Caleb Brooks, MSW, PCAT
Caleb Brooks is a Health Management Executive with current and previous experience as a Facility Director, Program Manager, Lead Therapist, and Counselor. As the Facility Director at Pax Memphis Caleb is responsible for providing overall direction and guidance to our clinical and administrative team. In 2018, Caleb received the Ida B. Wells Advocacy and Leadership Award for Community Engagement from the University of Memphis.
When asked about his involvement in the treatment process he responded: “I counsel for a living, mentor in my spare time, and try to better my patients lives one day at a time. I take my job seriously and believe that every group, every lecture, and every conversation with a patient is an opportunity to save a life”
Joseph McCray, MA, NCC
A native of Chattanooga, TN, I received my BS in Biblical Studies from Crichton College (Memphis, TN) in 2010. Following this, I received his Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Regent University in May 2013. My first experience serving the in the mental health field took place between graduating these universities while working in suicide prevention at Lakeside Hospital in Bartlett, TN as a suicide preventionist (2009). After graduate school, I worked for 2.5 years providing mental health counseling to children and adolescents in the out-patient community setting. I return to the psychiatric hospital setting as a clinical therapist for chronically-ill mental health patients in Olive Branch, MS from September 2015 until the summer of 2016. I had no idea the next two years of my clinical experience would center around providing therapy and counseling for those entrenched in substance misuse, but I built two intensive out-patient programs after ending my tenure in the psychiatric hospital setting. I am currently engaged an plan to be married in Spring 2019. I enjoy play tennis, chess, gardening and reading as pastimes.
Christy has a deep passion for helping people who are recovering from a history of family dysfunction, trauma or abuse. She worked at a variety of treatment settings including outpatient and inpatient treatment with a variety of clients, including children, adolescents, families and adults. She has extensive experience treating addictions, as well as a wide range of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. She is currently training in a somatic experiential intervention that is highly effective in working with chemical and process addictions, trauma, and attachment disorders, with an emphasis on emotional regulation.
Kimberly was born and raised in Memphis TN. She has worked in all aspects of behavioral health for 11 years. Kim has been working in Substance abuse since 2009 and has had previous experience working with local Drug Court programs in Nonprofit Facilities & working with families in Private Treatment Facilities. Kim’s goal is to not only help find support and balance for people who suffer from substance abuse, but also to help the family members who suffer as well find peace, relief and support.
Chastity Owen was raised here close to Memphis in Mississippi, completed LPN school and worked with mental disable clients for 13 years. Over those 13 years she worked as a tech, CMA, QMRP assistant, Program Coordinator and Workshop Supervisor. She then decided to change fields to Psych Hospital, Rolling Hills where she was a tech and group leader and then Delta Medical Center. In 2015, she went to work for Turning Point in Mississippi, where she was Case Manager and worked for them for over 2 years. She enjoys helping client with becoming sober and living a healthy life and planning for a safe environment once completing treatment. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 kids, a died-hard softball fan “GO OU Boomer Sooners”, she and her husband coach a 18-under softball team in MS in their spare time.
A Chicago native, Jay has been active in the 12-step community since 1999. The journey of recovery has sent Jay from the jungles of Belize all the way up to the mountains of Aspen, CO. Once, in his past life, the owner/operator of a small(ish) electronics retail store, Jay made the leap a few years back to the treatment field. From Quality Assurance to Compliance to Operations, he has worn many hats, but Jay found his true passion while having the honor of working with the Florida Association of Recovery Residences. As the state Training Coordinator for this certifying entity of sober homes, he found himself responsible for providing training on best practices to sober home owners across the state of Florida. Working in this capacity, he saw first-hand how resident outcomes steadily improved as those residences seeking FARR’s stamp of approval implemented his suggested changes. Now a part of Pax Memphis, Jay has taken their residential program along the same journey – striving for nothing less than being the best treatment program in the state of Tennessee. An avid hiker/biker/skier (the Aspen trifecta) and a fierce lover of dogs (owns a Yellow Lab), Jay is quick to point out that nothing takes the place of an addict and alcoholic in his heart.
Behavioral Health Technician
Don Rubin is a Memphis, Tennessee native who has spent the past several years working in patient care in Mental Health, Psych and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Don has always enjoyed the idea of helping people and trying to make a positive impact in their lives. In his free time Don enjoys sporting events, outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, and biking. Don also enjoys listening to music and going to the movies. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work at PAX Memphis Recovery Center because it has given me chance to interact with people who are changing their lives for the better.