MRC Administrative Leadership
Mike has worked in the field of addiction since the early 1980s and joined MRC in 1985 as a master’s level counselor. Mike was the Director of MRC’s youth treatment program for ten years, and also served as Deputy Director before taking over as CEO in 1999. Mike is state licensed and nationally certified as an addiction counselor.
Chief Operating Officer
Sherry has been actively involved in counseling since receiving her Master’s degree from the University of Memphis in 1997. She joined MRC in 1998 and took over leadership of Clinical Operations in 2006. Sherry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She previously served on the board of the Tennessee Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Director of Admissions
James began his counseling career with MRC in 1988 and assumed his director role in 1995. James is a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
DIrector of Program Operations
William has been actively involved in education, counseling and training since 2000. He began his career with MRC in 2008. He is a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. William has worked in the field of addiction treatment for more than ten years. William specializes in providing treatment for families who are experiencing major life problems due to the abuse of alcohol and other addictive drugs.
Director of Youth Program
Detra began her career at MRC in 2009 as a Counselor. She has since served as Family Counselor and Treatment Coordinator before being promoted to Program Director in 2015. Detra graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling.
Mary began her career with MRC in 1998 teaching GED courses at the youth development facility. Prior to joining MRC, Mary taught in the Memphis City Schools. She earned her undergraduate degree from Carson Newman College and her Masters in Special Education at Arkansas State.
Dr. Jeffrey Lowrey
Dr. Lowrey is board certified in Ambulatory Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is licensed in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He received his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed residencies at the University of Tennessee and Campbell Clinic.
Dr. Kip Parrish
Prior to assuming the role of Clinical Director in 2000, Dr. Parish worked in the addiction field at St. Joseph Care Unit and the Adolescent Chemical Dependency Unit at Lakeside. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Mississippi State University. Dr. Parish is also a published author and active seminar speaker in issues dealing with adolescent addiction.