Our Staff

Shirley Adams, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President Human Resources

Arlette Bridges

Clinical Director

Arlette Bridges received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She has spent seven years counseling clients with co- occurring disorders in various settings before becoming our Clinical Director.  She has provided impeccable leadership in a number of areas. Arlette is committed to supporting excellence in client and family care based on the belief that the high standards of practice approach to care improves access to services, and inspires hope and recovery in the clients we serve.

Jessica Hixon

Director of Compliance and Special Programs

Jessica Hixon began her career in the mental health and substance abuse field six years ago and is very passionate about the works she does in Central Florida. Starting as a Targeted Case Manager here in our local community, she shortly thereafter began working as a Wraparound Facilitator in connection with the SAMSA Grant in Seminole County. Her next step began when she was promoted to Lead Wraparound Facilitator in which she supervised the Wraparound teams staffed at The Grove. As the Director of Compliance and Special Programs at The Grove, she is very excited to begin her journey on this side of service delivery and will work to ensure that we uphold the compliance standards set forth by our funders and managing entity so our clients receive quality care and services. Jessica looks forward to branching out and developing our special programs so that we are meeting the needs of the diverse populations within our community

Rick Parr

Director of Alternative Programs

With over 27 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling, Rick Parr has supported many individuals in achieving his or her vision of a better life. He has worked in our outpatient program and on campus at The Academy. As the Director of Alternative Programs, he also coordinates the Juvenile Drug Court Program in Seminole County to provide youth with an alternative in delinquency cases. Rick Parr retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 and continued his education by receiving his Masters in Counselor Education-School Counseling and Guidance from the University of Central Florida.


Jamie Nau

Associate Director of Corporate Services


Anna Baznik


About Us

Enhancing the ability of individuals to succeed in life

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Adolescent Services

Empowering youth through individualized support

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Adult Services

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Case Management

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Prevention and Outreach

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