Compassionate, caring professionals
Addiction, Depression, & Anxiety Treatment from Professionals
From our admissions and administrative staff to our clinical staff, The Meadows employs only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate people. We pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care with input from some of the nation’s leading industry experts. This talented team of professionals is attentive to the needs of patients and always maintains a level of professionalism and confidentiality that allows patients to fully focus on treatment and recovery.
Jerry L. Law, DMIN, MDAAC, CSAT, CMAT, CIP
Dr. Jerry Law began his tenure as executive director of The Meadows, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s flagship treatment program, in September 2021. Prior to that, he served as the executive director of both Gentle Path and Willow House at The Meadows, residential programs specializing in relationship disorders, sex addiction, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring behavioral health disorders.
A board-certified counselor, board-certified intervention professional, and master-certified drug, alcohol, and addictions counselor, Dr. Law also held the position of director of family education and leadership training for MBH. In this role, Jerry worked closely with the clinical teams and offered education and support to family members while their loved ones were in treatment.
As executive director, Dr. Law oversees the day-to-day operations of the program and works closely with the clinical team in providing world-class treatment as well as advocating for service excellence in the care provided. He works closely with senior leadership and our Senior Fellows, ensuring the continuity of care for which The Meadows programs are known worldwide.
Scott E. Davis, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Chief Clinical Officer
Scott Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a Master of Education in counseling, both from the University of North Texas. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Prior to joining The Meadows, Davis was director of clinical services for the Enterhealth treatment program in Van Alstyne, Texas. He was also a case manager and eating disorder program director for the Sante Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas, and regional director of outpatient services for Phoenix House of Texas in Dallas. Davis originally joined as The Meadows’ Clinical Director and now serves as Chief Clinical Officer.
Davis has experience treating patients and military personnel who have substance use disorders, sex addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. In addition, he has training in such modalities as neurofeedback, brain mapping, EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing, challenge course, ropes facilitation, and the interplay among brain development, neurology, and trauma recovery.
Breanna “Bre” Mylius, LPC, CSAT
Phoenix, Arizona native Bre Mylius earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Arizona State University, graduating magna cum laude with a minor in human and family development. She followed that with a master’s degree in counseling from Phoenix Seminary/Ottawa University, becoming a licensed professional counselor and LPC supervisor. Mylius is also EMDR certified, a Complicated Pain Recovery Coach, a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and trained in a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).
While working through her own struggles, Mylius discovered a passion for working with others who struggle as well. She began at MBH in 2015 as an intern before moving into a family therapist role. She then became the primary therapist before assuming responsibility for the internship program as clinical supervisor. In 2021 she became assistant clinical director of The Meadows before being named clinical director in February 2022.
Much of her focus in this current role is on ensuring The Meadows’ clinical staff are equipped with what they need and practicing good self-care, because Mylius knows that when her team feels supported, they are better able to do the amazing work they do with the patients. She’s also responsible for creating programming for the patients, training new team members, supervising the staff, assigning patients to their primary groups, researching training for staff, and supporting other team members any way she can.
When asked to name a favorite part of her job, Mylius doesn’t hesitate. “Honestly, it’s the people. Everyday I get to work with some of the most passionate, kind, loving, and hardworking people. They constantly amaze me with the work they are doing with the patients and their dedication to growing themselves as well! I mean, how often can people say they work at a place surrounded by miracles? Yes, it is difficult work but it is worth every minute of it.”
Ronda Baird BSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Hailing from Bloomfield, Iowa, Ronda Baird earned her BSN from Northeast Missouri State University. She found her way into this field shortly after graduation, when she went through a new graduate orientation to work in a psychiatric/chemical dependency unit in Kirksville, Missouri. Then Baird joined The Meadows family in 2008, filling several other nursing positions on campus before she was named director of nursing in 2013. Her current role includes overseeing RNs and behavioral health techs and the delivery of quality patient care in a supportive and empathic manner. She’s also responsible for ensuring The Meadows provides the highest level of patient safety in an environment that is also safe and supportive to staff. A mother of two grown children and a grandmother of two, Baird enjoys family time, hiking, and biking. She also has two horses and a dog to keep her busy.
Robert Darden, PsyD
Dr. Robert Darden serves as staff psychologist at The Meadows. Originally on staff at The Meadows from 2008 to 2011, he has worked as a psychologist, a therapist, and in management within the mental health field since 1993. Dr. Darden started his career as a mental health worker at a hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona, while working on his master’s in psychology at Northern Arizona University. After completing that in 1994, Dr. Darden entered the PhD program in counseling psychology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, then received his PhD in 2002.
Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN
Vice President of Trauma Resolution Services
Deirdre Stewart is the Vice President of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She holds a BA in communication from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and a Master of Science in counseling from The University of New England in New South Wales. Stewart trained at South Pacific Private in Sydney, Australia, Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Family Behavioral Health in Boca Raton, Florida. Before relocating back to the US in 2008, Stewart worked in private practice at Hong Kong Psychological Services. She is a licensed professional in the State of Arizona, board-certified in neurofeedback, trained in both traditional and somatic attachment-focused EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing. Stewart also co-facilitates Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy training and Inner Child/Feeling Reduction intensives.
Jon G. Caldwell, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jon Caldwell is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical research investigator who specializes in the treatment of adults who are healing from relational trauma and addictive behaviors. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Meadows Behavioral Health and The Meadows. His theoretical perspectives are heavily influenced by his PhD training at the University of California at Davis, where he began researching how early childhood maltreatment and insecure attachment relationships affect cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. His clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by the timeless teachings of the contemplative traditions and by the daily practice of mindfulness. Dr. Caldwell has published a number of articles on child maltreatment, attachment theory, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. He is also a noted international speaker and trainer on these and other topics.
Michael Denicole, MD
Medical Director of Addiction Medicine
Dr. Michael Denicole has practiced primary care addiction medicine since 2007 and currently serves as the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine for The Meadows. After receiving a medical degree in 1984 from the University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Denicole served a medical internship at Phoenix General Hospital. He is currently board certified in both family practice and addiction medicine.
Joell Menefee, LPC, CSAT (candidate)
Assistant Clinical Director
Arizona native Joell Menefee studied at Grand Canyon University, earning a BS in counseling with an emphasis in addiction, chemical dependency, and substance abuse followed by a master’s in professional counseling. Her experience in the mental health field includes mentoring teens and young adults, interning at Changing Lives Center, holding student leadership roles in college, and doing nonprofit work and volunteering with homeless and youth populations.
Joining the MBH family in May 2016, Menefee has worked on several of our campuses in a variety of different roles ranging from family therapist and survivors therapist to clinical support therapist, IOP primary therapist, before becoming clinical supervisor at The Meadows flagship program. In early 2022, Menefee was promoted to assistant clinical director. In her current role she supervises staff, provides crisis management, does some patient psychoeducation, and handles administrative and other tasks. Being a part of developing therapists and empowering them to embrace their clinical skills is a particular passion.
Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 40 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!