Jeff Brooks has over 26 years of experience as an effective behavioral healthcare leader, entrepreneur, addictions treatment clinician, trainer, and consultant. He has designed and developed a variety of programming service models across multiple modalities, populations, funding sources, and business structures. This includes both public and private sector, for-profit and 501©3 non-profit entities. Jeff is highly dedicated to creating high quality, sustainable, compassionate, and effective services and programs to meet the needs of people who are suffering from the despair, indignity, and hopelessness that untreated addiction and behavioral health challenges impose upon the community, families, neighbors and friends.
Jeff holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Limestone College, a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate in Preaching, Theology and Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has an extensive background in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders, serving children, adolescents and adults and their families over a 26 year career. He holds multi-state licensure as a Clinical Addiction Specialist & Clinical Supervisor (North Carolina, Colorado, South Carolina), an Advanced Certification in Relapse Prevention from the renowned CENAPS Corporation (Gorski), a national certification as a Master Addiction Counselor (NAADAC) and is Board Certified in Healthcare Management through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Jeff’s most recent project involved designing an elite, behavioral health, wellness and recovery, 77 bed residential program in Vail, Colorado. He and his business partner and spouse, Robin Brooks, also designed, implemented and operated, a highly successful, behavioral healthcare business (October Road Inc.) that served mental health and substance abuse clients over a 23-county catchment area in Western North Carolina. The organization achieved wide recognition and commendation from accrediting (CARF), licensing and community stakeholders for its high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Utilizing an Integrated care model and strategies that targeted the holistic needs of their clients, the company enjoyed exponential growth and success over a 6-year period before it was sold. The company continues to operate as a reputable partner and provider within the Western North Carolina community.
Jeff is also a licensed pastor and writer (published Holding on for Life-Credo Publishing-2014) and a life-long student, living in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and best friend of 28 years. They maintain an active lifestyle with outdoor adventures, live for college football season and enjoy visiting with their adult children and their families.