Steve Thomason is a Licensed Master of Social Work and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. A Texas native, he obtained his Master of Social Work from The University of Texas at San Antonio and his Bachelors in Psychology from Texas State University. Steve believes that evidenced based treatment along with the 12 step model can help solidify long term recovery. He is also a proponent for a strong continuum of care after residential treatment. Steve brings to The Springboard Center over 10 years of Clinical and Executive experience working with numerous recovery programs throughout Texas. He is responsible for the development and vision of The Springboard Center, as well as building partnerships throughout the Permian Basin to impact community awareness on addiction treatment.
Dennis M. Shaughnessy, M.D., FASAM, MRO Medical Director
In 1969, Dr. Shaughnessy received his Medical Degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1980, he completed a Residency in General Surgery through Creighton and Marshall University in West Virginia. Dr. Shaughnessy was certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in 1992 and became a full time practitioner in Addiction Medicine with the opening of The Springboard Center intensive outpatient program (IOP) in 2002. He has continued in this capacity with the opening of the residential and detoxification services in 2009. In 2010, he joined the American Board of Addiction Medicine and in 2016 was designated as a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Shaughnessy is also certified as a Medical Review Officer (MRO).
Charlotte Davis, LCDC Inpatient Program Coordinator
Charlotte obtained an Associate degree specializing in Alcohol and Drug Addiction in 2006 from Odessa College. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient services as well as therapeutic community (TDCJ). This diverse experience has provided Charlotte with much knowledge and understanding in treating individuals who present with addiction issues. Charlotte has a personal passion for recovery and believes it is an ongoing process and a strong foundation is built in treatment. “Whatever you believe is what you become.”
Jalain Bagley Finance Director
Jalain Bagley brings over 15 years of business management experience to The Springboard Center. As the Director of Finance, she oversees all financial reporting, billing, auditing, banking, payroll, and human resources for the center. Jalain works closely with clients and their families on payment arrangements prior to their completion. She is an asset to operational leadership and cares a great deal about the recovery community she works with on a daily basis.
Josh Barnett Admissions Director
Josh has over 10 years of extensive experience working in treatment facilities and works closely with clients as well as their family members to locate the correct program to help aid in long-term sobriety and begin the journey of recovery. Josh has a personal passion to help those in recovery and is an avid consumer of all things geeky; recognizing that passion should never need apologizing. “Changing your life is hard. Changing your perception in which you see your world is easy. Let me help you begin a path to a new life.”