Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety Treatment from Professionals

From our Admissions and Administrative staff to our Senior Fellows and Clinical staff, The Meadows employs only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate people. We pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care from some of the nation’s leading industry experts.

Executive Leadership – Clinical Leadership – Medical – Intake

Executive Leadership

Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.

Allan Benham

Allan Benham, RN, BSN, Chief Operating Officer

Allan Benham is the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. In his 16 years with The Meadows, Allan has served in numerous roles including positions as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Director of Operations at The Meadows, Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows, and presently as the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. With a background in working almost every position and with every facility in the Meadows family, Allan brings a commitment to quality and effective treatment for our patients and a dedication to helping those who are suffering find relief. Allan is now working with all of the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare facilities including The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows.

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Dr. David Anderson

David Anderson, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of The Meadows. David has nearly 40 years of experience in the behavioral health field, primarily in executive leadership roles in private practice, academic, hospital, and treatment facility settings. David’s previous positions include Chairman of the Psychology Department, Bethel College (St. Paul, MN); Executive Director of Sierra Tucson (Tucson, AZ); Chief Operating Officer of the Crisis Response Center (Tucson); and Executive Director of Mirasol Recovery Centers (Tucson). In addition to oversight of facility operations and management teams, he also enjoys the provision of direct clinical services (psychological assessment and individual/group therapy). David holds a Ph.D. in Clinical & Community Psychology from the University of South Florida. He is the past president of both the Southern AZ Psychological Association and the Brain Injury Association of AZ. David’s experiences have led to a deep appreciation for what it truly means to provide high quality, excellent, patient and family-centered care in the context of a holistic, integrated, evidence-based, and model-energized facility.

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Scott Davis

Scott E. Davis, M.Ed, LPC, LCDC, is the Clinical Director of The Meadows. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters of Education in Counseling, both from the University of North Texas. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (Texas). Prior to joining The Meadows, Scott 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. Scott 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, and cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, challenge course, and ropes facilitation, and the interplay among brain development, neurology, and trauma recovery.

Clinical Leadership Team

Dr. Robert Darden

Dr. Robert Darden

Dr. Darden is a Staff Psychologist at The Meadows. He was originally on staff at The Meadows from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Darden has worked as a psychologist, as 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, Ariz. while working on a Master’s Degree in Psychology at Northern Arizona University. After completing this degree in 1994, Dr. Darden entered the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. Dr. Darden received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2002.

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Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN

Deirdre Stewart is the Director of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Communication from Pepperdine University, in Malibu, CA and received a Master’s in Counseling from The University of New England in New South Wales. Stewart completed internships at South Pacific Private in Sydney, Australia; Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT; and Family Behavioral Health IOP in Boca Raton, FL. She is a licensed professional in the state of Arizona and is trained in both EMDR and SE. Deirdre’s training also includes Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy and Inner Child and Feeling Reduction intensives. Before relocating back to the United States in 2008, Stewart was in private practice at Hong Kong Psychological Services in Hong Kong.

Medical Team

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Dr. Jon G. Caldwell

Dr. 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 Medical Director of Meadows Behavioral Health, with oversight of Willow House. His theoretical perspectives are heavily influenced by his Ph.D. 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; and he is a noted international speaker and trainer on these and other topics.

Dr. Denicole

Dr. Michael Denicole, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Denicole currently serves as the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine for The Meadows. Since 2007, he has practiced primary care addiction medicine. After receiving a medical degree in 1984 from the University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Denicole served a medical internship at Phoenix General Hospital. Dr. Denicole is Board Certified in both Family Practice and Addiction Medicine.

Intake Team

Kevin Berkes

Kevin Berkes

Kevin Berkes, MA, is the VP of Admissions and has been with The Meadows since 2004. Kevin leads the intake team guiding patients and their families through the difficult decision of admission into inpatient treatment. His passion for helping struggling individuals has helped thousands of people to realize recovery is possible. With formal training in Theology, his varied work experience ranges from working with traumatic brain injury patients in upstate New York to running groups for addicts in Southeast Asia. Kevin is currently undergoing the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) training.

Christi Erickson

Christi Erickson

Director of Intake

Greg Fine

Greg Fine

Intake Manager of Gentle Path/Willow House

Lauren Madden

Lauren Madden

Intake Manager for Workshops

Carla Roddy

Carla Roddy

Intake Coordinator

Debbie Barber

Debbie Barber

Intake Coordinator

Drema Stroud

Drema Stroud

Intake Coordinator

Janet Davis

Janet Davis

Intake Coordinator

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Intake Coordinator

Leah Echeveste

Leah Echeveste

Intake Coordinator for IOP

Lisa Ariola

Lisa Ariola

Intake Coordinator

Taylor Norris

Taylor Norris

Intake Coordinator

Tim Eddy

Tim Eddy

Intake Coordinator for Workshops

Tina O'Conner

Tina O’Conner

Intake Coordinator

Toni Hershkowitz

Toni Hershkowitz

Intake Coordinator