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Professional Treatment Team

Our Professional Team Members

Dick & Nancy K.

Dick & Nancy K.


David A. Cunningham

David A. Cunningham, LADAC II, NCACI, CAI, QCS

Executive Director

Curtis Markham

Curtis Markham, MD, ABAM

Medical Director

David Vincent

David Vincent, LADAC II, NCAC1

Clinical Director

Eric Landry

Eric Landry

Recovery Support Coordinator

Julie Vaughan

Julie Jerrolds LPC, MHSP

Trauma Therapist, Equine Therapist

Erin Watson

Erin Watson BA, LADAC


Jeanmarie Ottinger

Jeanmarie Ottinger, LADAC II

Admissions Counselor

Richard Butler

Richard Butler, LADAC, NCACI

Mens Counselor

Wayne Terrazas

Wayne Terrazas, AC

Experiential Counselor

Pam Salem

Pam Salem, EAGALA

Equine Specialist

Jennifer Goodwin

Jennifer Goodwin, RN, BSN, ADS

Nursing Supervisor & Acudetox Specialist

Jan Brown

Jan Brown, RN,BSN

Nursing Staff

Virginia Mason

Virginia Mason, LPN

Nursing Staff

Marie Ford

Marie Ford, LPN

Nursing Staff

Hank Talbot

Hank Talbot, MSW, LADAC

Business Development

Dick & Nancy K.

Dick & Nancy K.

Founders - English Mountain Recovery

Nancy has often asked me “why do you think I am an alcoholic and you’re not? ”I don’t know because I have learned that the disease of alcohol and drug addiction is extremely baffling and confusing. Why Nancy and not me makes no difference, she is I’m not.

Over the years the drinking became worse and our relationship was definitely going south. Then came the day we all pray for…the day she asked for help. For Nancy, help came with admitting her powerlessness over the disease, the desire to recover, the willingness to accept help, and her admission into treatment.

After seven years of solid sobriety God blessed us with the opportunity to purchase property in Tennessee on English Mountain. This property was to become English Mountain Recovery (EMR). The 27 acres of property had once been a resort that had been closed for many years. English Mountain had been host to many dignitaries including U.S. Congressmen and President Theodore Roosevelt.

There were 28 condominiums, a dining hall, putt-putt golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, a barn and several other large buildings on the property. Best of all, the property was on top of a mountain, loaded with history, 3800 feet above sea level, 5 miles up the most beautiful road one could imagine.

The view of the Great Smokey Mountain range was unbelievable! My first thought was another resort: however, Nancy’s suggestion was a recovery center.

During the following years English Mountain Recovery (EMR) has evolved into a 36 bed nationally recognized treatment center. Our dream has been to offer quality professional services at an affordable cost. Nancy and I feel recovery should be in reach of anyone who has the desire and willingness to recover. We also believe the longer you’re in treatment the higher your success of sustained recovery. Our 90 day treatment program is more affordable than most 28 day programs.

Nancy no longer asks, “why am I an alcoholic?” because it doesn’t matter why. This has all happened through her treatment center, a 12 step recovery program, and the grace of a higher power, something bigger than ourselves. Today Nancy considers it a blessing to have a brand new life and to finally become the person she was supposed to be. To be alive today is a miracle and to be living a peaceful abundant life is certainly a spiritual gift she could not have attained alone.

Today both Nancy and I are living a life of gratitude and intent on helping the next suffering alcoholic / drug addict. Our desire is to afford you the help that was passed on to us.

Dick and Nancy K.

David A. Cunningham

David A. Cunningham LADAC, II, NCACI, CAI, QCS

Executive Director

Since 1990, Cunningham has been nationally recognized for his involvement in the addiction treatment profession. During his career he has actively promoted the pursuit of ethical practices and a passionate Capitol Hill advocate for those suffering from this deadly disease. Over the course of this time, he has served the addiction profession in multiple capacities including East Tennessee President, Tennessee State President and Southeastern Regional Vice President for The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC).

Cunningham’s experience includes program development, supervision, counseling, education, interventions, consulting, and close collaboration with other addiction professionals nationally. David is dedicated to the 12-step philosophy, abstinence based recovery, leadership in the recovery field, and the promotion of sober lifestyles. David is an active participant in the recovering community for the last twenty two years.

“I am grateful for working closely with therapists, interventionists and other treatment providers nationally. If we are not an appropriate referral for a caller we will help them get connected with another reputable resource. I am honored and take great pride in our relationships, friendships and collaboration with other facilities nationally and internationally”.

Cunningham has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Tennessee Henry A. Ashe Professional of the Year in East Tennessee, State Professional of the Year Award in Tennessee, the Red Ribbon Award for Community Achievement and Helping Pre-Natal Chemically Exposed Children and Adults, East Tennessee Lifetime Achievement Honoree and the Tennessee State Lifetime Achievement Award.

David Vincent

David Vincent, LADAC II, NCAC1

Clinical Director

David has worked in the addiction treatment field for the past 23 years, and has been an integral part of the treatment team at English Mountain Recovery since December, 2006. David is responsible for the clinical supervision, oversight, conducts professional trainings, direction of our treatment programs and manages the day-to-day activities of the staff and residents in our care.

David has become known for his ability to effectively work with clients typically labeled ‘treatment resistant’ as well as the dually diagnosed clients. Prior to joining the staff at English Mountain Recovery, David worked at several different mental health and addiction treatment facilities, as both front line staff and in managerial positions. David is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He has served as President of the East Tennessee Association of Addiction Professionals.

David’s diverse background includes serving as Program Director for a large inner city residential addiction treatment center for homeless men and women. David stated, “It was truly an eye opening experience coming from the urban environment of a rescue mission, to the spacious outdoors and the natural beauty of the mountains at English Mountain Recovery, in so many ways our clients are getting closer to their Higher Power.” David He is an active participant in the recovering community for the last twenty five years.