Our Staff

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Awakenings Recovery is proud of our certified and award-winning staff. They are committed to giving every woman the best, individualized addition treatment. Take a look below at the team who will be with you during your stay at our beautiful Texas Hill Country location.

Jessica Slay LPC-S

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Holt
Medical Director

Dr. Holt was born in Kerrville and grew up in Comfort, where he graduated from high school in 1996. He received his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, then went on to the University of Texas at Houston medical school. He then completed his Family Medicine residency training at the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program. He returned home to the Hill Country in 2008, and joined the Fredericksburg Clinic. In addition to his busy family medicine clinic, he has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 2008, when he started working at Serenity House Drug & Alcohol treatment facility. He received board certification in Addiction Medicine in November 2014 and became the medical director of the One-Eighty detox service at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in May 2015. He also accepted the position of medical director at Awakenings Hill Country, which opened in August 2015.

Dr Holt enjoys playing the piano and guitar, and he also enjoys camping and fishing. He lives here in Fredericksburg with his wife and their four sons. He loves spending time with his family.

Tara Womble LPC
Clinical Director

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Nikki Mullowney
Director of Recovery Services

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Denise Deike LVN

Denise has been a nurse for over 30 years. She joined Awakenings Hill Country in October, 2017 with experience in Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Long Term Care and Hospital Nursing. Denise has an awesome husband, 2 grown married children, a nine year old son, 2 grown step-daughters in college, and five beautiful grandchildren. She likes gardening and relaxing with her family during her time off. Nursing is Denise’s passion! She loves to help other women work toward a Bright Future.

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Brenda Gibson LVN

Brenda has been an LVN for 30 years. She joins the Awakenings Hill Country team with experience in both long term care and alcohol & drug rehabilitation. Married for 34 years, Brenda has 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren.  She enjoys swimming & trips to the beach. Nursing & helping others is Brenda’s true passion. She looks forward to working with you at the best Texas drug and alcohol treatment center created for women.

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Debra Lane

Debra grew up in Kerrville, TX, moved away after high school, and returned to the beautiful
Hill Country in 1996 to raise her 2 children.
She had struggled with her own addiction for many years. Once she got the help she
needed to recover, her life changed enormously. She now has multiple years of sobriety
and is blessed to be a part of the team of women here at Awakenings Hill Country. She started out as a
recovery advocate, but now is doing what she loves: creating wonderful and nutritious
meals for the women who come here for treatment.
She also enjoys making jewelry and working with metals, especially copper. Debra spends her leisure
time going to antique and thrift stores looking for items that she can change into something
new and different. Debra also likes to watch the Food Network and loves trying out new

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Therese Long

In 1995 Therese started a cleaning business working with new home builders, cleaning their model and spec homes. Therese transferred to Whidbey Island, Washington state with the US Navy, in 2000. There she started her business cleaning residential homes. She relocated back to Texas in 2017 to be closer to family and her 5 yr old grandson. Therese loves gardening in her spare time.

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Lori Young
Recovery Advocate

Lori moved from Houston, Texas to the Hill Country, and began working with AHC in 2018. Lori has 7 years of recovery in a 12-step program, and understands the importance of treatment and recovery in rebuilding lives. She enjoys working with other women and being able to share her own personal experiences. When not working, Lori’s hobbies include paddleboarding, surfing, running, and working out.

Please check back shortly for more biographies of the staff devoted to addiction treatment designed for women!

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