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Paige Tuck, LPC
Executive Director

Bio

Paige Tuck is the Executive Director of Synergy Executive. She provides individual, couples, family, EMDR, trauma counseling and group therapy. Paige has an undergraduate degree from Drury University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has experience working with men in addiction and mental health and has a background in the legal and medical fields. She also facilitates education classes on mindfulness, relationship issues, and parenting.

Ann Koetting, LPC
Clinical Director

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Ann Koetting is the Clinical Director at Synergy Executive. She provides individual, family, and group therapy, and is available for EMDR and trauma counseling. Ann has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Counseling both from Missouri State University. Ann has worked in the field of addictions since 2007 as both a counselor and the Clinical Advisor at Alternative Opportunities Treatment Services. Ann worked at Missouri State University as an Adjunct Professor in the Counseling Department for 5 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and is EMDR certified.

Dan Piddington  
Director of Recovery Support Services

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Dan trained as a SMART recovery facilitator in California and brings his knowledge and experience to our clients seeking recovery. Dan facilitates SMART recovery meetings at both residential campuses, and at the Synergy outpatient treatment location. Dan is a role model for men in recovery and provides them with support and guidance throughout their journey in treatment.

Leea Reed,DO
Medical Director

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Leea is the Medical Director for Synergy Executive. Leea has over 30 years of experience in the medical field and is a Family Practice Physician with Ozarks Community Hospital since 2005 practicing in the Springfield area. She is also a staff physician for Americare Ravenwood Assisted Living/ Memory Unit and Clinic Researcher at QPS Biokinetics. Leea has also previously worked at Cox Hospital, Lakeland Regional Hospital, and Epic/Columbia Hospital of the Ozarks. Leea received a BS in Biology from Truman State University, and her Doctor of Osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Leea is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and Board Certified by American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice.family therapy and facilitates education classes on trauma and various other topics.

Andy White, MAADC-II
Counselor

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Andy is a counselor at Synergy Executive providing individual, family and couples therapy and facilitates treatment groups focusing on anger management, responsible thinking, and trauma. Andy received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Sociology and Criminology from Drury University is a licensed Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, and is scheduled to complete a Masters in Social Work from Missouri State University in May 2019. Andy is a trained Moral Reconation facilitator and has an extensive history working with mental health needs and substance abuse. Prior to joining Synergy Andy worked providing outpatient counseling and education to clients as well as working in conjunction with the Greene County Drug Court programs.

Kevin Lane, LPC
Counselor

Bio

Kevin is a full-time staff member at Synergy Executive. He will be splitting his time with us, serving as a Counselor in our Men’s Center and working as a part-time In-Home Gourmet Chef. Kevin joins Synergy after working in various roles of mental health for nearly 25 years. He lives in Springfield and attended Missouri State University, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. Kevin later went on to earn his Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University. He is a Licensed Practical Counselor and specializes in individual, group and family therapy. Kevin's vast breadth of experience enables him to apply himself to a wide variety of cases. In his spare time he enjoys cooking for private parties, enjoying the outdoors, traveling to remote destinations, spending time with diverse people groups and sharing his passion of food with friends and family.

Andy Sivils, MAADC-II

Group Facilitator

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Andy is a part-time substance abuse counselor and teaches two classes at Synergy Executive, the Brain and Addiction along with Sobriety Maintenance. Andy earned his Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Physics from Drury University in Springfield, MO, and is a licensed Missouri Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor - II. Along with his education, Andy spent time at Yale in their Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit examining the functional connectivity of patients and healthy controls. In addition to his role at Synergy, Andy is a substance abuse counselor at Correction Services and teaches the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program classes through the Missouri DMH. Through his years of experience in recovery and expertise in the neuroscience of addiction, he assists clients in recognizing the true nature of their disease and its treatment.

Mattracea Wendleton, PLPC
Group Facilitator

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Mattracea Wendleton is a counselor at Synergy Counseling Center and facilitates a positive psychology class at Synergy Executive. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University in 2017 and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Mattracea has experience working with children, teens, and young adults. She has specialized knowledge and passion for working with those who struggle with self-harming and self-destructive behaviors. She works with parents to provide support and create stronger and healthier relationships with their child(ren).

Mark Koetting, PhD, MAADC-II
Group Facilitator

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Mark G. Koetting is a full-time Counselor and Missouri Associate Alchohol and Drug Counselor at Synergy Counseling Center. He teaches education classes on co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis and leads group therapy at Synergy Executive. In 2002, Mark earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida, where he received specialized training in forensic psychology, as well as psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. As a licensed psychologist, he co-founded the San Francisco Forensic Institute, contracted with the California Department of Mental Health, and maintained a private practice in the Bay Area for 11 years. He has extensive experience evaluating and treating individuals with substance-related disorders and serious mental illness.

Kristal McCleary, LPC
Group Facilitator

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Kristal McCleary is a full-time counselor at Synergy Counseling Center. She has her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Missouri State University and is a Missouri Associate Alchohol and Drug Counselor. Kristal facilitates a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills class at Synergy Executive.

Jen Savage, LPC
Group Facilitator

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Jen Savage is a part-time Counselor at Synergy Counseling Center. She facilitates a grief and loss education class and group therapy at Synergy Executive. Jen studied American Sign Language at Texas Tech University and received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Evangel University. Jen worked as a substance abuse counselor for four years at Alternative Opportunities Treatment Services and as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions (MAPS), as an adjunct professor at Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical College.

Morgan Galloway, PLPC
Marketing Director

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Morgan Galloway is the Marketing Director at Synergy Executive. In addition, she is also a counselor offering individual therapy, EMDR therapy, co-parent counseling services, couples therapy, and family therapy. Morgan serves both children and adults. She has her Master's Degree in Counseling from Missouri State University. Morgan currently facilitates groups on practicing happiness, surviving trauma, and effective co-parenting.

Heather Meyers
Community Support Specialist

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Heather Myers is the Community Support Specialist at Synergy Executive. Heather assists our clients with meeting their after-care needs while in residential treatment, ensuring that our clients have the support they need within the community to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. Heather has three years of experience working in substance abuse recovery and is licensed as a Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor II and a Level I Medication Aide. Heather has a close family history of substance abuse, leading to her passion for assisting women in their recovery.

Julie Ast, RN
Nurse

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Julie is a nurse on staff at Synergy Executive. Julie completes an initial health assessment for our clients and is available to assist with any health care or health screening needs. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and currently works part-time at the Mercy Orthopedic Hospital. Julie also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management.

Michael Franklin

Executive Chef

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Michael is a classically trained gourmet chef with over 6,000 hours in apprenticeships. His several decades of experience and diversity, include private estates and yachts, country clubs, and fine dining restaurants. His passion for cooking is boundless. He is a culinarian, with a vibrant enthusiasm for their clients and the meals they enjoy every day.

Brent Jackman

Sous-Chef

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Brent has been in the culinary field for seven years. He has experience in running fine dining and country club kitchens in Southwest Missouri. He completed a one-year apprenticeship in butchery and charcuterie. Brent was a personal chef before coming to Synergy Executive. He enjoys cooking with locally sourced ingredients to create unique and delicious meals.