Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia Board Members

President: Kim Henderson 
New Horizons Treatment Center

Dr. Kimberly Coley Henderson, PharmD, is the Organizer and CEO of CareLink of Georgia, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting treatment services to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) patients. Additionally, Kimberly has been a financially active provider of The Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia for more than twenty-five years. As a proud owner of her Georgia Opioid Treatment Programs, Kimberly illuminates her passion for OUD patients, and she has spent more than two decades serving the OUD patient population. Kimberly is a registered Pharmacist in Georgia and has a wealth of clinical and business knowledge.

In 2021, Kimberly received the DBHDD Award of Excellence for her work in the treatment of OUD patients. She was employed by Eckerd drugs for over a decade where she served as a member of the Pharmacy Speakers Bureau, Eckerd’s Corporate Initiatives Representative and Pharmacy District Manager. During that time, she served as a member of the Georgia Drug Utilization Review Board. Moreover, Kimberly worked as a Pharmacy and Durable Medical Equipment Auditor for Xerox Corp. where she audited claims for major health insurance companies such as, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Humana.

Kimberly is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Resurrection Lutheran Church. Last but not least, Kimberly is a wife and proud mother of two children, Taiji and Emiko.

George Coley: Vice-President, AATOD Delegate

George Coley is a dedicated professional with 25 years of experience in Business. Serving in various roles, he directed multimillion dollar campaigns, and collaborated with professional organizations such as the NBA, NCAA, and D-1/D-2 Colleges.  In 2015, George was impacted when he visited his first Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).  This experience would eventually lead George to explore opening centers of his own. Today, George is the owner of two centers serving the OUD community.

George describes himself as a compassionate advocate for his clients. He attends Mount Paran Church-Atlanta and is a devoted husband and father of three children.

Advisory Board Chair & Conference Chair: Joelyn Alfred
Lakeland Centres

Joelyn AlfredMs. Joelyn Alfred initialized her involvement in the Narcotic treatment Field in 1993. Ms. Alfred is a native of Los Angeles, California, and has always pursued interests that were relative to helping others modify their behaviors and attitudes.

At the age of 18, Ms. Alfred was determined to establish a flourishing career in the counseling field and knew that it was essential that a sound educational base be established. Ms. Alfred obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Spelman College; Masters of Science from Fort Valley State College; National Certification from the National Board of Certified Counselors; Masters Opioid Treatment Clinician Certification from NOTCA; Risk Reduction Instructor’s License from the Prime of Life Institute; State Drug and Alcohol Evaluator Certification, and other educational certificates. All of these educational accomplishments have enhanced her ability to facilitate and provide comprehensive treatment to consumers.

As the Recipient of the “First” State Opioid Treatment Leadership Award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Addiction” from the State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA)/DBHDD of Ga., a nominee for the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Nyswander/Dole “Marie” Award in 2019, the past President for The Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia (OTPG) from 2008-2012, a published author, and presently, the President of a narcotic treatment program, Lakeland Centres, Ms. Alfred finds her experiences and contributions most stimulating.  For more than 30 years, her active participation in the addiction field has been invigorating, and it is her lifetime oath to be aware of legal and ethical issues relative to the industry. Striving to consistently promote professionalism and emotional wellness is a must, and being a cheerleader for recovery is always the end goal.

Parliamentarian: Jewana Lowe
Bainbridge Treatment Center

Jewana LoweJewana Lowe is the new parliamentarian for the Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia.

She holds a master’s degree in psychology/counseling and is a certified clinical supervisor. Presently, she is the program director of Bainbridge Treatment Center in Bainbridge, Georgia. In addition, she works as a CARF surveyor (Accreditation Organization that certifies MAT and other health profession programs.)

Jewana’s passion in life is to help others move from one level of grace to a higher level of grace. Indeed, she has been in the helping profession for over 30 years, and has held positions as a counselor, intake counselor, program director, and accreditation surveyor. Such positions have broadened her understanding of addiction and provided her with the means to be a more affective behavior health specialist.

Executive Secretary: Adriana Chiknas
Medicine Wheel Clinic

Adriana Chiknas is the Executive Secretary for Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia and the Program Director for Medicine Wheel Clinic in Auburn, GA.  She holds 11 years of experience in the Medication Assisted Therapy field.  She also has a background in corporate project management.  Adriana is an IC&RC certified CADC-I Addictions Counselor and an HRS Harm Reduction Specialist.

She is mentored by her mother, Rev. Jennie Leyva, M.Div, learning from her 30+ years of experience in the field of addiction.  Some of Adriana’s special interests include reptiles, poetry, and water aerobics.  Her passion is to help patients cultivate stability and joy

Treasurer: Alicia Brawley
Medmark Treatment Centers

Alicia Brawley Ms. Alicia Brawley is the newest Treasurer for the Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is pursuing her masters in Psychology. Currently, she is the Treatment Center Director Medmark Treatment Centers of Savannah, Ga.

Ms. Brawley is a native of Fairbanks, Alaska and has always pursued interests working in a field that helps others. Ms. Brawley moved from Alaska to Georgia in 2021 and started a career path in the south working as an officer for Chatham County Police Department and soon found an interest in wanting to further help those whom suffer from addiction.

Alicia’s passion is to help others succeed and find purpose in life. Ms. Brawley is a proud mother to her daughter Aiylah, daughter to parents William and Lisa and sister Kristina.