychology & Counseling degree from Troy University, where she is a featured presenter of substance use disorder treatment to the Graduate Students at the Troy University-Pensacola Campus.
Courtney believes in the core values that Lakeview Health and Stepping Stone represent and believes that we are Servant Leaders striving to be Difference Makers to the patients and families we serve. Courtney truly belies that this is not just a job, but what she is called to do.
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